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Ann Contreras Ranked as One of the Nation’s Top Loan Originators

Ann Contreras

COSTA MESA, CA (April 9, 2019) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company today announced that Loan Originator Ann Contreras is listed as a Scotsman Guide 2018 Top Originator. Contreras ranks for Top Refinance Volume with refinance closings of 88 loans and over $30 million in volume. Her overall 2018 closings total 173 units and production of over $58 million.

Based on her loan production volume in 2018, Contreras earned her spot from over 5,200 submissions from mortgage professionals across the country. After receiving submissions, Scotsman Guide required written verification of top entrants’ volume data from a certified public accountant, the chief financial officer at the originator’s company or a similar source. Scotsman Guide, the leading resource for mortgage originators, released its tenth annual Top Originators rankings in the April 2019 residential edition, and the rankings are available online at

“Guiding my customers on the journey to homeownership is a privilege. They trust me with assisting them with one of the largest financial investments they will make in their lives. Knowing this, I approach each loan with customized and personalized solutions that meet my clients’ specific needs,” said Contreras. “I’m humbled to appear in the Scotsman Guide’s rankings once again. These rankings help confirm I’m doing well at work that matters which is helping people achieve the American dream of homeownership.”


Senior Vice President of Consumer Direct Bill Schneider is proud Contreras earned this honor.


“In addition to being ranked for Top Refinance Volume by the Scotsman Guide, Ann also is featured among the Top 1% of Mortgage Originators in 2018 by Mortgage Executive Magazine. She is an exceptional loan originator who consistently ranks as one of our company’s top producers year after year. It’s wonderful to see her hard work pay off,” said Schneider. “Her remarkable professionalism is also evident through the glowing reviews she receives from her clients. Ann’s home buyers and homeowners are raving fans of their experiences working with her. We are so glad to have her as part of the First Choice Family.”


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About First Choice Loan Services Inc.

First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Founded in 2009, the company is licensed to originate and close residential mortgage loans nationwide, excluding Arkansas and New York. With 34 locations across 12 states and close to 500 employees, First Choice Loan Services Inc. offers FHA and VA programs, Jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rate loans, and refinancing and renovation programs. First Choice Loan Services Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #210764. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. AZ BK# 0918586. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. Products and services not offered in state of New York. To learn more about First Choice, visit or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.



About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $11.6 billion in assets and 113 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2017 by the Boston Business Journal.   To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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