The CFPB announced that it entered into consent orders with three reverse mortgage companies to settle the CFPB’s allegations that the companies engaged in deceptive advertising in violation of the Mortgage Acts and Practices-Advertising Rule (Regulation N) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act.  Each of the consent orders requires payment of a civil money penalty

The CFPB has issued a report that discusses the results of a focus group study it conducted on reverse mortgage advertisements and a consumer advisory about such advertisements.

The report is entitled “A close look at reverse mortgage advertisements and consumer risks.”  In conducting its study, the CFPB interviewed 59 homeowners age 62 and older

The CFPB has issued a “Snapshot of reverse mortgage complaints” covering complaints submitted to the CFPB from December 2011 (when the CFPB began accepting consumer complaints on reverse mortgages) through December 2014.

According to the report, the CFPB handled approximately 1200 reverse mortgage complaints during that period.  The issues those complaints involved and