Stewart Title and TELUS Financial Solutions Partner on Assyst Real Estate
TORONTO -- October 16, 2012
TELUS Financial Solutions announced today that it has entered into a strategic
alliance with Stewart Title Guaranty Co., a leader in the Canadian Title
insurance industry. Stewart Title has agreed to act as TELUS’ exclusive
representative to advertise, market and promote Assyst Real Estate, TELUS’
proprietary web-based mortgage processing application for legal professionals.
Under this arrangement, Stewart Title will be the exclusive sales channel for
Assyst Real Estate to the legal community, overseeing all sales and marketing
efforts across Canada (excluding Quebec). TELUS will continue to maintain the
technology supporting Assyst Real Estate.
“This arrangement allows Stewart Title to offer the most comprehensive
mortgage instructing and reporting solution in Canada to the legal community,”
says Marco Polsinelli, Senior Vice President, General Manager – Canadian
Division, Stewart Title Guaranty Company. “We look forward to working with and
soliciting feedback from the legal community to further increase lawyer and
notary subscriptions on TELUS’ Assyst Real Estate.”
Assyst Real Estate is a web application that electronically links lawyers and
notaries to lenders as a means to streamline the way a mortgage transaction is
instructed, processed and reported. Designed by the legal community, for the
legal community, Assyst Real Estate enables lawyers and notaries to complete a
mortgage transaction seamlessly by simplifying the way legal forms and
mortgage documents are created, managed and processed.
“Partnering with Stewart Title on Assyst Real Estate is a natural fit for
TELUS,” says Keith Nugara, Senior Vice President, Financial Solutions, TELUS
Financial Services. “We are thrilled to work with an organization whose core
values and interests are in line with those of our customers. We have found a
partner in Stewart Title – a highly respected title insurance provider with
unmatched support and regard for the Canadian real estate legal community.”
In 2007, Stewart Title and TELUS partnered to make Stewart title insurance
policies available to be ordered directly from TELUS’ Assyst Real Estate in
"We have had a long and cooperative relationship with TELUS and this
representative arrangement serves to further elevate the partnership between
our companies," says Steve Lessack, Group President, International Operations,
Assyst Real Estate is currently available to lawyers and notaries across
Canada. This arrangement will be a seamless transition as it will be business
as usual for clients who presently use the platform.
More information on TELUS’ Assyst Real Estate can be found at
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company
in Canada, with $10.6 billion of annual revenue and 12.8 million customer
connections including 7.4 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline
network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and 595,000 TELUS TV
customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including
wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members
and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS’
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this
prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit www.telus.com.
About Stewart Title Guaranty Co. (Canada)
Stewart Title Guaranty Co. is a leader in the Canadian title insurance
industry and was licensed to operate in all Canadian provinces and territories
in 1988. Stewart Title’s Canadian Division is headquartered in Toronto with
regional operations offices located from coast-to-coast. Best known for its
innovative technology systems that enhance the real estate closing process,
Stewart Title helps its customers increase efficiency and decrease costs by
offering value-added title insurance products for residential and commercial
properties. To find out more about Stewart Title, visit www.stewart.ca.
Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is a customer-focused, global
title insurance and real estate services company offering products and
services through our direct operations, network of approved agencies and other
companies within the Stewart family. Stewart provides these services to
homebuyers and sellers; residential and commercial real estate professionals;
mortgage lenders and servicers; title agencies and real estate attorneys; home
builders; and United States and foreign governments. Stewart also provides
loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation;
REO asset management; home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred
exchanges; and technology to streamline the real estate process. Recognized in
2012 by Forbes^® as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America, Stewart
offers personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for
virtually any type of real estate transaction, and is the preferred real
estate services provider. More information can be found at
Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Stewart Information Services Corp.
Ted C. Jones, 713-625-8014
Stewart Title Guaranty Co.
Amedeo Neri, 416-309-4998
TELUS Media Relations
Donna Ramirez, 416-320-9309
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