RALEIGH, N.C. -- GE Capital Mortgage Insurance Corp. is hoping that its flagging "pool" insurance business will be energized by two new developments. , The Raleigh-based unit of General Electric has begun to sell insurance contracts for mortgage pools in advance. Pool insurance, which insures pools of mortgage loans against default, is usually sold on a case-by-case basis.

Separately, the company has seen surging demand for a new type of pool insurance: backing trades of whole loans.

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