HOUSTON (Oct. 2, 2006) - Stewart Lender Services has been established as a new re-branded operating division of Stewart Information Services Corp with enhanced vision of products and services for lender customers.
"Our original Stewart Mortgage Information (SMI) group has grown into an industry leader in developing and bringing to market lender specific products and services in the areas of origination, post closing, servicing, default, business information and e-mortgage initiatives," said Stewart Morris Jr., president and co-chief executive officer, Stewart Information Services Corp.
"Kevin Gugenheim is leading this new effort on our behalf," added Morris. "Gugenheim had previously acted as president and chief operating officer of Stewart Mortgage Information over the past several years."
Stewart Lender Services will utilize its existing electronic order entry and vendor management technology platforms such as RealEC™ which will be completely integrated with Stewart's fully deployed technology applications including the AIM® title production system, SureClose® online transaction management, and the PropertyInfo.com real estate information Web portal.
"Stewart is building on the advanced technology, products and services we are known for with a singular focus of providing magnificent service for our customers," said Gugenheim, president, Stewart Lender Services. "Our new name more aptly describes our comprehensive suite of products and services that we provide to our mortgage lender customers and our attitude of service that drives every member of our team.
"Conceived with only one thought in mind, Stewart is once again leveraging our considerable resources in an effort to maximize productivity and ultimately focus on one simple question…How can Stewart Lender Services help you help your customer?" asked Gugenheim.
Gugenheim joined SMI in 2000 and has more than 20 years experience in the mortgage industry with wholesale and retail loan origination and management, as well as management of secondary marketing and servicing departments for major national lenders.
About Stewart Lender Services
Stewart Lender Services is a leading provider of technology, origination and post closing products and services for the mortgage lending industry. Stewart Lender Services provides a suite of products and services, including credit, valuation products, nationwide title and settlement services, flood determinations, electronic mortgage document preparation, background checks, eMortgage solutions, post-closing, imaging, investor delivery and default solutions. Stewart is leveraging our considerable resources to maximize productivity and focus on one simple question…. How can Stewart Lender Services help you help your customer? For more information, log onto: www.stewartlenderservices.com.
Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is a technology-driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 9,000 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, mortgage default management solutions, 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 www.stewart.com.