JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- (June 26) -- Fidelity
National Title Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fidelity
National Financial, Inc. (http://www.fnf.com
(NYSE: FNF - News), a leading provider of title insurance,
specialty insurance and claims management services, today
announced a new product offering that will help its customers
protect against mortgage fraud. The new partnership with
Experian Consumer Direct(SM) will offer customers one year
of credit monitoring, fraud resolution assistance and a
credit report at no cost.
"We recognize that mortgage fraud and identity theft
are a growing concern not only for our industry, but for
our customers as well," said Randy Quirk, co-president
of Fidelity National Financial. "Our business is protecting
the largest financial transaction most Americans make in
their lives -- buying a house. Now, when our customers purchase
title insurance from participating locations of our companies
-- Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Ticor Title,
Security Union Title or Alamo Title -- they will receive
a one-year membership to Experian Consumer Direct's CreditCheck®
Basic at no cost."
Fidelity National Title Group's offering is the first
of its kind in the title insurance industry, providing
customers with daily monitoring of their Experian credit
report, a comprehensive Experian credit report delivered
online and e-mail alert notifications to inform them of
key changes to their Experian credit report including
new inquiries, newly opened accounts, delinquencies, address
change and public record items. Toll-free support from
fraud resolution representatives and educational information
also are included in the year-long credit monitoring membership.
"Consumers are often most at risk for identity theft
after a big transaction -- such as buying or refinancing
a house," continued Quirk. "Every day, our title
insurance providers are doing all they can to combat real-
estate fraud. Our products protect a homeowner's future
by insuring the ownership of their home. It was a natural
fit for us to partner with Experian to provide our customers
with a reliable product to continue monitoring their credit
after the transaction, empowering them to further protect
their identity and investment."
"Our credit monitoring products give consumers peace
of mind knowing that we monitor their credit report on
a daily basis and will alert them of any key changes that
could be a result of fraud or identity theft," said
Ty Taylor, president of Experian Consumer Direct. "We
are proud to join Fidelity National Title Group in its
campaign to protect consumers and stifle mortgage fraud
across the United States."
Fidelity National Title Group plans to roll out this
offering in the coming weeks to California and Texas,
quickly followed by expansion in the states where Fidelity
National Title Group companies offer title insurance.
Implementation of the program in various states may require,
and is subject to, appropriate regulatory approval.
SOURCE: Fidelity National Title Group