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    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 27, 2021) - 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 ...


    MISMO Seeks Public Comment on New Mortgage Insurance Estimated Rate Quote Guide

    CONTACT Tara Dunion  tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 JSON API Specification Will Facilitate Rapid Deployment of Rate Quote Processes Across the Industry WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 25, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, annou...


    MORPAC Honors Paul Walnick with the 2021 Distinguished Schumacher-Bolduc Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 25, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association Political Action Committee (MORPAC) today awarded Paul Walnick, President of Business Development, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, with the 2021 Schumache...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 2.21 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 25, 2021) - 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 2.28% of ser...


    MBA Education Honors Daniel Jensen with Willis Bryant Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 21, 2021) - MBA Education, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today honored Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) Daniel Jen...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 6.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Octob...


    MBA Announces Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors for 2022

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON D.C. (October 19, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the members of its Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) for 2022. "This year's COMBOG lineup represents a com...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Announces 2021 Award Winners

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 19, 2021) - The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced the recipients of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) annual awards, which recognize those who have made lasting contributions ...


    September New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 16.2 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON D.C. (October 19, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 16.2 percent compared from a year ag...


    MBA Honors Peter Norden with Woodward Distinguished Service Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today honored Peter Norden, Chief Executive Officer of HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc., with its Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award. The award...


    Prepared Remarks of MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, at the 2021 MBA Annual Convention and Expo

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2021) - Bob Broeksmit, CMB, MBA President and CEO, delivered the following remarks at MBA's 2021 Annual Convention & Expo. [Please Note: These are prepared remarks. Mr. Broeksmit ...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 2.28 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 34 basis points from 2.62% of service...


    MBA Launches Member Action Pledge to Promote Minority Homeownership, Affordable Rental Housing, and DEI

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 Mortgage industry campaign announced by 2022 MBA Chairman Kristy Fercho at MBA's Annual Convention & Expo SAN DIEGO (October 18, 2021) - Kristy Fercho, MBA Chairman, and Executive Vice President and Head of Home Lending at Wel...


    MBA Recognizes 48 New Certified Mortgage Banker Graduates

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2021) - MBA Education, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), recognized 48 individuals who earned the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB®) designation at a ceremon...


    Terry Aikin, CMB®, AMP, Presented with CMB Society’s Rosser Lifetime Achievement Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2021) - The Certified Mortgage Bankers (CMB) Society today presented Terry Aikin, CMB®, AMP, Managing Director at Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), with its E. Michael Rosser, CMB, MBA Ed...


    MBA Elects 2022 Board of Directors

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today swore in its Board of Directors for the 2022 membership year at MBA's 2021 Annual Convention & Expo in San Diego. The Board of Directors ...


    MBA Announces Residential Board of Governors for 2022

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the members of its Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) and chairs of its Residential Committees for 2022. "This year's RESBOG l...


    Kristy Fercho Sworn In As 2022 MBA Chairman

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 Matt Rocco Sworn in as Chairman-Elect, Mark Jones as Vice Chairman WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2021) - Kristy Fercho, Executive Vice President and Head of Home Lending at Wells Fargo, was sworn in today as Chairman of the M...


    MBA Announces 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Residential Leadership Award Winners

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced during its 2021 Annual Convention & Expo that five companies have been recognized as 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Residenti...


    MBA Annual Forecast: Purchase Originations to Increase 9 Percent to Record $1.73 Trillion in 2022

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 SAN DIEGO (October 17, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that purchase mortgage originations are expected to grow 9% to a new record of $1.73 trillion in 2022. After an anticipated 14% decline in 2021,...


    MBA Statement on FHFA’s 2022 Multifamily Loan Purchase Caps

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 13, 2021) - MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, released the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement of the 2022 multifamily lending purchase caps for ...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 13, 2021) - Mortgage applications increased 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 ...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in September

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 12, 2021) - TMortgage credit availability increased in September according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from El...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 2.62 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 11, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 27 basis points from 2.89% of service...


    MISMO Issues Call for Participants for New Workgroup Focused on Automating Homeowner Insurance Requests

    CONTACT Tara Dunion  tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 MISMO Workgroup Plans to Standardize the Data Transmission Process to Automate HOI Requests   WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 7, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's standards organization, tod...


    Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Declined in September

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 6, 2021) - Delinquency rates for mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties declined in September, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest monthly CREF Loan Performance...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 6, 2021) - Mortgage applications decreased 6.9 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 Decreases to 2.89 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 4, 2021) - 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 2.96% of servicers...


    Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 29, 2021) - 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 endin...


    Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Increased 1.5 Percent in the Second Quarter of 2021

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 28, 2021) - The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $60.7 billion (1.5 percent) in the second quarter of 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) la...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 2.96%

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 27, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 4 basis points from 3.00% of s...


    MBA RIHA Climate Change Report: Mortgage Industry Needs to Improve Risk Management Measurements

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 28, 2021) - Climate change triggered by global warming will continue at an unpredictable pace and will add stress to the complex system of allocating risks across housing and housing finance stakeh...


    MBA Opens Doors Foundation Kicks Off 2022 Fundraising Season with More Than $3.2 Million in Donations

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 23, 2021) - The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced it received $3.2 million in corporate and individual donations during its first two days of the FY 2022 fundraising campaign, Sep...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2021) - 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 endin...


    August New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Decreased 17 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 21, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for August 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 17 percent compared from a year...


    MBA Announces Policy Initiative to Close the Racial Homeownership Gap

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 20, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced a new policy initiative, Building Generational Wealth Through Homeownership, aimed at providing industry leadership and direction for r...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 3.00 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 20, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 8 basis points from 3.08% of s...


    Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 15, 2021) - 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 endin...


    MBA Honors Felecia Bowers with 2021 Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 14, 2021) - TThe Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has presented its annual Ken Markison Legacy Achievement Award to Felecia Bowers of Homeowners Financial Group USA (HFG). The award, presented to Bowers ye...


    Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies Continue Downward Trend

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 14, 2021) - Delinquency rates of mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties have broadly improved in recent months, according to two reports released jointly today by the Mortgage Bankers...


    MBA Statement on FHFA and Treasury Suspending Certain Portions of the 2021 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 14, 2021) - MStatement from Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), on Treasury and FHFA suspending certain provisions of the 2021 PSPAs. "MBA applau...


    MBA Statement on the Announcement of Alanna McCargo to be President of Ginnie Mae

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2021) - Statement from Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), on the announcement that President Joe Biden intends to nominate Alanna McCargo to...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 3.08 Percent

    CONTACT Adam DeSanctis adesanctis@mba.org (202) 557-2727 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 15 basis points from 3.23% of ...


    MBA Appoints Amber Lawrence as AVP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that Amber Lawrence has been appointed Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In this role, Lawrence will be re...


    MISMO Issues Call for Participants for New Workgroup Focused on Creating Business Reference Architecture

    CONTACT Tara Dunion  tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 MISMO Workgroup Will Create Blueprint for Deploying MISMO Standards In Order to Maximize Efficiencies and Streamline Implementation   WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance ...


    Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in August

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 9, 2021) - Mortgage credit availability increased in August 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 Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2021) - 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 Sept...


    MBA Statement on FHFA’s Equitable Housing Finance Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    CONTACT Rob Van Raaphorst rvanraaphorst@mba.org (202) 557-2799 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2021) - Statement from MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, regarding equitable housing finance plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs): "MBA commends FHFA for engaging the GSEs in...


    Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 3.23 Percent

    CONTACT Falen Taylor ftaylor@mba.org (202) 557-2771 WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2021) - 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 3.25% of service...


    MISMO Announces New PLS Dataset And Seeks Public Comment

    CONTACT Tara Dunion tdunion@mba.org (202) 557-2849 New MISMO Dataset Improves Quality and Consistency of Mortgage Asset Data Sent to the Rating Agencies Leading to Improved Due Diligence WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2021) - MISMO®, the real estate finance industry's stan...


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