19 Apr, 2017

Business groups continue to join the push for title insurance reform.

19 Apr, 2017

In an effort to keep Texas as a leading place to do business, prominent trade associations from across Texas continue to add their voice to the call for competition in the title insurance market. The Texas Business Leadership Council, a statewide network of CEOs that promotes a competitive business...

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19 Apr, 2017

Hotel & Lodging, Apartment Associations join the fight for competition in title insurance.

19 Apr, 2017

April 13th, 2017 – Today, two prominent trade associations threw their weight behind the push for title insurance reform. The Texas Apartment Association (TAA) and the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association (THLA) announced support for bringing competition and transparency to the title insurance market, something both organizations believe will result...

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14 Mar, 2017

Title Insurance Reform Bills Deliver Needed Price Competition, Transparency that will Benefit Consumers and the Economy

14 Mar, 2017

Title Insurance Reform Bills Deliver Needed Price Competition, Transparency that will Benefit Consumers and the Economy AUSTIN – Texans for Free Enterprise (TFE) today applauded the authors of two pieces of legislation that will bring badly needed reform to outdated title insurance practices in Texas.

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21 Feb, 2017

New Houston Chronicle article details the fight for title insurance reform

21 Feb, 2017

In a newly released article for the Houston Chronicle, reporter James Drew detailed the brewing legislative fight between Texans for Free Enterprise and the title industry’s outsized lobbying effort to maintain the status quo in Texas’ title insurance market. The Chronicle compared the data being presented by each organization and highlighted...

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21 Feb, 2017

TribTalk: Bring Rate Competition to Title Insurance

21 Feb, 2017

by Bill Hammond: Texas is a bastion of free enterprise, what The Economist once described as a land of “buccaneering capitalism.” Our cultural affinity for self-reliance guides our belief in free markets, rooted in a strong belief that competition works and success should be determined by the strength of...

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25 Jan, 2017

TFE Executive Director sends letter to all members of the legislature

25 Jan, 2017

Texans for Free Enterprise Executive Director Bill Hammond sent the following letter to Governor Greg Abbott, Speaker Joe Straus, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and all members of the 85th Legislature, outlining the facts and data surrounding the lack of competition in Texas’ title insurance market.

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19 Jan, 2017

New Yahoo Finance article encourages consumers to shop around for title insurance

19 Jan, 2017

January 10th, 2017 By Crissinda Ponder   How to haggle on your mortgage closing costs   The costs related to homebuying continue to increase, meaning it’s more important than ever to shop around. The Loan Estimate, introduced in October 2015, is intended to ease that process for borrowers like...

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13 Jan, 2017

The Blast: POLITICAL PEOPLE AND THEIR MOVES…

13 Jan, 2017

Bill Hammond, who recently announced the formation of his new public policy firm Bill Hammond and Associates, was named Wednesday as the new executive director for Texans for Free Enterprise. The group was formed to push this session for reform in the title insurance market and is chaired by...

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13 Jan, 2017

The Blast: New advocacy group formed ahead of title insurance reform push

13 Jan, 2017

DEC. 14, 2016 New advocacy group formed ahead of title insurance reform push Ahead of the upcoming legislative session, a new nonprofit, policy organization — the Texans for Free Enterprise was founded. Its focus for 2017, according to founder Doug Deason, is to improve the regulations of the title insurance system in...

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11 Jan, 2017

Former Texas Association of Business CEO joins Texans for Free Enterprise

11 Jan, 2017

TEXANS FOR FREE ENTERPRISE EXPANDS LEADERSHIP WITH FORMER TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS CEO BILL HAMMOND Hammond to Serve as Executive Director of New Advocacy Organization, Lead Effort to Bring Competition to the Title Insurance Market AUSTIN, TEXAS—Former Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond will join the newly launched...

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