American Association of Private Lenders

AAPL is the oldest and largest national organization representing the private real estate and peer-to-peer lending industry. Formed in 2009 at the height of the recession, its founders identified the necessity of standardizing best practices to safeguard the private lending profession. AAPL membership instills an expectation of and belief in your trustworthiness, reliability, and professionalism.


American Institute of CPAs

Founded in 1887, the AICPA represents the CPA profession nationally regarding rule-making and standard-setting, and serves as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups and other professional organizations. The AICPA develops standards for audits of private companies and other services by CPAs; provides educational guidance materials to its members; develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination; and monitors and enforces compliance with the profession’s technical and ethical standards.

California Mortgage Association

CMA was created through a merger of the Mortgage Association of California (MAC) and California Trust Deed Brokers Association (CTDBA) in January 1999. Since inception, its mission has been the ongoing education of California-licensed private money lenders as well as the preservation of the industry through legislative review and advocacy. CMA takes pride in being the voice of trust deed lenders and investors throughout the state and representing our industry’s best interests at all times. In addition to California licensed mortgage brokers and lenders, CMA also represents affiliate members who provide services to its regular members, including title, escrow and software services, among others.

California Mortgage Bankers Association

CMBA serves to represent the residential and commercial real estate finance industry before all governing bodies. CMBA encourages and promotes sound business practices and honesty in marketing, origination, lending, and servicing of mortgage loans through our educational and networking opportunities. It is the leading advocate for the industry in the largest mortgage/real estate market in the nation and represents residential and commercial/multi-family mortgage bankers, as well as their essential vendor partners.

Mortgage Bankers Association

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., MBA is the national association representing the real estate finance industry. The organization is committed to providing its members with unmatched value and unparalleled benefits. The MBA is governed by a 36-person Board of Directors that is responsible for the general management of the affairs of the association, representing the interests of commercial/multifamily and residential members, and focusing on business and advocacy issues specific to each industry segment.

National Lending Experts

The NLE established itself to provide core leadership and guidance by offering up-to-date information and education on market conditions and trends via virtual platforms and national events. The organization is committed to connecting industry professionals with leadership and direction as it pertains to every aspect of the real estate industry, including residential and commercial lending, servicing, valuation, secondary markets, litigation, rehab/construction, and best practices.

National Private Lenders Association

NPLA is a trade organization created to represent and protect the interests of private lenders in America as it pertains to legislation and public policy. The NPLA serves as a platform where members collaborate, share ideas, and stay informed. The organization works to advise and educate the public, as well as both state and federal policymakers, on the vital role private lending plays in real estate markets throughout the United States.