upcoming events

Oct 1

Best in Biz Awards

Best in Business Awards! The mortgage industry's best are recognized at this signature event!

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Be Recognized and Rewarded as an Annual Partner with the IMBA!

Welcome to Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association

In its 99th year, the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association (IMBA) has stood as the state's premier mortgage banking trade association comprised of companies and institutions whose business interests revolve around residential mortgage lending including mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, community banks, national banks, credit unions and those providing services to mortgage lenders, including mortgage insurance companies, title insurance companies, attorneys, appraisers, credit bureaus, compliance and technology service providers and others. 

IMBA’s mission is to provide information, educational resources and effective advocacy to help its members be profitable, ethical and prepared for future challenges.

Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association is proud to sponsor the Best in Business Awards!  This year's event will be Virtual.  You are invited to nominate your best and brightest employees and colleagues. 

Nominations can be done online!

Valuable Benefits of becoming an IMBA Member:

  • Discounts on high-quality seminars, workshops, and conferences uniquely tailored to the mortgage industry.

  • Member Network

  • Updates on the latest Industry Issues

  • Participation in Mortgage Industry Forums and on Committees

  • Leadership Development Opportunities

  • Affiliated Industry Associations Network

  • Advocacy and much more!

Mortgage Bankers Association Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Page.
Find out the latest developments on COVID-19 and its impact on the mortgage/housing markets.

Get Involved With Our Committees!

Join one of IMBA’s Committees and you’ll:

Strengthen your ties with the mortgage lending industry;
Enjoy professional and personal contact with industry colleagues;
Gain a better and more diverse knowledge of the mortgage industry;
Help the Association plan the best possible programs for its members;
Enjoy the satisfaction that you’re giving back something that will benefit others in the business.
Take an important step towards a future leadership role in the IMBA.





president's message: 

I hope this message finds you and your families well.  It is wonderful to see some aspects of life return to normal.  Given the challenges of holding in-person events due to COVID 19, our organization is facing challenges never seen before.   We hosted the Annual Golf Outing on August 6th, and although it was a smaller one this year due to Restore Illinois being in Phase 4, we had a wonderful day.  Special thanks to our golfers and Event Sponsors!  Your participation and support made it possible!  Thank you so much.

Our Best in Business Awards will be a virtual event this year on October 1, 2020.  The nomination process is now open and can be done online.  This has been a year unlike any other, as employees have been asked to work remotely and adapt to changing circumstances all during a record volume of business.  I invite you to join us by nominating your best and brightest employees and colleagues.  
Nomination Deadline: 
September 15, 2020 
Nominate online today. 

Our committees continue to provide valuable and timely information that is so helpful.  The monthly calls are another benefit of membership that you may not have realized.

Our Annual Sponsor Partners are critical to our success and I am so grateful for their support
and commitment to the IMBA!   You can still join the program that Recognizes and Rewards your participation.  Special thanks to the following companies:

Premier Sponsors:
A & N Mortgage; Caliber Home Loans; Chase; Diamond Residential Mortgage; Essent Guaranty; Guaranteed Rate; Manatt; Union Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo Funding

Gold Sponsors: Blueleaf Lending, LLC;  Midwest Community Bank; Neighborhood Loans; Radian Guaranty; Valuation Partners; Wintrust Mortgage


Annual SPONSOR Partners

The Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Sponsor Partners are so very critical to the association success.  Please know that we highly value our Very Important Partners.  These companies and organizations have demonstrated their commitment to the mortgage banking industry in Illinois. 

Please click here to see the entire list of Annual Sponsor Partners and to learn more about them!