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Stewart announces integrated application for LPS SoftPro™ for title agencies

HOUSTON (May 17, 2010) –Stewart Title Guaranty Company (STGC), wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), announced today an integrated application for LPS SoftPro for Stewart’s network of title insurance agencies. With the new integration of Stewart Agency Technology and SoftPro, a real estate closing and title insurance software, it's easier than ever for title agencies using SoftPro to do business with Stewart.

"At Stewart we strive to provide our agencies with the products and services they need to improve their operations and make it easier for them to do business,"said George Houghton, executive vice president, Agency Services Group for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. "If title agencies use SoftPro, they can now enjoy direct access to Stewart policies previously accessible only through STEPS™, Stewart Title Electronic Policy System, allowing new levels of productivity when producing title policies. The Stewart Agency Technology enables SoftPro users to increase efficiency, automate various parts of workflow and better manage forms.”

"We have worked closely with Stewart to develop the STEPS for SoftPro integration designed specifically for Stewart agencies,"said Joyce Weiland, president of LPS SoftPro. "We are constantly looking for new ways to help our customers become more efficient and streamline their internal processes. Stewart agencies using SoftPro have a unique opportunity to benefit from the many advantages that the STEPS technology has to offer.  Not only is it bringing a valuable solution to their desktop, it’s doing so without adding additional costs."

Features of the application include:

Increased efficiency

Work smarter by accessing Stewart policies directly from the desktop.

  • Access files quickly and easily
  • Manage multiple policies within a single file through one screen
  • Centrally maintain policy issuance information

Decreased workload

Automate tasks

  • Automatically update policy number within SoftPro file
  • Auto calculate underwriter remittance
  • Policies automatically sent to the proper policy reporting system

Simplify forms management

Access underwriter policy forms directly from SoftPro

  • Void policies from within the title production system
  • Edit and preview each policy prior to assignment of policy number
  • Archive your policies as PDFs and easily reprint policy forms

Visit http://www.stewart.com/downloadsoftpro to download the application or watch a Flash video that details the benefits of the technology. For more information on the application or to find out why Stewart is the right underwriter, call (800) 729-1900, ext. 8058 or email agencyservices@stewart.com.

About Stewart

Stewart Title Guaranty Company 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 http://www.stewart.com or follow Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco.

About LPS SoftPro

Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) is a leading provider of integrated technology and services to the mortgage industry. LPS offers solutions that span the mortgage continuum, including lead generation, origination, servicing, portfolio retention and default, augmented by the company's award-winning customer support and professional services. SoftPro, a division of Lender Processing Services, is a provider of real estate closing and title insurance software. SoftPro has been an American Business Award Winner for three straight years for their outstanding Customer Service, Support and Product Development. For more information about LPS SoftPro, please visit www.softprocorp.com.

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