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  • MBA Statement on U.S. Senate Confirmation of Julian Castro as HUD Secretary

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 9, 2014) – David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate confirming Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): “MBA commends the U.S. Senate fo

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 9, 2014) — Mortgage applications increased 1.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 4, 2014. This week’s results included an adjustmen

  • Mortgage Credit Availability Increases Slightly in June

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 8, 2014) — Mortgage credit availability increased in June according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product.  The MCAI i

  • MBA Promotes 2 to Associate Vice President

    David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), announced the promotion of two current staffers from Director to Associate Vice President.  The promotions were effective July 1, 2014. Meghan Sullivan, Associate Vice President of Legislative Affai

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease Slightly in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 2, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 27, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a mea

  • MBA and Operation HOPE to Promote Sustainable Homeownership

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2014) –The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Operation HOPE (HOPE), the global leader in financial dignity, announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance designed to foster open communication and mutual understanding of issues rela

  • MBA Statement on Senate Banking Committee Backing Julian Castro as HUD Secretary

    David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) issued the following statement on the Senate Banking Committee Approving Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “MBA commends the Senate Banking Committee fo

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 1.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 20, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a me

  • MBA Statement on House Financial Services Committee’s Approval of Terrorism Risk Insurance Reauthorization Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 20, 2014) — Today, David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee’s approval H.R. 4871, the TRIA Reform Act of 2014: R

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 9.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 13, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a me

  • Applications for New Home Purchases Decreased in May 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 13, 2014) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for May 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased by 8 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typ

  • MBA Announces Nomination of AmeriSpheres’ Rodrigo López as 2015 Vice Chair

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2014) – Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced the nomination of Rodrigo López, CMB, the founder, President and CEO of AmeriSphere, to be its Vice Chair for the 2015 membership year.  He will be elected by MBA members at the Associa

  • Strong Growth in Mortgage Application Volume Following Memorial Day Holiday

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2014) — Mortgage applications increased 10.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 6, 2014.  The previous week’s results inclu

  • Independent Mortgage Bankers Report Net Production Losses in the First Quarter of 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 10, 2014) – Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net loss of $194 on each loan they originated in the first quarter of 2014, down from a reported $150 in profit per loan in the fourth quarter of 2013, the Mortgage Banke

  • Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding Rises to Another High in First Quarter

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2013) – The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $11.1 billion in the first quarter of 2014, as three of the four major investor groups increased their holdings.  That is a 0.4 percent increase over the fourth quarter

  • MBA's Stevens Comments on the Passage of H.R. 3211, The Mortgage Choice Act

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2014) – Today, David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released the following statement on the United States House of Representatives passage of H.R. 3211, The Mortgage Choice Act: “MBA commends the House of Re

  • MBA's Stevens Comments on the Passage of H.R. 3211, The Mortgage Choice Act

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2014) – Today, David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released the following statement on the United States House of Representatives passage of H.R. 3211, The Mortgage Choice Act: “MBA commends the House of Re

  • Mortgage Credit Availability Increases in May

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 5, 2014) — Mortgage credit availability increased in May according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product.  The MCAI in

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 3.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 30, 2014.  This week’s results include an adju

  • David H. Stevens Statement on Senate Banking Committee’s Approval of Terrorism Risk Insurance Reauthorization Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3, 2014) — Today, David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released the following statement on the United States Senate Banking Committee’s approval of S. 2244, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization A

  • Commercial/Multifamily Delinquencies Continue Decline in First Quarter

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3, 2014) – Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans continued to decline in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report. During the first quarter of 2

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease Slightly in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 28, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 1.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 23, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a meas

  • Stevens Statement on Presidential Nominations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2014) – David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) issued the following statement on the nomination of Shaun Donovan to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing

  • Statement of David Stevens Regarding MBA’s HMDA Analysis

    Washington, DC (May 22, 2014) -- David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, issued the following statement standing by the methodology MBA used to calculate loan denial rates from the 2012 HMDA data.“MBA stands by its analysis of HMDA data, and frankly we ar

  • 2013 Mortgage Banker Profits Strong in First Half, Weaker in Second Half

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2014) — Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks made an average profit of $1,242 on each loan they originated in 2013, down from $2,199 per loan in 2012, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported today in its Annual Mo

  • Refinance Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2014) — Mortgage applications increased 0.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 16, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a meas

  • David Stevens Addresses MBA's National Secondary Conference

    0[Please Note:  These are prepared remarks which have been recently updated from MBA’s 2014 Secondary Market Conference & Expo.  Mr. Stevens may add or subtract from these remarks during the course of his presentation.  Portions of the text may be omit

  • Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Continue to Improve

    Judicial States Still Weigh on Foreclosure Inventory

  • MBA's Stevens Comments on Senate Banking Housing Finance Reform Markup

    David H. Stevens, President & CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement in response to the passage in the Senate Banking Committee of The Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014. “MBA commends the Senate Banking Committee

  • Refinance Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2014) — Mortgage applications increased 3.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 9, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a measu

  • MBA Statement on FHFA Director Watt’s Comments

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2014) –  David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement after remarks made by FHFA Director Mel Watt today at the Brookings Institution.“In his first major speech outlining his priorities

  • MBA Education Announces New Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule Web Course

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2014) — Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Education department (MBA Education) introduced a new “Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule” web course.  Participants who pass the exam earn a certificate of completion demonstrati

  • Applications for New Home Purchases Increased in April 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2014) — The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for April 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 5 percent relative to the previous month.  This change does not include any adju

  • Mortgage Credit Availability Decreases Slightly in April – Expanded Historical Data Gives 10 Years of Perspective

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 8, 2014) — Mortgage credit availability decreased slightly in April according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product.  "

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2014) — Mortgage applications increased 5.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 2, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a measur

  • First Quarter Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Originations at Same Pace as Q1 2013

    WASHINGTON, DC (April 6, 2014) – According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations, first quarter 2014 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were one percent lower than during the same peri

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 5.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 25, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a

  • MBA Statement on CFPB's Proposed Changes to the QM Rule

    David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) issued the following statement regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) proposed changes to the Qualified Mortgage/Ability-to-Repay rule. “This proposal is a positive development for consumer

  • Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 23, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 3.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 18, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2014) — Mortgage applications increased 4.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 11, 2014. The Market Composite Index, a measur

  • Applications for New Home Purchases Increased in March 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 15, 2014) — The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for March 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 15 percent relative to the previous month.  This change does not include any adjust

  • Mortgage Purchase Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2014) — Mortgage applications decreased 1.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 4, 2014.  The Market Composite Index, a me

  • Mortgage Credit Availability Increases Slightly in March

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2014) — Mortgage credit availability increased slightly in March according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. ̶

  • Mortgage Bankers’ Commercial/Multifamily Originations Rose to $358.5 Billion in 2013

    WASHINGTON, DC (April 8, 2014) – Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed $358.5 billion of loans in 2013 according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) 2013 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume Summation. Commercial bank and

  • Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding Posts Largest Increase Since 2008

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 12, 2013) — According to a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $25.2 billion in the third quarter of 2013, as all four major investor groups increased their holdin

  • Applications for New Home Purchases Decreased in November 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 12, 2013) — MBA’s Builder Application Survey data for November 2013 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased by 18 percent relative to the previous month.  This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patter

  • MBA Commends Confirmation of Mel Watt as FHFA Director

    E.J. Burke, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today issued the following statement on the confirmation of U.S. Representative Mel Watt to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA): “MBA commends the confirmation of Mel Watt as the next Director of

  • Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 11, 2013) — Mortgage applications increased 1.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 6, 2013.  The previous week’s result

  • Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased Slightly in November

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 10, 2013) — Mortgage credit availability decreased slightly in November according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product.

  • Independent Mortgage Banker Profits Fell in the Third Quarter of 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 4, 2013) — Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks made an average profit of $743 on each loan they originated in the third quarter of 2013, down from $1,528 per loan in the second quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association

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