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Hans Stone Ranked as One of the Nation’s Top Producers

Hans Stone

LONG BEACH, CA (April 24, 2019) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company today announced that Hans Stone, branch manager and senior loan originator, is listed as a National Mortgage News 2018 Top Producer. Stone earned this ranking through producing 84 units and over $36 million in loan volume. Stone is based in Long Beach, California.

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Top Producers program. The rankings are open to mortgage loan originators and mortgage brokers who work at depository, nonbank and mortgage brokerage firms in the United States. Published in the April 2019 edition, the rankings are available online at

“It is a privilege to do the work I do. I love helping the home buyers and home owners of Long Beach and the surrounding communities achieve their long-term financial goals by assisting them with their home financing needs. I’m extremely honored by the trust they place in me,” said Stone. “Only through the support of my clients and business partners are accolades such as this possible. I’m grateful to help guide them through one of the largest financial investments they will make in their lifetimes and to serve as their ‘lender for life.’”


Executive Vice President of National Production James Iley is excited Stone is featured in the publication’s rankings.


“Hans has a magnetic personality and remarkable knowledge about the mortgage process. There are among the many characteristics that make him tremendous at the work that he does. It also helps explain his many successes this year. On top of ranking among the Top Producers in 2018 by National Mortgage News, Hans also earned a spot among the Top 1% of Mortgage Originators in 2018 by Mortgage Executive Magazine. These are well-deserved accolades,” said Iley. “We love having Hans as part of the First Choice Family and look forward to supporting his outstanding work for years to come.”


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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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