Arch MI Announces Enhancements to ArchMIConnectSM Origination User Interface

Features Redesigned Online Platform and “Live Support via Chat” Functionality

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--()--Arch Mortgage Insurance Company (“Arch MI”), a leading provider of private mortgage insurance and wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., today announced two new improvements to its ArchMIConnectSM Origination user interface: an updated configuration that allows customers to navigate the site more easily and the introduction of a “Live Support via Chat” feature that provides real-time customer communication.

The redesign of ArchMIConnect Origination provides customers an updated interface that delivers enhanced ease-of-use through a new layout that prioritizes speed and accessibility. Additional features include new action buttons, quick links and a revamped menu that incorporates actual user feedback.

The introduction of “Live Support via Chat” in ArchMIConnect Origination streamlines the loan origination process and provides real-time responses to customer questions from a knowledgeable Arch MI underwriting representative. Live Support via Chat is available with just the click of a link from Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Outside of Live Support’s service hours, customers may continue to contact Arch MI with questions and receive responses by phone, fax or email.

“At Arch MI, we are focused on our customers’ experience and are committed to providing exceptional service to new and existing clients,” said Chris Hovey, Chief Operations Officer of Arch MI. “We are continually working to identify ways to improve that experience, and the new interface redesign and introduction of Live Support via Chat are the latest examples of how we’re delivering value. We’re thrilled that these enhancements have received enthusiastic customer endorsements.”

ArchMIConnect Origination is the originating function of Arch MI’s online platform, ArchMIConnect, which provides seamless, state-of-the-art integration with most industry loan origination systems and pricing engines. The platform enables customers to access rate quotes for up to five Arch MI Premium Options at once, order delegated and non-delegated MI, and allows clients to easily manage their Arch MI Commitments.

For more information about ArchMIConnect, please call Arch MI at 800.383.4264

ABOUT ARCH MI

Arch Capital Group Ltd.’s U.S. mortgage insurance operation, Arch MI, is a leading provider of private insurance covering mortgage credit risk. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, Arch MI's mission is to protect lenders against credit risk, while extending the possibility of responsible homeownership to qualified borrowers. Arch MI’s flagship mortgage insurer, Arch Mortgage Insurance Company, is licensed to write mortgage insurance in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.archmi.com.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for forward−looking statements. This release or any other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of Arch MI, Arch Capital Group Ltd. or its subsidiaries may include forward−looking statements, which reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in or incorporated by reference in this release are forward−looking statements.

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The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with other cautionary statements that are included herein or elsewhere. All subsequent written and oral forward−looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward−looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contacts

Arch Mortgage Insurance Company
Bill Horning, 925-658-6193
or
Weber Shandwick
Sarah Payne, 212-445-8414

Contacts

Arch Mortgage Insurance Company
Bill Horning, 925-658-6193
or
Weber Shandwick
Sarah Payne, 212-445-8414