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All you need to know about the new mortgage insurance premiums effective May1st, 2014

3/26/2014

Questions and Answers

Purchase

1. What if a purchase and sale agreement is signed prior to May 1st, 2014 and the mortgage insurance application is submitted on or after May 1st, 2014?

In this scenario, the new premium rates would apply. Even though the purchase and sale agreement was signed before May 1st, 2014, the mortgage insurance application was received by Genworth after the effective date of the new premium rate price change, and therefore the new rates apply.

2. What if I have signed a purchase and sale agreement and I require mortgage insurance, however, the closing date is after May 1st, 2014, will the current premiums still apply?

As long as the application was submitted to Genworth prior to May 1st 2014, the current premiums will still apply.

3. I have a mortgage pre-approval from a lender from before May 1st, 2014, will I still be eligible for the current premium rates if I don’t have a signed agreement of purchase until on or after May 1st, 2014?

All applications for mortgage insurance must be submitted prior to May 1st, 2014 with a binding purchase and sale agreement in place to be eligible for current premium rates.

4. If I bought a new construction property (i.e. condo) that is not expected to be built for another two years, will the new premium rates apply?

As long as the application for mortgage insurance was submitted to Genworth prior to May 1st, 2014 and the closing date is prior to the expiry of the Genworth commitment, then current premiums will apply.

5. If I have a Progress Draw mortgage that has been submitted to Genworth prior to May 1st 2014 and the draws are occurring on or after the May 1st, 2014, will the new premium rates be charged?

As long as the application for mortgage insurance was submitted to Genworth prior to the May 1st, 2014, the current premium rates will be charged.

Refinance

6. What if I am thinking about refinancing my home on or after May 1st, 2014, will I be eligible for the current premium rates?

To be eligible for the current premiums, applications must be submitted to Genworth prior to May 1st, 2014. If the refinance application is submitted on or after May 1st, 2014, the new premium rates will apply.Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada

Portability

7. How will the new premiums apply to an existing Genworth insured loan if the mortgage is ported to a new property?

For applications submitted on or after May 1st 2014, the new premium rates plus any applicable surcharges will apply when there is a port and increase to the current mortgage amount.

Changes On Or After May 1st, 2014

8. If I submit an application for mortgage insurance to Genworth prior to May 1st, 2014, and the application then gets resubmitted with changes or updates on or after May 1st, 2014, will the application continue to be eligible for the current premiums.

As long as the original application was submitted to Genworth prior to May 1st 2014, and there are no changes to the property, then the current premiums will still apply.

9. If a lender has cancelled (in error / technology issues/ making changes) a file that Genworth received prior to May 1st, 2014 and then needs to re-open or resubmit the application on or after the May 1st, 2014, can they resubmit and still be charged the current premium rates?

Where the submitting lender does not change, and there are no changes to the property, the mortgage insurance application will still be eligible for the current premium rates.

10. What would happen if there was a previous approval with Lender "A" under the current premium rates and the same application is then submitted by Lender "B" on or after May 1st, 2014?

New premium rates would apply to Lender "B"’s application as it was submitted to Genworth after the May 1st, 2014 deadline.

 

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