Finastra has become a Diamond Plus Partner to the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA). The company said it made the move to “bring about positive change in the mortgage industry, meeting the needs of underserved communities and developing a more diverse mortgage workforce.”

As a partner, Finastra will support the organization’s efforts to enrich and improve the situations of women and minorities who work in the real estate finance industry.

“We’re extremely excited to forge this long-term partnership with Finastra and welcome their support in pursuing our vision for the mortgage space,” said NAMMBA’s founder and CEO, Tony Thompson, CMB. “Over the next five years, NAMMBA will expand its mission to foster diversity and inclusion in other areas of financial services, such as retail banking and wealth management.”

In addition to gaining access to the diverse and experienced talent pool of NAMMBA’s members, Finastra will have the opportunity to work with NAMMBA to provide training, education and career development resources to the real estate finance industry, and support sustainable home ownership in communities across the United States.

“Finastra believes that when technology and real-life challenges meet, the global community is presented with the opportunity to build a better tomorrow that tackles significant challenges around financial inclusion, fairness in financial decisions, and support for individuals and communities as they navigate through change,” said Puja Agrawal, Chief operating officer, Americas, Finastra. “We are proud to partner with NAMMBA in its mission to support women and minorities in the real estate finance industry, and in doing so, bring greater opportunities for all on the path to home ownership.

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