First National To Deliver Home Loans Through Affiliate Guardian Mortgage Company

DALLAS — Guardian Mortgage Company and First National Bank of Santa Fe, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Strategic Growth Bancorp Incorporated, have announced a new partnership to deliver primary home loans throughout First National’s New Mexico and Colorado footprint that is effective immediately.
Guardian Mortgage Company, a Dallas, Texas-based mortgage originator and servicer with more than 50 years in the business will now provide all primary home loans for First National Bank of Santa Fe (“First National”), which operates in its markets as First National Denver, First National Rio Grande, and First National Santa Fe.
Through this partnership, Guardian Mortgage brings its resources and experience to the region while offering a personalized banking experience consistent with the high level of service First National has provided its communities since 1870.
Leadership at both companies look forward to the growth opportunities presented by this new relationship.
“We’re pleased to begin our partnership with Guardian Mortgage,” John C. Asbury, president and CEO of First National Bank of Santa Fe said, “Guardian Mortgage’s dedicated home loan process backed by a foundation of honesty, integrity and efficiency make it a strong partner as we expand on our heritage of providing financial solutions focused on our clients ’success.”
Marita DeVargas, formerly of First National, is now a Guardian Mortgage Loan Originator located in First National Santa Fe’s Main on the Plaza branch.
Guardian is actively seeking to execute its strategic plan and grow its presence further by adding Loan Originators to more First National branches in the coming weeks and months.
“I am excited to join Guardian and offer my clients the benefits of itstime-tested home loan process while continuing to provide customer service excellence and local expertise.” DeVargas said.
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