Latest ReverseVision and Industry News
MPA Magazine | February 6, 2017
Second Annual ReverseVision Event Attracts New Reverse Mortgage Blood
“Our goal was to up the game,” says Wendy Peel, vice president of sales and marketing for ReverseVision. “Let’s bring in the new blood and treat this product the way it deserves to be treated—as a smart wealth management and retirement planning tool.”
MPA Magazine | February 6, 2017
ReverseVision’s Own Jeff Birdsell, VP of Professional Services Named to MPA Hot 100 List 2017
MPA Magazine recognizes the 100 people who are having the biggest impact on America’s mortgage industry. Check out Jeff on page 18.
Read more and see complete list.
Newswire | January 19, 2017
ReverseVision Names Kelly Kelleher Director of Corporate Marketing and Events
“Kelly’s accomplishments in driving strategic direction with detail-oriented execution will only continue to enhance and strengthen ReverseVision’s position as the industry leader,” said ReverseVision Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel.
January 18, 2017
ReverseVision Distributes Food to San Diego County’s Hungry
“This activity was a rewarding way for ReverseVision to honor our commitment to serving our local community while spending time together as a team,” said ReverseVision president and CEO John Button. “We support the San Diego Food Bank’s mission and look forward to our next day of service.”
Secondary Marketing Executive | November – December 2016
FHA’s MMI Fund Sees Strong Growth but Instability Persists in HECM Portfolio
Learn what experts in the industry, including RV Professional Services VP Jeff Birdsell, have to say about this industry concern.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | December 16, 2016
ReverseVision CEO John Button Joins NRMLA Board of Directors
“John’s strong background in mortgage technology and deep experience in compliance make him an ideal candidate to serve on the NRMLA board,” said Joseph P. DeMarkey, strategic business leader of Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC, who serves as co-chair of the NRMLA board of directors.
HousingWire | December 2, 2016
2016 HW Vanguard Award Winners List Includes President & CEO, John Button
John Button is a B2B executive, investor and entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in technology and business development strategies. As president and CEO of San Diego-based ReverseVision, he also happens to be leading the reverse mortgage industry into its renaissance.
Mortgage Orb | December 1, 2016
Box Home Loans Launches Reverse Mortgage Program
“Huge numbers of baby boomers are rapidly approaching retirement and looking for ways to stretch their savings,” says McKay Shoell, senior vice president for Box Home Loans, in a release. “Soon, it will be commonplace for consumers and financial planners to consider home equity options like HECM as part of their financial approach to retirement, along with income, social security and retirement.”
Mortgage Orb | November 15, 2016
FHA’s MMI Fund Sees Strong Growth, But Instability Persists In HECM Portfolio
“As an industry, we are reaching out to HUD to better understand how their accounting methodology works and what has changed,” Jeffrey M. Birdsell, CMB, vice president of professional services for ReverseVision, tells MortgageOrb. “ReverseVision has implemented all the changes HUD has made to the structure of the HECM product, including support for financial assessment and non-borrowing spouses, all of which support the preservation of the MMI fund.”
Reverse Mortgage Daily | November 14, 2016
Utah Lender Taps ReverseVision to Support New Reverse Mortgage Business
“Huge numbers of Baby Boomers are rapidly approaching retirement and looking for ways to stretch their savings,” McKay Shoell, senior vice president of Box Home Loans, said in the press release. “Soon, it will be commonplace for consumers and financial planners to consider home equity options like HECM as part of their financial approach to retirement along with income, social security and retirement.”
Reverse Mortgage Daily | October 26, 2016
ReverseVision Adds ServiceLink Flood Products to RVX System
“We are always looking for opportunities to partner with the providers our customers know and prefer. Ultimately, our goal is to make the ordination of reverse mortgage in RVX as fast, cost-effective and compliant as possible,” Wendy Peel, vice president of sales and marketing at ReverseVision, said.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | October 13, 2016
Federal Reserve to Stop Publishing Reverse Mortgage Interest Rate Swaps
“HUD needs to provide us the exact guidance—all the guidance tells us [now] is to get the 10-Year Swap in the H.15,” said Jeff Birdsell, vice president of professional services for ReverseVision, which has already begun notifying users of its RV Exchange loan origination software about the Fed’s recent decision to drop swap rates from the H.15.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | September 14, 2016
ReverseVision to Host UserCon 2017 Feb. 8-10 in San Diego
“We have applied feedback from our 2016 inaugural conference to make 2017 even more successful,” said Wendy Peel, VP of Sales and Marketing.
“Financial selling techniques are important tools for lenders to have as they work alongside financial planners to help borrowers use HECM loans as part of retirement planning. That’s why we’re so excited about our 2017 UserCon sessions on how to sell in today’s market.”
Reverse Review | September Issue
Hot Seat: Jeffrey M. Birdsell
“Industry growth is dependent upon our transition from a mostly needs-based attraction to a retirement solution. This product works equally well as a wealth management tool as it does a needs-based tool. This may require lenders to find loan officers with an additional financial skill set and software providers who can create tools and calculators that demonstrate the impact of a reverse mortgage on a retirement portfolio.” said Jeffrey Birdsell, VP of Professional Services at ReverseVision.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | September 8, 2016
Renowned Retirement Income Expert Jamie Hopkins Joins ReverseVision Board of Directors
“I am honored and excited by the opportunity to join ReverseVision’s board of directors,” Hopkins said. “ReverseVision is perfectly situated to help expand the use of reverse mortgages and improve the retirement security of America.”
Reverse Mortgage Daily | August 24, 2016
Informative Research to Expand Credit Report Options for RV Exchange (RVX) LOS Users
“With this integration, Informative Research and ReverseVision assure their mutual customers unmatched access to critical credit data needed for originating reverse mortgages. Further, the integration helps support our unceasing commitment to improving lender workflow and streamlining credit reporting capabilities,” said Informative Research Chief Operating Officer Stan Baldwin.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | August 11, 2016
New American Funding Builds Out 47-State Reverse Mortgage Op with ReverseVision RVX
“New American Funding selected RVX due to its simplicity, its popularity with nearly all the major lenders and its ability to integrate with our LOS as well as our enterprise CRM and lead management platform,” said Ellen Skaggs, New American Funding’s reverse national production manager.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | August 3, 2016
ReverseVision Adds LERETA, New Property Tax Services to RVX System
“LERETA is excited to amplify our involvement in the reverse mortgage space, adding ways in which we can better serve our customers, through this strategic alliance with ReverseVision,” said LERETA Senior Vice President of Sales Richard Yonis.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | July 20, 2016
ReverseVision adds Reverse Mortgage Educator Dan Hultquist as Director of Learning and Development
“Dan comes armed with unparalleled product knowledge and extensive field experience,” said John Button, CEO of ReverseVision. “This unique combination makes Dan the perfect resource to spearhead several upcoming ReverseVision initiatives that will provide assistance to reverse mortgage lenders and brokers nationwide.”
Mortgage Orb | July 13, 2016
Evolve Bank & Trust Using ReverseVision For Reverse Mortgages
“RV Exchange was easy to integrate into our model,” said David Brindley, co-manager of the reverse mortgage division for Evolve Bank & Trust. “It allows us to issue our own closing documents, pay mortgage insurance premiums, schedule and conduct closings—you name it, we can do it on RVX. From origination to the secondary market, it’s the best system to enhance our growth and implement our marketing strategies.”
Secondary Marketing Executive | June-July 2016 Issue
Reverse Mortgages Could Buoy Finances for the Approaching Wave of Retiring Baby Boomers
The time is ripe for the industry to see serious increases in volume, if we can only educate borrowers and lenders in time to take advantage of the boomer retirement wave.
National Mortgage News | June 21, 2016
Withholding HECM Options from Qualified Borrowers Is Irresponsible
Lenders who don’t offer HECM to qualified borrowers may not be criminally negligent, but the argument can be made that they are guilty of disregarding the “spirit of the law” as articulated by Dodd-Frank and enforced by the CFPB, suggests VP of Professional Services, Jeff Birdsell.
Mortgage Professional America | June 8, 2016
Reverse Mortgages May be the Hot New Retirement Planning Tool
“It brings a lot of comfort to institutions and banks that are used to the forward world because they have learned to get a good sense of what a borrower is like by doing a financial assessment. I think it helps everyone. It helps borrowers understand whether this is a benefit for them or not,” Birdsell said.
National Mortgage Professional | June 7, 2016
ReverseVision Partners With Factual Data on Credit Reporting Solution
“Integrating with ReverseVision gives Factual Data the opportunity to help our mutual customers access the critical data they need. Lenders will have the ability to build efficiencies that allow them to proceed quickly and confidently through the lending process,” said Factual Data Senior Vice President of Sales Jay Giesen.
MortgageSpeak | June 2, 2016
ReverseVision and Open Mortgage to Exhibit Reverse Mortgage
Origination Solutions at 2016 EMERGE Forum in New Orleans
“Financial institutions that offer mortgage products need to be able to meet borrowers where they are in life. The HECM product is designed specifically for the needs of senior borrowers who are retired or nearing retirement,” said Wendy Peel, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ReverseVision.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | June 1, 2016
How Networking Helps Reverse Mortgage Pros Boost Referrals
Even as a neutral party company like ReverseVision, who isn’t directly originating the reverse mortgage product, a company needs to be fully engaged and committed to networking with professionals outside of the industry, explains John Button, president and CEO of ReverseVision.
National Mortgage Professional | May 26, 2016
Open Mortgage Launches Reverse Wholesale Operation on ReverseVision’s RV Exchange
“Offering the HECM reverse mortgage has been a smart business move for Open Mortgage,” said Scott Gordon, founder, president and CEO of Open Mortgage. “Our strategy to get into the product early has allowed us to serve growing borrower demand, build our internal expertise and prepare to serve loan originators in a wholesale capacity, supported along the way with tools delivered by ReverseVision.”
MortgageOrb | May 18, 2016
Concord Mortgage Group Helps Baby Boomers Downsize Affordably
with the HECM for Purchase Home Loan and ReverseVision Exchange (RVX)
Concord originates HECM loans using ReverseVision’s RV Exchange (RVX). “We knew we could rely on RVX because of its breadth across the industry,” Weinstein said. “ReverseVision is widely recognized as a leader in the reverse technology space, and most participants in the industry use RVX in some form or fashion.”
Reverse Review | May 2016
VP of Sales & Marketing, Wendy Peel Explains How to Connect
with Baby Boomers Through Online Services and Software
To forge relationships with these borrowers of tomorrow, we need to start speaking their language today. See Wendy’s article on page 21.
Mortgage Professional America | April 29, 2016
ReverseVision VP of Sales & Marketing, Wendy Peel Featured on List
of Top 100 Elite Women in the Industry
All of these women are shaping and changing the face of the mortgage industry, shattering barriers along the way. Collectively, their achievements are nothing short of staggering. See Wendy’s spotlight on page 15.
MBA NewsLink | April 22, 2016
Willow Bend Mortgage Now Offers Reverse Mortgages in 12 States
Using ReverseVision Exchange Loan Origination Software
Willow Bend selected RV Exchange (RVX) as its reverse mortgage LOS largely because of the user-friendly experience it delivers. “RVX is such a user-friendly software,” said Hicks. “It’s easy to manage from the time a loan officer first uses the software for quoting a loan all the way through to reporting. That’s why it’s one of most utilized programs throughout the industry.”
MortgageOrb | April 15, 2016
Person of the Week: Jeff Birdsell
Reverse Mortgages Are Also Financial Planning Tools
There are academics who are looking at, what if you put a reverse mortgage on top of a sizable, fully funded investment portfolio – how does a reverse mortgage impact that? Does it have a positive impact or a negative impact? What some of these academics are looking at is using the reverse mortgage as a means to manage all of a senior’s investments.
MortgageSpeak | March 31, 2016
NOVA Home Loans Chooses ReverseVision Exchange (RVX) Software To Originate Reverse Mortgages, Deliver To Investors
“RV Exchange allows us to deliver the same reverse mortgage package to any number of investor partners,” Glen Smart, manager of NOVA’s reverse mortgage division said. “We don’t have to learn and open a bunch of different investors’ systems to compare options. We absolutely love that.”
MBA NewsLink | March 24, 2016
Alpha Mortgage Launches Reverse Mortgage Channel, Selects ReverseVision Exchange (RVX) Loan Origination Software
“After working with RVX for five years, I knew we didn’t want any other reverse mortgage LOS for our program here at Alpha,” said division manager and Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional Greg Gianoplus.
Mortgage Banking Magazine | March 8, 2016
Jeff Birdsell of ReverseVision Named MBA Tech All-Star by Mortgage Banking Magazine
Birdsell is among just nine industry innovators who received the prestigious award, which celebrates leaders who have made outstanding long-term contributions to the field of mortgage technology.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | February 11, 2016
ReverseVision Conference Nets Sales Interest, New Approach
“Overall, the feedback was very positive,” says Wendy Peel, vice president of sales/marketing for ReverseVision, of survey data gathered from attendees following the conference.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | February 1, 2016
Are Reverse Mortgages Experiencing a Sea Change? New Lessons Learned at RV User Con 2016.
At the inaugural ReverseVision conference last week in San Diego, the conversation was different, but more positive…for a change.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | January 28, 2016
Five Tips to Growing Your Reverse Mortgage Business in 2016
Several professionals weighed in on the topic at ReverseVision’s UserCon conference last week, pointing to a new landscape and new sales tactics. Here are five tips for growing reverse mortgage business in 2016.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | January 25, 2016
ReverseVision to Develop Counseling Solution Through New Portal
“ReverseVision is continuing our rate of investment on the fulfillment side,” John Button, CEO of ReverseVision said during the conference, User Con, last week. “But we are increasing the money we are spending in sales-oriented tools; things that help the process.”
Reverse Mortgage Magazine | January 22, 2016
ReverseVision Organizes Your Process—The Complexity of Creating Simplicity
And President & CEO of ReverseVision John Button stresses, the relationship goes both ways. “Learning from the customer, this is what we like
most.” (Pages 15-16)
National Mortgage News | January 15, 2016
Why Reverse Mortgage Lenders Are Upbeat About 2016
FHA adjustable-rate HECM is beginning to attract the attention of financial planners, according to Wendy Peel, vice president for sales and marketing at ReverseVision, which is based in San Diego.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | January 14, 2016
New Sales Tool Aims to Be One-Stop-Shop for Reverse Mortgage Lenders
“We hope these tools, coupled with contact management functionality and the legacy originations functionality in RVX, are going to streamline originator’s business by giving them everything they need in one area,” said Joe Rinner, ReverseVision’s product manager for RVSA.
Massachusetts Newswire | December 23, 2015
Lenders and REALTORS Offered Reverse Mortgage Education Track at 2016 User Conference
The “Reverse Mortgage Facts” track is an opportunity for both mortgage lenders and REALTORS to learn how HECM loans can be a safe, secure option for building their business by responsibly serving consumers in retirement or considering retirement lifestyle options.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | December 10, 2015
ReverseVision Boosts Credit Report Services by Partnering with Certified Credit Reporting
For over 30 years we have been a key vendor in the traditional mortgage market and now we get to share our expertise with the reverse mortgage lenders, said said Certified Credit CEO Lucy Kereta-Block.
Press Release | December 3, 2015
Jamie Hopkins to Deliver Keynote Address for ReverseVision January 2016 Inaugural User Conference
Hopkins, who has written articles published by Forbes and other news outlets detailing the strategic uses of home equity and retirement income planning, is delivering the keynote address at ReverseVision’s inaugural User Conference 2016.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | November 24, 2015
How Reverse Mortgage Lenders Can Forge Relationships with Financial Planners
Taking place January 20-22 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, User Con 2016 will feature a variety of general sessions and career tracks for reverse mortgage executives, loan officers, account executives, administrators and more. Jamie Hopkins’ session will focus on several key strategies reverse mortgage professionals need to know when trying to forge relationships with financial planners and the financial services industry at large.
Massachusetts Newswire | November 23, 2015
ReverseVision Board Member Jeffrey S. Taylor Honored by NRMLA for Reverse Mortgage Leadership
The founding chairman of NRMLA and current member of ReverseVision’s board of directors, Jeffrey Taylor is a 35-year career professional instrumental in forming retail loan origination, correspondent, wholesale lending and secondary marketing operations.
NRMLA | November 18, 2015
NRMLA Honors Industry Pioneers
Jeffrey Taylor is the founding chairman of NRMLA who ran the reverse mortgage program at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for many years and currently sits on the Board of Directors for ReverseVision.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | November 17, 2015
ReverseVision Announces Credit Report Integration with MeridianLink
“Partnering with ReverseVision will help lenders adapt to the new FA requirements and reduce switching costs by allowing lenders to maintain their existing relationship with their preferred credit vendors,” said Jason Domazet, Business Development Manager at MeridianLink.
Press Release | November 13, 2015
ReverseVision Makes List of Fastest Growing Company in North America
on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500™
ReverseVision’s President & CEO, John Button credits a special focus on education and support for lenders to enter the reverse lending industry. Significant investments in compliance, operations, infrastructure and support have created a superior loan origination system that resulted in the company enjoying 175.1 percent revenue growth.
National Mortgage Professional | November 3, 2015
CIS Credit Announces Integration With ReverseVision
CIS clients can take advantage of the cost and operational efficiencies gained with the expanded platform integration. CIS provides all documentation needed to qualify mortgage applicants.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | October 26, 2015
New Reverse Mortgage Event Spotlights Cybersecurity, Financial Planning
“I can guarantee this isn’t just another discussion about risk,” McElroy says. “We will get business leaders motivated to do something about information security and risk management—but they have to change their behavior in a positive way.”
Reverse Review | October 12, 2015
Technology & Efficiencies
Using technology to maximize your business productivity, reduce mistakes and maintain compliance creates the platform to realize true business success.
Forbes.com | October 7, 2015
Reverse Mortgages Can Be A Retiree’s Saving Grace
“With the baby boomer generation moving into retirement, we are ill-prepared as a society to provide housing alternatives and resources for this 30 million+ population, who in large part want to stay put in their current homes,” said ReverseVision President & CEO, John Button.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | October 1, 2015
How the Reverse Mortgage Industry is Attracting Banks to the Market
“The reputational risk is significantly less after the implementation of Financial Assessment, the HECM product is being seen differently now,” said Wendy Peel, vice president of sales and marketing at ReverseVision.
National Mortgage Professional | September 18, 2015
ReverseVision Names Matthew Shaffer Business Development Manager
Shaffer’s immediate goal is to educate banks and community-based financial institutions about how HUD’s Financial Assessment (FA) requirement with other updated HECM guidelines that minimizes reverse mortgage lending reputational risk.
Origination News | September 4, 2015
4 Advantages FHA Reverse Mortgages Have Over HELOCs
Jeff Taylor discusses how Home Equity Conversion Mortgages are safer than ever, thanks to recent regulatory changes made by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and when a HECM might make more sense than a HELOC.
Mortgage Speak | September 1, 2015
ReverseVision Spotlights Directors Mortgage for HECM Reverse Mortgage Origination
“For mortgage lenders of every stripe, failing to offer reverse mortgages as an option could be doing their clients a disservice at a time when every available option needs to be considered,” said Larry Melton, Directors Mortgage Reverse Mortgage Manager.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | August 25, 2015
ReverseVision Expands Credit Report Services in RV Exchange
Last week, ReverseVision announced its newest credit report partnership with CBCInnovis, a Columbus, Ohio-based provider of credit and risk management solutions. The integration of CBCInnovis, ReverseVision says, increases the choices of automated credit report services available to RVX users.
MBA NewsLink | August 11, 2015
Jeffrey Taylor, ReverseVision board member, discusses how HUD’s FA Stacks Up Against ATR
Many forward mortgage lenders remain skeptical…when in fact, today’s reverse mortgage products are strikingly different and far more secure than ever before thanks to HUD’s Financial Assessment rules that went into effect this year.
Reverse Mortgage Daily | July 28, 2015
VP of Sales and Marketing, Wendy Peel Talks Increased Interest by Banks in HECMs
Today, the question remains: has the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program changed enough for the best to encourage large banks to get back in to the business?
MReport, The Pulse of the Mortgage Banking Industry | June 25, 2015
Credit Report Integration Added to ReverseVison’s Mortgage RLOS Platform
In an effort to continually streamline workflow, ReverseVision added a new feature to RV Exchange that will allow users to obtain borrowers’ credit reports from a number of credit report providers and automatically populate that data into RVX.
American Bankers Association (ABA) Banking Journal | June 15, 2015
FHA Issues Guidance on Assigning Reverse Mortgages
The Federal Housing Administration on Friday announced relief for spouses of reverse mortgage borrowers who wish to remain in their homes after the spouse who took out the reverse mortgage dies.
Mortgage Speaks | June 11, 2015
ReverseVision Announces Launch of RV Support Portal
The RV Support Portal, accessible via the Internet at support.reversevison.com, was launched in order to provide faster customer service responses, real-time status updates of support issues and an inter-active self-help knowledge base available 7×24.
Reverse Mortgage Magazine | May/June 2015
Jeffrey Taylor, Founding Chair Reflects on Past 25 Years
Jeffrey Taylor, Master CMB and ReverseVision board member has been involved in FHA’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program since the very beginning. View the article by Darryl Hicks on page 7 of the May/June issue of Reverse Mortgage Magazine.
Forbes.com | May 18, 2015
Now, as many Americans near retirement, properly leveraging that home equity will become a crucial part of a secure retirement plan.
Reverse Review | May 2015
President and CEO, John Button discusses the role Loan Origination Systems play in today’s ever-changing industry landscape.
Mortgage Orb | April 7, 2015
Education certainly plays a role. Most consumers understand the notion of a classic forward mortgage very well because that product has been around forever, and anyone that owns a home has experienced how that works.
MBA NewsLink | April 7, 2015
While the forward market has been wringing its hands over the upcoming TILA/RESPA Integration Disclosure implementation, their counterparts on the reverse side have had their own regulatory tempest–HUD’s Financial Assessment rules.
Mortgage Technology | April 2, 2015
Leading reverse mortgage technology provider ReverseVision has created an operations team within its company to improve its capacity management.
HousingWire | March 2015
Innovation is at the heart of the HW TECH100™.
ReverseVision makes HousingWire’s exclusive list of the housing economy’s 100 most innovative technology companies for 2015.
Reverse Review | March 2015
ReverseVision Hires Wendy Peel as VP of Sales and Marketing
Reverse mortgage software and technology provider ReverseVision has hired Wendy Peel as vice president of sales and marketing.