Reverse mortgage servicers must be licensed through the Connecticut Banking Commissioner starting January 1, 2015, according to legislation recently signed into law by the governor.
The Federal Housing Administration announced this week that HECM servicers may request up to two 60-day extensions from foreclosing on surviving non-borrowing spouses living in the property.
Louisiana’s legislature recently enacted House Bill 807, which requires mortgage servicers (including reverse mortgage servicers) to become licensed.
Senators Barbara Boxer and Charles Schumer submitted a letter to Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan expressing concerns that servicers are unfairly foreclosing on the heirs of reverse mortgage borrowers.
NRMLA submitted comments to the National Technical Information Service requesting a new certification program that provides limited access to the “Death Master File” be made permanent.
HUD issued new guidelines to protect non-borrowing spouses by allowing them to continue living in their homes after the mortgagor passes away, but only for new case numbers on or after August 4.
HUD completed modifications to the HERMIT platform to accommodate new premium structures and initial disbursement limits implemented last September.
The Florida Housing Finance Corp launched the Elderly Mortgage Assistance Program (ELMORE) to provide financial assistance to delinquent HECM borrowers who need help bringing their property taxes and insurance current.
NRMLA submitted comments this week to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in support of a proposal to exclude reverse mortgage when determining “small servicer” status.
NRMLA submitted comments to the CFPB in response to a proposed rule that implements new servicing guidelines.