Meridian Bank was one of the nation’s most successful loan producers in 2020 in the area of mortgage and consumer lending, writes Ed Avis for the Independent Community Bankers of America.
The ICBA, a trade group that creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish, annually ranks the most successful loan producers in the areas of agriculture, commercial, and consumer/mortgage lending.
Meridian Bank ranked in the Top 20 in the category of “consumer/mortgage lending” among community banks with more than $1 billion in assets.
The bank’s mortgage team has helped more than 22,000 homeowners across the nation purchase homes and take advantage of government programs. It experienced its best year ever in 2020.
“The dust from 2020 is finally beginning to settle, and that gives us an opportunity to look back at the hard work community banks put in to serve their customers,” wrote Avis. “Our top lenders made the most of one of the toughest years in recent memory through personal connection, ingenuity, and dedication to their communities.”
“We are proud to be recognized as a top loan producer by the ICBA,” said Meridian Bank CEO Chris Annas. “Our team works tirelessly to keep our customers happy and get them the keys to their dream homes.”
The ICBA represents the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services. With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all U.S. banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans, and are the only physical banking presence in one of every three U.S. counties.