Items Tagged with 'REVERSE MORTGAGE ISSUERS'

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  • Live Well Financial laying off 103 employees; blames closure on market, regulatory issues

    Virginia headquarters shuttered
    Virginia-based Live Well Financial announced Friday that it was ceasing originations "due to unexpected circumstances." The forward and reverse mortgage lender and servicer also filed a notice with the Virginia Employment Commission informing the state of its closing and subsequent layoff of 103 employees in Richmond, Virginia, and stating that conditions outside the company’s control led to the sudden closing of all its operations in their entirety.
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  • Ginnie Mae announces Platinum product for reverse mortgage-backed securities

    New program may increase liquidity in HMBS market
    Ginnie Mae has launched a new securitization channel for reverse mortgage-backed securities. Now, investors in the HECM mortgage-backed securities market can participate in Ginnie’s new Platinum HMBS program, which reduces the administrative costs of holding multiple and smaller HMBS securities and promises to bring more liquidity to the market.
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  • FHA takes steps to relieve balance sheet stress for reverse mortgage issuers

    Relaxes documentation guidelines to streamline assignments to HUD
    The Federal Housing Administration issued new guidelines Monday to ease documentation requirements for reverse mortgage issuers. With revised rules in place, the FHA aims to address the rigorous reporting requirements that were gumming up the works, adding serious stress to the balance sheets for reverse mortgage issuers.
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