2024 Board of Directors, Legislative Update, Membership Renewal Info and more!

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MBAH Advocates for you! 
The MBAH Legislative Committee works diligently to monitor federal and state/local issues that impact mortgage lending and advocates on your behalf.   
  • Appraisal Management Company (“AMC”) licensure under Hawaii Revised Statute 466L was sunsetted by the State of Hawaii DCCA in June 30, 2023. This means that lenders who use AMCs are no longer able to order appraisals using this method for certain “Federally related”(1) mortgage transactions, and lenders may have unknowingly violated regulations by using AMCs to order appraisals since June. (See the full Dodd-Frank rule in footnote #2.) MBAH is working jointly with other trade organizations that represent financial institutions in Hawaii and the legislature to retroactively re-institute the same AMC license protocol that was used prior to June, 2023 in this 2024 legislative session.  
  • Many of you may be aware that hundreds of condominium projects in Hawaii are underinsured for hurricane perils due to excessive costs and/or lack of availability. This makes loans secured by condo units in these projects ineligible for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan programs, and most portfolio lenders will not finance these units either. MBAH is working closely with a group of insurance professionals, other trade organizations that represent financial institutions in Hawaii, and legislators to draft legislation to reactivate the Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund to expand insurance options in this 2024 legislative session.   
  • MBAH has provided written support of proposed Senate Bill 3502, which would limit the use of trigger leads. To find out more and to express your support, click on the following link: 
Part of your membership dues help pay for our lobbyists, Rick Tsujimura and Matt Tsujimura of SanHi, who assists us in monitoring state and local issues and submitting testimony and commentary as appropriate.   
Your MBAH board has been active behind the scenes planning for an increased number of educational seminars and membership events in 2024.  We are anticipating the best-ever Annual State Conference featuring esteemed speakers and panelists. Early bird MBAH membership pricing is in place until March 31 so act soon! 

MBAH Member Benefits:
Advocacy – we will keep you up-to-date on important issues that impact your business and keep you apprised of our efforts on the legislative front
Networking – we offer a variety of networking opportunities including:
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Annual Conference
  • Annual Membership Meeting
  • Education events
  • Committee participation opportunities
Education - educational workshops will be offered. Topics include updates on the economy, the real estate market, sales strategies and other areas to keep you informed about the latest industry matters
Membership options:
  1. Corporate Level $2500 - includes an unlimited number of memberships for your employees & includes 2 annual conference passes for your employees
  2. Principal Member $700 / Early bird $600 - includes the first individual registered for a company of more than 3 employees
  3. Principal Member $350 / Early bird $300 - includes the first individual member registered from a small company of 3 or less employees
  4. Subsequent Member $50 - each member that registers after the principal 
Membership questions?  
Jennifer Coutts at 
Alan Fentriss at  
Mortgage Bankers Association of Hawaii ("MBAH") is the Hawaii Chapter of the national Mortgage Bankers Association representing all segments of the real estate finance industry dedicated to helping members do their business.

MBAH promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence amongst real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and publications. 

MBAH also acts as one of the industry’s leading voices on legislative and regulatory issues.

Members have access to strategic tools, industry trends and resources needed to advance their business through a variety of conferences and meetings.
MBAH membership is open to all real estate finance industry professionals. Email Jennifer Coutts at or Alan Fentriss at for more information.


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