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First State Bank Named a Finalist for The Ellie Mae Hall of Fame

Recognition Reflects Company’s Innovative and Creative Use of Technology

St. Louis, MO - October 8, 2013 - First State Bank Mortgage, the mortgage division of First State Bank of St. Charles, announced today that it was named a finalist for the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame. The winners will be named at a ceremony that will take place on October 15, 2013 at the 2013 Ellie Mae Encompass® Experience at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. and will include a presentation by legendary basketball coach Bob Knight.

First State Bank Mortgage is among 22 Ellie Mae clients to be recognized as a finalist for the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame, which honors some of the best companies in the mortgage industry whose innovative and creative use of Ellie Mae technology has helped distinguish them in a competitive and challenging marketplace. “We’re honored to be among the top 20 finalists in the United States, especially among such distinguished companies,” said Daniel Simpson, senior vice president and director of mortgage operations at First State Bank. “Our staff finds that using the Ellie Mae software allows us to quickly and efficiently process mortgage paperwork, so that we can focus our time and energies on offering our customers excellent, professional service during their home loan process.”

“This year, we had a particularly outstanding group of finalists for the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame,” said Jonathan Corr, president and chief operating officer of Ellie Mae. “But First State Bank Mortgage stood out, not only for their innovative use of technology, but also for the superior customer experience that they have created using Ellie Mae's Encompass360 mortgage management solution.”

First State Bank Mortgage offers a variety of home loan products for residences, second homes and condominiums, including several distinctive programs for first-time homebuyers. First State Bank Mortgage is a division of First State Bank of St. Charles, a full-service, independent community bank, and one of the oldest community banks west of the Mississippi. For more information, or to see loan products or begin an online loan application, click here.

First State Bank Mortgage Featured in Kansas City News Interview

Click the link below to watch a KMBC News interview with Terry O’Neill, Senior Residential Mortgage Lender from our lending office in Overland Park, discuss the effects of the government shutdown on the mortgage industry. Many loans still processed

First State Bank Announces Luanne Cundiff as Newest Board Member


First State Bank is proud to announce Executive Vice President Luanne Cundiff’s appointment to both the holding company and bank boards.
Cundiff brings 22 years of experience in the banking industry and has been with First State Bank for 18 years.

“Luanne brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and key contacts to our bank board,” says President and CEO, David Strautz.

Cundiff currently serves as the Board Chair of the St. Charles County Workforce Investment Board, and as Treasurer of the Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Progress West Foundation Board and the Community and Children’s Resource Board of St. Charles County. She also serves on the Missouri Bankers Association’s Legislative Committee.

First State Bank, a full-service, independent community bank, has served Missouri residents for 146 years, making it one of the oldest independent community banks west of the Mississippi.

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