History

1972
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2011
1972

Investors Title Insurance Company is incorporated in North Carolina and established with a capital investment by J. Allen Fine, followed by an initial public offering of stock.

First policy is written in April.

1973

Investors Title Company is established as holding company for Investors Title Insurance Company and other subsidiaries.

1984

Investors Title grows to become the leading title insurer in North Carolina.

1985

Investors Title adopts the Canada Goose as its corporate icon. The goose embodies the instinctive trait of innovation that has made Investors Title the successful organization it is today. The “V” flying formation of a flock of geese is an instinctive innovation that sets geese apart from other species and has allowed them to thrive in a diverse range of habitats. The “V” formation represents a team effort to optimize not only the team’s aerodynamics, but control the overall speed to achieve objectives, expand the selection of habitat solutions, and provide the stability needed for them to thrive. It is our instinctively client-centric approach to developing innovative business processes and solutions that sets Investors Title apart for our partners and clients.

1986

Stock begins trading on NASDAQ National Market under the symbol ITIC.

1988

Investors Title Exchange Corporation is established to provide 1031 exchange services and act as a qualified intermediary in tax-deferred exchanges of real property. Investors Title Exchange Corporation was one of the first organizations of its kind specifically structured to handle these types of transactions.

1994

Investors Title Accommodation Corporation is established to provide an exchange accommodation title holder vehicle for reverse exchanges.

1999

Investors Title Management Services, Inc. is established to provide management services to affiliate owned title and real estate providers.

First managed agencies are opened in Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

2001

2001: Launch of EFLITE®- an innovative, web-based application for preparing title reports, opinions, and supplemental documents. EFLITE allows applications to be viewed on-screen, submitted electronically, and processed in record-breaking time.

2004

Investors Trust Company is established in North Carolina to provide trust and fiduciary services to individuals and entities.

2011

Launch of iTracs®- a proprietary escrow reconciliation service offered by Investors Title Management Services which features automated 3-way reconciliation, daily reporting of account activity, customized alerts of irregularities or critical errors, monthly third-party review, and audit-ready and state bar compliant reporting.

Investors Title was founded in 1972 by J. Allen Fine, who successfully raised the funds necessary to capitalize the company and take it public.

Title insurance dates back to the late 1800s, yet the volume of title insurance written remained low through the early 1970s. That changed dramatically when lenders began to sell their mortgages on the secondary market, a transformative event that Mr. Fine anticipated. As a result of his foresight, Investors Title was established, has successfully expanded into select markets and consistently maintains above-average profitability despite economic downturns.

Click on the timeline for the major milestones in our company’s history.