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Dec 04

The Lowdown on Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI)

By Shane | Fundamentals

Lenders mortgage insurance, also known as LMI, is an insurance premium paid by the borrower that protects the lender against the risks of the borrower defaulting, and the lender doesn’t regain all its money. Doesn’t sound exactly fair, right? The premium for LMI is charged as a one-off premium at the start of the loan and it’s paid by you – the borrower, even though it protects the lender. LMI shouldn’t be confused with mortgage protection insurance, which is about protecting the borrower against the risks when they couldn’t make loan repayments.Continue reading

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