First Choice Loan Services Inc. Welcomes New Southern California Team

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Branch Managers Lindsay Poe and David Van Vuren Lead Dedicated Team of Mortgage Professionals

First Choice mirrors our core values, and we are excited to move our team and join this family.

New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of First Choice Bank, proudly announced the addition of a new loan origination team located in Southern California. Offices in the San Diego area will do business under the name ‘FCLS.’

Led by Vice Presidents and Branch Managers Lindsay Poe and David Van Vuren, the loan origination team serves the Southern California region including San Diego, Del Mar, Long Beach, San Clemente, and Riverside.

While new to First Choice Loan Services, this team is not new to home financing. Over the past four years, Poe and Van Vuren have increased mortgage production 275% within their region.

“Our success as a team over the past seven years has been a direct result of the consistent dedication and entrepreneurial spirit of our operations and sales,” said Poe. “First Choice mirrors our core values, and we are excited to move our team and join this family.”

They found many reasons to make First Choice Loan Services their new professional home.

“In addition to offering a large product mix, First Choice has access to additional investors, is able to lend in 48 states, and has great strength being a Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae approved lender,” said Van Vuren. “We are confident that being a direct servicer will allow our loan originators to serve a wider variety of clients and circumstances. Plus, we will still maintain the flexibility and control necessary for a quick and efficient loan process that will benefit all our business partners and customers."

Executive Vice President of National Production James Iley is excited to have this loan origination team in Southern California join First Choice Loan Services.

“Lindsay and David have developed a very strong mortgage group in the San Diego area. When we are able to add to our team of well-seasoned professionals, we are thrilled,” said Iley. “On top of being outstanding loan originators in terms of production volume, these individuals hold the same commitment to providing service beyond belief that we value at First Choice. We look forward to seeing this team build on their success and flourish as they bring incredible home financing opportunities to their homebuyers, homeowners and realtor partners.”

“First Choice has recently been ranked for ‘Top Overall Volume in 2014’ by the Scotsman Guide and featured as one of the ‘Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America’ and one of the ‘Top 50 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For’ by Mortgage Executive Magazine. This along with leaders named among the ‘100 Most Influential Mortgage Executives,’ makes First Choice a perfect professional home for us to continue to grow,” said Poe.

Leading a team of over 20 members, Poe and Van Vuren have been in the mortgage industry for a combined 30 years.

About First Choice Loan Services Inc.
Headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey, First Choice Loan Services Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Choice Bank. Founded in 2009, the company is licensed to originate and close residential mortgage loans nationwide, excluding New Hampshire and Arkansas. With 15 locations across 9 states and over 600 employees, First Choice Loan Services Inc. offers FHA and VA programs, Jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rate loans, and refinancing and renovation programs. First Choice Loan Services Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender. First Choice Loan Services Inc.’s NMLS #210764; First Choice Bank’s NMLS #177877. To learn more about First Choice, visit

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