KBRA Releases Research – U.S. Title Insurance 2020 Outlook: The New Normal … For Now

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases its U.S. Title Insurance 2020 Outlook: The New Normal … For Now report, which examines the latest sector trends and activity into 2020.

In KBRA’s view, the U.S. title insurance sector in 2020 is stable, based on our expectations that the sector’s record levels of capital and operating profits point to continued success and resiliency. The sector is benefiting from the longest U.S. economic expansion, with the stock market in record territory, low unemployment, low inflation, and moderately low expectations of a near-term recession—all of which support a healthy real estate market and mortgage originations.

KBRA’s profitability expectations for 2020 are in line with the past two years, i.e., $1 billion in net income, with any increases to operational expenses being slightly offset by lower loss and loss adjustment expenses as well as net investment income to provide a strong tailwind. However, with the potential for challenges to outweigh opportunities across the U.S. real estate market, the overall view has dimmed somewhat.

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KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.

Contacts

Analytical Contacts:
Patrick Curboy, Associate Director
(646) 731-2320
pcurboy@kbra.com

Fred DeLeon, Senior Director
(646) 731-2352
fdeleon@kbra.com

Andrew Edelsberg, Managing Director
(646) 731-2371
aedelsberg@kbra.com

Donna Halverstadt, Managing Director
(646) 731-3352
dhalverstadt@kbra.com

Business Development Contact:
Tina Bukow, Managing Director
(646) 731-2368
tbukow@kbra.com

Contacts

Analytical Contacts:
Patrick Curboy, Associate Director
(646) 731-2320
pcurboy@kbra.com

Fred DeLeon, Senior Director
(646) 731-2352
fdeleon@kbra.com

Andrew Edelsberg, Managing Director
(646) 731-2371
aedelsberg@kbra.com

Donna Halverstadt, Managing Director
(646) 731-3352
dhalverstadt@kbra.com

Business Development Contact:
Tina Bukow, Managing Director
(646) 731-2368
tbukow@kbra.com