API Community of Practice

Join MISMO's API Community of Practice!

JSON is a lightweight language for structuring data that is frequently used to exchange information through application programming interfaces (APIs) and mobile platforms. JSON usage has grown rapidly throughout the mortgage industry as more technology companies leverage APIs to share data. For example, JSON can be used to share information between different systems when lenders order mortgage insurance through an API link between a lender's loan origination system and a third-party provider.

This activity builds upon MISMO's first JSON initiative to develop standards for consumer transactions. With this expanded effort, MISMO hopes to create consistency within the growing number of transactions taking place in JSON format.

Since the data in JSON format is primarily created by API tools, the MISMO API Community of Practice (API CoP) is focusing on creating standards for using the MISMO reference model within an API environment.

The MISMO API Community of Practice will be responsible for creating:

  • MISMO guidelines for naming and structuring information for use in an API environment.
  • Example API implementations using the data standard
  • Guidelines for maintaining conformance with the MISMO data standard
  • Educational materials and guidelines for implementing the API data standards

If you are interested to participate with this group and are already a MISMO member you may join the collaboration site that has been established on "MISMO Connect".  If you are not a member of MISMO, let us know that you would like to participate by sending an email to info@mismo.org .  For information on how to become a MISMO Member, see here.


Christopher Stookey, Wells Fargo, Chair

Leslie Malicki, MGIC, Co-Vice Chair

Elizabeth Smith, USAA, Co-Vice Chair

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