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About 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.

Welcome to our 2019 New Members

 


2020 Legislative Update

Markee & Associates, Inc

The 2020 short session essentially adjourned without a quorum on the afternoon of March 5th with both the Speaker and Senate President stating they will not hold significant floor session again before the deadline. This action followed what was a nearly two-week walkout from both Republican caucuses in protest over Cap and Trade legislation. It wrapped up what has been a series of legislative sessions where the two parties tempers flared to a point where they boiled over into division and hyper-partisanship all centered around what role the State of Oregon should have in dealing with climate change. Since the long session last year, the line in the sand had been drawn by the minority party that if a Cap and Trade bill was ever brought forth for consideration without a referral to the ballot they would consider a walkout and thus stall the legislative process. In many ways, the breakdown of the process this session was predictable. The uncertainty was around the timing and whether budget bills would be pushed through prior to bring forth Cap and Trade.

FULL OMBA 2020 REPORT


Legislative Updates

Upcoming Events

PNMLC 2020


October 6-8, 2020
Skamania Lodge -Stevenson, WA


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