Ocwen, Live Well, RMF Lead Way as Secondary Market Strengthens

Prepayment speeds for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) are slowing down in the first half of 2018, potentially signaling growing stability on the secondary market. The St. Johns, Fla.-based Baseline Reverse tracks the conditional prepayment rate (CPR) for each HMBS issued on the marketplace, with a slower speed indicating a more attractive product for […]

Ocwen’s Reverse Mortgage Business Posts Record Quarter

In the midst of an earnings call that saw the company post a small profit, Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE: OCN) touted the performance of its reverse mortgage arm, Liberty Home Equity Solutions. “Our reverse mortgage lending business had a record quarter, recording a $9.8 million pre-tax profit, and the servicing business had its seventh consecutive […]

Low Reverse Mortgage Securities Production is the ‘New Normal’

The reverse mortgage industry is currently seeing the effects of the October 2 changes on loan production, and the trend has trickled down into the securities market. Issuers of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) saw production of new, original loan pools fall to just $401 million in April, according to the most recent calculation […]

RMF Rises as HMBS Issuers Prepare for Decline

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) issuance remained strong in the first quarter of 2018, with Reverse Mortgage Funding taking the top position among issuers with nearly $1.1 billion in total value for the quarter. Yet the industry should prepare for a decline ahead, notes New View Advisors in its quarterly data analysis on HMBS.  […]