Friday Round-Up: Reverse Mortgage Year in Review, What’s Ahead in 2017

Happy New Year! RMD hopes all of its readers had a safe and enjoyable New Year’s celebration shared with family and friends. Here’s looking ahead to 2017!

Now that we’re back into the swing of things, in case you missed them, here are the most popular reverse mortgage news stories of the past week:

The Most Critical Reverse Mortgage Research: 2017 Edition—Tracking down vital research on reverse mortgages can be challenging. So rather than spending a good chunk of valuable time sifting through countless Google search exults, RMD has made the hunt easier by compiling the most critical reverse mortgage research in recent years.


Must-Read Reverse Mortgage Financial Planning Articles You Need This Year—Reverse mortgage new coverage continued in 2016, with both mainstream media outlets and professional trade publications coming around to the idea of using home equity for financial planning purposes. This past year saw stories on a variety of financial planning topics, including the reasons that forced some advisers to take another look at reverse mortgages in retirement, and how new rules from the Social Security Administration and Department of Labor stand to impact reverse mortgages.

Year in Review for Reverse Mortgages: Where Do We Go From Here?—While 2016 will certainly go down in the history books for being an interesting year—to say the very least—the leap year was also historic for the reverse mortgage industry, which saw its own share of ups and downs in the last 366 days.

Opportunities for Banks to Get Involved with Reverse Mortgages in 2017—As the reverse mortgage industry strives to attract conventional mortgage lenders to the market, the year ahead offers opportunities for banks and other non-industry lenders to get involved in the space, according to one traditional mortgage professional who will speak at an upcoming reverse industry conference in February.

The Most-Read Reverse Mortgage News Stories of 2016—A lot happened in the reverse mortgage industry last year. Federal regulators proposed new rules and consumer protections for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program; an industry player decided to shutter its reverse operations; and a mustachioed Hollywood star joined the ranks of reverse mortgage product spokesmen.

Written by Jason Oliva