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Joshua Moody Ranks in the Nation’s Top 1% of Loan Originators for Third Consecutive Year

Josh Moody, Branch Manager - Addison, TX - NMLS #: 139695

PLANO, TX (March 13, 2018) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company today announced that Branch Manager and Loan Originator Josh Moody has been ranked among the top 1% of mortgage originators in the nation. This list appears in the Winter 2018 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 U.S in 2011. The minimum eligibility criteria are a total individual production of at least $30 million in 2017, and entries cannot include loan volume of associate originators or junior originators that earn a commission on the same loan files.

This is the third year for Moody to make this distinguished list. He is based in Plano, Texas.

“Every day, my focus is to make sure my customers encounter a home loan process that is worry free. I want to earn their unwavering trust and be their lender for life. The best way to do this is to share my industry knowledge and provide customized solutions that meet my clients where they are in life,” said Moody. “I never take recognitions like the one from Mortgage Executive Magazine for granted. This is an incredible honor, but I never consider myself a success unless I know that my clients are happy.”

Executive Vice President of National Production James Iley is proud that Moody was honored once again on this list.

“This year, we honored Josh as the First Choice Loan Originator of the Year in Retail Volume. He clearly produces high numbers, but more importantly, Josh creates a seamless mortgage experience for his homebuyers and home owners. He cares about their long term financial goals and knows that their home loan is one key element in helping them achieve those,” said Iley. “We are excited to see him appear among the top 1% of loan originators in the nation. It a well-deserved honor for him, and we could not be more proud to have him as part of the First Choice family.”

For more information on the rankings, visit For more on Josh Moody, 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 and New York. With 22 locations across 11 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. 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 $9.3 billion in assets and 97 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services. The Company has a pending agreement to acquire Commerce Bancshares Corp., the parent company of Commerce Bank and Trust Company, a $2.2 billion bank with 16 branches in the Worcester, MA and Boston, MA markets. To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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