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HECM Originators – May 2016

HECM endorsements fell -14.2% in May, comprised of a -17.5% drop in the larger Retail channel and -9.6% decline in Wholesale/Broker channel.

One interesting point about the decline is that with overall industry volumes at the lowest level since August 2014, Wholesale/Broker volume has held up significantly better in the subsequent 21 months:

  • Wholesale average monthly volume since Aug 2014 has been 49% above the low point, compared to just 33% higher for Retail
  • Wholesale in May remained 22.9% above the Aug 2014 low while Retail squeaked in just 4.6% above that level

Put it together and you see Wholesale showing more resilience to volume declines lately compared to Retail, underlining the role smaller companies play in the industry.

And as always, a couple companies stood out on our page 4 originator rankings:

  • Fairway Independent jumped 12.5% in May and 476% year to date (YTD)
  • American Pacific grew 75% in May to bounce into the positive YTD
  • Longbridge Financial stacked up 550% more loans in May to cap an impressive 238% growth YTD

And all three companies did it without relying on refinances to boost short term volume. Very impressive to see their hard work paying off.

Don’t forget to check out the rankings on page 3 (trailing twelve months with channel splits) and page 4 (single month retail only). If your company is not an FHA approved lender, these are the only industry rankings where you’ll appear!

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HECM Originators May 2012

HECM Originators – April 2016

HECM endorsements dropped -6.3% in April overall, but Retail dropped significantly more at -7.6% compared to a Wholesale decline of -4.4%. As usual, several originators managed to buck the downtrend:

  • On the Retail side, RMF and Liberty each managed to increase 37% in April to lead the top 10 lenders
  • Over on the Broker/Wholesale side, Approval First Home Loans (+128.6%) and Bank of England (+114.3%) each more than doubled from their March production

Don’t forget to check out the rankings on page 3 (trailing twelve months with channel splits) and page 4 (single month retail only). If your company is not an FHA approved lender, these are the only industry rankings where you’ll appear!

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HECM Originators May 2012

HECM Originators – March 2016

March endorsement volume was mostly flat, with Retail growing by 9/10 of a percent, and Wholesale/Broker volume down 3.88% over February.

Leading the way for the month were Live Well, up 87%, and Reverse Mortgage Funding, with growth of 28%. Of the top 10 lenders, AAG, Synergy One (RFS), and Home Point all grew in the single digit range for the month.

Don’t forget to check out the rankings on page 3 (trailing twelve months with channel spl`its) and page 4 (single month retail only). If your company is not an FHA approved lender, these are the only industry rankings where you’ll appear!

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HECM Originators May 2012