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    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases Slightly to 5.48 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 23, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 5.47% of servicers' portfolio...


    MBA Statement on FHFA's Finalized Capital Rule

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 19, 2020) - Bob Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, made the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) finalized capital...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Receives More Than $150,000 from EPM’s Choose Kindness Campaign

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 19, 2020) - The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced that it has received $153,634 from EPM's (Equity Prime Mortgage) Choose Kindness campaign, including a personal donation of $26,30...


    October New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 32.9 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 19, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for October 2020 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 32.9 percent compared from a ye...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 18, 2020) - Mortgage applications decreased 0.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending...


    MBA Statement on FHFA’s 2021 Multifamily Loan Purchase Caps

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 17, 2020) - Bob Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, made the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement of the 2021 mul...


    MISMO Launches CRE Property Financials Workgroup and Issues Call for Participants

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 17, 2020) - MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced a call for participants for a new workgroup focused on a standards solution for commercial real estate (CRE). The CR...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 5.47 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased for the 11th week in a row from 5....


    MBA Statement on FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund

    CONTACT John Mechem jmechem@mba.org (202) 557-2924 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 13, 2020) - Comment of Bob Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, on the Annual Report regarding the status of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF). "Today's repor...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in October

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 13, 2020) - Mortgage credit availability increased in October according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 11, 2020) - Mortgage applications decreased 0.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending...


    MBA Honors Leslie G. Baird with 2020 Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 10, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has presented its annual Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award to Leslie G. Baird of Wright, Finlay & Zak, LLP. The award, presented to Baird yesterday a...


    Financial Services and Consumer Coalition Launches Borrower Awareness Campaign

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 'Not Ok? That's Ok' Designed to Spur Borrowers Facing Hardship to Call Their Servicer or a Counselor WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 10, 2020) - Today, a broad coalition of financial services stakeholders - including mortga...


    Mortgage Delinquencies Decrease in the Third Quarter of 2020

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 10, 2020) - The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 7.65 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the thir...


    MISMO® Selects Seth Appleton as its New President

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 10, 2020) - MISMO® announced today that it has selected Seth Daniel Appleton as its new president. Appleton currently serves as the Assistant Secretary, Policy Development and Research, for the U.S. D...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 5.67 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 9, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 16 basis points from 5.83% of se...


    MBA Congratulates Joe Biden on His Election as President of the United States

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 7, 2020) - Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President & CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, issued the following statement congratulating Joseph R. Biden Jr. on his election as the 46th Pres...


    MBA Forecast: Commercial/Multifamily Lending to Fall 34 Percent in 2020

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 5, 2020) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers are expected to close $395 billion of loans backed by income-producing properties in 2020, a 34 percent decline from 2019's record volume of $6...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 4, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 3.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending ...


    Commercial/Multifamily Borrowing Falls 47 Percent in the Third Quarter of 2020

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 3, 2020) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 47 percent lower in the third quarter compared to a year ago, and increased 12 percent from the second quarter of 2020, accordin...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 5.83 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 2, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 7 basis points from 5.90% of ser...


    Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Decline in October

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 2, 2020) - Delinquency rates for mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties declined in October, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest monthly MBA CREF Loan Per...


    MISMO® Seeks Comment on New API Toolkit

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 2, 2020) - MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced release of its new MISMO API (application programming interface) Toolkit for a 60-day member comment period. Com...


    MBA Education Honors Frederico Pereira with Willis Bryant Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 28, 2020) - MBA Education, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today honored Freddie Mac's Frederico Pereira with its Willis Bryant Award. The Willis Bryant Awa...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 28, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 1.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases Slightly to 5.90%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 26, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 2 basis points from 5.92% of ser...


    MISMO® Issues Next-Gen Logical Data Model

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 22, 2020) - MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced the availability of its new MISMO logical data model (LDM) as the next generation of the MISMO data exchange. Th...


    MBA Forecast: Purchase Originations to Increase 8.5% to Record $1.54 Trillion in 2021

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 21, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that purchase originations are expected to grow 8.5% to a new record of $1.54 trillion in 2021. After a substantial 70.9% jump in ac...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 21, 2020) - Mortgage applications decreased 0.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending ...


    MORPAC Honors Jeff Hurley with the 2020 Distinguished Schumacher-Bolduc Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association Political Action Committee (MORPAC) today awarded Jeff Hurley, Senior Managing Director, CBRE, with the 2020 Schumacher-Bolduc Award during the association's v...


    MBA Presents Burton C. Wood Award to Legacy Mortgage’s Jack Thompson

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has presented its annual Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award to Legacy Mortgage President and CEO Jack Thompson. The award is given annually to an M...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Announces 2020 Award Winners

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the recipients of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) annual awards, which recognize those who have made lasting contributions t...


    MBA Announces Residential Board of Governors for 2021

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the members of its Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) and chairs of its Residential Committee for 2021.  "MBA is an ...


    MBA Elects 2021 Board of Directors

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced its Board of Directors for the 2021 membership year during MBA's virtual 2020 Annual Convention & Expo. The Board of ...


    MBA Announces 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Residential Leadership Award Winners

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced during its virtual 2020 Annual Convention & Expo that seven companies have been recognized as 2020 Diversity and Inclusion ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Declines to 5.92%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 40 basis points from 6.32% of se...


    MBA Recognizes 29 New Certified Mortgage Banker Graduates

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19, 2020) - MBA Education, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), recognized 29 individuals who earned the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB®) designation at a ce...


    Alan Fowler, CMB®, AMP Presented with Rosser Lifetime Achievement Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19, 2020) - The Certified Mortgage Bankers (CMB) Society today presented Alan Fowler, CMB®, AMP, Senior Vice President-Mortgage Services at Nusenda Credit Union in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with its E....


    Prepared Remarks of MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, at the 2020 MBA Annual Convention and Expo

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19, 2020) - Bob Broeksmit, CMB, MBA President and CEO, delivered the following remarks at MBA's virtual 2020 Annual Convention & Expo. [Please Note: These are prepared remarks. Mr...


    MBA Honors Jim Deitch, CMB, with Woodward Distinguished Service Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today honored Jim Deitch, CMB, co-founder and CEO of Teraverde, with its Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented in recogn...


    Prepared Remarks of MBA Chairman Susan Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of SWBC Mortgage Corporation, at the 2020 MBA Annual Convention and Expo

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19, 2020) - Susan Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of SWBC Mortgage Corporation, was sworn in today as Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) during the association's virt...


    Susan Stewart Sworn in as 2021 MBA Chairman

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19, 2020) - Susan Stewart, Chief Executive Officer at SWBC Mortgage Corporation, was sworn in today as Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) during the association's virtual 2020 A...


    Over 6 Million Renters and Homeowners and 26 Million Student Debt Borrowers Missed September Payments

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 16, 2020) - Over 6 million households did not make their rent or mortgage payments and 26 million individuals missed their student loan payment in September, according to third-quarter 2020 research ...


    MISMO® Provides Stamp of Approval on Reference Model 3.4

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 15, 2020) - MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced that its widely-adopted MISMO 3.4 Reference Model has been upgraded to "Recommendation" status.  This ...


    September New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 38.2 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 15, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2020 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 38.2 percent compared from a y...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 14, 2020) - Mortgage applications decreased 0.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Declines to 6.32%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 12, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 49 basis points from 6.81% of se...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in September

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 8, 2020) - Mortgage credit availability decreased in September according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 7, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 4.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending O...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Declines to 6.81%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 5, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 6 basis points from 6.87% of serv...


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