Stewart Title Guaranty Company Announces Major Milestone in Electronic Title Policy Generation, Tracking and Reporting within the Agency Network

More Than 2,000,000 policies produced by title agencies utilizing Stewart Title Electronic Policy System (STEPS)

HOUSTON (Jan. 31, 2011) – Stewart Title Guaranty Company announced today more than 2,000,000 policies have been produced by title agencies utilizing the Stewart Title Electronic Policy System (STEPS). Using STEPS allows title agencies to quickly and easily create title policy jackets online.

“The widespread adoption and usage of STEPS is just one example of the technology support and advanced systems we offer our agency network,” said George Houghton, executive vice president, Agency Services Group for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. “We continue to move the real estate transaction online, and are looking forward to unveiling many additional underwriter technologies and services to help our agencies improve their efficiencies and increase their revenue and at the same time reduce our costs.”

STEPS eliminates the need to manually finish policy logs or sort through piles of inventory. And, STEPS automatically assigns policy numbers, time-stamps the policy and keeps track of each jacket simultaneously – allowing agencies to work faster and more efficiently.

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Stewart Title Guaranty Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries throughout the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at Subscribe to the Stewart blog at or follow Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco.