Liberty Parent Posts Strong Results, Cites Reverse as Key to Portfolio Diversity

Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE: OCN), parent company of top 5 reverse mortgage lender Liberty Reverse Mortgage, today announced strong fourth quarter 2020 earnings results and cited its reverse mortgage division as a continuing driver of profitability in an earnings call taking place on Wednesday morning. As the company continues to implement practices to further stabilize […]

Reverse Mortgage Retail, Wholesale Volume See Similar Drops in November

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 9.4% in the month of November 2020, for a total of 3,390 loans according to the latest HECM Originators report from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The fall comes in the midst of generally heightened reverse mortgage industry activity that has been taking place over the past few […]

Reverse Mortgage Leaders: 2021 is Cause for Optimism, Innovation and Growth

Though the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic caused a great deal of turbulence and uncertainty in different parts of the reverse mortgage business, indications from lenders, brokers and originators signify that the economic situation created by the unique moment created additional interest in the reverse mortgage product category. For the new year, that has […]

Liberty Parent Ocwen and CFPB Fail to Settle Mediation on 2017 Suit

Liberty Reverse Mortgage and PHH Mortgage Corp parent company Ocwen Financial Corporation announced today that it has concluded its court-ordered mediation process with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a process which has failed to produce a settlement. “We are disappointed that settlement discussions with the CFPB did not resolve this matter, in particular since […]

Reverse Mortgage Executives Look Back at Eventful, ‘Resilient’ 2020

The experience of working in the reverse mortgage industry in 2020 inspired many different reactions at different parts of the year, from general optimism in the first couple of months to uncertainty during the immediate onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Soon after that point, things started to take a bit of a different turn […]

NRMLA Board Elects Norman, Kent as Co-Chairs

The Board of Directors for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) has elected its co-chairs to serve in the 2020-2021 term. Scott Norman of Finance of America Reverse (FAR) and Mike Kent of Liberty Reverse Mortgage were unanimously elected. Norman was first elected to NRMLA’s board in 2012, and serves as FAR’s VP of […]

Wholesale Reverse Mortgage Segment Outperforms Retail in September

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 1.9% in the month of September 2020, for a total of 3,923 loans according to the latest HECM Originators report from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The fall comes in the midst of generally heightened reverse mortgage industry activity that has been taking place over the past few […]

Liberty Parent Touts ‘Very Profitable’ Reverse Mortgage Business as Fortunes Improve

Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE: OCN), parent company of top 5 reverse mortgage lender Liberty Reverse Mortgage, announced in an earnings call on Tuesday that it has posted its fourth consecutive quarter of positive adjusted pretax income as it has aggressively sought to return to profitability. In the midst of that announcement, the company also touted […]