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National homebuyer confidence at post-GFC high

29 September 2015 - Genworth

The Genworth Homebuyer Confidence Index (HCI) has risen for a third consecutive period since March 2014. The HCI considers the proportion of monthly income used to service debt, the maximum loan-to-value ratio borrowers are comfortable with, their repayment history over the last 12 months and expectations for the next 12 months and whether respondents think it is a good time to buy property.

The 11th edition of Genworth's Streets Ahead reports that respondent's attitudes remain positive towards property. 

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Genworth Australia 1H 2015 Earnings

05 August 2015 - Genworth

Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Limited (GMA) reported statutory net profit after tax (NPAT) of $113 million for the half year ended 30 June 2015, a 25.4 per cent decrease on the previous corresponding period (pcp). Underlying NPAT for the half of $132.9 million was steady on the pcp.

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Re-evaluating LMI

01 June 2015 - Australian Securitisation Journal

Australian Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) have historically benefited from the additional credit support of Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI). Providers explain why LMI continues to play an important role in supporting the market's robustness - despite a re-examination of the role of mortgage insurance.

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Brokers key to consumer choice

07 May 2015 - Genworth

New analysis from Genworth Australia highlights the important role mortgage brokers play in exposing customers to a diverse range of lenders and products.

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Genworth Australia 1Q 2015 Earnings

29 April 2015 - Genworth

Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Limited (GMA) has reported a statutory Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) of $89.5 million for the quarter ended 31 March 2015, an increase of 29.2% compared to the previous corresponding period1 (pcp). Excluding $19.8 million of after-tax mark-to-market gains, the Underlying NPAT2 of $69.7 million was flat compared to the pcp.

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First home buyers turning to personal debt to fund deposits: Genworth

27 March 2015 - Property Observer

First home buyers are increasingly resorting to personal debt to fund their home deposits, according to the 10th edition of the Genworth Streets Ahead Homebuyer Confidence Index.

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