CNBC: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Seniors Retire Where They Want

Making the decision about where and how to spend retirement can be difficult for many American seniors, often dictated by the amount of resources a retiree has access to. One of these decisions can involve either moving — into a new home or an assisted living facility at the appropriate time — or choosing to […]

HEQ: RMF President on Keys to Reverse Mortgage Prosperity and Innovation

The proprietary reverse mortgage market is still in relatively early days considering the amount of time in which multiple lenders have been competing in the space. While new products are likely to emerge in 2021, it may be unlikely for proprietary products to ever overtake the FHA-backed Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) offerings. Still, proprietary […]

HMDA Report Includes Private Reverse Mortgage Origination Data, Lenders Offer Perspective

The new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data report released late last week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) includes origination volume data for proprietary reverse mortgage products during the 2019 calendar year. This is according to the report itself and independent verification by sources with knowledge of private product originations. The data offers […]

House Reverse Mortgage Legislators Out After Primary Election Results

Two members of the United States House of Representatives who were each spearheading the creation of new reverse mortgage-centric legislation will not be returning to Capitol Hill in 2021, throwing the future of the proposed laws they each spearheaded into flux. This is based on the results of Tuesday night’s primary elections in the states […]

CFPB Director, Sen. Warren Spar Over Mortgage Servicing in Virtual Hearing

As the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional strain on the American financial system in addition to driving millions of working people out of employment, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has failed to adequately respond to the needs of working Americans at a time in which assistance is sorely needed. This was the contention that […]

How the Pandemic Prepared Fairway for the Future of Reverse Mortgages

Similarly to other companies across the reverse mortgage industry, the reverse division of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation has seen a noticeable rise in its volume since the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. That’s far from the only difference noted in the business during this unique time by Harlan Accola, Fairway’s national reverse mortgage director […]

Reverse Mortgage Exec Responds: ‘No Basis’ for Civil Complaint

A former reverse mortgage executive and consultant has responded to civil charges of fraud levied by her former employer, saying they have “no basis” and that the executive was dropped by the company after the acquisition of a reverse mortgage servicer. This is according to court filings obtained by RMD. In the civil suit, filed […]

New RMF TV Campaign Debunks Reverse Mortgage Myths

Bloomfield, N.J.-based lender Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC (RMF) has introduced a new creative advertising campaign designed to feature testimonials from real customers espousing the benefits of their reverse mortgage loans. The campaign, called “In Their Words,” aims to offer a frank and informed thoughts on reverse mortgage benefits from the perspectives of the borrowers themselves, […]