MILWAUKEE - Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. bolstered its lead in mortgage-insurance underwriting in the third quarter, again outpacing rival GE Mortgage Insurance Corp. in new insurance written.

Wilwaukee-based Mortgage Guaranty, or MGIC, wrote $10.6 billion in new insurance in the third quarter, a 51% increase over the equivalent period in 1992. GE Mortgage, Raleigh, N.C., weighed in with $9.3 billion in new insurance written in the third quarter, a 24% increase.

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