Press Releases and Recent News from Westcor


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  • Oct. 28, 2016 Westcor Land Title Insurance Company’s Investor Services Division Is Title Insurance Provider for Single Family Residential Portfolio Sale of 4,262 Homes for $652 Million
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company (Westcor) announced that on September 30 its Investor Services division acted as the title insurance provider for a single family residential platform sale of 4,262 single family rental properties for $652 million. Westcor’s Investor Services division was the lead on the transaction and partnered with one of its independent agents. “This is a historic transaction for both our Investor Services and Agency divisions. This collaboration represents Westcor’s commitment to being a leader in the marketplace, and doing so in partnership, not competition, with our agents,” said Mary O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer at Westcor.

    Oct. 11, 2016 WESTCOR LAND TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY’S INVESTOR SERVICES DIVISION APPOINTS ANTHONY SPANGLER AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company (Westcor) announces the appointment of Anthony Spangler as Senior Vice President. Mr. Spangler will provide senior leadership to Westcor’s Investor Services division.

    Sep. 19, 2016 Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Opens New Mid-West Regional Office.
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company announces the opening of a new regional office in Overland Park, KS. The latest opening adds to the continuous dedication of growth for Westcor and providing unequivocal service and support to its agents throughout the country.

    Sep. 13, 2016 Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Promotes Todd Rowe to Pennsylvania State Manager.
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company announces the promotion of Todd Rowe as Pennsylvania State Manager. Todd will also continue to serve as Pennsylvania Underwriting Counsel providing superior legal and underwriting support to Westcor agents.

    Jul. 01, 2016 Westcor Land Title Insurance Company announces promotion of Scott Chandler to Chief Operating Officer.
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company today announced the promotion of Scott Chandler, Executive Vice President/Director of Agency, to Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Chandler will oversee the operating divisions of the company’s core business to include regional operations, Westcor’s National Agency Division as well as the company’s Lender Services Division. Mr. Chandler will also continue his leadership responsibilities for Westcor’s recently acquired title search company, Realty Data Company (RDC). He will report directly to President/CEO Mary O’Donnell.

    Jun. 30, 2016 Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Appoints Attorney Marcos (Marc) Aguilar, Mid-West Underwriting Counsel.
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company announces the appointment of Marcos (Marc) Aguilar, Esq. as underwriting counsel in the Mid-West Region. Mr. Aguilar will be responsible for underwriting in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

    Mar. 28, 2016 Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Appoints Attorney Kelly A. Spengler to Ohio Region Underwriting Counsel.
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company (Westcor) announces the appointment of Kelly A. Spengler, as Underwriting Counsel for the Ohio Region, which includes the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan. Ms. Spengler will be responsible for providing underwriting support for Westcor’s Ohio Region. She will be based in Columbus, OH.

    Mar. 11, 2016 Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Launches New Investor Services Division
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company today announced the launch of a new division within the company. The Investor Services division will deliver an end-to-end suite of products and services for institutional clients in the whole loan and single family rental markets. The division will be managed by Ryan Peterson, now EVP of Westcor Global, and Clinton Casabella, now SVP of Westcor Investor Services, both formerly of Avenue 365. Rich Barbezat and Amanda Davis will play key leadership roles in the division.

    Jan. 18, 2016 Westcor Appoints Scott Shaeffer, Ohio State Manager
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company (Westcor) announces the appointment of Scott Shaeffer as Ohio State Manager. In his new role, Mr. Shaeffer will be responsible for supporting title agents and strengthening Westcor’s position in the Ohio market.

    Jan. 6, 2016 Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Appoints Ryan Peterson as Executive Vice President.
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company announces the appointment of Ryan Peterson as Executive Vice President. Mr. Peterson will provide senior leadership to Westcor’s newest division, Investor Services. He will also guide the launch of a new and innovative division of Westcor which will represent the first of its kind in the title insurance industry.

    Dec. 28, 2015 Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Appoints Attorney Elizabeth J (Barton) Young, Sr. Underwriter.
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company (Westcor) announces the appointment of Elizabeth J. (Barton) Young, as Vice President, Senior Underwriting Counsel. Ms. Young will be responsible for underwriting in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

    Oct. 19, 2015 Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Appoints Attorney Kathryn S. Wonders, as Underwriting Counsel.
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company announces the appointment of Kathryn Wonders, Esq. as underwriting counsel. Working from Westcor’s office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ms. Wonders will be responsible for underwriting in the states of Arizona, California, and Nevada.

    Oct. 2, 2015 Westcor Announces The Addition of Two Key Positions in Texas
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company (Westcor) today named Steve Black to the position of Vice President, Texas Agency Manager and Richard Worsham to the position of, Vice President, Texas Underwriting Counsel.

    Sept. 24, 2015 Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Appoints Attorney Michael Alfieri, Sr. Commercial Underwriter
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company announces the appointment of Michael Alfieri, Esq. as a senior commercial underwriter in the New York City office. Mr. Alfieri will have senior approval authority over New York commercial and National commercial transactions, coordinate National multi-site transactions and approve high liability transactions for the company’s 1,000 agents across the United States.

    July 30, 2015 Westcor’s Agency Compliance Program Assists Its Agents in Gaining Approval with Lenders.
    Westcor’s Agency Compliance Program has already been accepted by numerous national and local lenders. As Agents receive requests for information from their Lenders, Westcor agents are experiencing the benefit of being a Westcor Certified Title Agency.

    Westcor’s Agency Compliance Program provides a practical risk based solution for Lenders
    Westcor’s Agency Compliance Program depicts a true partnership for its agents. By providing a risk based practical approach to its Compliance Program Westcor is helping its agents provide reasonable solutions to Lenders for 3rd party vetting requirements.

    June 23, 2015 Adeptive's ResWare™ Integration with Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Now Includes Policy Jackets
    Today Adeptive announced that its ResWare™ platform's integration with Westcor Land Title Insurance Company now includes access to Integrated Policy Jackets. The new integrated services feature allows agents to order and receive Westcor Land Title Insurance policy jackets from within the ResWare platform, increasing efficiency and eliminating the need to rekey data.

    June 15, 2015 Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Takes on Commercial Market: Opens First New York City Office & Appoints Two Industry Executives to Lead Company's New Direction
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, the nation's fifth largest underwriter, plans to increase its share of the commercial market with the opening of a New York office and the appointment of two top executives to head the company's new Commercial and International Services Division. The new office occupies 5,000 sq. feet at 488 Madison Avenue on the 11th floor.

    June 3, 2015 New Westcor Office on Madison Avenue
    Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, the nation’s fifth largest underwriter, is expanding in New York.

    June 1, 2015 Westcor Partners with McGladrey, LLP - Introduces Comprehensive Agency Compliance Program to Meet ALTA Best Practices and CFPB Guidance
    The management of Westcor Land Title Insurance Company (Westcor) understood that the Dodd Frank Act and establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) would place an increased emphasis on a lender’s responsibilities for ensuring that third party vendors are complying with consumer financial laws to reduce the risk of consumer harm. In response to this increased focus, Westcor engaged McGladrey, LLP to assist with the evaluation and enhancement of Westcor’s Agency Audit Program to test for compliance with the American Land Title Association (ALTA) Best Practices Framework.

    May 7, 2015 May 7, 2015 News For Settlement Agents doing business with Freedom Mortgage
    Freedom Mortgage Corporation is preparing for the CFPB’s new rule combining the TILA and RESPA mortgage disclosures which is effective on August 1, 2015. There may be questions regarding the new rule and how our process will be designed to comply with these requirements – particularly around the new Closing Disclosure.