Business / Real Estate / Mortgage Banker: A person, corporation or firm (not otherwise in banking and finance) that normally provides its own funds for mortgage financing as opposed to savings and loan associations or commercial banks that use other peoples money - namely that of their depositors--to originate mortgage loans. Although some mortgage bankers do supply permanent long-term financing, the majority specialize in supplying short-term and interim financing, either through their own resources or by borrowing from commercial sources.
Business / Real Estate / Mortgage Broker-Company: A person or firm that acts as an intermediary between borrower and lender, one who, for compensation or gain, negotiates, sells or arranges loans and sometimes continues to service the loans, also cal MORE
Business / Real Estate / Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS): A security guaranteed by pools of mortgages and used to channel funds from securities markets to housing markets. Ginnie Mae has a popular MBS program recognized for its low risk and high yield. The G MORE