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Radian 1Q earnings boosted by stronger mortgage credit trends

Beats earnings estimates
Brena Swanson
Although Radian’s first-quarter net income dropped to $91.7 million, from $146.0 million a year ago, the mortgage insurance company’s CEO says the company has finally turned a corner.
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Radian now offering an industry first – job loss insurance

New program will pay borrowers’ mortgage if they lose their job
Ben Lane
Radian Guaranty is offering a new program that’s the first of its kind in the industry – job loss insurance. The new program, called Radian MortgageAssure, will pay a borrower’s mortgage if they suffer an involuntary job loss and fall behind on their mortgage payments. And it comes at no cost to the borrower.
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Radian completes sale of Radian Asset to Assured Guaranty

Total purchase price was $804.5 million
Ben Lane
According to Assured Guaranty, the final purchase price for Radian Asset was $804.5 million, paid in cash. According to Radian, its net proceeds on the deal were $789 million, due to transaction-related expenses.
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FHA mortgage premiums cost borrowers up to $12K more

WalletHub: Consumers save big with four big private insurers
Trey Garrison
Private mortgage insurance saves a lot over the long run, and FHA mortgage insurance is costly. Here’s how it breaks down.
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MKM Partners recommends stock buys on these two mortgage insurers

Sees strong fundamentals for investors in MGIC, Radian
Trey Garrison
MKM Partners sees potential -- strong potential -- for investors in mortgage insurers, owing to where they see the housing industry going. Here's what they're saying.
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Radian selects Clifford Rossi as chief economist

Will also serve as senior vice president
Ben Lane
In this position, Rossi will have responsibility over Radian’s research, forecasts, quantitative analysis and financial modeling of the company’s mortgage insurance portfolio, as well as the housing and mortgage markets.
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Clayton Holdings adds Jeff Tennyson as chief operating officer

Recently served in similar role at B2R Finance
Ben Lane
In his position with Clayton, Tennyson will oversee all of Clayton's U.S. business units including: Transaction Management, Consulting, Surveillance, Commercial Due Diligence and Green River Capital, the company said.
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Radian 4Q net income surges to $428.3M

Beat revenue expectations
Brena Swanson
Radian reported a strong fourth-quarter, with its net income soaring to $428.3 million, or $1.78 per diluted share, compared to a net income of $36.4 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the same quarter a year ago.
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SEC filings reveal BlackRock’s substantial interest in housing

Ownership disclosures show breadth of empire
Ben Lane
Over the last few weeks, HousingWire has chronicled the stock ownership disclosures of BlackRock, revealing that the company holds significant interest in many of housing’s biggest names, including Altisource Residential, CoreLogic and Lowe’s. As it turns out, those disclosures only scratch the surface of how deep BlackRock’s roots extend into housing.
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Radian: Mortgage delinquencies steadily decrease

Writes more private mortgage insurance
Brena Swanson
Private mortgage insurer Radian continued to grow, writing $3.43 billion in new primary mortgage insurance in December 2014.
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