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!

"Knowledge is Power"
- Francis Bacon


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  • “I have been associated with the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association since I first entered the mortgage business back when I was underwriting loans for a privately owned mortgage company. My involvement continued while I worked at Fannie Mae. Over the years, being able to tap into the relationships formed as a result of being active in the IMBA has been an invaluable resource. In recent years, serving on the board and chairing the Secondary Marketing Committee has allowed me the opportunity to give back to the industry. Helping to create vibrant and value-added seminars, as well as attracting and assembling a dynamic group of local industry professionals to participate in the Secondary Committee and share valuable market information is fun, interesting, and one of the benefits of being a member of the IMBA. In my current position, I often find myself using the information presented at IMBA events to help clients more effectively manage their compliance risk.”
    - Chris Ortigara, Director, CrossCheck Compliance
  • “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.”
    - Kelly Kawell, Senior Account Manager, Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund
  • “During these challenging years in the mortgage and housing industry, I have come to appreciate the benefits of belonging to the IMBA. As a former IMBA President , it was remarkable to see how individual leaders from many different organizations became involved and openly and freely volunteered their time, their knowledge and shared their ideas with a unified purpose of making the industry work for all of us and promoting the American Dream of Home Ownership by working to assure that the door of availability to finance a home is kept open to all those who have worked hard to make that dream a possibility for themselves and their families.”
    – Nick Parisi, Group Senior Vice President, Standard Bank & Trust
  • “The IMBA has been instrumental for me, both personally and professionally. Having moved to Chicago as an outsider over a decade ago the IMBA provided a way for me to gain friends and business colleagues in the market. The organization has proven to be so much more. It has been an opportunity for me to gain not only networking and education benefits, but lifelong mentors and friends. I am continuously amazed by the robust education, advocacy and industry information that the IMBA is behind. The knowledge that one can gain is invaluable.”
    – Susan Monahan, Regional Team Leader, National MI
  • “The IMBA is more than a professional organization to me. When I first joined, I thought it was a great chance to network with mortgage people in Chicago. While it was indeed a great way to meet new people, my passion for this industry and our organization quickly grew. Education, advocacy, legislation and industry development are the main reasons that IMBA offers so much for its members. I think the IMBA has given me, my company and my peers across the state of Illinois a great platform to not only get the most out of our business, but give back in a very fulfilling way.”
    – Michael Czuba, Chicago Regional Manager, U.S. Bank 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 current Vice President, I am honored to give back to the association and our members.”
    – Amy Michalak, Senior Account Manager, Radian Guaranty

Annual Premier Sponsor Partners

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Annual Sponsor Partners

BuckleySandler, LLP
Diamond Residential Mortgage Corp.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Radian Guaranty, Inc.
United Guaranty
Wells Fargo
Bank of America
McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC
Chicago Title Insurance
Essent Guaranty
Fidelity National Title Insurance
First American Title Insurance
Fifth Third Bank
Genworth Mortgage Insurance
Greater Illinois Title
Mortgage Services, III
Old Republic National Title Insurance
Standard Bank & Trust
Valuation Partners
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
Arch MI
Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund
CrossCheck Compliance
Inland Home Mortgage Company
National MI
National Title Solutions