By providing mortgage loan insurance to lenders, CMHC enables homebuyers to finance up to 95 percent of the purchase price of a home.
Over the years, CMHC mortgage insurance products have responded to the changing needs of Canadians. CMHC introduced innovations such as purchasing a home with just five per cent down and financing renovations at the time of purchase to provide homeowners with greater choice and home financing flexibilities.
CMHC led the market with the introduction of emili, CMHC’s automated insurance risking systems, in 1996. This on-line system makes the application process for mortgage loan insurance faster and the risk assessment of the application more precise. Through innovations such as emili, and the experience we have gained through its use, CMHC is able to pass on the benefits to Canadians in the form of lower premiums, and make homeownership more affordable.
The following are the premiums
Genworth Mortgage Insurance
Genworth Mortgage Insurance Canada together, with its related affiliates, is the largest private sector mortgage insurance company in the world and the only private sector supplier of mortgage insurance in Canada. Genworth works in partnership with lenders, mortgage brokers, real estate agents and builders to make housing more affordable to Canadians. We combine our experience in mortgage default insurance with our strength in technology and our extraordinary commitment to quality to provide our customers with the level of service they expect.
Genworth offers a competitive choice of flexible mortgage default insurance products for the purchase, renovation or refinancing of homes across Canada. These include a portability feature, introduced to Canadians by Genworth.
Genworth understands the importance of fast, reliable processing of mortgage insurance applications. Genworth Excel, our fully automated delivery and decision system enables us to receive, process and in many cases approve applications within minutes.
Genworth has been known for years as a name trusted for quality and dependability.
On April 16, 2010, a Canadian private investor group, comprised of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and National Mortgage Guaranty Holdings Inc., acquired AIG United Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company Canada. This transaction created the only 100% Canadian-owned private mortgage insurance company, known as Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company (“Canada Guaranty”).
The introduction of Canada Guaranty benefits lenders, mortgage professionals and consumers by fostering a competitive market dynamic and creating more choice among mortgage insurance providers. With a comprehensive suite of products, mortgage insurance from Canada Guaranty protects lenders and investors from losses related to borrower default and foreclosure.
Canada Guaranty is dedicated to earning our partners’ business by delivering best-in-class service in all of our interactions, as demonstrated by:
- A knowledgeable and proactive team committed to creating a superior customer experience.
- Regionally based underwriters providing local market expertise across Canada.
- Ensuring all calls to our Underwriting Centres are answered directly by a decision maker.
It’s an exciting time to be part of the Canadian housing finance community. You can trust in our commitment to meet your business needs, both today and in the future.