The Top 10 Reverse Mortgage Stories of 2020

It’s likely fair to say that compared with the outlook one year ago, as we were anticipating the arrival of 2020 in the waning days of the prior year, things generally worked out quite a lot differently than people were expecting. 2020 brought with it an enormous set of challenges for people all over the […]

Housing Experts: Reverse Mortgages Well Suited to Address Aging in Place Issues

The reverse mortgage program can be a very valuable tool for addressing issues related to aging in place in the United States, as well as circumventing some problems related to the spread of COVID-19 in senior housing and nursing facilities. However, some issues including the volatility for the Federal Housing Administration and various servicing problems […]

Federal Reserve Endorses Swift Transition Away from LIBOR

The Federal Reserve on Monday announced that it was endorsing a statement encouraging banks to transition away from the U.S. dollar-based London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index “as soon as practicable,” according to an announcement the federal bank issued on Monday morning. “Given consumer protection, litigation, and reputation risks, the agencies believe entering into new […]

November Election Results Could Impact Key Reverse Mortgage Issues in 2021

The results from the November general election in the United States could have notable impacts on key issues relevant to the reverse mortgage industry including the selection of a new servicing contract for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the legislative priorities of the White House and Congress as it relates to matters of housing, the […]

Biden Transition Brings Familiar Names Back into CFPB’s Orbit

Moving ahead with his transition in anticipation of his inauguration in January, President-elect of the United States Joe Biden has begun to look at what role he would like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to play in his upcoming administration. To that end, Biden recently appointed Leandra English, former deputy director of the CFPB, […]