Who we are

Our credentials reaffirm our status as the pre-eminent title insurance specialist in Australia and New Zealand.

First Title is the trading name of First American Title Insurance Company of Australia Pty Limited. First Title is a general insurance company, authorised to underwrite insurance by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. First Title also holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (licence no. 263876) granted by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Our AFS licence authorises us to provide general insurance product advice and to deal in general insurance products for both retail and wholesale clients.

First Title operates in the New Zealand marketplace as a foreign insurer. From 2013, the regulation of general insurers will be within the auspices of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Pending this change, First Title has been granted a provisional licence by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Our underwriting risks are reinsured with a related company in the United States, First American Title Insurance Company.

Our parent company

The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries, and traces its heritage back to 1889. It is one of the world’s leading title insurance companies measured by financial strength and independently published risk ratings.