AAG and Better Business Bureau Expand Partnership to Fight Senior Fraud

The largest reverse mortgage lender by volume and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have expanded their partnership in an effort to combat senior-focused fraud nationwide. Through the partnership, launched last year by American Advisors Group (AAG) and the BBB, the organizations have created the “Savvy Seniors Program,” a senior-focused fraud prevention program that will host […]

Wholesale Reverse Mortgage Channel Drops With Retail in January

Primarily echoing previously recorded numbers among government-approved lenders, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements dropped slightly in January, with total endorsements falling 5.7 percent to a total of 1,649 loans, according to the latest data from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). However, some lenders managed to buck the downward trend by posting positive gains. The HECM […]

How Reverse Mortgage Lenders Handle the Condo Approval Process

The required Federal Housing Administration (FHA) approval process for condominiums has been a consistent thorn in the side of the reverse mortgage business. Because it is the full condo complex that is required to have FHA approval, lenders have to approach each un-approved complex’s association or board in order to encourage them to go through […]

RMF Takes Top Spot for Reverse Mortgage Securities Issuance in 2018

Reverse Mortgage Funding took the top position in annual HECM Mortgage Backed Securities issuer rankings in 2018 with 41% market share and responsible for $3.92 billion of HMBS securities, according to data compiled by New View Advisors. The reverse mortgage lender, founded in 2013, was followed by AAG, Finance of America Reverse, Ocwen Loan Servicing […]

Reverse Mortgage Retail Outpaces Wholesale to Start 2015

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) originators began 2015 on an even keel, sustaining endorsement volumes in January after ending the prior year with a spike, according to the latest Reverse Market Insight (RMI) report. Retail outpaced wholesale to end the year, contributing to an overall 12.1% increase in HECM endorsements between November and December, RMI notes. And though […]