MILWAUKEE, March 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE: MTG) today issued an Operational Summary of the primary mortgage insurance of its insurance subsidiaries for the month of February 2021. The summary is also available on the company's investor website under Newsroom, Press Releases.
The information concerning new delinquency notices and cures is compiled from reports received from loan servicers. The level of new notice and cure activity reported in a particular month can be influenced by, among other things, the date on which a servicer generates its report, the accuracy of the data provided by servicers, the number of business days in a month, transfers of servicing between loan servicers, and whether all servicers have provided the reports in a given month. Notices of delinquency are typically reported to us when loans are two payments past due (for example, for February we report as a new delinquency any delinquent loan that missed its January 1st (or earlier) payment that was not previously reported to us). We expect the number of delinquencies will continue to be influenced by various factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its length and severity, the length of time that measures intended to reduce its transmission remain in place, the resulting level of unemployment, the impact of various government initiatives to mitigate the resulting economic harm and efforts to reduce its transmission.
The information concerning the percentage of loans in forbearance is based on the most recent information provided by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs), as well as loan servicers, and we believe substantially all reported forbearances are related to COVID-19. While the forbearance information provided by the GSEs refers to delinquent loans in forbearance as of the prior month-end, the information provided by loan servicers may be more current.
Beginning Primary Delinquent Inventory (# of loans)
Plus: New Delinquency Notices
Less: Paid Claims
Less: Rescissions and Denials
Ending Primary Delinquent Inventory (# of loans)
% of New Delinquency Notices in Forbearance
% of Primary Delinquency Inventory in Forbearance
Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation "MGIC" (www.mgic.com), the principal subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corporation, serves lenders throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and other locations helping families achieve homeownership sooner by making affordable low-down-payment mortgages a reality through the use of private mortgage insurance.
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SOURCE MGIC Investment Corporation