KBW Speculates EPMI Cap Requirements Indicator of PMIERs
July 20, 2018
Analysts speculate that the new capital requirements expected for private mortgage insurers will be higher than current standards. Reinsurer capital requirements under Fannie Mae’s new Enterprise-Paid Mortgage Insurance pilot may be an indicator of upcoming private mortgage insurance eligibility requirements (PMIERs), according to analysts with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. KBW said with PMIERs expected to be finalized around the time the EPMI starts, it’s possible that reinsuer capital standards could be similar to PMIERs 2.0. “If the capital requirements for reinsurers end up being the same as PMIERs 2.0, we estimate the capital requirements for the MIs would be roughly 10 percent higher than under PMIIERs 1.0,” said KBW.