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National Bank Buys Into Future of HECM

National Bank Buys Into Future of HECM

Shannon Hicks May 20, 2018 3

Does Mutual of Omaha's purchase of Synergy One Lending signal the return of big banks to reverse mortgage lending

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Meeting Before Age 62

Meeting Before Age 62

Shannon Hicks May 13, 2018 1

How some are surviving or thriving in a down HECM market “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future”, said baseball great Yogi Berra. Prognostications as how the reverse mortgage industry will recover

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Finding Opportunity in a Down Market

Finding Opportunity in a Down Market

Shannon Hicks May 6, 2018 2

Yogi Berra said ‘the future ain’t what it used to be”. One of the biggest challenges any industry, city or individual can face is to embrace the reality that things will never be like

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Senators Vow to Block All Nominees

Senators Vow to Block All Nominees

Shannon Hicks April 29, 2018 2

A long-term perspective of HECM endorsement volume Our nation’s capital is often referred to as the swamp in part for its political factions, bureaucratic battles and interagency turf wars. Recently two U.S. senators recently

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Despite Challenges This Was the Best HECM Decade

Despite Challenges This Was the Best HECM Decade

Shannon Hicks April 22, 2018 1

A long-term perspective of HECM endorsement volume Our collective experience as reverse mortgage professionals shapes our perspective. Much of that perspective in recent years was influenced by falling endorsement volumes.  The reverse mortgage industry

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Regulatory Rollback, State Pushback & Safer Loan

Regulatory Rollback, State Pushback & Safer Loan

Shannon Hicks April 13, 2018 2

Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney said,“Regulation by enforcement is done. We’re not doing it anymore"

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Returning to Our Core Mission

Returning to Our Core Mission

Shannon Hicks April 6, 2018 3

Despite HECM changes & cutbacks, more seniors stand to benefit eliminating their mortgage payments To say that today’s retiree is not prepared to retire is an understatement. More American’s approaching retirement have little or

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What’s preventing industry growth?

What’s preventing industry growth?

Shannon Hicks March 30, 2018 18

How do we break the cycle of change, volume reductions, and bounce back? It’s no secret. Industry stakeholders, originators, and pundits have lamented the stagnation of reverse mortgage originations since the housing meltdown of

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