In many regards, 2011 looked like a year that title insurance business turned a corner, with profits up and claims down, but those we spoke to for the 2012 Title Insurance Financial Report didn't refer to the positive numbers as a turned corner. They think it looks more like bottom has been reached. Take a look for yourself. Do you think that's the case?
This year's report contains information about the fourth-quarter and year-end financial results of the big four underwriters in the title insurance segment — Fidelity National Financial, First American Financial, Old Republic International and Stewart Information Services — and one the larger regional underwriters. It also contains analysis from some of the top evaluators in the title insurance world. They look at the underwriting profit (or loss), premiums written, dividends paid, claims rates, expenses and more to give us their thoughts on the current financial health of the industry.
WHAT'S ON THE INSIDE?
MARKET SHARE MINDSET YIELDS TO PROFITABILITY MODE IN 2011
TITLE SEGMENT BOOSTS OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL EARNINGS
DEBT UNCERTAINTY LEADS TO OLD REPUBLIC DOWNGRADE
OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL TO COMBINE, SEPARATE TROUBLED INSURANCE LINES
STEWART REPORTS FIRST ANNUAL PROFIT SINCE 2006
FIRST AMERICAN Q4 2011 RESULTS STRONG BUT HURT BY BofA SETTLEMENT
FIRST AMERICAN TALKS HARP 2.0 BUSINESS, 2012 OPPORTUNITIES
MINVESTOR TITLE SHOWS BIG JUMP IN REVENUE AFTER 2011 MOVE INTO TEXAS
FIDELITY BOOSTS EARNINGS 30 PERCENT; HAS BEST COMMERCIAL QUARTER EVER
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