ARRC Chair: End of LIBOR Requires ‘Urgent’ Preparation in U.S.

The end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index, slated for the end of this year, requires urgent action and collaboration between the public and private sectors. Though LIBOR has previously been described by financial analysts as “the world’s most important number,” there is some limitation to its reach. That does not diminish the […]

Look Out for These 4 Reverse Mortgage Industry Trends in 2021

Now that we’ve all opened presents and sang our renditions of “Auld Lang Syne,” it’s time to get back to work. The reverse mortgage industry is on the cusp of another eventful year in 2021 because of a lot of different components including changes to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) lending limit, a new […]

LIBOR Restriction Delay Decided With Reverse Mortgage Industry Input, Originators React

This week, the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA, or “Ginnie Mae”) announced that it had delayed a previously-declared January 1, 2021 restriction on the eligibility of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)-backed Securities (HMBS) for adjustable rate loans operating off of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index to March 1, 2021. The delay for originators […]

Ginnie Mae Delays LIBOR-based HMBS Restriction to March 2021

The Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA, or “Ginnie Mae”) has announced that its previously-declared restrictions on the eligibility of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)-backed Securities (HMBS) for adjustable rate loans operating off of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index, previously effective for all HMBS issuances dated on or after January 1, 2021, has now […]

ReverseVision Updates Documents and Software to Support CMT Transition

In response to the abrupt shift away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index and toward the Constant Maturity Treasury (CMT) index, reverse mortgage loan origination system (LOS) software provider ReverseVision has updated all documents that reference an index to support both LIBOR and CMT indices. While the shift to a new rate index […]

Reverse Mortgage Experts Detail Impacts of LIBOR Sunset, CMT Transition

Described as an “autumn surprise” in the opening remarks of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) Virtual Annual Meeting & Expo by association president Steve Irwin, the transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index and toward the Constant Maturity Treasury (CMT) index is a pronounced disruption to the operations of the […]

January 2021 LIBOR Restriction Spurs Planning from Reverse Mortgage Industry

The shortened timetable for the restriction of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index to serve as the basis for adjustable-rate reverse mortgages has caused the reverse mortgage industry to take action, as the reverse mortgage trade association and capital markets experts have engaged in dialogue with government officials with the aim of adjusting the […]

Ginnie Mae: LIBOR-based HMBS Restricted Beginning in January 2021

The Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA, or “Ginnie Mae”) has announced new restrictions on the eligibility of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)-backed Securities (HMBS) for adjustable rate loans operating off of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index, effective for all HMBS issuances dated on or after January 1, 2021, nearly a year ahead of […]