PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire — Movement Mortgage, a national top 10 retail mortgage lender, is pleased to announce the addition of Jim Collins as Senior Loan Officer, serving the home financing needs of families in the Seacoast region of Maine and New Hampshire.
Collins (NMLS #153218) has worked in the home financing industry for 19 years. Most recently, he was Branch Manager in the Portsmouth office of CMG Financial. Before that, he was a Senior Loan Officer at Blue Water Mortgage Corporation in Hampton.
When Collins decided to move into the mortgage business, he couldn’t imagine being anywhere other than in the area he knows best. “I was raised in Saco, Maine, and lived my adult life in the Seacoast region,” he said. “After experiencing home buying here — and later, refinancing — I knew I could take my experiences and help people in the area understand the process better. So I joined a local lending firm in 2003 and integrated product management and customer service skills from previous jobs. I quickly realized how rewarding it was seeing my clients become more financially literate and helping make their purchase of a home a really enjoyable experience.”
“We are truly fortunate to have Jim join our team,” said Jeffrey Wilkish (NMLS # 48034), Movement Mortgage’s Market Leader in Nashua, NH. “As a top 1% originator in the country, Jim brings a passion for serving realtor partners and clients at the highest level. And his willingness to share tips and knowledge with the team helps others grow as well.”
“I like to think I’ve achieved success in the industry due partly to my undivided dedication to each and every client,” added Collins. “I try to go above and beyond to make each transaction as easy as possible while making each experience personal and inviting. My team and I are excited to continue this approach with our new family at Movement.”
A father of two, Collins and his wife, Deb, live in Newmarket, NH, with a terrier named Lara. The family enjoys hiking and cross country skiing.
About Movement Mortgage
Movement Mortgage exists to love and value people by leading a Movement of Change in its industry, corporate culture and communities. Funding approximately $30 billion in residential mortgages annually, Movement is the sixth-largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S. Movement is best known for its innovative mortgage process and referable experience, which begins with Upfront Underwriting and a seven-day loan processing goal. The company employs more than 4,000 people, has more than 650 branches in the U.S. and is licensed in 50 states. After funding its balance sheet and investing in future growth, Movement’s profits are paid to its primary shareholder, the nonprofit Movement Foundation. To date, Movement Foundation has received more than $360 million of Movement profit to invest in schools, affordable housing, communities and global outreach. For more information, visit www.movement.com.