Serving the Real Estate Finance Community for over 95 years.
Welcome to Illinois Mortgage Banker Association
The Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association (IMBA) is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of approximately 165 companies and institutions whose business interests revolve around residential and/or commercial mortgage lending including mortgage bankers, community banks, national banks and those providing services to mortgage lenders, including mortgage insurance companies, title insurance companies, attorneys, appraisers, credit bureaus, and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
IMBA’s mission is to provide information, educational resources and effective advocacy to help its members be profitable, ethical and prepared for future challenges.
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
- Advocacy and much more!
Have an accomplishment, award or recent recognition you want to share with the association? Click here.
“Knowledge is Power”
– Francis Bacon
IMBA & MBA, your Educational Resource
“The best part of being a member of the Illinois Mortgage Banker Association is that it has given me the chance to meet and work with peers who have the same passion for the mortgage industry as I do. I belong to a lot of organizations, and none come remotely close to the quality of the networking and information that the IMBA provides along with the framework for all of us to work together. With these common goals and issues we face in our industry and our strength in numbers and ideas, we can move our industry forward.”
Kerry A. Pastore
Area Manager, Caliber Home Loans
“My experience working with leadership from a wide variety of industry professionals has broadened my understanding of the changing landscape of our marketplace from many perspectives. The exchange of ideas and knowledge, and common interest shared goals has elevated my enthusiasm for meeting new challenges and cultivating new relationships.”
Account Executive, Correspondent Lending, Associated Bank
“I have been a board member of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association for several years and my decision to join was governed by 2 factors – first, to support an organization that is a true advocate for the mortgage banking industry, and second, to learn from the educational opportunities it provides to its members. Over the last six years, I have come to realize and treasure the value of the IMBA and all of my colleagues with whom I have developed strong relationships. This association and the members have provided me industry expertise and advice that has greatly assisted me, my company, and my clients.”
Timothy M. Quinlan
Sr., Vice President, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
“The IMBA has been a source of great support to me throughout my career. Since I started as a processor in 1991, the expert offerings of the IMBA have helped me hone skills, make lasting connections, and grow both personally and professionally. As former President, I am honored to give back to the association and our members.”
Senior Account Manager, Radian Guaranty
“In the dynamic and ever changing industry of mortgage lending, I couldn’t imagine not being involved in the IMBA. This organization keeps me focused on issues that are affecting our business. I learn whether it’s at a social function or an educational event. The IMBA brings together professionals from every facet of our industry who are willing to share perspectives, challenges, and ideas, all of which help me with my personal development. The personal relationships, as well as the educational opportunities are invaluable for anyone involved in the mortgage industry.”
Senior Vice President, Retail Lending, MSI, III
“The IMBA provides a real opportunity to meet and learn from some of the great people who make up the mortgage industry in Illinois and the Chicago area. The association helps me stay informed on the current happenings within the mortgage market. If you are new and looking to make the mortgage industry your career, the IMBA is a great resource for you.”
Regional Team Leader, National MI