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, […]

Reverse Mortgage Industry Hopeful for Private Product Expansions

Proprietary reverse mortgage products that are not reliant on the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-backed Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program remain a major source of industry optimism for those within it as of the beginning of 2020. This is according to Reverse Mortgage Daily’s Outlook Survey and Report, conducted online in December 2019. The survey […]

Liberty, RMF Suspend Private Reverse Mortgages Over Pricing Volatility

Two proprietary reverse mortgage products – EquityIQ from Liberty Reverse Mortgage and Equity Elite from Reverse Mortgage Funding (RMF) – have been ‘temporarily suspended’ by the lenders due to current levels of volatility in financial markets caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. This is according to communications that both lenders separately issued to their partners, […]

Reverse Mortgage Lenders Take Action on Coronavirus Fears

The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the world has had a demonstrable effect on multiple facets of life, with financial markets reacting strongly while the federal government prepares a more robust response to support communities and businesses that have been affected by the virus’ spread. While at first glance the reverse mortgage industry may […]

February Reverse Mortgage Endorsements Dip After ‘Blistering’ January

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements decreased by 13.6% to 3,386 loans for the month of February 2020, a slight dip compared to the prior month, which recorded the highest endorsement levels since February 2019. The majority of the top 10 lenders recorded endorsement decreases, while 7 of 10 tracked regions were down, as well. […]

Wholesale Leads Retail in December Reverse Mortgage Endorsement Drop

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 13.6% in the month of December 2019, for a total of 2,456 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 21.1% that month, while wholesale levels […]

Private Reverse Mortgage Inquiries Steady as Lenders Eye Product Expansions

Borrower inquiries related to proprietary reverse mortgage offerings appear to be steady in the early days of 2020 compared with their figures in late 2019, according to reverse mortgage counseling professionals. While steady for the moment, lenders and industry observers have noted increased levels of business activity that can be at least partially attributed to […]