Stewart® Debuts Enhanced Underwriting Website for the Real Estate Industry

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HOUSTON (August 18, 2014) – Stewart announced today the new version of the Virtual Underwriter® (VU) system, a modernized, more comprehensive resource for the real estate title insurance industry. Virtual Underwriter provides essential databases, manuals, forms and real estate practices that streamline the underwriting process – making it more efficient for customers and industry representatives.

Virtual underwriter is open to the public and is utilized by underwriters, real estate attorneys, title examiners, closing officers and lenders. An indispensable resource in the real estate industry since its inception twenty years ago, Virtual Underwriter delivers real-time access to vital underwriting information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The intuitive system includes a sleek, more user-friendly interface and streamlined navigation.

"Virtual Underwriter is the gold standard for underwriting resources for the title industry," says Chief Legal Officer John Killea. "Stewart was among the first to create a modernized system, and we continue to lead the way."

Enhanced functionality includes:

  • Streamlined navigation and cross-references across the sections
  • Improved search functionality and topic cross-referencing capabilities
  • Ability to view recently-viewed documents link at the top of each page
  • Ability to view documents by location/state
  • Improved search for documents within the user’s current section or within the site as a whole
  • User-friendly reading pane to display documents at the right of your screen, as users continue to navigate on the left
  • Easy document download in PDF or DOC format

 

"We're very proud of all the work and innovation that we've put into our underwriting tools," Killea adds. "Having excellent resources enables our talented underwriters to spend less time researching, and more time focusing on our customers and their needs."

For more information about Virtual Underwriter and its improved capabilities, visit www.virtualunderwriter.com.  

About Stewart

Stewart Title Guaranty Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC), 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 governments. Stewart also provides loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation; REO asset management; collateral valuations; 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 http://www.stewart.com/news, subscribe to the Stewart blog at http://blog.stewart.com or follow Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco.

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