New York Times: Volatile Stock Market Hits Retirees Hardest

A turbulent stock market is already stressful for investors, but that stress can easily increase for older investors that are on the cusp of retirement. This is according to an article in the New York Times, written by personal finance reporter Tara Siegel Bernard with contributions by Dr. Wade Pfau of the Funding Longevity Task […]

RMD Outlook Webinar on January 30th

The reverse mortgage market is no stranger to change, but recent program adjustments and market factors are leading lenders and other stakeholders to seek a “new normal.” As the industry faces the future, join the conversation with Reverse Mortgage Daily and industry leaders. This webinar panel will discuss the current operating environment for reverse mortgage […]

Inside Reverse Mortgage Alternatives: Figure Home Advantage

Last November, Figure Technologies announced the availability of a new sale leaseback offering as an alternative method of home equity tapping when compared to a reverse mortgage. It also makes plain that it seeks to compete with reverse mortgage offerings, since navigating to the product’s dedicated page on Figure’s website immediately greets visitors with a […]

Retirees Face New Challenge: Mounting Student Debt

Retirees will continue to face financial difficulties over the course of 2019, stemming from perennial problems like pensions, personal finances, social security benefits and even leftover debt from student loans. This is according to a column at MarketWatch examining the current state of the financial landscape for retirees, and accompanying data from the Federal Reserve […]

Government Shutdown’s Reverse Mortgage Impact, Big and Small

The partial shutdown of the United States federal government that is currently in effect has become the longest one in history, ending its 31st consecutive day on Monday and having widespread ramifications for over 800,000 federal workers and dozens of federal agencies. While direct ramifications to the production of reverse mortgage business have been minimal […]

Forbes: The Upfront and Ongoing Costs of a Reverse Mortgage

Prospective reverse mortgage borrowers looking to determine if the product is right for them can find a series of new pieces offering information on the upfront costs (origination fee, mortgage insurance premium and closing costs), ongoing costs related to the accrual of interest, spending options for a variable-rate Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and details […]

Ditech Risks Default, Avoids Second Bankruptcy and Terminates COO

Ditech Holding Corporation (NYSE: DHCP), parent company of Reverse Mortgage Solutions (RMS), elected not to make an approximately $9 million cash interest payment to its creditors that was due on December 17, 2018. With Thursday marking the end of a 30-day grace period related to that payment, that decision has put the beleaguered corporation at […]

Programming Note: RMD Holiday Weekend Schedule

Thank you once again to Reverse Mortgage Daily’s dedicated base of readers for starting off our new year of coverage excellently over the past couple of weeks! As a reminder, RMD’s Chicago headquarters will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our normal posting schedule and daily email […]

AAG Reveals Surprising Jumbo Borrower Data

The number one reason that a senior would choose to partake in a proprietary jumbo reverse mortgage is to fund repairs or modifications on their home, followed by other reasons like the purchase of an investment property, assist in a child’s property purchase or provide them with early inheritance, and to establish college funds for […]

Reverse Mortgages Could Gain Attention as Hopkins Moves to Carson Group

Financial planner, retirement income specialist and professor Jamie Hopkins has joined financial management company Carson Group as vice president of private client services and director of retirement research, as of January 1. Hopkins, a noted advocate for financial education in the retirement income space and prominent voice in the reverse mortgage community, will maintain his […]