ESNT Essent

Filed: 3 Feb 21, 8:35am

Washington, D.C. 20549
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Date of report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): February 3, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
Bermuda001-36157Not Applicable
(State of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
Clarendon House
2 Church Street
Hamilton HM11, Bermuda
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)

(441) 297‑9901
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Common Shares, $0.015 par valueESNTNew York Stock Exchange

Item 7.01.    Regulation FD Disclosure
The table below sets forth, as of the date and for the period indicated, the following operating statistics of Essent Guaranty, Inc. (“Essent Guaranty”), the primary US mortgage insurance subsidiary of Essent Group Ltd. (the “Company”): (i) insurance in force, and (ii) the number and percentage of mortgage loans insured that were reported to have missed at least two consecutive payments of principal and interest, including forbearance-related delinquencies as a result of COVID-19.   The information regarding new delinquencies and cures is reported to Essent Guaranty from loan servicers. Default reporting, particularly on a monthly basis, may be affected by several factors, including the date on which the report is generated and transmitted to Essent Guaranty, updated information submitted by servicers and by the timing of servicing transfers.
Insurance in Force as of January 31, 2021 ($ in millions)$198,038 
Rollforward of Insured Loans in Default (count)
Balance, December 31, 202031,469 
Plus: new defaults2,706 
Less: cures(3,262)
Less: claims paid(17)
Less: rescissions and denials, net(1)
Balance, January 31, 202130,895 
Percentage of Loans in Default as of January 31, 20213.89 %

The information set forth in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: February 3, 2021


By:    /s/ Lawrence E. McAlee
Name: Lawrence E. McAlee
Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer