Who Are We

The Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association has been serving the mortgage finance community for over one hundred years. Its diverse membership is comprised of companies whose business interests revolve around residential mortgage lending, including community, regional and national banks, mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, and those providing services to mortgage lenders.

IMBA’s mission is to provide information, educational resources and effective advocacy to help its members be profitable, ethical and prepared for future challenges. Although the legislative, technological and competitive aspects of the mortgage industry have changed dramatically since the association was founded, what hasn’t changed is IMBA’s commitment to promote and safeguard the best interests and welfare of the membership and the public it serves. Membership has its Advantages!

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Top Reasons to join the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association:

Networking Experiences
The Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association unites hundreds of industry professionals at its various breakfast and dinner meetings, annual events such as its Best in Business Awards, Golf Outing, Annual Dinner, Fall Reception, and Networking Nights which provide opportunities to connect with business partners and peers, and establish successful relationships among colleagues with similar interests.

Mortgage Industry Specific Educational Programs
One of the few remaining opportunities to distinguish yourself from the competition is through the expertise, competence and professionalism of your personnel. IMBA offers a multitude of high-quality educational programs to help you and your staff gain that competitive edge. Programs such as:

  • Annual Mortgage Lending Industry Conference

  • Sales Development/Originations Workshops

  • Affordable Housing Leadership Award Breakfast

  • Affordable Homeownership Programs Workshops

  • Secondary Marketing Series on Market Conditions

  • Regulatory Compliance/Rish Management Updates

  • Economic Updates with Keynote Speakers from Wall Street and the Financial Services Sector and much, much more!

You’ve got questions…and we’ve got answers!
Information Resource

IMBA’s Online Membership Directory is a valuable resource that keeps members informed of those involved in the mortgage lending industry. Through its weekly
e-newsletters, IMBA is a source for up-to-date information, providing ongoing communication on association activities and on issues affecting all aspects of the mortgage business. Membership has its advantages!

Committee Participation/Leadership Development
IMBA’s diverse committee structure is a dynamic forum that guides the association’s direction and agenda. By joining one of IMBA’s committees, you’ll help set objectives, plan and execute programs and activities tailored to mortgage professional. Participating as an IMBA volunteer is a rewarding and enjoyable experience, and member volunteers help the Association deliver on its commitment of providing the best available programs, resources and representation through advocacy, education and communication.

Opportunities for Associate Members
If your company provides services and/or products to the mortgage lending industry, join IMBA as an Associate Member. Membership offers you a myriad of networking opportunities to present your company’s message to the people who need and use your services. Membership has its advantages!