THE MORTGAGE BANKER?S ASSOCIATION OF ST. LOUIS ORGANIZED IN 1928, OUR ASSOCIATION IS THE SECOND OLDEST MBA CHAPTER IN THE U.S.! REASONS FOR THE MBA'S LONG TERM SUCCESS INCLUDE:
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY: The MBA maintains an aggressive legislative awareness and advocacy program in conjunction with the Mortgage Bankers Association of Missouri and cooperative relationships with the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and our individual member firms. Our Association is in the forefront of legislative issues, and works to ensure that legislation is developed in the best interest of our members.
DIVERSE MEMBERSHIP: Member firms include a majority of St. Louis’ leading firms, and range from large national “mega-lenders” to local mortgage brokers, as well as related industry firms of all types. Our diversity allows us to learn from each other, to reach educated consensus on industry issues, and to be recognized as the premier industry voice by legislators, regulators, the media, and the public.
TIMELY INFORMATION: Over the years, the MBA has fostered an unparalleled network of relationships throughout the industry. Our committees actively maintain these relationships and monitor pending issues to provide members with the “early warning” so essential to a successful business.
MBA of ST. LOUIS LOGO: The MBA’s Logo is recognized by the media and the public to represent lenders with expertise, high integrity, and adherence to the Association's strict Code of Ethics. As a result, membership is the St. Louis MBA is increasingly a factor in consumer choices.
EDUCATION: A wide range of industry specific courses is provided through a cooperative arrangement with the Center For Financial Training. In addition, the MBA provides industry information at meetings and a variety of seminars presented throughout the year.
NETWORKING: The industry's top professionals are present at our meetings and events. In addition to monthly meetings, examples of networking opportunities include our annual golf outing, Blues and Cardinals events, and the annual Installation Dinner Dance.
CHARITABLE ACTIVITES: We pool our efforts to support various charitable activities such as Habitat for Humanity, our annual Homer’s for the Homeless Campaign, and other housing related causes. These efforts help create a positive image for our industry, and are often more effective than if our own firms participated on an individual basis.
Please join us at our education seminars, membership meetings, and on the net to help lead our industry into the future. BUT FIRST YOU HAVE TO JOIN! The membership fee for 2013 is $1200 for lending members who pay by January 31st and $800 for affiliate members. To request an application, please call the Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis at (314) 416-2222.