Items Tagged with 'MBA'

ARTICLES

MBA appoints two new members to MISMO board of directors

Each elected for two-year terms
The Mortgage Bankers Association named two new industry veterans to the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization board of directors. Read for more about the new members: Quicken Loans’ executive vice president and Black Knight’s senior vice president.
Read More

"Rocket Mod": The future of mortgage default servicing?

How technology will change loss mitigation
Over the last few years, technological advancements took mortgage originations from the fax machine to the smartphone — and from months of waiting to approval in minutes. Could the same thing be coming for mortgage modifications?
Read More

Mortgage delinquencies edge slightly higher from record lows

MBA: Rise not unexpected
Despite a rise in the mortgage delinquency rate in the fourth quarter of 2016, the slight uptick follows a record-low third-quarter report. Marina Walsh, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s vice president of industry analysis, explains the mixed set of results in the most recent survey.
Read More

Unconscious bias in the workplace – what if the experts got it wrong?

An expert tells how to avoid bias, but she could be missing the point
One expert, who spoke at the Mortgage Banker’s Association national mortgage servicing conference and expo in Dallas, pointed out how mortgage professionals can avoid bias in the workplace. However, while she points out interesting facts, could she be looking at it from the wrong angle?
Read More

MBA: Mortgage applications slightly increase

Refinance demand dwindles
After barely dropping in the prior report, mortgage applications ticked back up and increased 2.3% from one week earlier. Most notably, the refinance share of mortgage applications fell to its lowest level since June 2009.
Read More

[Video] Here’s the latest update to the MBA’s economic forecast for 2017

"Things are rapidly changing, so it's good to have updates"
It’s an understatement to say the housing market and overall economy has changed since October 2016 when the Mortgage Bankers Association put out its original economic forecast. Lynn Fisher, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s vice president of research and economics, explains in an updated origination forecast what new changes to expect in 2017.
Read More