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MBA announces special partnerships with Fannie Mae, other groups

Agreements will provide new benefits for MBA members
Ben Lane
During his remarks at Monday’s first general session at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference, David Stevens, the president and chief executive officer of the MBA, announced three new partnerships that he said are designed to provide new benefits for the members of the MBA.
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Fannie, Freddie, MBA economists predict interest rate hike in 2015

Fannie Mae economist: Demand weakness is a bigger issue than tight credit
Ben Lane
During a high-level discussion about the outlook of the housing economy at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference, economists from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the MBA all predicted that the Federal Reserve will begin raising the Federal Funds Rate at some point this year, most likely in September, which will drive an increase in interest rates.
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MBA’s Stevens: Today’s housing policies fail American homeowners

MBA president and CEO lays out how to fix broken system
Ben Lane
Addressing the packed Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis in New York City, David Stevens, the president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, spoke with passion as he told the attendees of the MBA’s National Secondary Market Conference that today’s housing policies are “failing the American homeowner.”
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What to expect at MBA’s Secondary Market Conference

Thousands of mortgage professionals set to descend on NYC
Ben Lane
Thousands of mortgage and secondary market professionals are set to descend on New York City this weekend as the industry gathers for the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference 2015. Here's the full rundown.
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MBA: Refinance share at lowest level in a year

Mortgage apps continue downward trajectory
Brena Swanson
Mortgage applications continued to move lower and dropped 3.5% from one week earlier. Meanwhile, the refinance share of mortgage activity hit a record low.
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MBA: It keeps getting easier to get a mortgage

Mortgage credit availability rises again in April
Ben Lane
Thanks in large part to loosening government standards, it keeps getting easier to get a mortgage, the Mortgage Bankers Association said in a new report. Here's how it all broke down.
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DocMagic rolls out TRID enhancements

Testing phase complete, now ready for deadline
Sarah Wheeler
The Aug. 1 deadline set by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been challenging for many in the industry. A recent survey by the Capsilon Corp. found that 41% of mortgage lenders are not ready to comply with the new rules by the deadline, and only 12% of those surveyed said their companies were "very prepared" for the new regulation.
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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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MBA's Cosgrove: The importance of nonbanks in the mortgage market

The misperceptions of IMBs and other nonbanks
Bill Cosgrove
In the wake of the financial crisis, nonbank lenders and servicers have witnessed a significant emergence in the mortgage business. In fact, independent mortgage banks are heavily dominating the single-family market. Yet misperceptions persist about the capacity of these IMBs and other nonbanks.
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MBA adds Bradley Padratzik as director of member engagement

Tasked with recruiting and retaining new MBA members
Ben Lane
In this role, Padratzik will support the sales and member engagement activities of MBA, “ensuring deeper engagement with existing and new members through both volunteer activities and purchases of MBA products and services,” the MBA said.
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