WASHINGTON - Private mortgage insurers wrote $13 billion of coverage in March, up 33.2% from February, according to the Mortgage Insurance Companies of America.The coverage was applied to 99,736 loans, up 34.1%, the trade group said. Total insurance in force was $609.9 billion, up 1.3%.

The trade group also tracks the use of insurance to bolster securitized pools of loans. That insurance amounted to $102 million in March, up 134.4%.

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