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First Choice Loan Services Ranked for Top Overall Volume for Fifth Consecutive Year

Top Mortgage Lender 2017 - Scotsman Guide

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (June 8, 2018) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company announces that it has been ranked for Top Overall Volume by Scotsman Guide. This list is published in the June 2018 residential issue.

Scotsman Guide, the leading resource for mortgage originators, released its sixth annual Top Mortgage Lenders rankings on June 1. The list, which ranks the nation’s top mortgage-lending companies, appears in Scotsman Guide‘s June 2018 residential edition, and rankings are available online at All Scotsman Guide rankings are searchable at

First Choice Loan Services was ranked among entries from hundreds of mortgage companies across the country. To be eligible for consideration in Scotsman Guide’s Top Mortgage Lenders rankings, all loan volume had to be from mortgages on one- to four-unit residential properties within the United States. No commercial or international loans were included. After receiving submissions, Scotsman Guide required written verification of top entrants’ volume from a certified public accountant, the chief financial officer at the company or a similar source.

First Choice Loan Services Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Norman T. Koenigsberg is extremely proud for the company to make the list for the fifth year in a row.

“We are very excited once again to rank on Scotsman Guide’s list of mortgage companies for our Top Overall Volume. Scotsman Guide is a highly respected publication, so we consider this feature a high honor,” said Koenigsberg. “Accomplishments such as this could never be achieved without the support of our home buyers, homeowners and business partners. Those relationships keep us motivated and inspired to deliver service beyond belief with every loan. With this as our driving force, we also accept this recognition as a challenge to continue to provide exceptional and seamless mortgage experiences and create more raving fans of those we serve.”

In addition to this most recent accolade, for the past four years, First Choice Loan Services has been featured as one of the 50 Best Mortgage Companies to Work for in America and one of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America both by Mortgage Executive Magazine. On top of this, the company has been named a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional Magazine for the past three years.





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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