Reverse Mortgage Lenders, Servicers and Software Providers Prepare for Rate Index Shift

As the timeline for the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index’s service as the basis for adjustable-rate reverse mortgages has been considerably shortened after a decision last month by the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA, or “Ginnie Mae”), the reverse mortgage industry has found itself needing to quickly adapt to the adoption of a new […]

January 2021 LIBOR Restriction Spurs Planning from Reverse Mortgage Industry

The shortened timetable for the restriction of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index to serve as the basis for adjustable-rate reverse mortgages has caused the reverse mortgage industry to take action, as the reverse mortgage trade association and capital markets experts have engaged in dialogue with government officials with the aim of adjusting the […]

As LIBOR Sunset Nears, Reverse Mortgage Industry Prepares for What’s Next

The reverse mortgage industry, in consultation with federal agencies and industry stakeholders, is taking active steps to prepare for the sunset of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index, which is scheduled to end in 2021. Work between capital markets experts, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA, […]

Ginnie Mae Chief Steps Down

The Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA, or “Ginnie Mae”) Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Maren Kasper will be stepping down on October 18 for a new position in the private sector, according to a late Thursday press release issued by the organization. Kasper was previously appointed as acting president in the aftermath of […]

Ginnie Mae Official Discusses How to Replace LIBOR

Both the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA, or “Ginnie Mae”) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have discussed how to implement a change to their rate index, moving away from the current London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) standard. This was an element of a presentation made by Michael Drayne, SVP at the […]

Ginnie Mae Brings Platinum Channel to Reverse Mortgage Securities

The Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA), also known as Ginnie Mae, announced on Thursday that mortgage securities backed by Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) can now make use of a new “platinum” securities execution: the Home Equity Conversion Mortgages Backed Security (HMBS) Platinum securitization channel. This option, “eases the administrative costs of holding multiple (and […]

Ginnie Mae Announces New Servicing and Issuer Application Rules

The Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae, announced this month that it is implementing new evaluation rules that analyze the credit strength of new issuers, and implements new notification requirements for issuers engaged in certain subservicer advance or servicing income agreements. The new rules act to, “[codify] Ginnie Mae’s ability to impose additional financial […]

AAG, RMF, FAR Top List of Reverse Mortgage Securities Issuers

Some familiar names finished 2017 atop the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) leaderboard, and a newcomer claimed the sixth spot in its first year in the marketplace. American Advisors Group issued 233 loan pools for a total of $2.3 billion in 2017, taking the crown with 21.9% market share according to the most recent […]

Ginnie Mae Official Issues Warning About HECM-to-HECM Refinances

Ginnie Mae is actively working with the Veterans Affairs lending community to stop predatory refinancing, according to a top official — and the reverse mortgage industry could find itself under similar scrutiny if the government corporation sees signs of similar behavior. Speaking at the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association’s annual conference in San Francisco this […]