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  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 6-11-19

    "Independent mortgage bankers experienced improvements in the first three months of the year. This was a welcoming sign following a very difficult end of 2018, in which profitability reached its lowest level since our survey's inception in 2008."--MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis Marina Walsh

  • MBA Newslink Monday 6-10-19

    "Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies remain at or near record lows for most capital sources, and it's hard to imagine loans performing better than they currently do."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 6-7-19

    "As the industry moves closer to a potential sunset of LIBOR, MBA is taking the lead to help its members communicate to consumers how the switch to a new index would affect them if they choose a LIBOR-indexed adjustable-rate mortgage product. The disclosure template is one of the many ongoing steps

  • MBA CMF Newslink 6-6-19

    "The vast majority of commercial and multifamily mortgage lenders report they are working on the transition away from LIBOR, but the devil is in the details."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 6-6-19

    "Independent mortgage bankers experienced improvements in the first three months of the year. This was a welcoming sign following a very difficult end of 2018, in which profitability reached its lowest level since our survey's inception in 2008."--MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis Marina Walsh

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 6-4-19

    "The vast majority of commercial and multifamily mortgage lenders report they are working on the transition away from LIBOR, but the devil is in the details. Most firms are already taking some steps, including changing language in loan documents, but they also report relying on regulators and indust

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 6-4-19

    "It is time for Congress as a whole, to speak up and demand that their colleagues allow for the NFIP to be extended prior to a lapse. The millions of homeowners, renters, small businesses, builders, real estate and insurance agents, lenders and taxpayers deserve nothing less."--From an MBA/trade gro

  • MBA Newslink Monday 6-3-19

    "Digital platforms are speeding up mortgage processing on the front and back ends. When borrowers leverage online platforms for providing documents and completing necessary forms, we have found it reduces information intake time by more than 60 percent on average."--Rick Bechtel, Head of U.S. Reside

  • MBA Newslink Friday 5-31-19

    "It is time for Congress as a whole, to speak up and demand that their colleagues allow for the NFIP to be extended prior to a lapse. The millions of homeowners, renters, small businesses, builders, real estate and insurance agents, lenders and taxpayers deserve nothing less."--From an MBA/trade gro

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-30-19

    "The lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, combined with strong housing demand, have contributed to increasing rents across the country."--CoreLogic Principal Economist Molly Boesel.

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-30-19

    "People are choosing from many different paths and reaching common life milestones at a wider age span than before, changing when they decide to purchase a home." --Sherry Graziano, mortgage transformation officer with SunTrust, Atlanta.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-29-19

    "If the way you look and sound contradicts what you say, then people will not believe you. You have to display confidence, even when you don't feel it. 'Be yourself' is the worst possible advice someone can give."--Executive speech coach and media trainer Ruth Sherman, speaking at the mPower Luncheo

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 5-28-19

    "The lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, combined with strong housing demand, have contributed to increasing rents across the country."--CoreLogic Principal Economist Molly Boesel.

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 5-28-19

    "Our ultimate goal is to be fair," he said. "We'll continue to hold lenders accountable...but we also want to encourage borrowers to look to FHA. We believe these adjustments will improve our risk management and better evaluate risk at the margin, so lenders can participate with more confidence."--F

  • MBA Newslink Friday 5-24-19

    "The appropriations bill is critical to providing FHA with resources, both in staffing and systems upgrades, it requires to maintain its important, countercyclical role as a government-backed mortgage insurer."--MBA Senior Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Bill Killmer, on a Fiscal

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-22-19

    "You have to be open to disruption. Because you are going to be disrupted, and you're probably going to be disrupted from somewhere else."--Economist Mohamed El-Erian.

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-23-19

    "When I think about what's likely to happen, I come back to the idea of a 'plateau.' Coming off a record year of originations, I don't see much pulling those numbers down, and I also don't see much pushing those numbers much higher, so we generally see a plateau for originations for the next few yea

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-23-19

    "We should not be having a discussion over whether private capital is going to come back--private capital is back. We're here; we're making purchases; we're making investments. The market is not going to suddenly one day see a trillion-dollar investment. It's coming back slowly, and it should come b

  • MBA Newslink Tuesday 5-21-19

    "The Mortgage Bankers Association continues to be fully focused on housing finance reform. We're pursuing every angle and pushing regulators and lawmakers to build on the progress that has already been made. More than 10 years after the financial crisis, we still believe housing finance reform is ac

  • Servicing Newslink Tuesday 5-21-19

    "The Mortgage Bankers Association continues to be fully focused on housing finance reform. We're pursuing every angle and pushing regulators and lawmakers to build on the progress that has already been made. More than 10 years after the financial crisis, we still believe housing finance reform is ac

  • MBA Newslink Monday 5-20-19

    "Information security awareness needs to be a core value of your organization. It must be supported by those in the corner office." --Berkadia Chief Information Security Officer Thomas Dryden.

  • MBA Newslink Friday 5-17-19

    "Marianne has been a leader in our industry for more than three decades, and I can think of no better way to celebrate her contributions to the mortgage industry than by renaming our state and local leadership award in her name. The tremendous work she has done at the Ohio MBA has set a standard of

  • MBA Newslink Thursday 5-16-19

    "Robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and all sorts of terms that had no relevance just a few years ago are driving business into new territories. Technology increases a company's productivity and profitability by transforming how we interact and where we work."--MBA Chairman-Elect Br

  • MBA CMF Newslink 5-16-19

    "The momentum seen in 2018's record year of borrowing and lending continued in the first quarter of this year."--MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.

  • MBA Newslink Wednesday 5-15-19

    "The national mortgage delinquency rate in the first quarter of 2019 was down on a year-over-year basis, which is another sign of a very strong economic environment, bolstered by low unemployment and rising wage growth. Moreover, the serious delinquency rate--the percentage of loans that are 90 days

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