upcoming events

Aug 6

Annual Golf Outing

Join us for the mortgage industry's favorite Golf Outing! This is the new date due to COVID-19 disruption.

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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 this signature event and invite you to join us by nominating one of your best and brightest employees and/or colleagues. 

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.

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) has released a video on how struggling homeowners can obtain
mortgage forbearance if their finances are impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bureau has also issued additional information
for consumers on mortgage and student loan payment relief and how to avoid scams. 

Below are the resources for consumers:
VIDEO: CARES Act Mortgage Forbearance: What You Need to Know
Guide to coronavirus mortgage relief options
What you need to know about student loans and the coronavirus pandemic
Beware of scams related to the coronavirus
Online and mobile banking tips for beginners


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 are planning on hosting several important events in the near future including the Annual Golf Outing on August 6th and the Best in Business Awards on Oct. 1st.  While we really look forward to seeing everyone, we want to be sure that we can gather safely.  We are in touch with our venue partners and continue to monitor the situation that the COVID 19 pandemic presents. 

Speaking of Best in Business Awards, 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 
Register today.  Nominate online today. 

Our committees continue to provide valuable and timely information that is so helpful.  The next Capital Markets/Secondary call that will be held on June 18 @ 9:00am has lined up another excellent guest speaker: Ted Tozer, former President of Ginnie Mae for 7 years.  Ted is currently senior fellow at the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets where he helps lead the Institute’s housing finance reform work.  
Topics Ted will cover:  Liquidity for servicers and distinction between Fannie, Freddie, Ginnie and their relationship to FHFA; Credit tightening and why this downturn is different; The Patch; and LLPA (loan level Pricing adjustments. 

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; Chase; Diamond Residential Mortgage; Essent Guaranty; Manatt; Wells Fargo Funding

Gold Sponsors: Radian Guaranty; Valuation Partners; Wintrust Mortgage


Annual Premier Sponsor Partners