New York’s New Reverse Mortgage Bill: What You Need to Know

A new reverse mortgage bill poised to become law in New York stands to change the way reverse mortgage professionals do business in the state. The bill, passed by the State Assembly in May and now awaiting the signature of Governor Andrew Cuomo, takes sweeping aim at what it calls “deceptive practices,” requiring lenders to […]

Forbes: How Proprietary Reverse Mortgages Could Overtake HECMs in 2019

The future of the proprietary reverse mortgage market could be coming a lot sooner than some people think, since it’s entirely possible that the recent propagation of new, private alternatives to the federal government’s long-standing Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program could be eclipsed by private alternatives as soon as this year. This is according […]

Open Mortgage CEO Talks Plans for Recent Expansion, New Volume

In addition to making a recent major acquisition and by adding several former executives from the recently-shuttered Live Well Financial, Austin, Texas-based Open Mortgage is a company on the move. Because of the actions it has taken concerning the expansion of both its forward and reverse mortgage business arms, questions about exactly what it intends […]

HECM Endorsements Settle into ‘Default Setting’ in June

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements dropped slightly by 5.6 percent to 2,546 loans for the month of June 2019, which indicates that the endorsement levels have started to settle into a more recognizable field of relative normality. This is according to the June HECM Lenders report compiled by Reverse Market Insight (RMI). “[This recorded […]

HMBS Issuance Falls in June, AAG is Top Issuer in Q2

The production of new Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) fell in June to just over $561 million, which marks the end of the slowest half-year of issuance in five years. This is according to publicly available GNMA data and private sources compiled by New View Advisors. The firm also recorded the top HMBS issuers […]

Live Well Financial Ordered into Involuntary Bankruptcy Protection

A bankruptcy court judge in the state of Delaware has ordered Live Well Financial into Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, while also appointing an interim trustee to oversee the company’s remaining operations during the associated liquidation process. This is according to court documents obtained by RMD and first reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. In a document […]

Programming Note: RMD Independence Day Schedule

Thank you once again to Reverse Mortgage Daily’s dedicated base of readers for your continued support! As a reminder, RMD’s Chicago headquarters will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Our normal posting schedule and daily email will resume on the morning of Monday, July 8. We […]

Fox Business: 22% Say Retirement Savings Worse Than Before Great Recession

More than 1-in-5 American survey respondents who were adults when the Great Recession began in December, 2007 now say that their retirement savings are worse now than they were before it hit the market, according to a survey conducted by personal finance website Bankrate. This may be because the effects of the Recession were underestimated, […]