5 Reverse Mortgage Lenders to Look Out For in 2020

The reverse mortgage industry as a whole has had to contend with a lot of structural changes in recent years, whether coming from the federal government in the form of mandated alterations to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program, or just in terms of adapting to serve a wider swath of senior clientele who […]

Open Mortgage CEO on Growth Efforts, Company Culture

A clearly-defined company culture, new technology adoption and a core footprint expansion are among the cornerstones that have turned Open Mortgage into a notable reverse mortgage lender in recent years. These are just a few of the topics discussed by Open Mortgage CEO Scott Gordon in the latest episode of The RMD Podcast, available now. […]

Longbridge Adds 3 Hires to Wholesale Division

Mahwah, N.J.-based reverse mortgage lender Longbridge Financial announced the hiring of three new employees – two account executives and one partner support specialist – who will be working for the company’s wholesale lending division. Cesar Flores, a 10-year veteran of the reverse mortgage industry, joins Longbridge as a wholesale account executive. His experience has included […]

FAR Adds Hanson as Wholesale AE

Finance of America Reverse (FAR) announced the appointment of Jessica Hanson as an account executive in its wholesale lending department. Bringing with her nearly 10 years of experience she will use to bolster the company’s wholesale lending efforts. She will report to Jonathan Scarpati, FAR’s VP of wholesale lending in her new role. Prior to […]

RMD Report: Sources of 2020 Optimism for the Reverse Mortgage Industry

In spite of declined reverse mortgage endorsements observed in calendar year 2019, the reverse mortgage industry continues to feel general optimism for the trajectory of the business in the early days of 2020. Sources of general optimism include the increasing prevalence of proprietary reverse mortgage products, the signing of new financial legislation and a generally […]

Reverse Mortgages Continue Booming North of the Border

HomeEquity Bank, the largest reverse mortgage lender in Canada, posted record originations in 2019 as Canadian retirees continue to seek out financing options designed to fill in for the increasing rarity of traditional retirement funding, such as pensions. Additionally, HomeEquity Bank’s recently-entered rival in the Canadian reverse mortgage space has seen its own business grow […]

Longbridge CEO Talks Private vs. HECM Reverse Mortgages, Branding Power

There will hopefully come a time when the reverse mortgage market, currently dominated by Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) backed and guided by the federal government, will be eclipsed by the greater availability of private alternatives. Overcoming reputational concerns in the larger reverse mortgage market may also be accomplished by focusing on product features and […]

Longbridge Launches Platinum Origination Channel for Private Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgage lender Longbridge Financial announced the launch of the Platinum Origination Channel, a new distribution outlet for its line of proprietary reverse mortgages offered under the “Platinum” brand name. The new channel will provide the ability for those who have their own third-party networks to offer Platinum products to their partners as part of […]

Starwood Capital Affiliate to Acquire Reverse Mortgage Funding Parent

Reverse Mortgage Investment Trust (RMIT), the parent company of Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC (RMF) has announced that it has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm which is focused on real estate investments, and which maintains more than $60 billion of assets under management. Terms of […]

RMD Report: Low Rates, Private Products Boost 2019, Say Industry Leaders

The reverse mortgage market, comprising both traditional Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) and proprietary loans, has been through a turbulent year in 2019. While year-over-year volume has shown a decline in the number of HECM originations when comparing the fiscal year data of 2018 and 2019, a number of other more positive developments have occurred. […]