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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,400 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.

Contact:

Mortgage Bankers Association
1331 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 557-2700

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MBA Applauds President Trump for Signing the Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of...

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) applauded President Donald Trump for signing into law the Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2019.
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MISMO® Approves New Remote Online Notarization Standards

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MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced the release of its Remote Online Notarization (RON) standards, which include an update to the draft standards issued earlier this year. The RON standards allow the use of audio-visual communication devices to notarize documents in a virtual online environment.
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MBA and Fannie Mae’s Future Housing Leaders Program Partner to Promote Diversity and Inclusion...

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Fannie Mae's Future Housing Leaders program today announced a new partnership to promote diversity and inclusion in the housing finance industry.
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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

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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 July 19, 2019
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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

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 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 July 12, 2019.
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Kristy Fercho of Flagstar Bank Nominated to be 2020 MBA Vice Chairman

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced that Kristy Fercho, Executive Vice President, President of Mortgage at Flagstar Bank, has been nominated to serve as MBA's Vice Chairman for the 2020 membership year.
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June New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 17.9 Percent Year over Year

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for June 2019 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 17.9 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to May 2019, applications decreased by 14 percent.
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MBA Promotes Lisa Haynes to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Diversity...

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the promotion of Lisa J. Haynes, CPA, MBA, to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
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Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

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Mortgage applications increased 1.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 21, 2019.
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MBA Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Housing Affordability

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Statement from Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), regarding President Trump's Executive Order on Housing Affordability
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MBA Expands Path to Diversity Scholarship Program Eligibility to Select Conferences

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that scholarships awarded under its popular Path to Diversity (P2D) Scholarship Program 
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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

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Mortgage applications decreased 3.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey
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May New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 20.1 Percent

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for May 2019 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 20.1 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to April 2019, applications increased by 0.1 percent.
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MBA’s Krystal Thomas and Andrea Oh Presented with Women in Housing Finance, Inc.’s 40...

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The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Krystal Thomas, Government Program Specialist, and Andrea Oh, Policy Advisor, were recognized by Women in Housing and Finance, Inc. (WHF) as a 2019 winner of its WHF 40 under 40 award.
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MBA Awards Over $90,000 in Path to Diversity Scholarships

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that it awarded over $90,000 in scholarships to 101 women and minorities under its Path to Diversity (P2D) Scholarship Program during the first eight months
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Mortgage Credit Availability Increased in May

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Mortgage credit availability increased in May according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool.
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Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Reaches Nearly $3.5 Trillion in the First Quarter of 2019

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The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding rose by $45.4 billion (1.3 percent) in the first quarter of 2019, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Commercial/Multifamily
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Realtors® Release First Profile on LGB Buyers and Sellers

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June is national LGBT Pride Month, and in recognition, the National Association of Realtors® has released its first-ever Profile of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Buyers and Sellers.
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MBA Releases Lender Disclosure Template for Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Borrowers in Preparation for LIBOR Sunset

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With the discontinuation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) likely on the horizon, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released today a disclosure template for residential mortgage lenders to share with consumers
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IMBs Report Increased Profitability in the First Quarter of 2019

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Independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $285 on each loan they originated in the first quarter of 2019, up from a reported loss of $200 per loan in the fourth