Welcome to the new OMBA website 

About the OMBA


Conceived in 1954 by a group of mortgage bankers who foresaw the value of building a strong network of real estate finance professionals, the Oregon Mortgage Bankers Association has grown into an organization which is the resource point for the real estate lending industry in Oregon.

Formerly known as the Oregon Mortgage Lenders Association, in 2012, the Board of Directors voted to change the name of the association to the "Oregon Mortgage Bankers Association" to more accurately reflect the services the association offers.

Membership, which is diverse and well representative of the industry in Oregon, includes banks, morgage bankers, and credit unions, as well as a variety of service providers including attorneys, title companies, and appraisers.  Membership is intended to represent all groups with a vested interest in an active and healthy lending environment in Oregon.

Since the Oregon Mortgage Bankers Association first hired a lobbyist, it has become a leader in the state and a resource bank for industry information. The association is actively involved with industry related legislative matters, and assists legislators in understanding the needs and problems confronting the real estate finance industry today.

Fueled by dedicated volunteers with common goals, the Oregon Mortgage Bankers Association has grown in stature and purpose. In a time where change is the norm, the OMBA has successfully kept its members informed and educated so they can provide the best service possible for the state of Oregon.


Quick Links

The links below provide useful information for OMBA members and prospective members: 
Contact us at: info@oremba.org

Upcoming Events

09 Jun 2015 8:00 AM • Oregon State Bar, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97224
05 Aug 2015 1:30 PM (PDT) • Langdon Farms Golf Course
03 Dec 2015 6:00 PM • The Sentinel Hotel- Library Room


 2015  Board Members


Position 2015 Company
President Jered Helton Umpqua Bank
Vice President Mick Stapleton Norris, Beggs & Simpson Financial
Treasurer Sara Nicolas Old Republic Title Company
Secretary Ember Shanahan Stewart Title
Immediate Past President Amy Frazey StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC
Director Susan Putnam HomeStreet Bank
Director Verlee Mason Radian
Director David Demack US Bank
Director Greg Wellington Melvin Mark Capital
Director Bob  Hefty Pacific Residential Mortgage
Director Kevin Geraci Opus Bank
Director GaSandra Carlson Pacific Residential Mortgage
Director Jeff Buono Kidder Mathews
Director Julie Woods Caliber Home Loans


Please take a look at the fun pictures from the PNMLC Event!  We can't wait for the next event coming to Portland in 2017!


 PNMLC Conference Highlights




Legislative Summary

The legislature is approaching the halfway mark and issues are really starting to heat up.  OMBA's legislative committee continues to research and review legislation on a regular basis.  An issue of concern right now is around potential new licensing requirements of servicing residential mortgages.  We are working to try and create some exemptions but as of now the Department has been fighting many of those ideas.  The attached report will show you all the legislation being tracked by OMBA and a history of where it is at the process.  If you would like to view any text of the legislation, simply click on the bill number on the report and you will be taken to the most recent copy of the legislation.  Updated 4/16/15

OMBA 2015 Legislative Agenda



















Oregon Mortgage Bankers Association


Phone: 503.223.6622

e-mail: info@oremba.org

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