California Businesses: Delay Privacy Law Enforcement Due to Coronavirus

A number of representatives from the California state business community are ramping up pressure on state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to delay enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), since the quickly-evolving situation related to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is putting additional pressure on businesses’ timetable to comply with the law’s new requirements on their […]

Reverse Mortgage Lenders Pause New York Activity Amidst New Regulations

Reverse mortgage lenders who have approval to generate reverse mortgages in the state of New York have largely paused their application processes for new loans within the state, RMD has learned, which has been confirmed by multiple lenders. This is in response to sweeping new regulations that have recently gone into effect there, according to […]

Recent ‘Baby Boomer’ Class Has Less Wealth Than Prior Classes

The most recent cohort of Americans who are part of the “baby boomer” generation – typically classified as people born between 1946 and 1964 – are less wealthy when compared to older baby boomers, putting them at greater risk of financial instability in retirement. This is according to a new brief by researchers Anqi Chen, […]

Trump Orders HUD, FHFA to Suspend All Foreclosures, Evictions

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will be suspending all foreclosures and evictions for the next 60 days in response to the economic shock renters and homeowners are experiencing due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This is according to President Donald Trump, who […]

USA Today: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Meet Unexpected Expenses

A reverse mortgage has the potential to help retirees weather unexpected or emergency expenses in retirement, and should be seen as a viable path that can help certain seniors make ends meet. This is according to a story written by Robert Powell, the editor of TheStreet’s Retirement Daily in a new column published at USA […]

Coronavirus, Bear Market May Renew Reverse Mortgage Viability Among Financial Planners

While reverse mortgage products have always had reputational hurdles to overcome, one of the oft-repeated ways that product educators and industry professionals have cited in an attempt to appeal to financial planners is by using a reverse mortgage – Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) or otherwise – to avoid sequence of returns risk. That way, […]

Governments, Communities Take Precautions to Protect Seniors from Coronavirus

Individuals that are at higher risk from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, the illness that results from the coronavirus, include those who have vulnerable immune systems or other underlying health conditions. This includes the primary demographic that the reverse mortgage industry serves, senior citizens, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Liberty Home Equity Solutions Rebrands, Becomes PHH Division

Liberty Home Equity Solutions, a reverse mortgage lender and division of Ocwen Financial Services, has rebranded under a new and simplified brand name: Liberty Reverse Mortgage, a name which calls back to the company’s roots. The company will also begin operating as a division of PHH Mortgage Corporation. Both measures are effective as of March […]

CNBC: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Preserve Retirement ‘Nest Egg’ in Bear Market

Market volatility that’s been introduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has been having a pronounced effect on global markets, and this could lead many people in or near retirement to react strongly and protect their retirement finances. However, experts are cautioning that taking dramatic actions in an effort to protect your investments may […]