Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp., the nation's largest MI company in terms of policies-in-force, posted a $340 million loss in the second quarter, warning that it may not meet minimum capital standards that would allow it to continue writing new policies.
The company stressed to this publication, however, that it is continuing to write new MI policies. In a statement, MGIC — which insures $223 billion in home mortgages — warned that there are no plans by the U.S. Treasury to provide it, or any other MI, with capital support.
"Nothing's going on in that regard," a company spokesman told NMN. MGIC hopes to activate a subsidiary called MGIC Indemnity Corp. that would allow it to begin writing new policies in January of next year.
MGIC is supplying the unit with $1 billion in fresh capital. Despite all the bad news for the company, MGIC's share price was up $0.37 in trading early in the afternoon of July16.