Texas-based Underwriter Expands into New Mexico

September 30, 2014

First National Title Insurance Co. recently announced expansion into the New Mexico market.

“We are following our independent spirit of agent-focused underwriting services to the Land of Enchantment,” said, Chris Phillips, chief executive officer of First National Title. “We have identified key regions within the state of New Mexico that we believe will benefit from First National Title Insurance’s services and resources.”

The company said the opportunity to develop a network of strong, independent agents willing to work together to maintain their relevance in the marketplace was a driving force to grow its footprint.

“I am looking forward to being back in New Mexico and connecting with the agents I served while I was with the Department of Insurance in Santa Fe,” said Craig Dunbar, regional agency representative for First National Title. “Agents have experienced large underwriters cutting back or imposing new rules and restrictions on their activities. Independent agents want to remain independent and are looking for an underwriter who shares their interests.”

First National Title was approved to operate in Airzona in 2013.

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