RISMEDIA, November 11, 2009—Chase, one of the nation’s leading home lenders, announced that it plans to hire 1,200 mortgage loan officers by the end of 2010, increasing the sales force 60% to help more Chase customers finance home purchases or reduce their monthly payments through refinances.
“We have made a number of strategic investments in our organization,” said Dave Lowman, head of home lending at Chase. “We have invested in new systems, aggressively grown our capacity and now are looking to increase our sales force. With our vast branch network and growing customer base, the opportunity for Chase loan officers is tremendous.”
New loan officers will serve customers through bank branches in 23 states- including key states such as California, Florida and Texas and key metro areas such as New York and Chicago—as well as metro markets outside the bank’s branch footprint, such as Boston, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. They will help consumers meet their home financing needs by working with personal bankers and referral sources, such as real estate agents and builders, as well as with their own network of homeowners.
“With nearly 5,200 bank branches—one of the largest networks in the country—we need to ensure each branch has seasoned mortgage professionals to help meet the needs of their communities and is well positioned when the housing market fully recovers,” said Lowman. “We see the mortgage business as core to our relationship with consumers and expect to be a major leader in the industry for many years to come.”
For more information, visit www.jpmorganchase.com.