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Reverse mortgage volume, HMBS issuance fall slightly in January

With ongoing liquidity challenges and a continuing lag in Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) case numbers, reverse mortgage business in 2024 started off with a bit of a whimper.

Both HECM endorsements and HECM-backed securities (HMBS) issuance saw modest declines in January, although four of the top 10 HECM lenders managed to post slight gains for the month. This is according to HECM endorsement data compiled by Reverse Market Insight (RMI), and HMBS issuance data from public Ginnie Mae data and private sources compiled by New View Advisors.

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