Items Tagged with 'Mortgage Bankers Association'


  • MBA boosts commercial/multifamily team with pair of hires

    Adds Sharon Walker as AVP, Andrew Foster as director
    The Mortgage Bankers Association recently enhanced its commercial/multifamily team with a pair of experienced hires. Sharon Walker joined the MBA in late January as the associate vice president of multifamily. Also joining the MBA is Andrew Foster, who will serve as director, commercial/multifamily.
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  • MBA: Interest rates to increase four times in 2018

    Mortgage Bankers Association expects another two in 2019
    During Thursday’s general economic outlook session at MBA’s Servicing conference, Joel Kan, MBA’s associate vice president of industry surveys and forecasts, said there is an expectation for a rising rate environment, given the domestic economic fundamentals against the job market.
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  • mPower survey: 75% of women mortgage professionals experience sexual harassment

    "One is too many"
    As the #MeToo movement sinks its teeth in and rattles industry after industry, confronting a toxic culture of sexual misconduct and abuses of power, mPower, the women’s network arm of the Mortgage Bankers Association, surveyed its community members on the topic and learned that 75% of respondents had experienced at least one instance of sexual harassment in the workplace.
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  • MBA: Mortgage apps continue increasing

    30-year rate hits highest level since March
    Mortgage applications increased 4.1% from last week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. And as apps continued to increase, mortgage rates continue to increase to their highest point in months or even years.
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  • MBA: Mortgage applications drop in final weeks of 2017

    Refinance apps plummet 7%
    Mortgage applications dropped 2.8% from two weeks ago, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The Refinance Index decreased 7% from two weeks ago, continuing the previous 3% drop. However, the Purchase Index increased, rising 1% from two weeks ago.
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