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News stories about Mortgage insurance

Sep 25, 2018  10:05 ET
Opinion: PMI must play crucial role in housing reform
By Bradley Shuster Government-backed conventional mortgages totaled approximately $5.3 trillion as of summer 2018. As every follower of the mortgage-finance system knows, the guarantors of th...
May 21, 2018  13:25 ET
Nonbank trade group seeks insurance-pricing probe
The Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA), a trade organization representing smaller nonbank lenders, has asked the regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to investigate the private mortgage-in...
May 18, 2018  11:10 ET
Jumbo demand cools despite higher home prices
Mortgage-industry watchers might assume that skyrocketing home prices are forcing more and more people to apply for high-balance loans. Jumbo loans remain the norm in pricey California cities like S...
Apr 20, 2018  11:10 ET
Booming housing market faces few threats
U.S. home prices continue to hit new record highs, raising concerns that certain markets could already be in a price bubble. Ralph DeFranco, the global chief economist for the mortgage insurer Arch...
Oct 11, 2017  14:20 ET
Opinion: Mortgage insurance is a vital backstop
By Lindsey Johnson The 2008 financial crisis dramatically impacted our housing-finance system. More than 1.2 million hard-working Americans lost their homes between 2005 and 2008, accordi...
Jul 12, 2016  17:00 ET
GSE front-end risk sharing worries small lenders
Alternative methods being eyed for the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to transfer loan-default risk — including expanding the role of private mortgage insurers — a...
Dec 1, 2015  16:40 ET
MBA urges GSE regulator to expand risk sharing with private insurers
Government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need to adopt a safer and more transparent model for offloading billions of dollars of mortgage risk, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)...

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