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 […]

Industry Leaders: MMI Report Shows Reverse Mortgage Business’ Improving Strength

The reverse mortgage portion of the Federal Housing Administration’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) continues to stand at a negative capital ratio on the overall government-backed portfolio, according to an annual actuarial review of the fund’s finances released late last week. However, its negative value over the past year has been almost entirely diminished, sitting […]

August’s Slight Reverse Mortgage Volume Drop Led by Wholesale Segment

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 6% in the month of August 2020, for a total of 4,007 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 […]

How to Expand the Realtor Audience for Reverse Mortgage Purchases

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) for Purchase (H4P), a transaction in which a reverse mortgage can be used to fund the purchase of a new home, represents only a small share of the full activity of the larger reverse mortgage business, a figure pegged at 6.7% according to 2019 HMDA data. However, two lenders who […]

Wholesale Reverse Mortgage Growth Outpaces Retail Volume Drop in July

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements rose by 1.2%% in the month of July 2020, for a total of 4,254 loans according to the latest HECM Originators report from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The rise comes in the midst of generally heightened reverse mortgage industry activity that has been taking place over the past few […]

New Google Ad Policy Could Impact Reverse Mortgage Business

Google will be implementing new targeting restrictions for its ads, preventing customers on its platform from targeting based on certain demographic factors including age. This is based on a communication that the tech giant distributed to users of its advertising platform, which was obtained by RMD. One of the newly-implemented restrictions involves targeting ads based […]