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Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute our official endorsement.

  • How to Become a Mortgage Loan Officer is a general explanation of the mortgage banker’s education path and gives a step-by-step process for a career in mortgage banking.

  • The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, which employs more than 500,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., MBA works to ensure the strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets, expanding home ownership, supporting financial literacy efforts and providing Americans access to affordable housing.

  • Mortgage Banking magazine provides in-depth coverage of the real estate finance industry with analysis of news, issues and trends affecting the industry. The publication is backed by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

  • The Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending (SML) regulates state-chartered savings banks with combined assets of more than $9 billion, 24,000 mortgage brokers and loan officers throughout Texas and more than 400 mortgage banking companies.

    An agency of the state of Texas, it is subject to oversight and jurisdiction by the Finance Commission of Texas, which ensures that banks, savings institutions, consumer credit grantors and other regulated entities chartered or licensed under state law operate as sound and responsible institutions.