Stewart Title Virtual Underwriter
Debuts on World Wide Web

Award-Winning Tool Now Available on the Internet

Tuesday 21 July 1998

SHERMAN OAKS, CALIFORNIAEureka Electronic Publishing, Inc. (Eureka Publishing) today announced that Stewart Title Guaranty Company of Houston, Texas has launched it’s Virtual Underwriter® on the World Wide Web at  The Virtual Underwriter is a tremendously successful breakthrough electronic reference publication containing underwriting guidelines, state-by-state business practices, forms and bulletins for title insurance and conveyancing which adds quality and speed to the title insuring process.

Eureka Publishing worked with Landata Systems (a subsidiary of Stewart Title Guaranty Company) to develop the look and feel as well as the automated process to create more than 100,000 hypertext links in the Virtual Underwriter.  The product replaces more than 1,500 forms and 700 bulletins that would otherwise appear in more than 6,500 printed pages.

Kevin Thomas, Chief Legal Counsel for The Alliance Group stated: “The Virtual Underwriter is the unquestionable state-of-the-art product for providing underwriting information.  There’s nothing comparable in the marketplace anywhere that combines the breadth of the information and the extreme ease of use.”

“By making the Virtual Underwriter available on the Web, we are making it easier for our customers to access the information that assists them in closing their transactions quicker.  This provides a competitive edge for both our customers and for Stewart Title Guaranty Company,” said Mike Skalka, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Stewart Title Guaranty Company.

“We are pleased to have helped Stewart Title make the Virtual Underwriter available on the Internet.  The Virtual Underwriter has provided benefits to its users in its CD-ROM format and now the Internet version will provide additional value by being available on the World Wide Web,” said Mark Mathias, president of Eureka Publishing.

Before its Web debut, the Virtual Underwriter on CD-ROM won industry-specific awards such as the “Best Policies/Procedures Infobase” award from Folio Corporation (1995), the International Association of Business Communicators (Houston) Bronze Quill award (1996) and the TitleTech ’96 Discovery award (1997). Stewart Title and Eureka Publishing continue to work together to ensure that the Virtual Underwriter advances to evolve and increase underwriting productivity.

For more information please contact Eureka Electronic Publishing, Inc., Post Office Box 57349, Sherman Oaks, California 91413-2349, tel 818/789-0269, fax 818/789-2647, email:, World Wide Web:

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