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 […]

Quicken Halts One Reverse Mortgage Operations, Shifts Focus to Rocket Mortgage

Top-10 reverse mortgage lender One Reverse Mortgage is “pausing” its operations, under the direction of its parent company Quicken Loans. The San Diego-based One Reverse reportedly informed its employees Monday that their jobs will be transitioned to roles within Quicken Loans in order to refocus their operations on conventional lending. One Reverse will complete its […]

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 […]