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Supporting Consumer Standing and Participation in Title Insurance Rate Hearings

Title insurance prices in Texas are too high, with Texans paying almost $2 billion on average in title insurance premiums per year. To make matters worse, consumers do not have a voice in the rate-setting process. Texas sets a single rate for title insurance in a hearing… Read More →

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

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… Read More →

2016 LBJ School study reexamines competitiveness in the title insurance industry

Building upon the title insurance study conducted by UT’s LBJ School of Public Affairs in 2011, David Eaton, Ph.D and Ms. Xue Gao revisited the topic of title insurance competitiveness.Armed with more data from various nationwide sources, including the US Housing and Urban Development, Bank of America,… Read More →

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Free Enterprise (TFE) today applauded the authors of two pieces of legislation that will bring badly needed reform to outdated title insurance practices in Texas. “Senator Hancock and Representative Munoz are introducing transparency and rate competition to title insurance in Texas that, if… Read More →
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