RFS Rebrands, Becomes Mutual of Omaha Mortgage

Retirement Funding Solutions (RFS) – a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha Insurance-owned Synergy One Lending – will be rebranding under a new company name as Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. This rebranding effort reflects its association with its parent company and an effort on Mutual of Omaha’s part to align its reverse mortgage business more closely […]

Reverse Mortgage Veteran Adrian Prieto Joins Longbridge

Reverse mortgage industry veteran Adrian Prieto has joined Mahwah, N.J.-based Longbridge Financial as its new assistant vice president and wholesale lending sales leader, according to a statement the company shared with RMD. In his new position, Prieto will lead the Longbridge account executive and partner liaison team to focus on wholesale business growth, with a […]

Liberty Parent Continues Inching Back into the Black

Ocwen Financial Corporation, parent company to reverse mortgage lender Liberty Home Equity Solutions, is beginning to see its reorganization efforts steer the company back toward financial profitability, however it endured a loss in the third quarter of 2019 that is slightly higher than the recorded loss the same time one year prior, according to financial […]

HighTechLending: What Being a Top 10 Lender Means

In a climate of reduced reverse mortgage volume industry-wide, one lender is leaning on its seasoned staff and reliable business practices to maintain its position as a top-10 lender. Keeping that position can be difficult in an environment of generally reduced volume, where reverse mortgage endorsements have dropped 35% between fiscal year 2018 and 2019 […]

Liberty President Talks Customer Focus, the Future for Reverse Mortgages

There’s a great deal of responsibility that comes with being a leader in the reverse mortgage industry, but when someone recognizes the importance and impact of their work, that can make leadership in your industry both important and necessary. That impact is something that stays with Mike Kent, the president of Liberty Home Equity Solutions, […]

HUD and DOJ Release Guidance on False Claims Act Violations

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and U.S. Attorney General William Barr signed an inter-agency memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday, setting “prudential guidance” on the appropriate use of the False Claims Act (FCA) for violations by Federal Housing Administration (FHA) lenders. The MOU between HUD and the Department […]

Resolute Bank Permanently Closed, Says FDIC

Days after confirming its exit from the reverse mortgage business, Maumee, Ohio-based Resolute Bank has permanently ceased operating and its remaining customers have been migrated to another nearby banking organization. An official statement of closure stands in place of the bank’s former website, referring existing customers to relevant information on the closure and any pre-existing […]

Exploring 2019’s Reverse Mortgage Lender Exits

The long arm of changes to principal limit factors (PLFs) for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) continue to be felt over two years after they were first handed down by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This has resulted in a number of mortgage lenders ceasing their reverse originations entirely in 2019. […]

New York Reverse Mortgage Market Expands with Longbridge State Approval

The reverse mortgage market landscape in the state of New York is poised to grow once more, this time with the more direct entry of Longbridge Financial. The lender recently gained approval for its mortgage banker license from the New York Department of Financial Services to originate Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) in the state, […]

RMF Earns License to Originate HECMs in New York State

Reverse Mortgage Funding (RMF) is now licensed to originate Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) in the state of New York to homeowners and homebuyers, and will offer the loans through both its retail and wholesale channels. The addition of the lender’s New York license brings its total origination footprint into 49 states and the District […]