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Francis Phillips Ranks in the Nation’s Top 1% of Loan Originators

Francis Phillips

SANTA FE, NM (March 2, 2017) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank company, today announced that Branch Manager and Loan Originator Francis Phillips has been ranked among the top 1% of mortgage originators in the nation. This list appears in the Winter 2017 issue of Mortgage Executive Magazine.

The Top 100 Mortgage Originator list debuted in 1995 in Mortgage Originator Magazine. Mortgage Executive Magazine expanded the rankings to include the top 1% of the hundreds of thousands of mortgage originators in the United States in 2011.

Phillips is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“I love living in Santa Fe and sharing all the opportunities that are found here. It’s a tremendous city to call home, and I am lucky to help people do just that,” said Phillips. “I have a great passion for helping people realize the possibilities involved in owning a home or buying a second home. There’s nothing better than guiding people through the steps that could improve their quality of life.”

Executive Vice President of National Production James Iley believes Phillips’ ranking is well deserved.

“Francis provides a customized approach to everyone he serves. He has a keen insight to their unique goals and works diligently to help them achieve them. It’s this type of personalized attention that is the key to Francis’ success,” said Iley. “Francis fully deserved the honor of appearing on Mortgage Executive Magazine’s on the top 1% of mortgage originators in the nation. He’s a wonderful representation of what First Choice strives for which is offering a boutique-style mortgage experience with service beyond belief.”

For more information on these rankings, visit For more on Francis Phillips, visit


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, Hawaii and New York. With 11 locations across 6 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. To learn more about First Choice, visit

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