The New York Times rambles, and mangles mortgages along the way

The New York Times rambles, and mangles mortgages along the way

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Radian Group posts net income of $154M in 3Q2014

Gains come from change in fair value of derivatives
Trey Garrison
Radian Group reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, of $153.6 million, or $0.67 per diluted share.
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MGIC posts 3Q net income of $72M on $235M revenue

Not concerned about GSE insurance changes in works
Trey Garrison
MGIC Investment Corporation posted net income of $72 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with net income of $12.1 million for the same quarter a year ago.
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HousingWire reveals the 50 fastest-growing companies in housing economy

Inaugural 2014 HW Fast50 ranks companies on revenue growth
Sarah Wheeler

Topping this year's list is a publicly traded single-family rental specialist that saw revenue grow nearly 3,000% during 2013. But that's not the only surprise.


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Will bankers get easier mortgage insurance rules?

Plans could make borrowing less affordable
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s request for public comment closed on Monday. But before it could, banks along with MGIC cautioned that the plan would make borrowing less affordable for homebuyers unless it is revised.
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National MI appoints William Leatherberry general counsel

Brings more than 20 years of corporate legal experience
Ben Lane
Leatherberry joins National MI from Century Aluminum, where he served as executive vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel and secretary.
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Goldman hired for Radian Asset selloff

Pending private mortgage insurance rules speed up process
Brena Swanson
Radian hired Goldman Sachs to evaluate interest in its financial guaranty business Radian Asset, according to Radian. The company has been in the runoff since 2008.
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Executive Conversations: Richard Izen of Arch MI on PMIERs

Arch Capital becomes a direct provider of mortgage insurance
Sarah Wheeler
We fully support these important efforts by the GSEs and FHFA to set standards for approved mortgage insurers.
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MGIC: Delinquencies on file drop in June

Writes $3.2 billion primary new insurance
MGIC Investment Corporation wrote $3.2 billion primary new insurance in June, a jump from $2.8 in May.
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FHFA seeks to reduce private insurance risk

Calls for input on draft requirements
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is trying to reduce its credit risk after taking a giant hit from the financial crisis. As a result, it is seeking input on drafting new requirements that would apply to private mortgage insurance companies.
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Tight credit standards, high FHA rates could be a boon for private mortgage insurers

Market share has nearly tripled in four years
Ben Lane

With purchase originations expected to hit the highest level since 2008, private mortgage insurers are about to be in prime position to reap the benefits.“We expect that the recovery in the housing market and the resulting increase in purchase originations mean that private MIs should see a boost in business,” said Bradley Shuster, president and CEO of NMI Holdings, Inc.


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