Bloomberg: Wall Street ‘Worried’ Over Possible CFPB Revival

The American financial sector is concerned about the potential actions of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2021, owing to changes that the incoming administration could make to the agency’s regulatory posture particularly as it pertains to the Bureau’s use of its enforcement authority. This is according to reporting at Bloomberg. “Banks should be […]

November Election Results Could Impact Key Reverse Mortgage Issues in 2021

The results from the November general election in the United States could have notable impacts on key issues relevant to the reverse mortgage industry including the selection of a new servicing contract for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the legislative priorities of the White House and Congress as it relates to matters of housing, the […]

Reverse Mortgage Legislator Elected Lt. Governor of Washington State

U.S. Representative Denny Heck (D-Wash.), who represents Washington state’s 10th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, defeated his opponent in Tuesday’s general election in a contest deciding the next lieutenant governor of Washington state. This is according to data from the Washington secretary of state’s office and the Seattle Times. Heck, who announced […]

NRMLA President on the Importance of Government Relations in Reverse Mortgages

As the reverse mortgage industry’s foremost advocacy and educational body, the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) often interacts with stakeholders at every level of the business. From loan originators up through company executives, NRMLA’s membership encompasses a vast swath of the industry’s key players, but also has to interact on a regular basis with […]

House Reverse Mortgage Legislators Out After Primary Election Results

Two members of the United States House of Representatives who were each spearheading the creation of new reverse mortgage-centric legislation will not be returning to Capitol Hill in 2021, throwing the future of the proposed laws they each spearheaded into flux. This is based on the results of Tuesday night’s primary elections in the states […]

Foreclosure Protection Bill Includes Reverse Mortgage Borrowers, Lacks Republican Support

A bill introduced into the United States House of Representatives seeking to prevent evictions, foreclosures, and unsafe housing conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic includes reverse mortgage borrowers, and was recently passed in the House before being sent to the U.S. Senate. The bill, House Resolution (H.R.) 7301 known as the “Emergency Housing Protections and […]

Reuters: Retirement Grades for Historic $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Law

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act has passed both houses of Congress and on Friday was signed by President Donald Trump, codifying the historic measure into law which is aimed at providing relief to American workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The law also contains several key provisions […]

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 […]