Radian Guaranty Inc., the principal mortgage insurance subsidiary of Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN), today commented on the new Private Mortgage Insurer Eligibility Requirements (PMIERs 2.0) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs) that were issued yesterday and will become effective on March 31, 2019.
Radian expects to comply with PMIERs 2.0 as of the effective date of March 31, 2019, and is positioned to maintain substantially the same excess of Available Assets over Minimum Required Assets under PMIERs 2.0 as it had on June 30, 2018 under the current PMIERs, without a need to take further actions to do so. The companys expectation is based on its forecasted new insurance written, its projections for ongoing positive operating results, its strong capital position and the benefits of its reinsurance programs.
Radian is well positioned to maintain compliance with PMIERs 2.0, which provides a strong risk-based capital framework for our mortgage insurance industry and helps us to support our customers in providing affordable, sustainable homeownership opportunities, said Radian Chief Executive Officer Rick Thornberry.
The PMIERs 2.0 requirements may be found on the FHFAs website at www.fhfa.gov.
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Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN), headquartered in Philadelphia, provides private mortgage insurance, risk management products and real estate services to financial institutions. Radian offers products and services through two business segments:
- Mortgage Insurance, through its principal mortgage insurance subsidiary Radian Guaranty Inc. This private mortgage insurance helps protect lenders from default-related losses, facilitates the sale of low-downpayment mortgages in the secondary market and enables homebuyers to purchase homes more quickly with downpayments less than 20%.
- Mortgage and Real Estate Services, through its principal services subsidiary Clayton, as well as Entitle Direct, Green River Capital, Red Bell Real Estate and ValuAmerica. These solutions include information and services that financial institutions, investors and government entities use to evaluate, acquire, securitize, service and monitor loans and asset-backed securities.
Additional information may be found at www.radian.biz.
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