makes the homebuying process easier

    TORONTO, April 8 /CNW/ - Homebuyers have a new resource to help guide
them through the homebuying process, thanks to an online planner introduced
today by Genworth Financial Canada. is a part of the company's commitment to helping educate
Canadian homebuyers about homeownership choices.
    "Buying a home is the single most important investment they will make in
their lifetimes," said Peter Vukanovich, President of Genworth Financial
Canada. "Homebuyers don't have to go it alone. The Home Planner calendar helps
homebuyers plan their journey and become homeowners with confidence, knowing
they haven't missed a single step along the way."
    Homebuyers can register at to create their own roadmap
to navigate through the various stages of the homebuying process, complete
with automatic email reminders for each task prior to closing day.

    Free resources of My Home Planner include:

    -   A personalization feature that populates your calendar with standard
        and customized homebuying tasks leading up to closing day.
    -   The ability to save your own Home Planner to your desktop or laptop,
        and print it for easy reference.
    -   Interactive tools like "What Can I Afford" and "Rent vs. Buy"
    -   A library of articles from industry experts, filled with tips and
        advice about the homebuying process.

    Visit for help planning your move into your new

    About Genworth Financial Canada:

    Genworth Financial Canada, The Homeownership Company, works with lenders,
mortgage brokers, real estate agents and builders to make homeownership more
affordable and accessible throughout Canada. The company, a subsidiary of
Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:  GNW), combines global experience in mortgage
insurance with technological and service leadership to deliver innovation to
the mortgage marketplace.
    In addition to releasing two First-Time Homebuyer's Monitor reports
annually, Genworth Financial Canada also issues reports on Canada's housing
market and on Canada's condo market. Our intention is to educate and provide
useful information to consumers, homeowners, future first-time homebuyers and
governments. We believe homeowners and homebuyers require up-to-date
information about Canada's housing market to make informed decisions about
homeownership, for many the most important investment of their lifetime.
Genworth Financial Canada also listens to homebuyers about their challenges
and concerns, to make us better informed about how we can offer products that
help Canadians realize the dream of homeownership. Genworth Financial Canada,
widely recognized within the mortgage industry for its superior customer
service, was most recently named the 2009 'Best Industry Service Provider" by
Canadian Mortgage Professional, Canada's leading independent magazine for
mortgage brokers and professionals.
    Additional information about Genworth Financial Canada is available at, through or through mortgage

    About Genworth Financial:

    Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:  GNW) is a leading Fortune 500 global
financial security company. Genworth has more than $100 billion in assets and
employs approximately 6,000 people with a presence in more than 25 countries.
Its products and services help meet the investment, protection, retirement and
lifestyle needs of more than 15 million customers. Genworth operates through
three segments: Retirement and Protection, U.S. Mortgage Insurance and
International. Its products and services are offered through financial
intermediaries, advisors, independent distributors and sales specialists.
Genworth Financial, which traces its roots back to 1871, became a public
company in 2004 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. For more
information, visit From time to time Genworth releases important
information via postings on its corporate website. Accordingly, investors and
other interested parties are encouraged to enroll to receive automatic email
alerts and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds regarding new postings.
Enrollment information is found under the "Investors" section of

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange interviews: Sherri Leclair,
Genworth Financial Canada, Marketing/Communications Leader, (905) 287-5408 or

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