Saturday, November 10, 2012

More Research on Fidelity National Fianancial

Per Wikipedia and other sources Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida (formerly Santa Barbara California.)  It is a Fortune 500 company that provides real estate and financial services.  The company is comprised of three primary subsidiaries: Fidelity National Title Group, Fidelity property and Casualty Insurance Group, (both wholly-owned) as well as Sedgwick CMS, a minority-owned subsidiary.

Fidelity National Title Group (FNTG), a subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial (FNF) was established in 2005.  it provides title insurance and escrow services.  Title insurance brand names in the Fidelity National Title Group include Aero Records and Title, Alamo Title Insurance, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title, Lawyers Title, Security union and Ticor Title Insurance.  The Fidelity national Title Group website claims that the group underwriters issue approximately half of the title insurance contracts in the United States.  Fidelity National Title Group provides additional real estate related services through brand names such as Fidelity National Home Warranty, Service Link, and Fidelity Residential Solutions.

The one thing I have not been able to find out is that if Fidelity National Title Group was established in 2005 what companies existed before then?  What company represented me on the title search in 2003 and 2004?  What company represented me in the escrow in 2003 and again in 2004?  What company actually insured m title in 2003 and 2004?

I would obviously welcome any comments if anyone has the answer to these questions.