The CMBA has a Corporate Advisory Council which has regular interaction with the CMBA Board of Directors and has a direct impact on the success of the CMBA. The Corporate Advisory Council membership includes participation to all our seminars, events and special recognition at all events, emails, website and publications. Corporate Advisory Benefits

Platinum Sponsors



Birchwood Credit Services, Inc. is a leading source of credit reporting and compliance solutions designed for the lending industry. We offer quick and easy access to the information mortgage lenders need to make accurate credit decisions. For the past 25 years we have been leading the way in making sure our clients have reliable information necessary for fully informed decision making.



Farmington Bank’s Mission Statement is “To be a high-performing, well-capitalized and customer-service-oriented “Bank of Choice” for consumers and businesses, with an ongoing commitment to contribute to the betterment of the communities in our region” and to that end we strive to offer the best of both worlds in the residential lending arena. We offer competitively priced fixed and adjustable rates with the community bank feel of local processing, underwriting and closing and the ability to provide portfolio lending for the betterment of our community.




 First County Bank is an independent, mutual community bank, conducting business in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut, which is dedicated to serving individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. As a mutual, First County Bank operates under a set of core principles for the benefit of its customers, the community and its employees rather than shareholders.

These core principles state that, we will;

Satisfy the financial needs of our customers by offering a wide array of secure, innovative and relevant products and services with confidence and efficiency
Deliver the highest levels of personal attention and service to our customers
Maintain and enhance our commitment to support the community through participation and leadership
Ensure our position as a strong and stable organization
Foster an environment of diversity and inclusion for our employees promoting career development, teamwork, mutual respect and collaboration

We believe in…

Mutuality & independence
Being customer centric & service oriented
Maintaining a strong community focus
Acting as a trusted advisor to our customers
Conducting business in a financially sound & profitable manner
Continuing to evolve in response to market conditions
Developing innovative products & services
Encouraging employee collaboration & development



Liberty Bank,  Connecticut’s oldest mutual bank, with more than $3.5 billion in assets and 44 banking offices throughout the central, eastern, and shoreline areas of the state. As a full-service financial institution Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, insurance, and investment services. Rated outstanding by federal regulators on its community reinvestment efforts, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement.


   Norcom Mortgage, located in Avon, CT with over 25 branch locations throughout the East Coast is Connecticut’s number 1 independent purchase lender. Since 1989, we have been focused on service, communication and respect; delivering quality mortgage solutions for all types of homebuyers. As a direct government lender, Norcom provides unparalleled support coupled with top technology and a seamless in-house process to ensure timely and compliant mortgage practices. We employ some of the top sales executives in the mortgage business and continue to connect with those looking to form a lasting partnership full of opportunity.

Robinson+Cole is a leading regional law firm practicing in all major areas of business law. Headquartered in Hartford and with offices in Florida, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island, Robinson+Cole counsels local, regional, and national clients on a wide variety of transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters. The firm is proud to serve as General Counsel to The Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association, Inc. and regularly counsels Mortgage Bankers, Mortgage Brokers, Settlement Service Providers, Loan Servicers, and Retail/Wholesale Lenders. For more information on our Mortgage Banking Practice, please contact Norman H. Roos at or (860) 275-8358.


 Strategic Information Resources, Inc. (SIR) is the leading provider of Credit, Appraisal, Title/Recording and Informational services designed to support the needs of Financial Institutions and has been an active member of the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association for more than 25 years. We have been in business since 1926. Our beginnings were at the very formation of the credit reporting business in the United States and we were one of the first Credit Bureaus to automate local data. SIR is active, not just in our market place, but nationally with our leadership’s involvement as a Director of the National Consumer Reporting Association, active in Washington D.C. including liaisons with the CFPB. Our Staff is involved at every level of our local market place including active participation in the community and financial literacy educational services.
Today SIR’s solutions include Credit Reporting services for Consumer, Mortgage and Commercial Underwriting, unique Appraisal and Appraisal Valuation services, Independent Verifications, Alternative Title services and Background Screening services. We have innovative and secure technology which includes LOS Interface capabilities second to none. Through the years SIR has kept in step with the changes and additional requirements placed upon the financial market and offering solutions that help lenders accomplish their goals. For almost 90 years SIR’s dedication to quality service to our clients has not changed. We are “built on a tradition of Outstanding service” and with that commitment provide comprehensive, cost effective service to help lenders make south decisions. Please visit us at


Thomaston Savings Bank. Since 1874, Thomaston Savings Bank, a state-chartered mutual savings bank, has been a Connecticut community bank dedicated to helping individuals and families prosper in the communities they serve throughout Western Connecticut. The management team is composed of people who live in the communities the Bank serves, ensuring that all decisions are made in the best interests of their customers and neighbors. Thomaston Savings Bank provides a wide range of personal and business bank accounts and services to meet all of your financial needs. For more information, visit:







Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, N.A., based in Waterbury , Conn. With more than $20 billion in assets, Webster was the 33rd largest publicly traded commercial bank in the United States . Webster serves consumers, businesses, not-for-profits, and governmental units in Connecticut , Massachusetts , Rhode Island , and Westchester County , N.Y. , with a distribution network of 168 Banking Centers and 293 ATMs, as well as full range of telephone, Internet, and mobile banking services. Webster Bank is a member FDIC and regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.


 Gold Sponsors 


Bendett & McHugh, P.C. is a full service law firm offering a wide range of real estate services to buyers, sellers, borrowers, and lenders. The firm’s Real Estate practice has over 30 years of experience handling all aspects of real estate closings and provides exceptional levels of client service and individualized attention. At Bendett & McHugh, PC, we know that buying, selling, or refinancing a home is an important decision and experience in your life. Our goal is to provide the most professional and effective representation available.

Our firm has professional, experienced and focused real estate attorneys to guide you through the closing process so you can feel confident that you will experience smooth and precise transaction. Our dedicated and knowledgeable paralegals provide personal attention, promptly return phone calls and emails, and assure that transactions run efficiently.

Bendett & McHugh, PC is experienced in working closely with mortgage brokers and lenders and is proficient in understanding the lending process and different types of real estate financing. We regularly monitor laws and regulations as they relate to the lending industry. In today’s changing environment, Bendett & McHugh, P.C. has the compliance and technology capabilities that make our firm competent to manage the entire closing process from start to finish.

In business since 1966, CATIC issues its policies through a network of more than 2,000 agents and is currently licensed in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Its sister company, CATIC Title Insurance Company (CATICO), is licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.    CATIC has reinsurance agreements with participating Lloyd’s syndicates and markets, which gives CATIC the ability to insure transactions up to$500,000,000.   As a member of the American Land Title Association (ALTA), CATIC’s title policies are accepted by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA and thousands of local and national lenders. Last year, CATIC provided title insurance to more than 1,800 lenders nationwide.

CHFA Since 1969, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) has helped more than 130,000 families and individuals achieve homeownership. In addition, CHFA has provided financing for the acquisition, construction and/or rehabilitation of more than 42,000 units of affordable rental housing for families and the elderly across Connecticut.





Fairfield County Bank is the leading provider of financial services in FairfieldCounty to business owners, real estate developers, home builders, professionals and homeowners. We provide consistently excellent service to our clients at every point of contact. We will exceed our clients’ expectations by having well trained professionals who are fully engaged in our culture of service excellence. We provide superior products that are designed to meet our clients’ banking, insurance and investment needs.

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. First American Title provides comprehensive title insurance coverage and professional services for real estate purchases, construction, refinances, and equity loans.


In 1992, First World Mortgage began as a Mortgage Broker and Banker in Connecticut. Led by Frank Sidoti, the company planted a strong and trusted foothold within the community. With our combined broker and banker roots, our unique perspective was a key ingredient to overcoming the most challenging times in the mortgage industry. And it is a component to our rapid growth and future success. Given the combination of our innovative approach, a first-rate management team, and an outstanding support team, it’s no wonder why we have continued to thrive for over 23 years and have become one of the top lenders in Connecticut!

Genworth U.S. Mortgage Insurance, a division of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and operates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Genworth Mortgage Insurance works with lenders and other partners to help people responsibly achieve and maintain the dream of homeownership by ensuring the broad availability of affordable low down payment mortgage loans. Genworth has been providing mortgage insurance products and services in the U.S. since 1981.








People's United Bank is the largest regional banking organization headquartered in New England. It has grown to approximately $25 billion in assets and more than 340 branches in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and in Westchester County, New York. Convenient, seven-day banking is offered at more than 80 branches in Connecticut Stop & Shop supermarket locations.  People’s United Bank offers a variety of mortgage financing options including fixed-rate or variable rate mortgages, jumbo mortgages and construction loans, as well as special loan programs tailored especially for first time home buyers.


Simsbury Bank is an independent, local bank for consumers and businesses.  The Bank serves customers through full-service offices in Avon, Bloomfield, Granby and Simsbury, Connecticut; a consumer and mortgage loan production office and ATM in Canton, Connecticut; SBT Online internet banking at; free ATM transactions at hundreds of machines throughout the northeastern U.S. via the SUM program; and 24 hour telephone banking.  Simsbury Bank offers deposit and loan accounts and services for every individual’s or family’s needs including home lending throughout  Connecticut featuring:
-       Home purchase and refinancing mortgages
-       First time homebuyer programs
-       FHA and CHFA
-       Jumbo mortgages up to $4 million
-       Construction to permanent financing
-       Home equity loans and lines of credit. 
The Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SBT Investment Services, Inc., offers securities and insurance products through LPL Financial and its affiliates, Member FINRA/SIPC.   

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Radian connects leaders, homebuyers, investors and loan servicers using a suite of private mortgage insurance and related risk management products and services. Radian helps promote and preserve the tradition of homeownership while protecting lenders from default-related losses on residential first mortgages. We also facilitate the sale of low-downpayment mortgages in the secondary market. Our commitment to homeownership is built on a foundation of evaluating credit risk; we help clients and investors expertly and prudently manage risk in any market condition. Radian Group Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RDN.

McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC is a multi state leading provider of legal services  to the mortgage banking industry. The Firm represents over a hundred financial institutions, investors, servicers and credit unions through every stage of default and originations.


Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is a full-service lender dedicated to helping our customers reach their homeownership goals. As one of the nation’s leading re.tail mortgage lenders we have products and services to meet virtually any homebuyer need. And with mortgage and banking centers all across the state, there’s a Wells Fargo near you







CMBA Advisory Council Sponsors

Bendett & McHugh PC
Birchwood Credit Services
Connecticut Attorney's Title Insurance Company (CATIC)
Citizens Bank
Fairfield County Bank
Farmington Bank
First American Title Insurance Company
First County Bank
First World Mortgage Corp.
Genworth Financial
Guilford Savings Bank
Liberty Bank
McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce LLC
McCue Mortgage Company
Norcom Mortgage
People's United Bank
Radian Guaranty, Inc
Robinson & Cole
Sikorsky Credit Union
Simsbury Bank
Strategic Information Resources
Thomaston Savings Bank
The Washington Trust Mortgage Mortgage Company
Webster Bank
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
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