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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Oct 1

FHA DE Training

IMBA has partnered with Diehl Mortgage Training to offer this training with preferred pricing for IMBA Members! 

Oct 15

Affordable Housing Update/Leadership Award Presentation

Join us for our 90 minute Virtual Event!

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!  Register today - it's free but you need to register!

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: 

Hello everyone.  Hope you are all well.  Following the late night decree from Fannie and Freddie announcing the new adverse market fee, the IMBA sprang into action on August 13.  Working with the national MBA, our legislative team was engaged with Senator Durbin’s office. We voiced our membership's opposition to the fee, given the government’s official position of supporting homeowners through the COVID crisis, and we objected to the implementation of the new fee without advanced notice.  Earlier in the week, we had a private call with Senator Duckworth to discuss the issues important to Illinois lenders.  We were well represented - participants who joined me on the call included MBA staff Rosie Sheehan and Ethan Saxon, IMBA Vice President, Nathan Britsch, Neighborhood Loans; Legislative Liaisons Brett Natarelli, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips and Solomon Maman, Noonan and Lieberman and Scott Fletcher, Fairway Independent Mortgage.  You will be pleased to hear that Sen. Duckworth was well prepared, attentive, and supportive.  (The best part of the call in my view had nothing to do with mortgages.  Her 2 year-old daughter joined us for the second half of the call.  Charming, and extremely well behaved.)   If you
have questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact me.  Finally, please join the Mortgage Action Alliance, our industry’s voice on Capitol Hill.

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!  

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 18, 2020 
Nominate online today. 


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!