Trade association announces new high for wholesale industry partners
The Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME) has revealed its 2023 sponsors – 16 wholesale industry partners, including United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM).
AIME’s new sponsors will fund the group’s 65,000 members and the communities they serve. They will also be instrumental in supporting membership campaigns and events throughout the year, offering independent mortgage professionals a direct line of access to the most influential partners in the mortgage industry.
These member campaigns include the annually held Fuse national conference in Las Vegas, the Spark Small Business Grant Program, National Mortgage Brokers Day, and the Hall of AIME awards ceremony. AIME said the campaigns aim to raise awareness of the market, educate consumers on the benefits of working with an independent broker, and encourage equity and inclusion in the wholesale channel.
“In competitive markets, brokers need competitive options to succeed – and our partners offer the loan products, and services originators require to meet the needs of their communities,” AIME head Katie Sweeney said in a statement. “We’re here to help brokers win, and we can’t do that without the dedicated support of our industry-leading sponsors to drive the growth of the entire channel forward.”
This year’s returning top-tier sponsors include UWM, Homepoint, Change Wholesale, EPM, PRMG, FundLoans, RCN Capital, and Windsor. Also coming back as 2023 sponsors are AFR Wholesale, Flagstar Bank, Plaza Home Mortgage, Power TPO, and REMN Wholesale. Retuning vendor sponsors include Advantage Credit, and for the first time, ARIVE has joined the ranks as an annual sponsor. New to AIME’s sponsor list this year is Mutual of Omaha, which recently opened its wholesale platform with a focus on brokers.
“We have a strong partnership with AIME and are going to continue doing great things together for years to come,” said Mat Ishbia, president and CEO at UWM. “AIME and UWM are very like-minded and believe independent mortgage brokers are the best place for a consumer to get a loan and the best place for a loan officer to work. Together, we are making tools and resources available to help brokers thrive in this market and all future markets, and will continue to build a supportive and collaborative broker community across America.”
“Homepoint is proud to continue our partnership with AIME,” Homepoint CEO Willie Newman said. “Helping grow the broker channel and raising awareness of the advantages that brokers offer consumers and housing industry professionals continue to be top priorities of ours, and AIME strengthens our ability to do that. Our continued support of the association proves that we are fully committed to the philosophy that brokers are better for American homebuyers.”
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