Genworth news

  • Insurer stat points to healthy market?

    One of Canada’s leading private insurers unveiled strong second quarter results and, perhaps more interestingly, one statistic that potentially points to a healthy housing market.

  • Daily Market Update

    Alberta has far higher household debt than the rest of Canada… Mortgage insurers report lower level of defaults… Academic analysis of the likelihood of a correction… And US lawmakers look to change controversial ‘two door’ rule.

  • Private insurer picks up CMHC slack

    The private insurers continue to win a larger piece of the mortgage default insurance pie following CMHC’s program cuts, with one major insurer reporting strong second quarter earnings.

  • B-21 to erode credit union competitive advantage

    In a guest blog exclusively for MortgageBrokerNews.ca, Daniel Lewczuk of Mortgage Intelligence examines how credit unions -- who heretofore have enjoyed a competitive advantage over banks and monolines -- will be affected by OSFI's B-21 guidelines.

  • Brokers: Opportunity for lenders to embrace insurers

    A competitive advantage is there for the taking for monoline lenders who are willing to work with Canada’s two private mortgage default insurers -- Genworth and Canada Guaranty, according to two brokers.

  • Broker to government: Back away from CMHC

    One broker takes umbrage with what he feels is the Canadian government limiting the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) influence in the market following the crown corporation’s most recent restructuring.

  • What does the future hold for CMHC?

    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced further changes to its insurance offerings Friday, providing even more fodder for brokers to speculate about the future of the crown corporation.

  • Daily Market Update: 'No bubble,' says Oliver | Slower market than expected | Amortization questions

    No housing or mortgage crisis in Canada, according to the finance minister….. but academic calls the market “lacklustre” and says that’s significant…..and is shorter always better for mortgage amortizations?

  • Business for self deals are all about relationships

    Industry players are frustrated by the lack of options for self-employed clients but the best way to navigate this area, according to one broker, is to assemble a solid stable of a few lenders willing to go the extra mile.

  • Private insurers won't follow CMHC's lead

    Phew! Genworth Canada and Canada Guaranty have decided not to follow in CMHC’s footsteps and change their programs for self-employed buyers. But is this only a temporary move?