Reverse Mortgage Industry Adapts in Eye of Coronavirus ‘Hurricane’

The reverse mortgage industry is taking a series of major steps in order to prepare for the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic, mobilizing working groups, changing or amending company policies to encourage social distancing with borrowers and employees, and seeking new regulatory relief in order to ensure that continuity of business is maintained for […]

Reverse Mortgage Lenders Pause New York Activity Amidst New Regulations

Reverse mortgage lenders who have approval to generate reverse mortgages in the state of New York have largely paused their application processes for new loans within the state, RMD has learned, which has been confirmed by multiple lenders. This is in response to sweeping new regulations that have recently gone into effect there, according to […]

Liberty Home Equity Solutions Rebrands, Becomes PHH Division

Liberty Home Equity Solutions, a reverse mortgage lender and division of Ocwen Financial Services, has rebranded under a new and simplified brand name: Liberty Reverse Mortgage, a name which calls back to the company’s roots. The company will also begin operating as a division of PHH Mortgage Corporation. Both measures are effective as of March […]

Canadian Reverse Mortgage Debt Tops $4 Billion

Canadian seniors have been tapping home equity through the use of a reverse mortgage at record levels, and now the nation’s collective reverse mortgage debt has topped $4 billion for the very first time. This is according to the Canadian Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), reported by Better Dwelling. “OSFI filings show […]

Coronavirus Impacts on Reverse Mortgage Operations, Meeting Clients

The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has led many who do business in the reverse mortgage sector to consider additional layers of caution for their operations in order to try and minimize the virus’ spread. For a long time, a loan originator trekking out to a prospective borrower’s home and sitting at the kitchen […]

Reverse Mortgage Lenders Take Action on Coronavirus Fears

The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the world has had a demonstrable effect on multiple facets of life, with financial markets reacting strongly while the federal government prepares a more robust response to support communities and businesses that have been affected by the virus’ spread. While at first glance the reverse mortgage industry may […]

Fed Interest Rate Cut Spurs Reverse Mortgage Lender, Borrower Action

As the world continues to react to the widening spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the global economy has so far reacted strongly to the increasing possibility of social disruption that has been brought about by preventive measures being put into place by nations, communities and companies around the world to further contain the virus’ spread. […]

PRMI’s Sless Group Adds Nickoles as Reverse Mortgage Processing Manager

Primary Residential Mortgage (PRMI)’s Steven J. Sless Group, the lender’s consumer-direct retail branch focused solely on reverse mortgages in Owings Mills, Md., has hired Brandy Nickoles as reverse mortgage processing manager. She brings with her nearly 15 years of combined wholesale and retail experience that she will use to bolster the group’s efforts. PRMIBrandy Nickoles […]

Liberty Parent Touts Reverse Business While Inching Back to Profitability

Ocwen Financial Corporation, parent company to reverse mortgage lender Liberty Home Equity Solutions, touted the ongoing growth of the reverse mortgage business while reaffirming its scheduled return to overall profitability, according to financial documents released this week and a Tuesday morning earnings call. “Our reverse mortgage lending business is now ranked as the number three […]