Mass. Division of Banks Publishes Reverse Mortgage Counseling Guidance

The Massachusetts state Division of Banks has issued new industry guidance related to the in-person counseling requirement for reverse mortgage loans as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The guidance stems from recent legislation signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker last week, which features a provision permitting telephone or video counseling […]

[Updated] Mass. Legislature Passes Bill Permitting Phone, Video Counseling During Coronavirus

The Massachusetts House of Representatives and state Senate passed a bill late last week providing a statewide moratorium on foreclosures and evictions during the COVID-19 coronavirus emergency, which also features a provision permitting telephone or video counseling for reverse mortgage transactions for the duration of the current emergency. The bill was then signed into law […]

Emergency Mass. Senate Bill Would Relax Face-to-Face Counseling, Restore Reverse Mortgage Business

A new piece of emergency legislation in the Massachusetts state Senate aimed at providing relief to the housing sector during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic would relax the state’s stringent face-to-face housing counseling requirement, which would have the effect of allowing stalled reverse mortgage business within the state to continue. The recently-submitted bill, sponsored by the […]