Home run: Strengthening macroeconomic conditions have bolstered industry revenue

The Title Insurance industry has grown substantially as a result of strengthening macroeconomic conditions and a healthier domestic consumer. Industry operators rely extensively on both the volume and value of domestic real estate transactions, given that the issuance of a title insurance policy requires a real property purchase to take place. Strong growth in existing home sales and the house price index have supported growth in the industry. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is forecast to continue rising...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing home sales and better access to credit will result in strong revenue growth
  • Insurance companies tend to prefer the stable returns offered by fixed-income products
  • Growth in key housing market variables is anticipated to boost insurance premiums
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Title Insurance industry operates with a high level of market share concentration. The top four companies are estimated to account for 85.7% of total industry revenue in 2017, representing a slight decrease from 2012. Regardless of the decline, the industry continues to be dominated by Fidelity National Financial Inc., First American Financial Corporation, Old Republic International Corp. and Stewart Information Services Corporation. The remaining title insurers focus on relatively small geographical regions and client bases for revenue. Indicative of the small size of the average title insurer, 83.9% of industry operators rely on less than 10 employees to conduct title insurance operations, according to the latest available information from the US Census Bureau...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Title Insurance Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Title Insurance Industry are

  • Ability to effectively manage risk
  • Management of a high-quality assets portfolio
  • Having a cost-effective distribution system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Existing home sales and House price index in the Title Insurance industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Title Insurance Industry?

    This industry underwrites (i.e. assumes the risks of and assigns premiums for) title insurance, which protects the policyholder from financial losses from defects in a real property title and from the inability to enforce a mortgage lien.

    Industry Products
  • Direct title insurance premiums
  • Agency title insurance premiums
  • Title search, title reconveyance and title abstract service fees
  • Industry Activities
  • Underwriting title insurance
  • Providing title search services
  • Providing title reconveyance services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Existing home sales
  • House price index
  • Access to credit
  • year conventional mortgage rate

  • Current Performance
  • Housing market trends
  • Investment choices and returns
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Major player dominance
  • Regulation and assistance
  • Table: Title Insurance Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Title Insurance Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Banking
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Insurance Brokers & Agencies
  • Reinsurance Carriers
  • Third-Party Administrators & Insurance Claims Adjusters

  • Products & Services
  • Agency title insurance premiums
  • Direct title insurance premiums
  • Title search, title reconveyance and title abstract service fees
  • Other
  • Chart: Title Insurance Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Real estate buyers
  • Real estate sellers
  • Real estate agents and mortgage lenders
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Title Insurance Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Agent commissions and wages
  • Provisions for loss
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Title Insurance

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Title Insurance Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Fidelity National Financial Inc., First American Financial Corporation, Old Republic International Corp., Stewart Information Services Corporation,
  • Table: Fidelity National Financial Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: First American Financial Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Old Republic International Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Stewart Information Services Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Title Insurance Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Title Insurance Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Existing home sales (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Adverse Ownership Claim
  • Related to adverse possession, or the ability to claim legal title to someone else's land by possessing it for an extended period of time.
  • Encumbrance
  • A claim against a property by another party. Common examples include an outstanding mortgage or unpaid property taxes.
  • Lien
  • The legal right of a lender to sell the collateral property of a borrower who has not met their loan obligations.
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