Houston, TX ( April 2, 2002) -Landata Research, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) announced today that it will adopt the new name of Stewart Business Information to better inform customers of its Stewart affiliation and more accurately reflect its nationwide service offering.
In announcing this name change, Patrick McSpadden, President, remarked, "The change to Stewart Business Information makes sense for our group. The opportunity to market the Stewart name is priceless. The Stewart name has been known for service and integrity for more than 100 years. We are proud to be a part of that heritage and look forward to continuing that tradition."
Stewart Business Information is a consumer reporting company, under the regulation of The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), specializing in gathering information for employers to use in screening employees before and after hiring. Stewart Business Information provides accurate, factual and completely objective information about potential and current employees. Additional services offered by Stewart Business Information include verification of personal references, information regarding former employers, education achievements, social security number verification, credit rating, criminal history, driving record, worker compensation record, professional licenses, business credit information, court dockets, and vital statistics.
Stewart Information Services Corp. is a technology driven, strategically competitive, global real estate information company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services through more than 5,800 issuing locations in the United States and several international markets. Stewart meets the needs of the real estate and mortgage industries through the delivery of information services required for settlement using e-commerce. These services include title reports, flood determinations, property appraisals, surveys, document preparation, property reports and background checks. Stewart also supplies post-closing services to lenders, automated county clerk land records and GIS for governmental entities. Stewart provides expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information about Stewart can be found at www.stewart.com.