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    North American Title Insurance Co. chooses A.S.K. Services Inc. as one of its preferred search and recording providers for Michigan, Ohio and Indiana

    10/23/2014 3:12:57 PM
    MIAMI - Sept. 29, 2014 - North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) and A.S.K. Services Inc. have teamed up to provide A.S.K. Services' title searches and recording solutions to NATIC's independent agents via its SearchLink Network for the states of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

    "Responding to fluctuating workload volume is one of the biggest challenges for title agency management," said Emilio Fernandez, NATIC president. "As an underwriter that strives to truly partner with our agents, NATIC continues to add providers to our SearchLink Network tool to make it a more valuable solution to handle complex searches and examinations."

    Each SearchLink provider contracts with NATIC, offering top-quality local searches for competitive prices, either nationally or in a specific geographic region. NATIC agents can order searches via SearchLink, knowing they meet NATIC's requirements for quality and accuracy. In addition, the liability for any search error remains with the SearchLink Network and NATIC, offering peace of mind to NATIC agents.

    "We look forward to serving NATIC's title agents with title searches they can depend on," said Bart Bryant, chief executive officer, A.S.K. Services. "Our robust search network is staffed with expert abstractors who can 'think local' because they understand the nuances of the counties in which they search.

    "A.S.K. is small enough to care, delivering responsive, personalized service. A.S.K. is big enough to serve, offering solutions that fit perfectly the needs of today's busy title agents," added Bryant.

    About ASK
    A.S.K. Services Inc. is a full-service title production and public record research firm, serving title agencies, underwriters, government agencies, lenders, and attorneys. A.S.K. has a strong field retrieval network with over 50 employee abstractors, filling more than 2,000 orders a day for title, tax, and court record searches along with recording services from every county in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. A.S.K. consults with its clients to create process savings by designing system integrations and data exchange. Founded in 1990, A.S.K. is based in Canton, Michigan.

    About North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC)
    North American Title Insurance Co. (NATIC) is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents to achieve the goal of true business success for over 50 years. NATIC conducts real estate settlement services in 38 states. NATIC earned the reputation as the "underwriter next door," because their decision makers and associates are easy to reach and their processes are quick and straight forward. The NATIC agency application process is fast and transparent for qualified agents. NATIC has a one-hour underwriting response guarantee that is unparalleled in the industry.

    NATIC is the largest capitalized company in Peer Group 2, which groups companies with capitalization between $25 million and $100 million as determined by Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. NATIC is ranked 7th by The Performance of the Title Insurance Underwriters© in terms of cash or cash equivalents. North American Title Insurance Co. maintains over $82 million* in cash or invested assets. This represents over 96 percent of the company's assets and is characteristic of the most important attribute to title protection, namely, financial responsibility. *As of 12/31/2013

    Demotech, Inc. awarded NATIC a rating of: A' (A Prime) Unsurpassed. A.M Best rated B++ (Good). NATIC is headquartered in Miami, Fla. To learn more, visit http://www.natic.com.

    For more information contact: Geoffrey B. Ginn, Esq., o: 704.595.9990; e: gginn@natic.com

    by CJ Yeoman