Weichert Financial Services Selects Fidelity's Empower! Loan Origination Software Solution

October 6, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Empower!, a division of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF) announced that Morris Plains, New Jersey-based Weichert Financial Services, a full service mortgage lender, has chosen Empower! as their loan origination software (LOS) solution.

"We have been aware of Fidelity's strong technology presence in the real estate market for some time," said Fred Watkins, President & CEO of Weichert Financial Services. "When extensively researching front-end systems to meet our growing needs, we were seeking all of the features that define a robust technology solution: scalability, flexibility and reliability," said Mr. Watkins. "Since Empower! has a proven track record, supports multiple business channels, and is complemented by many other Fidelity products and services, we are confident this decision is the right one for our company," added Mr. Watkins.

"We are pleased to have been selected to provide Weichert with our loan origination technology solution," said Al Bartello, Empower's Vice President of Sales and Marketing."By integrating with other Fidelity solutions and a wide variety of other third-party providers, Empower! will enable them to streamline their origination processes and significantly reduce their cost per loan," added Bartello. "Equally as important, Empower! is easily modified to quickly respond to changes in the market and our customers needs, so Weichert will have a fully adaptable solution that can grow with their organization," said Bartello.

Source: Fidelity National Financial