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Stewart Lender Services Launches New Services to Improve Mortgage Risk Management

<p> <i>Risk Analysis and Data Integrity at the Heart of Today's Mortgage Industry</i> </p>

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stewart Lender Services Launches New Services to Improve Mortgage Risk Management08:00 EST Tuesday, February 22, 2011 HOUSTON (Business Wire) -- Stewart Lender Services (SLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, has partnered with Inglet Blair, LLC to launch Stewart's Risk Analysis and Data Integrity Services. These services provide clients a thorough analysis of residential mortgage loans and other secured mortgage-related debt to enable better risk management. The volatility in today's mortgage lending market has led lenders, servicers, investors and government entities to examine their mortgage loan portfolios more closely than ever before. Stewart's comprehensive review for residential mortgage loan due diligence will help ensure loans were underwritten correctly and highlight the areas of risk for an investor. “What we are offering is part of the next wave of mortgage lending services,” said Jason Nadeau, president of SLS. “It enables Stewart to continue to provide a full breadth of services for our mortgage lender and servicer customers throughout the lifecycle of a loan. Our partnership with Inglet Blair brings together two strong industry players and leverages both of our strengths to provide the full range of services to our customers.” Using its proprietary technology, Stewart can provide complete risk analysis and accurate data capture. The company's web-based due diligence and compliance system offers flexible reporting capabilities for pool-level or loan-level results and can accommodate third-party integration. Stewart's expert forensic review team can provide a Forensic Audit and Contractual Terms review of under-performing or non-performing mortgage loans to identify and assist our clients in defending against frivolous repurchase claims. Moreover, Stewart can provide its customers with a clear, concise rebuttal and, if necessary, aid in their defense. “Each review is tailored to meet a client's specific risk criteria,” said Sandy Blair, managing partner of Inglet Blair. “It's a cost-effective alternative to maintaining in-house quality control staff and can be conducted in accordance with guidelines set forth by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration or Veterans' Affairs.” MBA's National Mortgage Servicing Expo 2011 Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center Dallas, TX February 22-25, 2011 Stewart Lender Services Booth #217 About Stewart Lender Services Stewart Lenders Services (SLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, is a nationwide provider of centralized origination, loss mitigation and REO asset solutions for mortgage lenders and servicers. With more than a century of experience matched with the industry's leading technologies, SLS helps lenders and servicers meet the rapidly changing demands of today's market. SLS has the financial strength, industry knowledge and proven flexibility to perform throughout the lifecycle of a loan. More information can be found at http://www.stewartlenderservices.com. About Stewart Stewart Title Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC), a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries throughout 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 http://www.stewart.com, subscribe to the Stewart blog at http://blog.stewart.com or follow Stewart on Twitter @stewarttitleco. About Inglet Blair Inglet Blair, LLC was founded in March 2003 to specialize in the analysis of residential mortgage loans and other forms of secured mortgage-related debt. The management team of Inglet Blair possesses years of experience in mortgage loan origination, operations, and mortgage-related capital markets. Our experienced team provides high-quality, cost-effective services reflecting the highest standard of ethics and professionalism. The firm's proprietary technology provides consistent risk analysis and accurate data capture along with flexible reporting capabilities. More information can be found at http://www.ingletblair.com. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Stewart Information Services Corp.Ted C. Jones, (713) 625-8014Director-Investor Relationsted@stewart.comhttp://www.stewart.com