In January 1999, the California Mortgage Association was created through a merger of the Mortgage Association of California (MAC) and the California Trust Deed Brokers Association (CTDBA).
Since inception, our mission has been the ongoing education of California-licensed private money lenders as well as the preservation of our industry through legislative review and advocacy. We take pride in being the voice of trust deed lenders and investors throughout the state and representing our industry’s best interests at all times.
Working for Our Members
At CMA, we’re committed to serving our members by:
- Advancing, protecting and preserving their day-to-day activities and business operations
- Lobbying State regulators to improve industry regulations and the interpretation thereof
- Developing and promoting a higher level of professional competency and ethics through educational programs
- Creating cooperative relationships among industry professionals and related businesses
CMA represents individuals, sole proprietorships, corporations and partnerships involved with the origination, selling, or servicing of trust deed loans. Members include those regulated by the Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) and by the Department of Business Oversight (DBO).
In addition to California licensed mortgage brokers and lenders, CMA also represents affiliate members who provide services to our regular members, including title, escrow and software services, among others.