First Choice News

Ann Contreras Ranks in the Nation’s Top 1% of Loan Originators

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (February 27, 2017) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company today announced that Ann Contreras 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…

Ann Contreras Ranks in the Nation’s Top 1% of Loan Originators

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Tomaselli Joins First Choice Loan Services Inc.

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (February 24, 2017) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company, today announced the addition of Stephen Tomaselli as vice president and branch manager.  Currently based in East Brunswick, New Jersey, he will lead a branch in the New England region later this year. Before…

Tomaselli Joins First Choice Loan Services Inc.

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Koenigsberg Receives Hero Award From Charity

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (February 15, 2017) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company, proudly announces Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Norman T. Koenigsberg received The Ryan’s Hero Award from Ryan’s Quest, a charity established to increase awareness of and find a cure for Duchenne…

Koenigsberg Receives Hero Award From Charity

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First Choice Loan Services Named Top Mortgage Employers For Second Time

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (February 7, 2017) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company, today announced that it has been named a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional Magazine. This list was published in the January, 2017 issue. The publication polled its readers about their employers. Winners…

First Choice Loan Services Named Top Mortgage Employers For Second Time

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Berkshire Bank Names Costello President of First Choice Loan Services Inc.

PITTSFIELD, MA (January 27, 2017) – Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, has announced the appointment of Allan Costello as President of its wholly-owned subsidiary First Choice Loan Services Inc., a best in class mortgage banking business originating loans across a national platform. As President, Costello will work with the current leadership team of First…

Berkshire Bank Names Costello President of First Choice Loan Services Inc.

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Berkshire Bank Appoints Key Corporate Finance Officers

PITTSFIELD, MA (January 24, 2017) – Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, announced the following key appointments within its Corporate Finance Department to accelerate the company’s progress and to empower the next level of leadership. Kevin Nihill – Senior Vice President, Treasurer. Mr. Nihill has been serving as the lead of Berkshire’s Strategic Analytics group….

Berkshire Bank Appoints Key Corporate Finance Officers

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First Choice Loan Services Welcomes Greg Reynolds and Launches Collateral Services Department

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (December 9, 2016) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company, proudly announces Greg Reynolds has been hired as its new vice president and chief appraiser of collateral services. This newly established department will provide end to end in-house appraisal services and management for all…

First Choice Loan Services Welcomes Greg Reynolds and Launches Collateral Services Department

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Berkshire Hills Completes First Choice Bank Acquisition

Pittsfield, MA – December 5, 2016 – Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) has completed the acquisition of First Choice Bank and the merger of First Choice Bank into Berkshire Bank, effective at the close of business on December 2, 2016. As a result of this merger, First Choice Loan Services Inc. has become a wholly-owned operating…

Berkshire Hills Completes First Choice Bank Acquisition

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Steve Young Joins First Choice Loan Services

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (November 29, 2016) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of First Choice Bank, proudly announces Steve Young has been hired as its new vice president of product development. Young started in the mortgage industry in 2002 with Countywide Home Loans after spending a…

Steve Young Joins First Choice Loan Services

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Janet Slack Joins First Choice Loan Services Inc.

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (October 21, 2016) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of First Choice Bank, proudly announces Janet Slack has been hired as its new vice president of compliance. Slack began her mortgage career immediately out of high school in the mortgage servicing and origination…

Janet Slack Joins First Choice Loan Services Inc.

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