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Steve Smith of Finicity on Consumer-Permissioned Data

Steve Smith is Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Finicity, Salt Lake City, Utah, a financial data aggregator and insight provider enabling innovation in financial services through access to customer-permissioned financial data. In 2018 he was honored with the HousingWire Vanguard award, which recognize the top business leaders contributing to the growth of the housing finance industry and its various sectors.

June 14, 2019

June 10, 2019
By Ed Marcheselli
Hold Back the Flood Waters: Keeping Up with FDPA to Ensure Mortgage Compliance

What will be the most expensive natural disaster this year? Based on winter 2018-19 being the wettest on record in the United States, the NOAA predicts it could be flooding.

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Ed Marcheselli
BAI
Flooding
June 9, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Midtown Manhattan Office Challenges May Not Be Ominous for CMBS

The Hudson Yards neighborhood has established itself as Manhattan's new and vibrant live, work, play area and it is drawing office tenants from other areas of the city, especially Midtown Manhattan.

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Manhattan
Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
June 14, 2019
By MBA Research & Economics
MBA Chart of the Week: IMB Revenue/Expense

Production profitability for independent mortgage banks increased to 7.5 basis points--$285 per loan--in the first quarter, from a reported loss of 11 bps ($200 per loan) in the fourth quarter, according to the MBA Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report released last week.

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MBA Chart of the Week
IMB Production
IMB Expenses
June 12, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

In the latest episode of mPower Moments, mPower Founder Marcia M. Davies interviews Maren Kasper, Acting President of Ginnie Mae, who discusses advice and insight on planning a path for your career and the importance of transparency and active listening to solve large and small problems.

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mPower Moments
Maren Kasper
Ginnie Mae
June 10, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
People in the News

Lisa Haynes, Chief Financial and Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association, was presented with a 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Award by the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services, at the CIFS Annual National FinServ Expo in Irving, Texas.

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People
June 10, 2019
By MBA Staff
MBA Awards $90,000 in Path to Diversity Scholarships

The Mortgage Bankers Association announced it awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships to 101 women and minorities under its Path to Diversity Scholarship Program during the first eight months of the 2019 fiscal year.

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MBA Path to Diversity Scholarship Program
June 10, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

The Mortgage Bankers Association's Washington Report features MBA Associate Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Erin Barry, who discusses the $19 billion disaster aid package passed by Congress; House approval of the T-HUD fiscal 2020 spending bill; and Senate approval of legislation that allows Ginnie Mae to back VA loans without penalties.

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MBA Washington Update
June 12, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan breaks down the MBA Weekly Applications Survey for the week ending June 7.

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MBA Weekly Applications Survey
June 10, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

In this MBANow video, MBA Vice President of State Government and Industry Relations William Kooper discusses MBA's growing campaign to secure remote online notarization nationwide.

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MBANow
William Kooper
Remote Online Notarization
June 3, 2019
By Tom Lamalfa
MBA Secondary Market Conference Survey Scorecard

The following report was written from the 26 interviews I conducted face to face with senior mortgage company executives from an equal number of companies in New York City at the MBA National Secondary Market Conference May 19-22. The surveys, conducted twice annually and have been for more than a decade, are designed to capture facts, thoughts, opinions, attitudes and expectations of two dozen plus mortgage executives in the hope of capturing the thinking of an industry on a battery of questions concerning their firms and the broader lending community.

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MBA National Secondary Market Conference
Surveys
Tom Lamalfa
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