Quicken Loans Files for IPO After Three Years of Annual Profits

Rocket Companies, Inc. — parent company for Quicken Loans and Rocket Mortgage — has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) to allow the trading of its shares on the U.S. stock market after disclosing an annual profit for the past three years. This is according to original reporting at Bloomberg. “The Detroit-based company, which […]

How Fairway’s Company Culture Is Fueling its Record Reverse Mortgage Growth

Like most lenders, top-10 reverse mortgage lender Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation has seen increasing levels of business during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. But there’s more to the story than simply new demand, says National Reverse Mortgage Director Harlan Accola. In addition to economic factors felt across the industry and U.S., Accola attributes to new interest […]

Open Mortgage Pulls Ads from Facebook, Instagram in Massive Hate Speech Protest

Austin, Tex.-based multi-channel mortgage lender Open Mortgage announced on Wednesday that it is suspending its ad buying on social media platforms owned by Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook in protest of those platforms’ policies related to the proliferation of misinformation and hate speech, the company said. The lender is joining prominent corporations including beverage maker The […]

Open Mortgage CEO: Reverse Mortgage Volume ‘Exploding,’ Tech Preparation Pays Off

The ability to conduct business through non-traditional means has become a necessity for virtually every company that has continued operations throughout the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and reverse mortgage companies are no exception. Scott Gordon One reverse mortgage company that has continuously reiterated its dedication to technological innovations is top 10 lender Open Mortgage, as CEO […]

Synergy One Lending Buys Brand, Forward Retail Channel from Mutual of Omaha

San Diego, Calif.-based Synergy One Lending, which formerly included reverse mortgage lender Retirement Funding Solutions (RFS), announced this week the management-led asset purchase (MBO) of the company’s distributed retail channel and the Synergy One brand from Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. Led by Synergy One CEO Steve Majerus and President Aaron Nemec, company leadership expressed significant […]

Forward Footprint Key to Mutual of Omaha’s Future Reverse Mortgage Growth

After acquiring top-10 reverse mortgage lender Retirement Funding Solutions (RFS) in 2018 and a change in ownership structure, Mutual of Omaha Mortgage is gearing up for the long haul in reverse mortgages. In part, it’s doing this through access to its network of 350 forward originators and its national presence. After a period of transition […]

Former Live Well CEO Enlists New Lawyer as Trial Approaches

The trial of Michael C. Hild — the former CEO of defunct reverse mortgage lender Live Well Financial — for an alleged bond fraud scheme is still slated to begin this coming October, as a couple of additional developments in the unfolding story have taken place that could affect its trajectory. This is according to […]

Longbridge Reports Record Reverse Mortgage Volume, Expands Wholesale Operations

Mahwah, N.J.-based reverse mortgage lender Longbridge Financial reports that it has seen a significant uptick in loan volume during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a major expansion of its wholesale operations and staff in order to compensate for the higher level of business during the second quarter of the year. That higher […]