Underscoring Enact’s Strong Performance and Robust Capital Position, Holding Company Achieves Investment Grade Senior Debt Rating
RALEIGH, N.C., April 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enact Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACT) (Enact or the Company), a leading provider of private mortgage insurance through its insurance subsidiaries, today announced that Fitch Ratings (“Fitch”) has upgraded the Insurer Financial Strength rating for our flagship insurance subsidiary, Enact Mortgage Insurance Corporation, to A- from BBB+. Fitch also upgraded Enact’s senior debt rating to BBB- which marks the second major rating agency to assign Enact’s senior debt an investment grade rating. The outlook for both ratings is stable.
“We’re pleased to achieve these upgrades from Fitch. Achieving investment grade ratings on our senior debt from Fitch, and from Moody’s previously, marks another milestone for Enact. These ratings upgrades are further evidence of the successful execution of our strategy, the strength of our financial performance and balance sheet, and our enhanced financial flexibility,” said Rohit Gupta, Enact’s Chief Executive Officer. “Going forward, we will continue to serve our lender partners across the U.S. and look forward to continuing to create long-term value for our stakeholders.”
Additional information regarding the rating changes can be found in the full reports issued by Fitch this week.
About Enact Holdings, Inc.
Enact (Nasdaq: ACT), operating principally through its wholly-owned subsidiary Enact Mortgage Insurance Corporation since 1981, is a leading U.S. private mortgage insurance provider committed to helping more people achieve the dream of homeownership. Building on a deep understanding of lenders’ businesses and a legacy of financial strength, we partner with lenders to bring best-in class service, leading underwriting expertise, and extensive risk and capital management to the mortgage process, helping to put more people in homes and keep them there. By empowering customers and their borrowers, Enact seeks to positively impact the lives of those in the communities in which it serves in a sustainable way. Enact is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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