MBA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Check this page for information on MBA's operations and events - including updates from our leadership.
Dive Deeper: Explore MBA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for up-to-date industry information.
MBA in the NEWS: MBA continues to be featured in top news outlets including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and Bloomberg, on issues related to the pandemic. Read the latest coverage.
NEW Consumer Resources (Added 11/10): MBA, along with a broad coalition of financial services stakeholders - including mortgage servicers, trade associations, housing counseling agencies, governmental agencies, and think tanks - launched a consumer awareness campaign to reach borrowers who have missed one or more mortgage payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and may be eligible for forbearance assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act or other forms of mortgage payment relief. Get the ads.
Update from June 24th at 2:30 PM, ET:As the industry's largest trade association, one of the most important services MBA provides is the ability to bring our industry together. As our nation continues to experience the impact of COVID-19, the health and safety of our members, staff, and hotel partners remains our top priority. Therefore, MBA has evaluated the feasibility of hosting large, in-person events.
Based on the re-opening standards of many of our host cities, and to give our hotel and convention center partners the opportunity to develop and implement social distancing and sanitation protocols, MBA has decided to transition our fall conferences, including MBA's Annual Convention & Expo, to virtual experiences. Learn more.
MBA LIVE Fall Schedule:
- September 15-16: Risk Management, QA & Fraud Prevention Forum
- October 19-21: MBA's Annual Convention & Expo
- November 9-19: Regulatory Compliance Conference
- November 17-18: Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference
- December 9-10: Accounting and Financial Management Conference
- Dates to Come: Document Custody Workshop
Update from April 22nd at 6:10 PM, ET: MBA's President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB sent a letter to members today providing an update on the latest policy developments related to COVID-19 and how the association is continuing to help its members. See the letter here.
Update from April 7th at 9:50 PM, ET: MBA's President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB released a statement responding to Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria's comments about mortgage servicers. See the statement here.
Update from April 6th at 2:30 PM, ET: MBA's President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB sent a letter to members today providing an update on recent MBA activities around the coronavirus and how the association is helping its members. See the letter here.
Update from April 2nd at 4:45 PM, ET: Amid the uncertainty associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, MBA has made the decision to cancel our 2020 Chairman's Conference.
Update from March 26th at 5:00 PM, ET: MBA's President & CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB today sent members an update on the stimulus bill that passed the Senate on Wednesday night and is expected to be passed by the House on Friday.
Update from March 20th at 4:45 PM, ET: MBA's President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB sent a letter to members today providing an update on recent MBA activities around the coronavirus. See the letter here.
Update from March 19th at 5:45 PM, ET: Out of continued concern for the health and well-being of our members, attendees and staff and following the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to cancel/postpone events of more than 50 people, MBA has made the decision to cancel the Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference, Commercial/Multifamily Servicing and Technology Conference, and the Secondary and Capital Markets Conference and Expo.
Update from March 16th at 10:45 AM, ET: Out of concern for the health and well-being of our members, attendees and staff and following the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to cancel/postpone events of more than 50 people, MBA has made the decision to cancel the National Advocacy Conference and State & Local Workshop.
Update from March 11th at 5:15 PM, ET: MBA has created a resource page to assist our member companies as they plan and prepare for the potential impact of the coronavirus disease. The resource center features information from the health/disease control agencies, recommended business continuity plans, relevant information from financial regulatory agencies, as well as guidance on how companies should communicate with employees, their customers and the public. To see the full list of resources, click here.
Update from March 11th at 4:00 PM, ET: In light of ongoing concerns about, and the impact of, the coronavirus, we have decided to postpone our CREF CONNECTS Networking Reception scheduled for April 2 in Atlanta, and our Capital Markets Summit, April 23 in New York City. We will work to reschedule these events and hope to be able to announce new dates in the near future.
Update from March 11th at 1:15 PM, ET: MBA is bringing together a panel of industry leaders, representing varying companies and capital sources, for our complimentary Coronavirus: Treasuries and Commercial Real Estate webinar on Thursday, March 12 to get answers and insights on the business and market implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19). For a full summary of the webinar, please click here.
Update from March 5th at 5:15 PM, ET: In an abundance of care for our members, conference attendees and staff, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Technology Solutions Conference & Expo planned in Los Angeles, CA from March 29-April 1. We made this decision in light of the continued uncertainties about the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the recent state of emergency declared for both the State of California and the County of Los Angeles. Learn more.
Update from March 4th at 10:00 PM, ET: MBA is closely following the spread and impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the context of a large number of upcoming MBA conferences, meetings and MBA Education events. Rest assured that the health and safety of our members, students, and attendees is our top priority.
MBA is actively monitoring the latest information on the coronavirus from global, federal and local health authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A few resources we have found helpful include:
- Daily Situation Report from the WHO
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)
- Prevention and Treatment (CDC)
- Information for Travel (CDC)
We are working with our host venues to ensure that all proper safety precautions are in place, including:
- Increasing active disinfection efforts in common areas;
- Encouraging participants to adopt a "touch-free" event experience;
- Promoting awareness around safe hand-washing practices.
We continue to monitor events and information from public health authorities and will update our schedule and policy as events warrant.