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Genworth U.S. Mortgage Insurance Introduces More Detailed, Easier to Understand Commitment/Certificate of Insurance

Monday, April 08, 2013

Genworth U.S. Mortgage Insurance Introduces More Detailed, Easier to Understand Commitment/Certificate of Insurance

14:15 EDT Monday, April 08, 2013

Latest Effort Under Simplify MI(SM) Program to Save Lenders Time, Boost Their Business

RICHMOND, Va., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth U.S. Mortgage Insurance (USMI), a unit of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) today announced a redesigned Commitment/Certificate of Insurance that will make it easier for customers to understand information about their mortgage insurance.

Genworth USMI redesigned the document to improve its readability and provide additional loan-level detail for customers. Some data fields were renamed for clarity, and new data fields were added, including: debt-to-income ratio, loan purpose, and submission method. The process for submitting loans, ordering mortgage insurance, or activating mortgage insurance coverage remains the same, so customers will not have to learn new procedures.

The simplified Commitment/Certificate includes clear Instructions, on a separate page, for how to activate mortgage insurance coverage. Customers also can print their own copy of a Commitment/Certificate directly from the website at https://miservicing.genworth.com.

The new Commitment/Certificate was introduced to customers last month as another element of Genworth USMI's exclusive Simplify MI(SM) effort to improve the mortgage insurance experience for customers and provide additional value beyond a competitive price.

When Genworth USMI approves an application for mortgage insurance, it issues a document called the Commitment/Certificate of Insurance to provide customers with a concise, comprehensive view of key information and details of the mortgage insurance coverage that applies to a specific loan, including borrower information, loan details, and mortgage insurance coverage and payment options.

Before the loan is closed, the document serves as Genworth's commitment to insure the loan, although insurance has not been activated and is not in effect. Once the lender closes the loan, any applicable premium has been paid and Genworth has been notified to activate coverage, the document serves as the insurance certificate and extends Genworth USMI coverage to the loan.

Customers can learn more about the simplified Commitment/Certificate of Insurance by viewing the new brochure online or watching a recorded webinar. Customers also can contact their Genworth USMI account representative, or the ActionCenter® at 800-444-5664, or Action.Center@genworth.com.

About Genworth Financial

Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a leading Fortune 500 insurance holding company dedicated to helping people secure their financial lives, families and futures.  Genworth has leadership positions in offerings that assist consumers in protecting themselves, investing for the future and planning for retirement -- including life insurance, long term care insurance, financial protection coverages, and independent advisor-based wealth management -- and mortgage insurance that helps consumers achieve home ownership while assisting lenders in managing their risk and capital.

Genworth has approximately 6,300 employees and operates through three divisions: U.S. Life Insurance, which includes life insurance, long term care insurance and fixed annuities; Global Mortgage Insurance, containing U.S. Mortgage Insurance and International Mortgage Insurance segments; and the Corporate and Other division, which includes the International Protection, Wealth Management and Runoff segments. Products and services are offered through financial intermediaries, advisors, independent distributors and sales specialists. Genworth Financial, Inc., headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, traces its roots back to 1871 and became a public company in 2004.  For more information, visit genworth.com.  From time to time, Genworth Financial, Inc. releases important information via postings on its corporate website. Accordingly, investors and other interested parties are encouraged to enroll to receive automatic email alerts and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds regarding new postings. Enrollment information is found under the "Investors" section of genworth.com.

SOURCE Genworth Financial, Inc.

For further information: Media - Alfred King (Genworth U.S. Mortgage Insurance), 1.919.846.3018, Alfred.king@genworth.com

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