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Founded in 1917, the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association has provided leadership, legislative advocacy, and education to the real estate finance industry. We promote fair and ethical lending practices among real estate finance professionals through a wide range of programs. As the oldest and largest statewide MBA, our mission is to advance Texas mortgage banking and serve the mutual interests of our members who support Texas' annual $100-plus billion mortgage market.

Educational Tools

TMBA offers a variety of educational programs and products to ensure that members and non-members alike are able to enhance their careers. In an industry that is ever changing, the ability to keep up to date of current issues and trends is of the utmost importance. TMBA is dedicated to keeping its members at the forefront of the real estate finance industry.

Texas Mortgage Bankers Association is excited to promote financial literacy through our member-driven, FDIC’s financial education program - Money Smart. TMBA members will be able to request Money Smart materials and deliver customized co-branded presentations to their communities. Members can select from a full 8-module course or a 1-hour overview presentation. Please email TMBA Executive Vice President, Lisa Vercher with the following information:

  • Name of the Presenter(s)
  • Presentation Option - Choose between the 8-module course or 1-hour overview presentation.
  • TMBA Member Company Logo
  • Name and Location of the School where the Presentation will be Delivered
  • Anticipated Grade Level and Audience Size
*To request a recording of the "Train-the-Trainer: A Guide to Presenting the FDIC's Money Smart Curriculum" and copy of the presentation for reference, please email Alexa Jackson at ajackson@texasmba.org.

The FDIC's Money Smart materials are available to all employees of all TMBA Member firms. Feedback after a presentation is delivered is encouraged, so please follow up with Lisa Vercher and pass along any comments or observations. TMBA is pleased to offer this established curriculum to member firms and looks forward to providing the tools necessary to spread the invaluable message of financial literacy to young adults across the State.


The TMBA Board established an Education Endowment Fund in 2012 which provides scholarships to individual TMBA members, such as yourself, who might be eligible and wish to apply it toward a relevant mortgage banking-related program for 2020. For more details, please review the TMBA Endowment Scholarship Packet.

The deadline to submit your application (APRIL 15th) for the three scholarship amounts below is April 15th. You may be eligible to for the following amounts: 

  • $2,500
  • $1,500
  • $500

To apply, please review the TMBA Endowment Scholarship Packet and send your written application to the TMBA office no later than 11:59 pm on April 15th, to Lisa Vercher, TMBA Executive Vice President:  lvercher@texasmba.org.
You MUST provide an additional copy of the required documentation (Page 4, Sec 8. How to apply) in a redacted format, removing all references to your name and other personally identifiable information. 

Note: failure to remove all such information will disqualify you from eligibility.




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