Stewart® Enters Agreement with Business Information Group®, Insurance and Financial Services Screening Services Leader, to Provide Screening Services to Stewart’s Trusted Provider Agency Network

Houston, Texas (April 21, 2013) – Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) announced today an agreement with Business Information Group (BIG®), a leading screening services provider that works with some of the world’s largest insurance, securities and financial services firms, to provide standard background checks, occupational health screenings and compliance evaluations.

“At Stewart, we use BIG screenings as a part of our agency due diligence to help ensure the highest quality agency network and to meet the requirements of Stewart’s Trusted Provider™ Program,” said George Houghton, group president, agency operations. “Now we’re excited to announce that one of the leading insurance and financial services screening providers, BIG, will be a service available to our independent agencies to perform the same progressive and efficient background checks on their staff.”

“BIG has built its first-class reputation in the applicant screening industry,” said Steffan Keller, president of BIG. “We are pleased to work with Stewart to provide screening services to ensure quality staffing and to reduce associated personnel risks.” 

Under the agreement, Stewart Trusted Providers can take advantage of discounted rates offered by BIG, making it easy and cost effective to work with BIG to perform background checks on applicants and employees alike while protecting title agencies from financial risk.

About Business Information Group

Business Information Group (BIG®) is part of the Vertical Screen® family of applicant screening companies. BIG® provides customized screening services, including background investigations, fingerprinting services, drug testing and occupational health screening and international screening, to financial services firms worldwide. BIG® utilizes technologically advanced resources to bring the financial services industry next-generation solutions for fast, accurate and convenient screening programs. More information can be found at

About Stewart

Stewart Title Guaranty Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), is a customer-focused, global title insurance and real estate services company offering products and services through our direct operations, network of approved agencies and other companies within the Stewart family. Stewart provides these services to homebuyers and sellers; residential and commercial real estate professionals; mortgage lenders and servicers; title agencies and real estate attorneys; home builders; and United States and county governments. Stewart also provides loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation; REO asset management; due diligence for capital markets; home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred exchanges; and technology to streamline the real estate process. Offering personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, Stewart is the preferred real estate services provider. More information can be found at, subscribe to the Stewart blog at or follow Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco.