U.S. House Contemplates CFPB Reform Bill

The United States House of Representatives is contemplating the passage of a bill designed to roll back limitations placed on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) during the tenure of acting director Mick Mulvaney, according to a report in The Hill.Mulvaney, who was replaced upon the confirmation of the Bureau’s current director Kathleen L. Kraninger […]

Local Spotlight: Reverse Mortgages in the Mid-Atlantic

Last August, the Mid-Atlantic region of the country outpaced all other regions in loan originations with a 28.2 percent increase in growth over the previous month, according to Reverse Market Insight. But have originators throughout the area continued to build on that momentum? Regional Stats: Total Mid-Atlantic Population: 57.3 million (U.S. Census)Senior Population (Ages 65 […]

Jimmy Fallon Cracks Reverse Mortgage Joke On Biden Campaign

Comedian Jimmy Fallon’s opening monologue on Thursday’s edition of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” often takes shots at daily news headlines, and when discussing the recently-announced 2020 presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden, the comedian noted visual similarities between Biden’s campaign announcement video and common television advertising from the reverse mortgage industry. After pulling […]

What Originators Should Know About Taxes and Reverse Mortgage Borrowers

Reverse mortgage originators are not typically in a position to answer tax questions from their clients, but that doesn’t mean borrowers won’t have tax questions to ask, and it can help for originators to know where to point borrowers for the information they will need should those questions arise. While the following information could be […]

HUD Budget Shows Positivity for Reverse Mortgage Program

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) annual budget proposal for fiscal year 2020, released this week by the Trump Administration, shows positivity in the agency’s reverse mortgage book of business. The FY 2020 Budget appendix scored the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program with a negative credit subsidy equal to -.08 percent, which […]

Older Workers Face Career Woes Even in a Strong Economy

As workers get older, their employment becomes increasingly difficult to maintain even in a generally prosperous economic climate. This is according to a study conducted by the Urban Institute, and recently highlighted by the Boston College Center for Retirement Research. Workers over the age of 50 have a higher likelihood of encountering an involuntary job […]

Going Broke Remains a Top Concern in Retirement

Running out of money in retirement remains a primary concern for those planning their transition out of work, with other major concerns being maintaining their lifestyle and the rising costs of healthcare expenses. This is according to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and its Personal Financial Planning Trends Survey. Exhausting their money is the […]

RMD Outlook Webinar on January 30th

The reverse mortgage market is no stranger to change, but recent program adjustments and market factors are leading lenders and other stakeholders to seek a “new normal.” As the industry faces the future, join the conversation with Reverse Mortgage Daily and industry leaders. This webinar panel will discuss the current operating environment for reverse mortgage […]

Programming Note: RMD Holiday Weekend Schedule

Thank you once again to Reverse Mortgage Daily’s dedicated base of readers for starting off our new year of coverage excellently over the past couple of weeks! As a reminder, RMD’s Chicago headquarters will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our normal posting schedule and daily email […]