Tag Archives: Title Insurance

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

The Value of Escrow Security Bonds for Your Lender Customers

More than ever, lenders are requiring title and attorney agents to maintain insurance coverage to protect against settlement funds theft. While agents may have crime coverage through other forms of business or liability insurance policies, many times it will not protect settlement funds from theft. In addition, in the new regulatory environment, crime coverage may …Read more

How is Title Insurance Different Than Other Insurance?

The word insurance is identified with images of protection and security. It is often associated with undesirable events and transfer of risk. While title insurance does include these elements, there are some distinct characteristics that differ from much of the insurance industry. We insure the past, not the future According to the American Land Title …Read more

Fireside Chat in Colorado Springs

At the American Land Title Association Annual Conference in Colorado Springs, CO, George Houghton and I had a chance to sit down with October Research’s The Title Report editor, Chris Crowell. We talked about our business, where we have been, and where we are going as an organization, especially as it relates to our independent …Read more

Title Premiums and Claims

Title insurance is essentially a risk elimination business that, given timing, data validity and criminal activity, can never eliminate all of the risks of transferring the diverse and complex bundle of rights concerning real property. The corrective actions that title insurance provides are in addition to other services including but not limited to the facilitation …Read more