upcoming events

May 20

The Ins and Outs of Affordable Housing Programs

Ins and Outs of Affordable Housing Programs: Simple Solutions to Meet the Needs of your Customers

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Aug 5

Annual Golf Outing

Join us for the mortgage industry's favorite Golf Outing!

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Welcome to Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association

In its 100th 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.

IMBA is celebrating its 100th anniversary! 
Check out IMBA's Past President's Gallery and  
VIP Annual Sponsor Partners.

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

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

president's message: 

As the IMBA moves into its 100th year, it’s important to reflect on what the organization has seen since 1921, the challenges overcome, and most importantly, the communities each of our members serve. Clearly the next 100 years will not look like the previous 100 years, but I have no doubt our members are up to it.

Although nobody could have foreseen the challenges of our last year, there has been no doubt that the lending community has stepped up to do what’s right for families across Illinois.  In a challenging year, mortgage professionals have risen to the challenge to help keep families in their homes, inject liquidity into neighborhoods, and take care of each other as we work to serve.

On a personal note: I owe a debt of gratitude to the IMBA.  My manager ten years ago dragged me to a conference because it was clear I was clueless, and I needed training.  What I found was not just a seminar, but a community of other professionals, elevating the debate and sharing ideas freely.  As I joined monthly meetings with the Risk Management Committee (led by the esteemed Jim Jorgenson) I got to sit month after month in a room with people smarter and more experienced, admit that I needed help, and receive expert advice from professionals that had been there, done that.  IMBA is uniquely suited to providing that guidance in Illinois, and it’s worth celebrating.  My career, and life, would have a very different trajectory if someone hadn’t taken me under their wing.


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!