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The Trump Era & The HECM

Shannon Hicks
Good News for HECM, Not So Much for Housing Programs President Donald trump embodies the essence of a political wrecking ball in Washington D.C.- a city known to cling tightly to political traditions of governing and supporting long-standing social programs, despite our ballooning deficits. While the President weathers opposition from

Reverse Mortgage News Roundup

Shannon Hicks
This Week’s Top Reverse Mortgage Stories 1- CFPB Complaints on the Rise- The CFPB has been busy collecting consumer complaints. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports an increase of 172% increase in reverse mortgage-related complaints since 2012. One could guess that much of this is due to increased consumer awareness of

Compliance: CFPB Levies Penalties on HECM Lenders

Shannon Hicks
Recent CFPB actions highlight the importance of compliant advertising and sales practices Since the founding of the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) in 2011, lenders have found themselves navigating the ever-changing waters of regulatory compliance. Reverse mortgage lenders  have recently felt the impact of the agency with three lenders paying

Not Surprised

Shannon Hicks
The media is inaccurate, misleading and selective in reporting the facts? What’s new. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent release of it’s report on reverse mortgage complaints was seized upon by both the media and so-called consumer advocate groups. Surprised? No. Damaging? Possibly.

7 Questions We All Should Be Asking

Shannon Hicks
In the interest of best serving the needs of the borrower and protecting ourselves against future legal claims, each of us should reexamine the questions should be asking each potential borrower...

CFPB Releases New Consumer Reverse Mortgage Guide

Shannon Hicks
It was only two short years ago that the CFPB or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued it’s first report to congress on the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or reverse mortgage program. In this week’s segment we will examine what questions this guide addresses as well as the questions it

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