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    Susan T. Stewart of SWBC Mortgage Nominated to be 2019 MBA Vice Chairman

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 12, 2018) - Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced that Susan T. Stewart, CEO of SWBC Mortgage, has been nominated to serve as Vice Chairman for the 2019 membership year. She will be ...


    MBA Research Releases Report on Current Trends in Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Financing

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 12, 2018) - Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Research today released a market overview highlighting the current trends in Commercial/Multifamily real estate finance. The report identifies headwinds and tailwi...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in May

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 12, 2018) - 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 Ellie Mae's AllRegs...


    MBA Presents Burton C. Wood Award to Primary Residential Mortgage’s David Zitting

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 8, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has presented its annual Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award to Primary Residential Mortgage CEO, David Zitting, CMB. The award is given annually to an MBA memb...


    MBA Selects Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB to be New President and CEO

    CONTACT John Mechem jmechem@mba.org (202) 557- 2924 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 7, 2018) - Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Chairman David Motley, CMB announced today that Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB has been selected President and CEO, replacing David H. Stevens, CMB, who announced last Octo...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2018) - Mortgage applications increased 4.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 1, 2018. Thi...


    Independent Mortgage Bankers Report Net Production Losses in the First Quarter of 2018

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2018) - Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net loss of $118 on each loan they originated in the first quarter of 2018, down from a reported gain of $237 per loan in...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 30, 2018) - Mortgage applications decreased 2.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 25, 2018. The...


    MISMO® to Create eNote Validation Decision Model

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2018) - MISMO, the mortgage industry's standards organization, is inviting mortgage industry participants to join its new practice community which is developing a decision model to validate eNotes, which are a ke...


    MBA Applauds Confirmation of Brian Montgomery as FHA Commissioner

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2018) - David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), made the following statement regarding the confirmation of Brian Montgomery as the next Federal Hous...


    Mortgage Rates Increase, Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2018) - Mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 18, 2018. The...


    Erin Barry Joins MBA as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Erin Barry has joined MBA as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs. In this role, she will be responsible for represent...


    MBA Statement on House Passage of S. 2155

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2018) - David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released a statement following the passage of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consume...


    MISMO® Seeks Help to Update Commercial Appraisal Data Standards

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2018) - Fresh off the success of creating new commercial rent roll standards, MISMO, the mortgage industry's standards organization, is seeking industry participants to collaborate on a much-needed...


    Commercial/Multifamily Borrowing Up 1 Percent Year-over-Year

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2018) - According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations, first quarter 2018 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations inc...


    MISMO® Creates New Data Governance and Management Forum

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2018) - MISMO, the mortgage industry's standards organization, is seeking industry participation in a new forum to promote best practices in the areas of data governance and data management. Those interested in c...


    Mortgage Delinquencies Down in 1st Quarter of 2018

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 15, 2018) - The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties fell to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.63 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the first quarter of 2018. Th...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 16, 2018) - Mortgage applications decreased 2.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 11, 2018. The...


    MBA Releases Disaster Recovery Guide

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released a new consumer-facing information brochure, Disaster Recovery: A Resource for Homeowners, available for use by all MBA members, counsel...


    MBA Launches “mPower Moments” a New Video Series Providing Workplace Lessons, Highlighting Real Estate Finance Industry Leaders

    CONTACT John Mechem jmechem@mba.org (202) 557- 2924 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) mPower, or MBA Promoting Opportunities for Women to Extend their Reach, today launched mPower Moments, a new monthly MBA video series where Marcia M. Davies, MB...


    April New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 7.5 Percent Year over Year

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Applications Survey (BAS) data for April 2018 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 7.5 percent compared to April 2017. Compared to Ma...


    Mortgage Applications Slightly Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 9, 2018) - Mortgage applications decreased 0.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 4, 2018. The M...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Unchanged in April

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 8, 2018) - Mortgage credit availability was unchanged in April according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's All...


    MBA Forecasts Slight Decline for Commercial/Multifamily Originations in 2018

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 3, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) projects commercial and multifamily mortgage originations will decline slightly in 2018, ending the year at $519 billion, down two percent from the 2017 volumes. MBA ...


    MBA Welcomes 36 New Members in February and March

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 3, 2018) - Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced that in February and March of 2018 it welcomed 36 new regular members to its ranks, which currently numbers more than 2,300 member...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 2, 2018) - Mortgage applications decreased 2.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 27, 2018. Th...


    MBA Opens Doors Celebrates Milestone: More Than 2,000 Families Across America Helped

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 26, 2018) - WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 26, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's Opens Doors Foundation (MBA Opens Doors) today announced that it surpassed a milestone, having provided mortgage or rental payment ...


    Mortgage Applications Slightly Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25, 2018) - 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 April 20, 2018....


    MBA Education Announces First-of-its-Kind Compliance Certificate

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today it would begin to offer Level I of the new Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional (CMCP) designation, the only certification and designation pr...


    MBA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan GUIDE Compliance Act

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 18, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation to regularize the provision of guidance and compliance information by the Consumer Financial Protection ...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 18, 2018) - Mortgage applications increased 4.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 13, 2018....


    Production Volume and Profits Down in 2017 for Independent Mortgage Bankers

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2018) - Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks made an average profit of $711 on each loan they originated in 2017, down from $1,346 per loan in 2016, the Mortgage Bankers Assoc...


    March New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 2.6 Percent Year over Year

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 15, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for March 2018 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 2.6 percent compared to March 2017. Compared to F...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 11, 2018) - Mortgage applications decreased 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 April 6, 2018. ...


    Mortgage Bankers Close Record $530 Billion in Commercial/Multifamily Originations in 2017

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April10, 2018) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $530.1 billion of loans in 2017, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 2017 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual O...


    MISMO® Creates Blockchain Group

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 10, 2018) -  MISMO, the mortgage industry's standards organization, has created a new group to foster conversation about the potential for using Blockchain within the mortgage industry.  The new grou...


    MBA Statement on Fair Housing Act Anniversary

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 15, 2018) - In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act, David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, offered the ...


    MISMO Releases Version 3.5 of its Residential Standards for Public Comment

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, DC (April 9, 2018) - MISMO, the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization, announced Version 3.5 of the MISMO Reference Model has been released for a 60 day public comment period.  The public comment period wil...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Decreases in March

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 15, 2018) - Mortgage credit availability decreased in March according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllR...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2018) - 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 March 30, 2018. ...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 28, 2018) - Mortgage applications increased 4.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 23, 2018....


    MBA Releases 2017 Rankings of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Firms’ Origination Volumes

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON D.C. (March 27, 2018) - According to a set of commercial/multifamily real estate finance league tables prepared by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the following firms were the top commercial/multifamily mortgage origina...


    MISMO® Starts New Effort to Enhance Trust in the Digital Process

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 26, 2018) - MISMO®, the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization, is inviting mortgage industry participants to collaborate in a new effort to create a more trustworthy, verifiable process that prov...


    MBA News (3.23.18) Independent Mortgage Bank Production Profits Down in Fourth Quarter 2017

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2018) - Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $237 on each loan they originated in the fourth quarter of 2017, down from a reported gain of $929 per loan...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 21, 2018) - Mortgage applications decreased 1.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 16, 2018....


    Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Rose over $200 Billion in 2017

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 20, 2018) - The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding at the end of 2017 was $3.18 trillion, $200.3 billion higher than at the end of 2016, or an increase of 6.7 percent, according to MBA's late...


    Purchase Apps Up, Refis Down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2018) - 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 March 9, 2018. ...


    MBA Applauds Passage of S. 2155

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557- 2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2018)- David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released the following statement applauding Senate Banking Chairman Crapo (R-ID) and the bi-partisan coa...


    MBA, NAMMBA Announce Partnership to Promote Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) announced today that the two associations will form a formal strategic partnership to...


    February New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 4.6 Percent Year over Year

    CONTACT Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org (202) 557- 2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 13, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Applications Survey (BAS) data for February 2018 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 4.6 percent compared to February 2017. Compar...


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