SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (Sept. 29, 2005) - Stewart Title of California (STC) is set to become a player in the property and casualty insurance industry with the launch of Stewart of California Insurance and Financial Services (SIFS). Recently approved by California's Department of Insurance, SIFS represents a comprehensive portfolio of insurance carriers, including Allied Insurance, The Hartford and Travelers.
"Already a market leader in the title business, STC understands the importance of protecting people's homes and property," said Allan Wasserman, president, Stewart Title of California. "SIFS represents a logical extension of our commitment to superior client service, offering a one-stop-shop of personal and commercial insurance products newly available to our clients."
"As an independent insurance agency, SIFS works with more than 45 A-rated insurance companies nationwide to get the lowest, most competitive rates for each individual customer or business," added Mark McCormick, executive vice president and chief financial officer, SIFS.
In addition to the traditional home, auto, motorcycle and life policies, SIFS, through its various underwriters, also offers a wide variety of more specialized insurance products, such as personal liability, umbrella policies and individual health plans.
SIFS' comprehensive array of commercial insurance products include course of construction and group health, as well as the more specialized errors and omissions (E&O) insurance.
Stewart of California Insurance and Financial Services LLC, with offices in California, Las Vegas and Cincinnati, is an affiliate of Stewart Title of California, Inc. Stewart offers a complete portfolio of real estate related products, including title, commercial and personal insurance. For more information, call Don Pool, director of sales, SIFS, at 866.338.8615, or go to www.stewartinsurance.net/.
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 8,000 policy-issuing offices and agencies in 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 www.stewart.com.