MI Rates

Split Premium

Split premium mortgage insurance (MI) options may be good for a borrower who wants to reduce the monthly MI premium in order to qualify for a larger loan amount.

It offers ultimate flexibility because the cost of MI can be divided into a single, upfront premium payment and a lower monthly payment. The upfront portion can be paid several ways, including by a third party (e.g., seller, builder, lender) or financed into a borrower’s mortgage loan with the remainder of the premium folded into the homebuyer’s monthly mortgage.

Borrower-Paid Single

Borrower-paid mortgage insurance (BPMI) single premium options may be a good choice for a borrower who wants to keep the monthly payment low. The BPMI single option allows homebuyers or other parties (e.g., sellers or builder assists) to pay the full premium up front at closing or to finance it into the loan.