Reverse Mortgage Securities Issuance Declines Again in November

The production of new Home Equity Conversion Mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) declined in November to approximately $298 million in issuance for the month, down from $325 million in October and $360 million in September. Total issuance hit a four-year low, at $521 million in issuance and 84 pools, according to data compiled and released by New View […]

Reverse Mortgage Securities Issuance Declines in October

Production of new reverse mortgage loan pools declined in October to roughly $325 million in issuance, down from $360 million in September and $344 million in August, according to data compiled by New View Advisors. This decline in new issuance counters recent arguments that a reverse mortgage recovery is underway following program changes implemented in […]

One Year Later, Reverse Mortgage Leaders Reflect on the October 2017 Changes

It’s been an eventful fiscal year for the reverse mortgage industry. Stemming from the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program changes last October, the last 12 months have brought lower origination volume, proprietary product innovation, originator diversification, and — most recently — changes to the HECM appraisal process. When last year’s HECM changes hit — with […]

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.  […]