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Mortgage Bankers Association adds 11 new members in March

Here are the new members
Ben Lane
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced that it welcomed 11 new members into its ranks in the month of March. The additions continue the organization’s growth, as the MBA also added 31 new members in January and 16 members in February.
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Survey: TILA-RESPA impact riles most mortgage bankers

Lenders One survey finds compliance with new rules a major concern
Ben Lane
The majority of mortgage bankers are focused on the looming TILA-RESPA rule changes and worry about its impact on their business operations, according to a new survey from Lenders One. What else are they worried about?
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Mortgage Bankers Association adds 16 new members in February

Meet the new members
Ben Lane
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced that it welcomed 16 new members into its ranks in the month of February. The additions continue the organization’s growth, as the MBA also added 31 new members in January.
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New home purchase applications rose in February

Builder survey shows big increase for new home construction
Trey Garrison
Some good news for builders and lenders – February wasn’t as bad as it could have been, and there’s increasing demand for new homes. Here’s how it broke down.
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“Frozen”: The state of mortgage servicing today

Thoughts from MBA Servicing
David Vida
Regulators are uncomfortable with the prospect of giant non-bank servicers. But what size should servicers be? Twenty years ago, 100,000 accounts was a big servicer. Now, it’s the bare minimum. But, if that’s the floor, is there also a ceiling?
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MBA announces 31 new members

Membership increases to more than 2,200
Ben Lane
"These new members vary greatly in their size and focus, whether it be residential or commercial/multifamily," said David Stevens, MBA’s president and CEO. "However, they illustrate MBA’s greatest strength: our ability to come to any table or address any situation knowing we represent the entire mortgage-lending spectrum."
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MBA names new leadership

New chairman, vice chairman, board of directors announced
Ben Lane
The days at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual convention and expo in Las Vegas feature quite the packed schedule. But between all the sessions and speakers, the MBA has also elected several new members of its executive leadership.
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Mortgage applications unexpectedly jump 10% for week

Refinance share continues to grow
Trey Garrison
After weeks of steady declines and levels well below originations the same time last year, mortgage applications jumped a surprising 10.3% from one week earlier, according to data for the week ending June 6 from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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Benjamin Lawsky just made it easier to be a mortgage banker in New York

Sometimes he offers you a carrot, not just the stick
Ben Lane
It’s probably safe to say that Benjamin Lawsky isn’t the most popular guy in some mortgage bankers’ offices these days. But fear not, mortgage bankers…especially those in New York. Lawsky’s office has just made your lives much easier.
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Multifamily, commercial mortgage loans stall out in 1Q2014

MBA survey shows dramatic multifamily and retail slowdowns
Trey Garrison
Commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations in the first quarter of 2014 were 1% lower than during the same period last year and 45% lower than the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the Mortgage Banker’s Association’s survey of originations.
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