New CCH Mortgage Compliance Guide Combines Convenience, Timeliness, Critical Information For State-by-state Compliance

(Riverwoods, ILL., February 2, 1999) – Now there is a single, convenient, electronic way to find out what every state requires of mortgage lenders and brokers. CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of business and regulatory law information and software, has introduced the CCH Mortgage Compliance Guide, available exclusively on CCH Internetsm Research Network (http://business.cch.com), CD-ROM and CCH Online.

CCH Mortgage Compliance Guide means lenders now have a quick, clear path through the maze of rules that govern their business, state by state.

"Knowing how one state regulates the industry doesn’t help when you need to do business in another state," said Susan Berry, group publisher, CCH Business and Finance Group. "The terminology, the regulating authority, interpretations and complex compliance rules make it especially difficult if you don’t have one comprehensive resource such as CCH Mortgage Compliance Guide."

Knowledgeable Guidance

A consistent use of across all states simplifies and inter-state comparisons. For example, a search for "disclosures" will produce a comprehensive listing of all relevant state documents, even when statutory and regulatory terminology may differ from state to state.

Finding it Fast

CCH Mortgage Compliance Guide is organized in four convenient modules:

Northeastern Region: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia

Central Region: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin

Southern Region: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia

Western Region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Staying Current

The CCH Mortgage Compliance Guide is updated monthly to incorporate current laws and regulations.

System Requirements

To access the Guide over the CCH Internet Research Network, subscribers need only have an Internet browser (Netscape Navigator 3.0 and above, Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 and above or AOL for Windows 95) and an Internet connection.

The recommended and minimum system requirements for the CCH Mortgage Compliance Guide on CD-ROM and CCH Online are: a 486-50 MHz or better processor (minimum: 386-50 MHz); 16MB or more of RAM (minimum: 8 MB), SVGA 256 color video display (minimum: VGA 256 colors); DOS 5.0 or higher and Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups 3.11 or higher or Windows '95. For CD-ROM delivery, a CD-ROM drive compatible with Microsoft Extensions (MSCDEX) is also required and CCH Online requires a modem connection (28.8 Kb or higher recommended).

Availability and Pricing

A one-year subscription includes all updates. Delivery of the Guide online or via the Internet is $165 per region. The CD-ROM version is $149 per region. Coverage for all regions is priced at $549 via the Internet or online and $449 on CD-ROM. Prices do not include appropriate sales tax, shipping and handling charges.

For more information or to subscribe to the Guide, contact your CCH Business and Finance sales representative at 1-888-CCH-REPS, call 1-800-449-6435, or visit the CCH Business and Finance Group web site at http://business.cch.com.

About CCH INCORPORATED

CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at www.cch.com.

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EDITORS NOTE: For a complimentary editorial review copy or illustration of CCH Mortgage Compliance Guide, contact: Mary Dale Walters at 847-267-2038 or mediahelp@cch.com.