Bulletin: NY000557

Date:
January 07, 2015
To:
All New York State Office Counsel, Managers and Agents
RE:
Policy and Endorsement Signature Changes

As of February 2014, Stewart Title notified All New York State Office Counsel, Managers and Agents of a change in management that resulted in updates to our policy jackets and endorsements, specifically signature changes. We have noticed that some policies and endorsements are still being submitted showing the old signatures. As a reminder, please read the below bulletin with regards to the changes made to our policy jackets and endorsements.

Below is the language contained in the original Bulletin NY000537:

In order to reflect these recent management changes, Stewart Title Insurance Company has updated the signatures on our policy jackets and endorsements. The updated policy jackets and endorsements have the signatures of Julie Curlen, as President and Denise Carraux as Corporate Secretary. These changes are effective immediately.  

The new endorsements are available online in the Stewart Agent Resource Center. To access the Agent Resource Center, go to www.stewart.com/new-york and click on "Agent Log-In". You will need your Agent ID number to access the Resource Center. If you do not know your agent ID number, please call 212-922-0050. Endorsements are in word format and are available separately or as a complete zip file download.

Policy Jackets were also updated and are available online through STEPS. For issues concerning Policy Jackets, please contact Policy Services.

When creating and issuing policies and endorsement please make sure they reflect the new signatures as per this bulletin. If these signatures are not reflective of the new signature changes please contact Customer Service at 1-888-LANDATA (526-3282).

For any questions and concerns please contact our main office at (212) 922-0050 and ask for Agency Counsel.

For on-line viewing of this and other bulletins, log on to: www.stewart.com/new-york

 

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.