Mortgage Lending Office Opens in Kansas City, Impacts Over 45 Jobs
FIRST STATE BANK MORTGAGE LAUNCHES TWO HOME LOAN OFFICES
First State Bank Mortgage is proud to announce their expansion into the Kansas City metropolitan area. Their two new locations in Overland Park, KS, and Lee’s Summit, MO, will house an elite team of forty-seven mortgage loan officers, underwriters and processors from the Kansas City area.
First State Bank Mortgage, a division of First State Bank of St. Charles, Missouri, currently serves homebuyers throughout Missouri, through its established locations in St. Louis and Lake of the Ozarks. The mortgage division will offer Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, Jumbo and other special financing programs for a variety of homebuyers, including first-time homebuyers and those looking to purchase a second home or vacation property. The Kansas City team will be headed by Rita Rieke, regional retail production manager, and Linda Stewart, regional operations manager, both long-time mortgage professionals in the Kansas City area.
“We are excited about the opportunity to grow our mortgage operation and offer our extended portfolio of mortgage products and competitive rates to the greater Kansas City metropolitan area,” said David Strautz, President and CEO of First State Bank. “We look forward to offering the same professional and responsive service to local residents here that we have been committed to providing in St. Louis for the past 145 years.”
Founded in 1867, First State Bank of St. Charles is one of the oldest independent community banks west of the Mississippi, and was voted the #1 lender and mortgage company in St. Charles County (Missouri) by area residents for the third year in a row.
First State Bank of St. Charles Announces Growth of Mortgage Division
One of the area’s oldest lenders is expanding their mortgage services in 2012, as they celebrate 145 years of business.
First State Bank of St. Charles is proud to announce the addition of several new residential loan officers and mortgage support individuals, as well as a brand-new West County mortgage office. The new mortgage lending office, located on Chesterfield Grove Drive, also includes a Private Mortgage Banking Group.
“Our newest loan officers are well-known in the community and are among the highest-caliber lenders in the area,” said Daniel R. Simpson, Director of Mortgage at First State Bank. “Expanding into West County will allow customers more access to competitive rates and a full spectrum of home financing products.”
Founded in 1867, First State Bank of St. Charles is the oldest independent community bank in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and was voted #1 Lender in St. Charles County in a 2011 Suburban Journals reader’s poll.
“We are excited about the opportunity to grow our mortgage operation and offer a broader range of mortgage loan programs,” added Simpson. “We look forward to continuing to build on the foundation of professional and responsive service that our customers have come to expect.”
First State Bank Mortgage is proud to announce the addition of these high-quality mortgage lenders:
Millie Cain, Senior Private Mortgage Advisor, brings over 25 years of experience in banking, wealth management and real estate, and will lead the initiative on the new Private Mortgage Banking Group from the brand-new Chesterfield office.
Mark Cope, Senior Residential Mortgage Lender, brings a record of loan production excellence and over eight years of mortgage experience. Mark is a member of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce.
Mary London, Senior Residential Mortgage Lender, brings over 15 years of lending experience, and over a decade of experience as a Realtor. Mary is active in the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce.
Tina McWard, Senior Residential Mortgage Lender, brings over 12 years of experience in residential mortgage lending and banking. Tina also brings sales and marketing experience from previous positions at global consumer goods companies.
Tom Mitchell, Residential Mortgage Lender, brings 24 years of experience in residential mortgage lending, and has consistently ranked in the top 5% of loan officers nationally, receiving top honors from financial institutions he has worked with in the past.
Trina Wright, Senior Residential Mortgage Lender, brings over 17 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry and will be housed out of the brand-new Chesterfield office.
ST. CHARLES TEAM:
Fred Elkins, Senior Residential Mortgage Lender, brings over 19 years of mortgage experience to the First State Bank Mortgage lending team.
Dion Fields, Senior Residential Mortgage Lender, was part of the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC)’s “Top Ten” loan production teams in 2010, and brings 14 years of experience in residential mortgage lending.
First State Bank Announces Private Mortgage Banking Group
First State Bank of St. Charles is proud to announce that Millie Cain has joined First State Bank to lead the initiative in their new Private Mortgage Banking Group.
Located in the bank’s brand-new West County office, the Private Mortgage Banking Group will provide flexible real estate options for affluent professionals and executives, and the high net worth individual or couple.
“It is our goal to provide unique financing strategies that take into careful consideration a client’s wealth management goals and current portfolio,” says David Strautz, CEO and president of First State Bank.
As Senior Private Mortgage Advisor, Cain is responsible for serving the financial needs of business executives, upper management and entrepreneurial professionals in the greater St. Louis marketplace. Cain has over 25 years of experience in banking, wealth management, personal finance and real estate, and has served previously as senior vice president in private banking and wealth management for a St. Louis bank.
“No loan is too small or too large for full review and consideration,” says Cain. “My emphasis is on relationship building and a high level of service that the more affluent professional and high net worth individual or couple have earned and come to expect. My specialty will be in developing new solutions to meet their lending needs and in handling complex personal loan transactions.”
Cain is an active leader in many of the area’s charitable, non-profit and community organizations, including the St. Louis Crisis Nursery, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, St. Andrews Resources for Seniors, National Society of Arts and Letters and St. Louis Friends of Children’s Hospital.
The Private Mortgage Banking Group will be located in First State Bank’s Chesterfield lending office, located on Chesterfield Grove Drive, and is expected to be fully operational by late February 2012.
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