How the Pandemic is Leading More Financial Planners to Reverse Mortgages

While the relationship between financial planner professionals and the reverse mortgage industry is evolving in a positive direction, there are still a number of things that the reverse industry can and should observe when aiming to facilitate connections with those planners as potential referral partners. This is according to a trio of financial experts discussing […]

CFPB Director: More Enforcement is Coming in 2020

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathleen Kraninger indicated to lawmakers at a Senate Banking Committee hearing last week that enforcement actions in 2020 are expected to increase from their current levels by the end of the fiscal year, according to testimony provided by the director herself. Sitting as the primary witness in a hearing […]

House Reverse Mortgage Legislators Out After Primary Election Results

Two members of the United States House of Representatives who were each spearheading the creation of new reverse mortgage-centric legislation will not be returning to Capitol Hill in 2021, throwing the future of the proposed laws they each spearheaded into flux. This is based on the results of Tuesday night’s primary elections in the states […]

Fairway, NAIFA Announce New Educational Partnership

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) have entered into an educational partnership, which will position Fairway as a subject matter expert in NAIFA’s Limited & Extended Care Planning (LECP) Center, RMD has learned. The agreement will see Fairway provide educational materials for NAIFA-sponsored events like webinars, blog […]

For Many Seniors, the Home is ‘Unexpected’ Retirement Funding Source

For seniors across America, considering how to fund retirement if existing assets are insufficient can be an exercise in creative thinking resulting in expanding the canvas of thinking to encompass a broader range of potential options. For many seniors who are also homeowners, thinking of the home as a potential source of retirement funding is […]

Reverse Mortgage Market ‘Stronger Than Ever,’ July Data Shows

The production of new Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)-backed securities (HMBS) totaled approximately $1.42 billion in July as continuing capital markets recovery and low interest rates fueled strong new production and a large seasoned pool, making for the highest issuance level since February 2018. This is according to publicly available Ginnie Mae data and private […]

Live Well CEO Trial Postponed to 2021 Due to Pandemic

The trial of Michael C. Hild — the former CEO of defunct reverse mortgage lender Live Well Financial — for an alleged bond fraud scheme has been delayed by six months, due to complications arising from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. This is according to original reporting by RichmondBizSense and court documents obtained by RMD. According […]

Tips for Embracing Advantages, Avoiding Pitfalls of More Tech in Reverse Mortgages

Meeting with a wider pool of clients than was previously possible, and streamlining processes that could previously take much longer are just some of the advantages to the greater incorporation of technological tools into the reverse mortgage business, according to two originators in a recent panel discussion. While there has been an increasing level of […]

CFPB Director, Sen. Warren Spar Over Mortgage Servicing in Virtual Hearing

As the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional strain on the American financial system in addition to driving millions of working people out of employment, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has failed to adequately respond to the needs of working Americans at a time in which assistance is sorely needed. This was the contention that […]