The Week Ahead—Mar. 8, 2021

Good morning! Spring is just around the corner. Or so we’re told…  

Another busy week is shaping up on Capitol Hill. The Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing on Tuesday, Mar. 9 on “Who Wins on Wall Street? GameStop, Robinhood and the State of Retail Investing.” The remote hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. ET and can be accessed online here.

On Wednesday, Mar. 10, the House Financial Services Committee holds a remote hearing on “Justice for All: Achieving Racial Equity Through Fair Access to Housing and Financial Services.” The hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. ET and can be accessed online here.

On Wednesday, Mar. 11, the Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions holds a remote hearing on “Slipping Through the Cracks: Policy Options to Help America’s Consumer During the Pandemic.” The hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. ET and can be accessed online here.

The Mortgage Bankers Association has a busy week. MBA releases its weekly Forbearance and Call Volume Survey today (Mar. 8) at 4:00 p.m. ET.; On Tuesday, Mar. 9, MBA releases its monthly Mortgage Credit Availability Index. And on Wed. Mar. 10, MBA releases its Weekly Applications Survey.

Here are this week’s economic events/reports of interest:

Monday, Mar. 8: MBA Weekly Forbearance & Call Volume Survey; Wholesale Trade

Tuesday, Mar. 9: MBA Mortgage Credit Availability Index

Wednesday, Mar. 10: MBA Weekly Applications Survey; Consumer Price Index

Thursday, Mar. 11: Initial Claims; Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey

Friday, Mar. 12: University of Michigan Consumer Surveys (preliminary)

For information about upcoming MBA conferences, click here. Launched this spring, MBA LIVE brings you dynamic keynotes and informative panel discussions you’ve come to rely on from MBA. We’ll be adding even more opportunities to engage with speakers, industry colleagues, and the many vendors and service providers that help keep your business moving forward. Visit for the latest information on these events.

For the latest on how the coronavirus is affecting our industry, our health and our economy, visit the MBA Coronavirus Resource Center. And you can also visit the newly created members-only online network, MBA’s COVID-19 Residential Policy Community, at #MBAWorkingForYou #MBACOVIDUpdates

For the most up-to-date information regarding legislative activity at the state and local level, visit the MBA State Legislative Database here.

For information about MBA Education events, visit  

For information about the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA), visit

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