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Topsy Turvy – HECM Originators April 2015

April marked the fourth month in a row with a split in business channel growth for the reverse mortgage industry. For April, Retail declined -6.3% and Wholesale grew 1.7%. All in a month where endorsements declined -3.1%, with declining volume also being a trend in its fourth consecutive month.

But of course, a slow decline over the course of the past four months doesn’t stop some originators from growing their volumes:

  • Reverse Mortgage Funding jumped 89.4% to 377 loans on a combined basis (page 2), but an even higher 134% on a retail basis (124 loans)
  • Cherry Creek grew 23.6% to round out the top 10 with 89 loans combined
  • FirstBank grew their retail loans 46.7% to 44 loans

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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Flip Flop – HECM Originators March 2015

In February, the wholesale channel increased HECM endorsements in a down month for the industry overall, and now in March’s HECM Originators reports we’ve seen the exact opposite with retail outpacing brokers dramatically. Adding the two months together it’s clear that retail got the best of the action – dropping just 102 loans from a much higher volume base while wholesale dropped 200 loans for an almost 10% decline for Feb/Mar.

Several lenders beat the trend and increased their volume:

  • Liberty jumped 38% to 620 loans and their highest levels in over a year – good enough for second place in the rankings for the month on a combined retail/wholesale basis
  • Proficio grew 15.5% to 119 loans after a slow month in February that was below their twelve month average
  • AAG grew just under 1% to continue their reign at the top of the chart, almost doubling the nearest rival
  • On the single month chart (page 4), Moneyhouse jumped 358% to join the top 10 for the first time

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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Bucking Brokers – HECM Originators Feb 2015

HECM endorsements fell -4.5% in February, but brokers bucked the trend with an increase of 4.7% while the retail channel declined -11%.

Several lenders also rose in spite of the overall industry decline:

  • Live Well Financial jumped 40.8% to their highest level in over a year
  • One Reverse Mortgage grew 8.7% to 500 loans without any help from broker business
  • Liberty Home Equity, Reverse Mortgage Funding, and Urban Financial each grew 7% in the month

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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