Resolute Bank Exits Reverse Mortgage Business

Maumee, Ohio-based Resolute Bank has ceased originating Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loans, RMD has learned. A company representative confirmed by phone that Resolute stopped offering reverse mortgages within the last month. Resolute Bank President Kevin Rahe told RMD that the exit had very little to do with reverse mortgage-specific issues such as changes made […]

Fairway Bucks Market Trend With Reverse Mortgage Success

The reverse mortgage industry has struggled with adapting to changes made to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program handed down by FHA two years ago. In 2019, the industry recorded a 32.3% loss in volume for the period of January-July compared with the same period the prior year. As a result, finding standout success […]

How One Lender is Defying the Odds by Growing With HECM For Purchase

Despite some reverse mortgage stakeholders believing the HECM for Purchase loan would be looked at as a “sleeping giant” for the industry, loan counts have represented a plateau for the product at around 7% of volume. Many see the product’s potential, and have touted it across the country to Realtors and other real estate partners, […]

Origins: Charting a Path from Teacher to Loan Originator

Transitioning into a new career that appears to have a lot of complexity can be one of the most difficult challenges anyone can face, but having a predisposition toward relating information and complex ideas to people can be a big help in making such a move. That’s what happened to Kathy Muni, senior vice president […]

Ditech Completes Sale of RMS to Mortgage Assets Management

After a protracted legal fight and a recently-approved bankruptcy plan cleared the way for a final sale, Ditech Holding Corporation has announced that it has completed the stock and assets sale comprising reverse mortgage servicing business Reverse Mortgage Solutions to buyer Mortgage Assets Management, LLC. In a press release announcing the completion of the transaction, […]

Advantages for Proprietary Reverse Mortgages on Condos

While recent changes to rules governing condominium complex approvals by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will likely help the reverse mortgage industry to extend more loans to condo owners, new data concerning ways that condo borrowers are leveraging product features of proprietary reverse mortgages could indicate viable alternatives to more traditional Home Equity Conversion Mortgages […]

Flagstar Bank Disposes of Live Well Financial Exposure

After disclosing that it had endured a $74 million financial exposure in the wake of Live Well Financial’s abrupt closure this past May, Flagstar Bancorp has announced that it has now shed all of the securities that served as collateral for its loan to the now-defunct reverse mortgage lender. Flagstar detailed that the burden of […]

RMS Sale in Sight as Creditors Approve New Ditech Bankruptcy Plan

After a federal bankruptcy judge blocked a bankruptcy plan that would’ve allowed Ditech Holding Corporation’s forward and reverse mortgage servicing businesses to be sold free and clear of legal complaints against them, a Consumer Creditors’ Committee that acted as primary opposition to that plan has filed a statement in court approving a newly-amended plan that […]

Bloomberg: Reverse Mortgages Continue Booming North of the Border

The reverse mortgage business across Canada is continuing to prosper, as evidenced by a notable increase in balance figures of more than double compared to figures from 2015. This is according to original reporting by Bloomberg. “Outstanding balances on reverse mortgages have more than doubled in less than four years to C$3.12 billion ($2.37 billion), […]

Mid America Mortgage Selects ReverseVision to Debut Reverse Products

New reverse mortgage industry entrant Mid America Mortgage has selected the loan origination system (LOS) created by San Diego-based ReverseVision, ReverseVision Exchange (RVX), to support its introduction of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and proprietary reverse mortgage offerings. As a relatively new player overall but with an experienced reverse mortgage industry participant at the helm, […]