What is Mortgage Insurance?

A conventional mortgage in Canada normally requires a down payment of at least 20% of the purchase price. When homebuyers have less than 20% for a down payment, Mortgage Insurance allows them to secure a mortgage for their home purchase.

Mortgage insurance is a win-win situation for homebuyers and lenders. Lenders rely on it to protect themselves from financial losses in case a loan is not repaid. Because lenders have this protection, they are able to offer loans with smaller down payments, provided credit and legal requirements are met. For homebuyers, this means access to homeownership sooner at a competitive rate, and with a lower down payment.

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Tailored Mortgage Insurance products from Genworth Canada
can help you achieve the dream of homeownership sooner
and with a low downpayment