Thousands of mortgage industry professionals are entitled to complimentary membership of the recently-founded Association of Independent Mortgage Experts.
That’s because the broker advocacy group, which launched in February, has announced support from sponsors including title sponsor United Wholesale Mortgage.
Four other lenders have signed on as Gold sponsors: Caliber Home Loans, Finance of America Mortgage, AFR Wholesale, and Flagstar Bank.
"We're thankful to have UWM and all of our sponsors on board and, as a result, we're able to give more than 20,000 loan originators access to complimentary AIME membership," said Anthony Casa, chairman of AIME.
Casa added that the founding members of AIME have worked hard to build a strong foundation for the community along with sponsors, broker advocates and partners.
"We'll continue to do everything we can to grow the mortgage broker channel," he said.
The association is operating with a growth-focused strategy, providing tools and resources to propel the wholesale channel beyond 20% share of the mortgage market by 2020.
"AIME has brought a sense of excitement to the wholesale channel and has demonstrated advocacy for brokers, processors, loan officers, and other independent mortgage professionals," said Mat Ishbia, President and CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage. "We're proud to back anything that supports mortgage brokers and the broker community, and look forward to playing a continued role in making sure that consumers and loan originators, alike, understand that the mortgage broker channel is the best way to go."
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