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Struggling borrowers get fresh start under new plan

Part 5: Fixing the housing finance system

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(This is Part 5 of a five-part series. Read Part 1, "Lenders wise to beef up default-risk reserves"; Part 2, "Borrowers, insurers would save with new mortgage insurance"; Part 3, "Mortgage insurance cheaper under new plan"; and Part 4, "Help from feds not a bailout.")

This series of articles introduced a new type of mortgage insurance called mortgage payment insurance, or MPI. Under MPI, insurers guarantee timely receipt of the mortgage payments after the borrower defaults, as well a...