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First Choice Loan Services Named Among Best Mortgage Companies To Work For

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Home Financing Company Honored by National Mortgage News

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (January 8, 2019) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company today announced that it has been named a Best Mortgage Company To Work For by National Mortgage News. This list was published in the January, 2019 issue.

In order to be consider for the 2019 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For, mortgage companies and their employees both had to complete surveys about their organization and career preferences. The employee survey covers eight topics: Leadership and Planning; Corporate Culture and Communications; Role Satisfaction; Work Environment; Relationship with Supervisor; Training, Development and Resources; Pay and Benefits; and Overall Engagement. The survey results reveal a strong correlation between employee satisfaction and organizations that prioritize transparency, accountability and personal growth.

First Choice Loan Services’ Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Norman T. Koenigsberg is extremely proud.

“It’s wonderful to start off 2019 appearing among the Best Mortgage Companies To Work For by National Mortgage News. As this is the first time the list appears in the publication, it’s an honor to rank in the same year the recognition is launched. We look forward to making this an annual goal,” said Koenigsberg. “With 2019 marking the tenth anniversary of our company, it’s exciting to see that the vision that started First Choice Loan Services has come alive and shows signs of continuing for decades to come. We are committed to providing a professional home that respects the contributions and worth of each individual that makes up the First Choice Family. By investing in our team members and encouraging them to find a work/life balance, we know they are best equipped to provide service beyond belief and a seamless mortgage experience for our borrowing families and business partners.”

In addition to this most recent accolade, for the past five years, First Choice Loan Services has been featured as one of the 50 Best Mortgage Companies to Work for in America, by Mortgage Executive Magazine and one of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America also by Mortgage Executive Magazine. National Mortgage Professional Magazine has honored First Choice Loan Services as a Top Mortgage Employer for the past three years. Since 2013, the company has earned a ranking for Top Overall Volume by the Scotsman Guide.

This is the inaugural year of these rankings. To view the full list of Top Mortgage Employers published in National Mortgage News, please click here.



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 33 locations across 12 states and over 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


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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