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USMI Roundup: Developments in Housing Finance

April 23, 2021

We are well into Spring and there continues to be numerous developments in housing finance. April is Financial Literacy Month, so U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI) has been hard at work highlighting the unique role private mortgage insurance (MI) plays in … Continued

USMI Member Spotlight: Q&A with Tim Mattke of MGIC

April 16, 2021

USMI’s member spotlight series focuses on how the private mortgage insurance (MI) industry works to address several critical issues within the housing finance system, including expanding access to affordable mortgage credit for first-time and minority homebuyers, protecting taxpayers from risk … Continued

Record-Setting Year: Private Mortgage Insurers Helped Over 2 Million Low Down Payment Borrowers in 2020

March 25, 2021

Industry supported $600 billion in mortgage originations for new home purchases and refinance loans   WASHINGTON — U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), the association representing the nation’s leading private mortgage insurance (MI) companies, today announced the industry helped over 2 million low down payment borrowers secure mortgage financing … Continued

Q&A with National MI CEO Claudia Merkle on Record-Setting Year for Private MI

March 25, 2021

The private mortgage insurance (MI) industry helped over 2 million low down payment borrowers secure mortgage financing in 2020, a 53 percent increase from the previous year. The industry also supported $600 billion in mortgage originations. USMI President Lindsey Johnson sat down with National … Continued

USMI Roundup: Developments in Housing Finance

March 5, 2021

It’s hard to believe there’s only 15 days until the first day of Spring 2021—a time that marks, for most years, the start of the busiest homebuying season. As the Biden Administration has filled more of its key positions, policymakers … Continued

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