The purpose of this Association shall be to preserve and improve the mortgage banking business and to encourage its use in the making and servicing of mortgage loan investments; to encourage among its members sound business practices and methods in the making, marketing and servicing of real estate mortgage loans; to inform its members of changes in mortgage laws and as to pending legislation affecting the real estate and mortgage problems; to cooperate with public and private agencies in the establishment of sound real estate practices, and such other matters as from time to time may be approved by the Board of Governors.

The MBA-STLchapter was founded in 1927 and is the second oldest mortgage bankers' association in the country. It currently has a total of 70 member companies. The MBA-STL remains an active organization of members in the mortgage banking industry who work together on a strictly voluntary basis for the good of the industry.

The MBA-KC chapter currently has a total of 63 membership companies. The MBA-KC makes decisions that influence financial markets and trends, builds strong relationships with housing industry professionals, and attends social functions and training seminars.