Reverse Mortgage Legislation Takes Back Seat to Washington Tumult

A series of proposed legislative and administrative changes to the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA’s) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program have not moved forward in Washington, D.C., as politicians in the nation’s capital have focused on other, more tumultuous and immediate concerns. In addition to a series of legislative and administrative proposals submitted by the […]

The RMD Podcast #8: Top Stories of 2019

In the eighth episode of The RMD Podcast, RMD Executive Editor and Aging Media Network Director of Content Elizabeth Ecker joins host Chris Clow to talk about the biggest reverse mortgage industry stories covered by RMD in 2019! The past year has been a very eventful one for the reverse mortgage industry, and as we […]

Top 10 Reverse Mortgage Stories of 2019

The reverse mortgage industry is about to close out another eventful year on the calendar, which has naturally put those of us in the RMD offices in a bit of a reflective mood as we get ready to say goodbye to 2019. The year has not been without its interesting and eye-catching stories, whether discussing […]

Congressional Leaders Approve Funding to Avert Gov’t Shutdown

In what likely amounts to welcome news ahead of the holidays, Congressional Democrats along with Senate Republicans have reportedly agreed to a $1.3 trillion spending plan ahead of a December 20 deadline, apparently averting the possibility of a new partial federal government shutdown as we head into 2020, according to reporting at the Washington Post. […]

How Compliance Issues Could Impact Reverse Mortgages in 2020

In terms of regulations that govern the reverse mortgage industry and possible outcomes for such matters in 2020, distractions being experienced by Congress, White House proposals for federal regulations and the continuing presence of possible Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) enforcement actions could make for an eventful year in terms of actions related to regulatory […]

Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of CFPB in 2020

The United States Supreme Court (USSC) will hear oral arguments in a case seeking to define the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as unconstitutional in March 2020, according to a calendar schedule of oral arguments released by the Court. The case, Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, asks the […]

Reverse Mortgage Industry Cautious About Trump HECM Proposals

Late last week, the United States Department of the Treasury under the direction of President Donald J. Trump unveiled a new series of proposals aimed at improving the nation’s housing finance system, including a number of proposed changes to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. While the housing industry largely applauded the proposed changes, […]

Trump Housing Reform Plan Calls for HECM Program Improvements

Following up on a directive to reform and streamline housing finance made by President Donald J. Trump in a March memorandum, the United States Department of the Treasury has submitted its housing finance reform plan to the president for his approval, which includes specific proposals to streamline the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. Aspects […]

President Trump Calls for U.S. Housing Reform Plan, Review of HECM Program

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive memorandum Wednesday initiating the process of reforming the United States housing system, which includes an objective to examine the “financial viability” of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. The president has expressed his intent to end the conservatorship of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae that has been […]