Nationwide Equities Reverse Mortgages Misled Older Borrowers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today took action against Nationwide Equities Corporation for sending deceptive loan advertisements to hundreds of thousands of older borrowers. The Bureau found that advertisements from Nationwide Equities misled consumers about how much money they could receive from a reverse mortgage, the fees and costs associated with the products, and … Read more

Reverse Mortgage Companies Hit by CFPB for Deceptive Advertising

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against three reverse mortgage companies for deceptive advertisements, including claiming that consumers could not lose their homes. The CFPB is ordering American Advisors Group, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, and Aegean Financial to cease deceptive advertising practices, implement systems to ensure they are complying with all laws, and … Read more

Should We Take Money Out of Retirement to Pay Off Mortgage?

Question: Dear Steve, I am 63 years old. Retired. 401 $300,000 + plus pension & SS. Wife 62 retired drawing SS small 401 $45,000. We are retired and need to have more disposable income. We only owe $17,000 on our house with an interest rate of 5 3/4. If I took out money from 401 … Read more

Consumer advisory: Three steps you should take if you have a reverse mortgage

Feb 9 2015 By Nora Dowd Eisenhower Reverse mortgages are a type of loan that allows homeowners, 62 and older, to borrow against the accrued equity in their homes. Reverse mortgages can help some older homeowners meet financial needs in retirement. Most reverse mortgages today are federally insured through the Federal Housing Authority’s (FHA) Home … Read more

State of Washington Seniors Warned to Watch for Fake Reverse Mortgage Sales People

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is joining the Washington State Departments of Veterans Affairs and Revenue in warning consumers about complaints they’ve received from seniors who say they’ve received calls from solicitors posing as state agents for a senior property tax relief program. The Department of Revenue learned Washington seniors are complaing that they … Read more

I’d Like a List of Reverse Mortgage Counselors to Help Me. – Pat

“Dear Steve, 70 years old, unemployed for 2 1/2 years, unemployment run out. 14 months left on mortgage, 3 credit cards in collections, 8 medications, medicare d which is going up, 2 strokes, little damage to self. have money from teaching pension going into account to pay mortgage and irs, state taxes, property, home, life, … Read more

All About Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp.

Company Name Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. Owners/Managers Christopher A. Viale, President & CEO Thomas W. Hebert, Chief Financial Officer Tracy Guay, Clerk Of the Corporation Physical Street Address 67 Hunt Street Agawam, MA 01030 Contact Information 1-800-CAMBRIDGE (1-800-226-2743) [email protected] Website CambridgeCredit.org Description of Services Provided Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit credit … Read more

I Am a 63 Year Old Senior And Struggling to Make Ends Meet. – Carol

“Dear Steve, I am a 63 year old single woman who has been living in a condo that I have been paying a mortgage on for almost 27 years. I am presently collecting social security and have a small part time job. I have very little savings which I am using to pay bills. I … Read more

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Reverse Mortgage Fraud to Watch For

Here is an alert out today about Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) fraud. The HECM program, which allows seniors age 62 and older to withdraw some of the equity in their homes, is the only reverse mortgage program insured by the U.S. government (through the FHA). “The most troubling aspect of HECM fraud is that … Read more

FTC Tries to Protect Consumers From Getting Screwed With a Reverse Mortgage

Federal Trade Commission staff has filed comments with the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) supporting a measure designed to protect consumers from deceptive claims and to help them make better-informed decisions about whether to obtain a reverse mortgage. Reverse mortgages, typically available only to borrowers age 62 or older, allow them to “spend down” … Read more