Mortgage insurers continue writing new business, with members of the Mortgage Insurance Companies of America reporting $8.71 billion in new primary mortgage insurance volume for the month of October.

Overall, MICA’s member companies – Genworth, Radian and MGIC – reported a total of $418.4 billion in total primary mortgage insurance in force.

Roughly 38,900 borrowers used primary MI to buy or refinance a home in October, while the total number of mortgage applications received hit 40,716.

MICA members reported 19,730 defaults and 18,517 cures during the same time period.

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