Title companies find savings offshore
October Research, LLC joined representatives of the title and settlement services industry at the 29th Annual Association for Title Information Management (ATIM) conference in Portland, Ore. Here, a panel of offshoring experts gathered, including Zachary Zaharek, vice president, division counsel for Data Trace Information Services LLC, Bob Martos, group senior vice president of Title Information Solutions for Property Information Co., Doug Bello, president of D. Bello Associates Inc. and moderated by Jay Sibley, president and CEO of Title Data Inc. Keep reading to see what they have to say about the practice.
Fitch: Title Insurers show improved loss ratio
The U.S. title insurance industry reported declines in title operating revenues and profits for the first half of 2014 as the industry continued to deal with lower mortgage refinancing volumes. However, one positive trend in the first half of 2014 was an improved loss ratio for all four major title insurers. Read on to learn more about Fitch’s analysis of the industry.
Wells Fargo expands access to new ideas through Startup Accelerator
Wells Fargo is inviting young companies to participate in a semiannual boot camp for innovators with its new Startup Accelerator. Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity for those who wish to shape future consumer experiences in financial services.
The true cost of recorded documents
Industry News, Technology
The cost of recorded documents has been the subject of much debate, including at this year’s Association for Title Information Management’s 29th Annual Conference in Portland, Ore. October Research, LLC attended the event to learn more about this segment of the industry. Keep reading to hear recorders from around the country explain how their fees are really determined.
Disaster recovery dependent on preparation (Pt. 2)
Disaster recovery preparation needs to be about more than preparing for hurricanes and tornadoes, according to Agility Recovery experts Bob Boyd, Mark Norton and Scott Teel. Man-made disasters are far more common and can cause a significant interruption in business. In Part 2 of this two-part series, the experts explain how to get started.
Disaster recovery dependent on preparation
Industry News, Operations
Disaster recovery preparation needs to be about more than preparing for hurricanes and tornadoes, according to Agility Recovery experts Bob Boyd, Mark Norton and Scott Teel. Man-made disasters are far more common and can cause a significant interruption in business. In Part 1 of this two-part series the experts discuss the importance of being prepared for all kinds of disasters.