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    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3, 2020) - Mortgage applications decreased 3.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May ...


    MBA Welcomes Michael Briggs as Senior Vice President and General Counsel

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 1, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the appointment of Michael W. Briggs as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Briggs joins MBA from the Federal Deposit Insur...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 8.46%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 1, 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 8.36% of servicers' portfolio volu...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 27, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 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 ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 8.36%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 26, 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 8.16% of servicers' portfolio volume in...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 20, 2020) - 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 ...


    MISMO® Releases Updated Industry Loan Application Dataset

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 19, 2020) - MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced that it has updated the Industry Loan Application Dataset (iLAD), the modernized dataset for exchanging loan a...


    MBA Statement on FHFA's Announcement on Refinance and Home Purchase Eligibility for Homeowners in Forbearance

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 19, 2020) - MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement on refinance and home purchase eligibility ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 8.16%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18, 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 7.91% of servicers' portfolio volu...


    MBA Statement on the House Passage of the HEROES Act

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2020) - MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the House passage of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act: "MBA ackn...


    April New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 12 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for April 2020 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 12 percent compared from a year ago. C...


    MBA Statement on FHFA’s Payment Deferral Option

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2020) - MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will ...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 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 May ...


    MBA Statement on Senate Confirmation of Brian Montgomery as HUD Deputy Secretary

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2020) - MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Senate confirmation of Brian Montgomery to be the next Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Depart...


    Mortgage Delinquencies Rise in First Quarter of 2020

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2020) - The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.36 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the first qua...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 7.91%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 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 7.54% of servicers' portfolio volu...


    Commercial/Multifamily Borrowing Declines 2 Percent in the First Quarter of 2020

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2020) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations decreased 2 percent in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (M...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in April

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2020) - Mortgage credit availability decreased in April according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie M...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 6, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 0.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 1...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 7.54%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 4, 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 6.99% of servicers' portfolio volum...


    MISMO® Issues Standardized Closing Instructions

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 4, 2020) -  MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced the issuance of standardized closing instructions. MISMO's Closing Instructions are templates that lender...


    MISMO® Launches Initiative to Apply Digital Mortgage Standards to the Loan Modification Process

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2020) -  MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, is seeking industry participants to join its initiative of applying digital mortgage standards, guidelines, and best p...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 29, 2020) - 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 Ap...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 6.99%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 27, 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 5.95% of servicers' portfolio vo...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Surpasses Milestone of Helping 5,000 Families

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 23, 2020) - The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced that it has helped more than 5,000 families with mortgage and rental assistance since the launch of the Foundation's Home Grant Progr...


    MBA Statement on FHFA’s Announcement on Purchasing Qualified Loans in Forbearance

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 22, 2020) - MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement on purchasing qualified loans in fo...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 22, 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 Ap...


    MBA Statement on FHFA’s Announcement on Advance Obligation Limits for Loans in Forbearance

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2020) - MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement on advance obligation limits for lo...


    MISMO® Announces Certification Program for Remote Online Notarization

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2020) - MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced a new Remote Online Notarization (RON) certification program for RON providers and mortgage industry partici...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Rises to 5.95%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 20, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance jumped from 3.74% of servicers' ...


    IMB Production Volumes and Profits Rise in 2019

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 17, 2020) - Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks made an average profit of $1,470 on each loan they originated in 2019, up from $367 per loan in 2018, the Mortgage Ba...


    MBA Commends CFPB’s Final Rulemaking on HMDA Transaction Reporting

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2020) - MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) final rulemaking on Home Mortgage Disclosure Act...


    Commercial/Multifamily Originations Rose to Record $600.6 Billion in 2019

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 15, 2020) - Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $600.6 billion of loans in 2019, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 2019 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Fi...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 15, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 7.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Ap...


    March New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 21.2 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for March 2020 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 21.2 percent compared from a year ag...


    MBA Survey: Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Continues to Climb

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2020) - The surge in unemployment claims filed since mid-March resulting from the mitigation efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are straining household budgets and leading to ...


    MBA Statement on the Federal Reserve’s Announcement to Support Commercial Mortgage Markets

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2020) - MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Reserve's announcement this morning to increase the scale and scope of its mortgage-bac...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in March

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2020) - Mortgage credit availability decreased in March according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 8, 2020) - Mortgage applications decreased 17.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Ap...


    MBA Statement in Response to Comments by FHFA Director Calabria

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 7, 2020) - Statement by MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, responding to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria's recent comments about mortgage servicers. "The...


    MBA Survey Shows Spike in Loans in Forbearance, Servicer Call Volume

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 7, 2020) - New survey findings released from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) highlight the unprecedented, widespread mortgage forbearance already requested by borrowers affected by the spread of...


    Financial Services Industry and Affordable Housing Advocates Call on Financial Regulators to Establish a Liquidity Facility

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2020) - A broad coalition of organizations representing financial industry and affordable housing advocates, today released a statement calling on government regulators to provide a source of ...


    MBA Releases 2019 Rankings of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Firms’ Origination Volumes

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2020) - 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 mor...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 1, 2020) - Mortgage applications increased 15.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Ma...


    MBA Honors 2020 Tech All-Stars

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 30, 2020) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) awarded the MBA Tech All-Star Award to five visionary leaders in the mortgage technology industry. Since 2002, the MBA Tech All-Star Awards have celeb...


    MBA Statement on Ginnie Mae’s Intention to Create a Lending Facility

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 27, 2020) - MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding Ginnie Mae's announcement that it intends to create a lending facility due to the effects and impa...


    MBA Statement on the House Passage of the CARES Act

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 27, 2020) - MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the House passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "MBA commend...


    MBA Applauds CFPB’s Efforts to Provide Flexibility to Financial Institutions

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 26, 2020) - MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) announcement to offer flexibility to financial compani...


    MBA Statement on the Senate Passage of the CARES Act

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 26, 2020) - MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the overwhelming bipartisan Senate passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2020) - Mortgage applications decreased 29.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending M...


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