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  • MBA Announces Appointment of Peter Grace to be Vice President, Strategic Planning and Internal Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 25, 2012) – David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced the appointment of Peter J. Grace to be MBA’s new Vice President of Strategic Planning and Internal Technology.  Mr. Grace will facilitate the i

  • CampusMBA Extends Partnership with Insurance Advisors to Offer New Live Online Workshops for Commercial/Multifamily Professionals

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2012) - CampusMBA, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced it has extended its partnership with Stamford, Connecticut-based Insurance Advisors LLC. Under the agreement CampusMBA, in conjunction with Ins

  • MBA’s Stevens Addresses the Exchequer Club of Washington, DC

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 18, 2012) –  David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, today delivered a speech to the Exchequer Club of Washington, DC, on the housing market and housing policy titled, “A Bright Future Requires Certainty.” &

  • MBA Statement on Fed's Housing Policy White Paper

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 5, 2012) -  David H. Stevens, President & CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) issued the following reaction to the white paper released by the Federal Reserve, titled, "The U.S. Housing Market:  Current Conditions and Policy Considerations."&nb

  • Americans Are Ready and Willing to Buy, But Seller Sentiment Remains Extremely Negative

    WASHINGTON, DC (December 20, 2011) – Prospective homebuyers believe now is a good time to buy, given today’s low home prices and low mortgage interest rates, but potential sellers are nearly unanimous in reporting that it is not a good time to sell a home, citing difficulty in find

  • MBA Urges House to Vote Down Payroll Tax Extension

    WASHINGTON, DC (December 19, 2011) –  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against the Senate-passed bill that would extend the payroll tax holiday for two months by adding an additional tax on most homebuyers for th

  • Three of Four Major Investor Groups Increased Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Investments During The Third Quarter

    Washington, DC (December 14, 2011) – The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding was essentially unchanged in the third quarter of 2011, as three of the four major investor groups increased their holdings, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The $2

  • MBA Testifies on Mortgage Market Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 7, 2011) – David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) testified today before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and the Government Sponsored Enterprises at a hearing on The Private Mortgage Market

  • Modest Changes in Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Delinquency Rates During Third Quarter

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 6, 2011) – During the third quarter, delinquency rates declined for commercial and multifamily mortgages held by banks and in commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS). Delinquency rates increased for loans held by life insurance companies and held or insure

  • MBA Announces Completion of MISMO Transition

    WASHINGTON, DC (December 5, 2011) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced it has completed the transition, announced in September, and will resume support for the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization, Inc. (MISMO®). With the successful transition, MIS

  • MBA Testifies on Health of FHA

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 1, 2011) – Henry V. Cunningham Jr., CMB, a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Board of Directors and immediate past Chairman of MBA’s Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG), testified today before the House Financial Services Commit

  • Award Winning Study Examines Impact of Social Networks on Homeowners Decision to Strategically Default

    WASHINGTON, DC (November 16, 2011) - Unemployment and other factors have caused many homeowners to involuntarily default on their mortgages.  At the same time, falling home prices, the possibility of being underwater for many years and advice from certain influencers, or "mavens," m

  • MBA's Young Reacts to FHA Actuarial Report

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2011) - Michael W. Young, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement today reacting to the release of the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) actuarial report on the Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund for single

  • Third Quarter Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Originations Up 98 Percent from Last Year, 10 Percent from Last Quarter

    Washington, DC (November 3, 2011) – Third quarter 2011 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 98 percent higher than during the same period last year and 10 percent higher than the second quarter of 2011, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Qua

  • MBA’s Stevens Reacts to Nomination of Carol Galante as FHA Commissioner

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 21, 2011) – David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released the following statement regarding the nomination of Carol Galante as Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner at

  • $68.8 Billion of Total Multifamily Lending in 2010; a 31 Percent Increase from 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19, 2011) – In 2010, 2,548 different multifamily lenders provided a total of $68.8 billion in mortgage financing for apartment buildings with five or more units, according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The 2010 dollar volume represents

  • MBA Announces New Members and Leadership of Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) and Residential Committee Chairs

    Chicago, IL (October 11, 2011)  -- The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced Garry Cipponeri, Senior Vice President of Chase in Iselin, NJ, as Chairman of its Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) and, David Motley, CMB, President of Colonial National Mortgage in Fort

  • MBA Honors Henry V. (Hank) Cunningham, Jr., CMB, with the 2011 Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award

    Chicago, IL (October 11, 2011) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today awarded Henry V. (Hank) Cunningham, Jr., CMB, President of Cunningham & Company, with the Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award at the Association’s 98th Annual Co

  • MBA Announces 2012 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) Leadership and New Members

    Chicago, IL (October 11, 2011)  - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the election of Tari L. Flannery, CMB, President, M&T Realty Capital Corporation as the new Chair of the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors at the association's 98th

  • MBA Partners with EverFi on Financial Literacy Initiative

    CHICAGO, IL (October 10, 2011) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced a partnership with EverFi, the nation's leading financial literacy software company, to bring the latest in new media technology to teach, assess and certify adults in our communities in hundreds of t

  • MBA Statement on Planned Protests

    Chicago, IL  (October 10, 2011)  -- The Mortgage Bankers Association released the following statement today related to planned protests against the association at its 98th Annual Convention and Expo. "America is about freedom of speech. We worry, however, that the focus of the p

  • CampusMBA Graduates 35 Certified Mortgage Bankers During MBA Annual Convention

    Chicago, IL (October 10, 2011) – CampusMBA, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), graduated 35 Certified Mortgage Bankers (CMB) at a ceremony held at MBA’s 98th Annual Convention & Expo in Chicago. The CMB de

  • MBA Announces Creation of National 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization for Philanthropic Ventures

    CHICAGO, IL (October 10, 2011) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the creation of a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to be the umbrella for philanthropic ventures by MBA and its members to help American families and communities.  MBA has selected Spar

  • MBA Announces New Chairman of RESTECH Forum

    Chicago, IL (October 9, 2011) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the new leader for its Residential Technology Forum (RESTECH). Tim Elkins, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, was named Chairman of RESTE

  • MBA Elects 2012 Board of Directors

    Chicago, IL (October 9, 2011) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today elected its Board of Directors for the 2012 membership year at MBA's 98th Annual Convention & Expo in Chicago. The Board of Directors will be chaired by Michael W. Young, Chairman of the Board of Cenlar FSB,

  • Debra W. Still, CMB, Sworn in as MBA Chairman-Elect

    Chicago, IL (October 9, 2011) - Debra W. Still, CMB, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Mortgage, a nationwide lender headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, today was sworn in as Chairman-Elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) at MBA's 98th Annual Convention & Exp

  • Michael W. Young Elected 2012 MBA Chairman

    Chicago, IL (October  9, 2011) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the election of Michael W. Young, Chairman of the Board, Cenlar FSB, as the 2012 Chairman of MBA at the association's 98th Annual Convention & Expo in Chicago. Debra W. Still, CMB, and President

  • E.J. Burke Sworn in as MBA Vice Chairman

    Chicago, IL (October 9, 2011) - E. J. Burke, Executive Vice President and Group Head, KeyBank Real Estate Capital and Corporate Banking Services, today was sworn in as Vice Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) during the association's 98th Annual Convention & Expo in Ch

  • Michael W. Young Sworn in as MBA Chairman

    Chicago, IL (October 9, 2011) - Michael W. Young, Chairman of the Board, Cenlar FSB, today was sworn in as the 2012 Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) at the association's 98th Annual Convention & Expo in Chicago. As Chairman, a top item on Young's agenda is ensuring

  • MISMO® Presents Leendert Bijnagte with Staff Appreciation Award

    Washington, DC (September 30, 2011)  - MISMO, the not-for-profit data standards subsidiary of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), presented its Staff Appreciation Award to Leendert (Leo) Bijnagte, Business Systems Consultant at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  The award, which was ann

  • Management of MISMO to Transfer to MBA

    Washington, DC (September 23, 2011)  -- The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and MERSCORP,Inc.®  (the parent company of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., MERS) jointly announced today that management of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organizati

  • Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding Increased For First Time Since 2009

    Washington, DC (September 22, 2011) – The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by 0.1 percent in the second quarter of 2011, the first quarterly increase since the third quarter of 2009, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The $2.4 tri

  • Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Down in Second Quarter for Four of Five Major Investor Groups

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 12, 2011) - Commercial/multifamily mortgage delinquency rates among four out of five major investor groups decreased in the second quarter of 2011, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report.“Commercia

  • MBA Hires Jeffrey Schummer to be Vice President of Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2011) - David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced the appointment of Jeffrey M. Schummer as Vice President of Education. In this role, Schummer will be driving the strategic vision, development and growth

  • MBA Annual Convention’s 2nd General Session to Include Arrigoni, Emerson, Heid, and Ibrahim

    WHAT:  Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 98th Annual Convention & Expo: Driving Change. MBA's Annual Convention and Expo is the premier conference for professionals in all sectors of the mortgage banking industry.  The convention addresses key industry-related strate

  • Register Today for MBA's 98th Annual Convention & Expo

    WHAT:  Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 98th Annual Convention & Expo: Driving Change. MBA's Annual Convention and Expo is the premier conference for professionals in all sectors of the mortgage banking industry.  The convention addresses key industry-related strate

  • MBA Releases 2011 Mid-year Commercial/Multifamily Servicer Rankings

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 25, 2011) – The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its mid-year ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers as of June 30, 2011. On top of the list of firms is Wells Fargo with $442.9 billion in U.S. master and primary servicing,

  • MBA Hires Brian Hartman to be Associate Vice President of Marketing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 8, 2011) -  David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced the appointment of Brian Hartman as Associate Vice President of Marketing. In this role, he will help develop, execute and manage MBA’s direct marketin

  • Second Quarter Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Lending Up 107 Percent from Last Year; Up 52 Percent from First Quarter 2011

    Washington, DC (August 4, 2011) – Second quarter 2011 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 107 percent higher than during the same period last year and 52 percent higher than  the revised figures for the first quarter of 2011, according to the Mortgage Ba

  • MBA and 16 Other Groups File Joint Comment Letter on Commercial/Multifamily Risk Retention Proposed Rule

    August 2, 2011Members of Media:The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), along with 16 other national real estate and financial services organizations, submitted to federal regulators a joint comment letter in response to the commercial and multifamily real estate elements of the proposed

  • MBA Files Comment on Proposed Risk Retention/Qualified Residential Mortgage Rule

    Members of Media: On Monday, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) filed a comment letter with six federal regulators in response to proposed credit risk retention regulations implementing section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

  • MBA Statement on Debt Ceiling Negotiations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 28, 2011) - David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) issued the following statement today. "The Mortgage Bankers Association is very concerned about the implications to the financial system of the United States if

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 27, 2011) — Mortgage applications decreased 5.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 22, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortg

  • MBA Files Comment on Proposed Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule

    On Friday, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) filed a comment letter with the Federal Reserve on the Board’s proposed rule that would implement amendments to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Act to establish Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage requirements.

  • MBA Releases Free Home Loan Toolkit Mobile App for iPhone and Android

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 21, 2011)  -- The Mortgage Bankers Association released a new, free mobile application today for iPhone and Android devices designed to help perspective homebuyers better navigate the mortgage process.  MBA's Home Loan Toolkit features a "How Much Home Can

  • Refinance Applications Surge in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 20, 2011) — Mortgage applications increased 15.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 15, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mort

  • Homeownership Rates Could Drop Further After Unsustainable Jump During Last Decade

    WASHINGTON, DC (July 14, 2011)  - The drop in the homeownership rate from an all-time high of 69.2 percent in 2004 to 66.4 percent in the first quarter of 2011 reflects a decline from unsustainable levels to something closer to historical averages, according to a study released toda

  • MBA Testifies on Impact of Changes to Mortgage Origination

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 13, 2011) – Henry V. Cunningham Jr., CMB, a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Board of Directors and Chairman of MBA’s Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG), testified today before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insuranc

  • MBA Sends Recommendations to Federal Agencies on Risk Retention Guidelines from Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Finance Perspective

    Members of Media: On Monday, July 11, 2011, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) sent the attached letter to federal regulators outlining MBA's views and recommendations from the commercial and multifamily mortgage finance perspective in response to the proposed risk retention rul

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 13, 2011) --Mortgage applications decreased 5.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 8, 2011.  This week's results include an adjustment to account

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