Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) leaders speaking at the opening session of this year's national servicing conference in San Diego said that current challenges are resulting in a greater spirit of cooperation within the industry and with the government that will continue throughout the year.

Addressing 2,200 people, the MBA's president and CEO John Courson said that this year will be the year of dynamic strategic planning to create processes that bring the organization to assist the industry into an "Apollo 13" type of safe landing, alluding to the troubled space mission during which astronauts faced life-threatening challenges coming back to earth but ultimately prevailed.

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