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...JAMES GAYAward/honor: Named one of the Top 10 producing loan officers in Georgia for 2015 by the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia. PATTI CORNETTEAward/honor: Named resale and listing agent of the month for February from Prudential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-20/biz-bits
Top US banks pass Federal Reserve's 'stress tests'

...week the banks' plans to raise dividends or repurchase shares.Frank Keating, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, said in a statement that the results should allow banks "to pay dividends that help attract investors to fund...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-05/top-us-banks-pass-federal-
US home sales plunge 4.9 percent in January

...would-be buyers to wait until they have more choices. Weekly mortgage applications fell 13.2 percent, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported last Wednesday.Affordability has become a problem as prices have climbed at a faster clip than incomes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-23/us-home-sales-plunge-49-pe
New US home sales jump 11.6 percent in December

...rates to refinance their mortgages. Purchases are up 3 percent over the past 12 months, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.At the same time, the growth in prices for existing homes has been steadily slowing, putting more properties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/new-us-home-sales-jump-116
John Armstrong Pope

...Club of Georgia Railroad Bank & Trust Company as well as acting in various capacities with the National Mortgage Bankers Association, Chamber of Commerce of Greater Augusta, Junior Achievement, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association...

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...and Sports Medicine Specialists. PAT BLANCHARDAward/honor: elected to the Board of Directors of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia as honorary member.Details: He is Vice Chairman of the Board of First Bank of Georgia.RACHEL KUMARAward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-25/biz-bits
Home sales driving Augusta's mortgage market

...which is the largest weekly gain since November 2008, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Mortgage Bankers Association.During that time, the volume of refinance applications jumped 66 percent, while purchase applications rose by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-16/home-sales-
John Allen

...as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Royce was a member of the National Mortgage Bankers Association and a member and past president of the Augusta Mortgage Bankers Association. He was also a member of the Metro Augusta Home Builders Association and...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173303903
Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

...for their own security in hopes of recouping more of the losses from cybercrime.Richard Hunt, CEO of Consumer Bankers Association, says that in cases of major fraud, banks have generally been able to collect only pennies on the dollar from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-23/visa-mastercard-renew-push
35 percent in US facing debt collectors, study says

...people's income, credit card debt has reached its lowest level in more than a decade, according to the American Bankers Association. People increasingly pay off balances each month. Just 2.44 percent of card accounts are overdue by 30 days...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-29/35-percent-us-facing-debt-