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LoanSifter Hosts QM-Focused Webinars

LoanSifter, a Wisconsin-based company specializing in technology for loan originators and secondary departments, is hosting two industry panels this week to address concerns and strategies revolving around the soon-to-be-implemented qualified mortgage (QM) rule.

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Business Declines for Private Mortgage Insurers

A total of 38,908 insurance certificates for borrowers seeking to buy or refinance a home were issued by members of Mortgage Insurance Companies of America (MICA) in October. That number sits lower than most other months of 2013 and is nearly 4,000 less than last October. At the same time, dollar volume on insurance written throughout the month was the lowest since May 2012.

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September Sees Drop in New Private Mortgage Insurance

Member firms of Mortgage Insurance Companies of America (MICA) issued a combined 37,501 new mortgage insurance policies with a dollar volume of $9.6 billion in September. Private mortgage insurers' new business for the month represents a drop from the 46,051 new policies issued in August and tracks a drop in August application volume of more than 5,000.

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Freddie Mac Agreement Brings Down Radian’s August Delinquencies

Radian Guaranty Inc. reported a decline in primary mortgage insurance delinquencies in August. The monthly release, based on statistics reported to Radian from loan servicers, showed delinquent inventory fell by 11,715 (15.2 percent) over August to end the month at 65,427. The majority of the monthly decline came from a master transaction agreement with Freddie Mac which removed its exposure to 9,756 loans that were delinquent as of December 31, 2011 (in addition to 4,586 re-performing loans).

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Radian Announces Claims Agreement with Freddie Mac

Radian Guaranty Inc., the mortgage insurance subsidiary of Radian Group Inc., has entered into a master transaction agreement with Freddie Mac which the company says eliminates its claim exposure on 9,756 delinquent mortgage loans and 4,586 re-performing loans. The agreement involves a group of 25,760 first-lien mortgages held by Freddie Mac that were insured by Radian and were delinquent as of December 31, 2011. The agreement spells out future claim payments, loss mitigation activity, and insurance coverage of these loans.

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CFPB Files Complaints Against Mortgage Insurers for Alleged Kickbacks

The CFPB took action against four mortgage insurance companies who gave kickbacks to lenders in exchange for business. The CFPB filed complaints and proposed consent orders against Genworth U.S. Mortgage Insurance Corporation, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, Radian Guaranty Inc., and United Guaranty Corporation for their alleged roles in kickback arrangements. ""The orders announced today put an end to these types of arrangements and require these insurers to pay more than $15 million in penalties for violating the law,"" said CFPB director Richard Cordray.

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Radian Guaranty Names Chief Policy Officer for Government Relations

Radian Guaranty Inc., the mortgage insurance (MI) subsidiary of Radian Group Inc., appointed industry veteran Phillip Bracken as the chief policy officer for government and industry relations. In the newly created position, Bracken is called to represent Radian on Capitol Hill by promoting a more traditional balance between private and public capital in the mortgage finance market.

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