Underwriting Tips

Your resource for useful tools and timely information for MI underwriting with Genworth. Plus, get credit policy updates, guidance on QA reviews, and appraisal information.

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This Quarter's Underwriting Tips

Each quarter, our Risk QA team publishes a list of top delegated underwriting errors to help underwriters submit quality originations. Here are a few from Q2 2019's list:

  1. Lack of proper documentation for gift funds
  2. Verbal VOE missing, incomplete or incorrect
  3. Income not documented as required by program and/or AUS findings recommendation

Learn how to avoid the most frequently made MI decision errors in this downloadable guide:

QA Tips for Underwriters

Here are our top overall QA tips to make sure your loan is processed faster:

  • Proofread all information and check for inconsistencies
  • Make sure 2 years' of employment history and resident history is included
  • Follow all necessary guidelines - GSE, Lender, Investor, MI
  • Flag any concerns in the app

Download our full document of QA Tips: 

Appraisal Checklists

Use these checklists as you review appraisals for underwriting and investor purchase. 

Appraisal Review Checklist (Single Unit)

Appraisal Review Checklist (2-4 Unit)

Credit Policy and Updates

Find any changes made to Genworth MI's credit policy on our Underwriting Guidelines page

Other Underwriting and Credit Policy Resources


Delegated Quality Assurance Sample Reviews

Full Package (Non-Delegated) Quality Assurance Reviews

Learn how to prepare for a full package loan review.

Effective Date 7-1-2017