The FBAA has been impressively active this year. Admittedly, some of this activity has been aimed at their MFAA rivals, including announcing a two-year freeze on their membership fees, and taking opposing viewpoints on several regulatory matters. However, the FBAA has also embarked on an extensive rebranding, which has involved a number of new partnerships with service providers in order to benefit brokers, the highest profile being with credit reporting company VEDA, announced in September. Looking beyond the industry, they’re also offering $17,000 scholarships for students considering mortgage broking. Most importantly, considering the year ahead, they’ve been more involved with regulators than ever, and White told MPA that this now consumes 70% of his time.