Class Action Suit Against Reverse Mortgage Lenders, Servicers Dismissed

A class action lawsuit filed in the Eastern District Court of New York in October of 2018 against reverse mortgage companies Live Well Financial, Reverse Mortgage Funding (RMF) and Compu-Link Corporation (Celink) has been dismissed indefinitely, though the plaintiff has the option to refile against one of the companies after its own legal woes have […]

Industry Leaders: HECMs to Drive Reverse Mortgage Industry in Near-Term

The reverse mortgage industry is likely to be led by Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) business as opposed to proprietary products in the near future, owing to the value proposition and rate environment according to industry leaders at two different top ten lenders. This is according to the leaders themselves during panels at RMD’s HEQ […]

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 […]

HEQ: RMF President on Keys to Reverse Mortgage Prosperity and Innovation

The proprietary reverse mortgage market is still in relatively early days considering the amount of time in which multiple lenders have been competing in the space. While new products are likely to emerge in 2021, it may be unlikely for proprietary products to ever overtake the FHA-backed Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) offerings. Still, proprietary […]

RMF Announces Launch of Private Reverse Mortgage With Line of Credit

Bloomfield, N.J.-based top-five reverse mortgage lender Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC (RMF) announced today the launch of a new variation of its Equity Elite proprietary reverse mortgage offering with a line of credit (LOC) feature. The product, which was previously announced in July, is being rolled out in two states with additional states to be added […]

Previously Paused Private Reverse Mortgages Return, RMF Adds LOC Product

Reverse Mortgage Funding (RMF) and Liberty Reverse Mortgage, respectively, have each resumed offering their previously-suspended proprietary reverse mortgage products after observing increased stability in market conditions. In addition, RMF is also introducing a new variation of its private product with a line of credit feature. This is according to representatives from both companies during a […]

Major Lenders Buck April Endorsement Dive With Big Gains

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 45% in the month of April 2020, for a total of 1,597 loans according to the latest HECM Originators report from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The fall was led by the wholesale endorsement segment of business, which experienced a decrease of 47.8% that month, while retail levels […]

New RMF TV Campaign Debunks Reverse Mortgage Myths

Bloomfield, N.J.-based lender Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC (RMF) has introduced a new creative advertising campaign designed to feature testimonials from real customers espousing the benefits of their reverse mortgage loans. The campaign, called “In Their Words,” aims to offer a frank and informed thoughts on reverse mortgage benefits from the perspectives of the borrowers themselves, […]