USMI Statement on IMAGIN

March 14, 2018

U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI) President and Executive Director Lindsey Johnson issued the following statement on the recent news that Freddie Mac is piloting a new low down payment insurance program aimed at a small segment of the market called IMAGIN.

USMI Chairman Patrick Sinks Testifies Before Congress on Mortgage Insurance and Sustainable Housing

December 6, 2017

U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI) Chairman and Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC) CEO Patrick Sinks today testified on behalf of USMI in front of the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance in a hearing entitled “Sustainable Housing Finance: Private Sector Perspectives on Housing Finance Reform, Part IV.” 

A smarter way to buy a home

May 30, 2017

Are you considering buying a home? With mortgage rates on the slow and steady incline, there may be no better time for a home purchase than now.

USMI Statement on Mortgage Bankers Association Report on Reform Recommendations for the GSEs and the Housing Finance System

April 20, 2017

Lindsey Johnson, President and Executive Director of the U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), today issued the following statement on the Mortgage Bankers Association report on reform recommendations for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) and the housing finance system.

Balancing Important Protections Provided by Improved Underwriting Standards with Reasonable Consumer Access to Credit

March 15, 2017

Since the 2008 financial crisis, certain safeguards were put in place that resulted in more stringent underwriting standards for lenders and borrowers. As a mortgage insurer, lenders are my customers.

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