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Private Insurance Policies Increase in October, Dollar Volume Slackens

Private mortgage insurers reported issuing more policies in October than in the month prior--but dollar volume decreased over the month, according to monthly numbers released by Mortgage Insurance Companies of America (MICA). Member companies represented in the trade group's statistics reported issuing 38,908 insurance certificates for borrowers seeking to buy or refinance a home in October. At the same time, dollar volume on insurance written throughout the month totaled $8.7 billion, the lowest amount since May 2012.

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Private Mortgage Insurance Production Slows in August

According to monthly statistics released by Mortgage Insurance Companies of America (MICA), member companies issued 46,051 policies in August, down from 50,575 in July. Activity was still higher than last year, though, when members issued 43,949 policies. The drop came despite an increase in applications received in July. Meanwhile, loan performance picked up after deteriorating for four straight months, with the ratio of cures to defaults rising more than 15 percentage points to 93.6 percent.

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Private Mortgage Insurance Continues to Gain Strength

According to data released by Mortgage Insurance Companies of America (MICA), member companies issued 50,575 policies to start the year's second half, up from 49,666 in June and 39,192 in July 2012. Dollar volume of primary new insurance written totaled $13.0 billion, marking the fifth straight month of gains. (Despite a decline in policies issued in June, dollar volume still saw an increase to $12.3 billion). Total primary insurance in force was $413.0 billion as of the end of July, the companies reported.

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Mortgage Insurers Report Decline in June Policies, Rise in Dollar Volume

June saw a decline in the number of private mortgage insurance policies issued, though dollar volume for those policies increased, according to the latest monthly report from Mortgage Insurance Companies of America (MICA). Member companies issued a combined 49,666 insurance certificates, down from 52,545 in May. June's decline was the first since February. While policies fell, dollar volume rose, jumping to nearly $12.3 billion from May's $12.0 billion.

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Mortgage Insurers Report May Growth

Private mortgage insurance business saw a sharp increase for the third straight month in May, according to a monthly report from Mortgage Insurance Companies of America (MICA). Together, member companies issued 52,545 certificates on new mortgage loans totaling more than $12.0 billion in volume. The increase in volume comes as little surprise, given the rising trend in applications received over the last several months. With applications totaling 55,535 in May, activity should continue to improve.

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Private Mortgage Insurance Activity Slides in February

New private mortgage insurance business dipped in February, according to a monthly statistics report from Mortgage Insurance Companies of America (MICA), a trade association representing the industry. The report includes statistical data from three MICA member companies: Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corporation, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, and Radian Guaranty Inc.

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MICA Reports Fewer Policies, Greater Dollar Volume in December

Private mortgage insurance activity saw a slight lift in December, according to Mortgage Insurance Companies of America's (MICA) monthly statistical report. Member companies wrote a combined $10.7 billion in primary new insurance on conventional loans in December, up from a reported $10.4 billion in November. Primary insurance in force was nearly $400.7 billion at the end of the year, with December marking the seventh consecutive month of increases.

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