New title insurer undercuts competitors

But rate discounts difficult in some states

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In the midst of the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, one that originated in and owes its severity to developments in the home mortgage market, it is nice to be able to report some good news about this market. The newly chartered EnTitle Insurance Co. is now offering title insurance directly to borrowers through its Web site, www.entitledirect.com. The premiums charged by EDI undercut those of existing insurers by about 35 percent.