Genworth Canada Releases Web-Based App to Help Inform Homebuying Decisions
TORONTO, October 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Recognizing the need for a single tool that provides mortgage professionals on the go with all the information they need to help their clients make sound homebuying decisions, Genworth Canada just released its HomeOpeners® app.
Considering more than just monthly mortgage payments, this app provides an estimate of what homeowners can actually afford by including additional expenses, such as property taxes, monthly utilities and mortgage insurance premiums. Mortgage and real estate industry professionals can access the app from their smart phone, set up a personal profile and use a number of mortgage planning tools or view informational videos that explain product options. They are then able to share with their clients, mortgage affordability estimates and options, mortgage insurance product information and other useful resources.
"Genworth Canada is committed to supporting industry professionals and enabling responsible, well-informed homebuying decisions," said Debbie McPherson, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing with Genworth Canada. "Our goal when designing this new app was to create an all-encompassing mobile tool that could easily allow our customers to provide their clients with the necessary information to better understand their options so they can make sound decisions."
The easy-to-navigate app is available at genworthmobile.ca and works across iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms.
About Genworth Canada
Genworth MI Canada Inc. (TSX: MIC) through its subsidiary, Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Company Canada (Genworth Canada), is the largest private residential mortgage insurer in Canada. The Company provides mortgage default insurance to Canadian residential mortgage lenders, making homeownership more accessible to first-time homebuyers. Genworth Canada differentiates itself through customer service excellence, innovative processing technology, and a robust risk management framework. For almost two decades, Genworth Canada has supported the housing market by providing thought leadership and a focus on the safety and soundness of the mortgage finance system. As at June 30, 2014, Genworth Canada had $5.7 billion total assets and $3.3 billion total shareholders' equity. Find out more at www.genworth.ca.
SOURCE: Genworth Canada
For further information: or to arrange interviews, please contact: Lisa Azzuolo, Genworth Canada, 905.287.5520 or Lisa.Azzuolo@genworth.com