Tohickon Settlement Services works with three companies to underwrite our title insurance policies, not just one. We believe strongly that teaming with more than one underwriter—two national companies and the other a local company specializing in PA and NJ—allows us to offer our clients the highest rated title insurance available. Our multiple associations also expose our agents to a greater network of professionals to call upon when they need answers relating to intricate issues affecting title. Through these valuable alignments, we have the ability to work through almost any obstacle: a key reason why Tohickon has adopted a “no problem is insurmountable” approach.
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
FNTIC can trace its origins back 150 years to 1848 and C.V. Gillespie, a notary public and searcher of records in San Francisco who founded Western Title Insurance Company (now Fidelity National Title Insurance Company of California) just prior to the California Gold Rush.
In 1906, employees of Western Title Insurance and their wives were credited with saving the title plant and other valuable records of the company from the San Francisco earthquake and fire. With such intrepid beginnings, FNTIC takes pride in its rich history of serving customers with accuracy and efficiency—and unequalled financial strength to back every title insurance policy.
Fidelity provides title insurance policies to Tohickon customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
FNTIC is part of Fidelity National Title Group, itself a member of the Fidelity National Financial family of companies and the nation’s largest group of title companies and title insurance underwriters. Collectively they issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States.
Conestoga Title Insurance Company
Conestoga, based in Lancaster, PA, has expanded its footprint over the years and is now licensed to issue title insurance in 13 states and the District of Columbia. The company provides independent agents such as Tohickon with superior underwriting support and is one of the most trusted names in the title insurance industry.
Even more significant for our clients, Conestoga is the only underwriter approved in Pennsylvania to file its own rates for policies over $1 million—and that can mean substantial savings on a title insurance policy.
Here’s how it works: Conestoga holds a “reinsurance treaty” with a large national title insurance underwriter. Through this arrangement, the premium for a policy on over $1 million comes to as much as 20 percent less than the TIRBOP (Title Insurance Ratings Bureau of Pennsylvania) rate.
In actual practice, the greater the policy amount, the higher the discount. The PA rate calculator, which quotes TIRBOP rates, won’t work for these transactions, so please call 215.794.0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a fast, accurate quote: Each policy is quoted individually by Conestoga and turned around within minutes.
Conestoga was established in 1973 and is owned by Donegal Insurance Group, which has written over $350 million in property and casualty insurance.
WFG National Title Insurance Company
Portland, Oregon-based WFG National Title Insurance Company is a national provider of premium real estate and mortgage-related services. The fastest growing national title underwriter, WFG National Title also delivers a wide variety of residential and commercial mortgage lender services, including default and real estate-owned transactions.
Built around the directive to “communicate, collaborate, coexist,” WFG National Title has committed to applying a new philosophy to the traditional mortgage and real estate industry, working to meet the changing needs of its clients, agents and associates.
WFG National Title has been given a Financial Stability Rating of A’ (A prime) by Demotech Inc. Formerly known as TransUnion National Title Insurance Company, it is one of several established businesses in the title and real estate settlement services industry that have been acquired by Williston Financial Group Company, which was formed in late 2009.
Tohickon Settlement Services
6464 Lower York Road
New Hope PA 18938
And now in Center City
One Liberty Place
1650 Market Street, Suite 3600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
And in New Jersey
372 Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816