Category Archives: Corporate

A Breakdown of the New CFPB Rules

The new regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are geared toward providing the customer with a more transparent transaction. To help achieve this transparency, the agency has proposed seven changes to the real estate process. The changes touch almost every aspect of the real estate transaction, including the process, the length of time …Read more

ALTA 2013 Update

The 107th ALTA Annual Convention is under way at the beautiful Breakers Hotel in West Palm Beach. Attendees began arriving early Monday for committee meetings; many arrived Tuesday to prepare for sessions and the opening on Wednesday. About 25 wonderful Stewart associates are on hand, building relationships with independent agencies; learning from breakout sessions; contributing …Read more

Enriching Stewart as a Workplace

Recently, I was on a plane returning from a business trip. Sitting next to me was a new college graduate looking to start his career. We had an interesting conversation about what he and his friends are looking for in an employer. After talking with him for a few minutes, I realized that his thoughts …Read more

Stewart’s Trusted Provider Program – Vetting Agencies

Last April, we introduced the Stewart Trusted Provider™ Program to provide lender, REALTOR® and homebuyer/seller customers’ peace of mind. Through the program, all Stewart independent agencies and attorney agents are thoroughly vetted and verified, and equipped with a Trusted Provider seal. While the seal is new, the idea behind it isn’t. It’s something we’ve been …Read more

ALTA Best Practices Framework – Now Finalized

On July 19, one of the greatest advances in guidance for title industry best practices came about when the American Land Title Association (ALTA) published version 2.0 of the ALTA Best Practices Framework. ALTA has diligently labored on this large project for the benefit of its members since last summer, and previously published in early …Read more

120 Years and Counting

2013 marks Stewart’s 120th anniversary. We have a long history serving the real estate industry, providing title insurance, settlement services and much more – a full range of offerings for a full range of real estate transactions. We are a trusted provider that has true longevity and integrity. In the last 10-15 years, we’ve seen …Read more

Marketing to Your Lender Customers

I recently attended the National Settlement Services Summit (NS3), where compliance was a leading topic. In this new time of amplified transparency, it is necessary for all title agencies to differentiate their business by focusing on key factors that make it the best. Check out this article from The Title Report Daily, based on my …Read more

Value of an Underwriter

Things are busy in the title insurance underwriting world right now, and together with our Chief Underwriting Counsel Jim Gosdin, I am pleased to lead the outstanding underwriting team here at Stewart. Our structure and expertise, coupled with the leadership of a deep bench of talented senior underwriters, really sets us apart. Our team is …Read more