VP of Mortgage Lending at Texas Trust CU Ranks Highly in Independent Consumer Satisfaction Survey

Richard Whitman with Texas Trust Credit Union was chosen from 15,700 professionals as a Five Star Mortgage Professional. Whitman is the VP of mortgage lending for the $726 million Texas Trust Credit Union. Less than two percent of all licensed mortgage professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth market qualified for the award.

Mansfield, TX, April 30, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Texas Trust Credit Union's vice president of mortgage lending, Richard Whitman, has received the 2012 Five Star Mortgage Professional Award. Whitman is one of 189 professionals out of 15,700 in north Texas to receive the award, which recognizes mortgage professionals based upon overall consumer satisfaction.

With more than 20 years of mortgage experience, Whitman leads a Texas Trust team dedicated to creating happy homeowners with a service driven, member-focused approach to meeting their home loan needs.

Less than two percent of all licensed mortgage professionals in the 32-county greater Dallas-Fort Worth market qualified for the Five Star Award based on the research methodology used.

This year's award winners were selected based on an independent survey of more than 126,000 area buyers of homes worth $150,000 or more between June 2008 and June 2011. Additional surveys were submitted to title and mortgage servicing companies. The survey asked respondents to evaluate the mortgage professionals that served them, based on overall satisfaction and whether they would highly recommend the professional to a friend. Award recipients were also required to have an active license through the Texas state regulating body and no record of disciplinary action. A panel of local industry experts determined the final results.

"Richard Whitman embodies the Texas Trust spirit and philosophy in everything he does," said Jim Minge, president of Texas Trust Credit Union. "Our mortgage lending has grown because of Richard's service leadership ethic. Since 2008 we have been one of the largest residential mortgage lenders in the metroplex, and we can attribute that to Richard's leadership, as well as our great rates and commitment to service."

The 2012 Five Star Mortgage Professionals will be profiled in the May issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust is one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 21st largest in Texas. It has been operating for more than 75 years. As a full-service financial institution, Texas Trust offers checking, savings, mortgages, credit cards, CDs, Money Market accounts, IRAs, and investment and insurance services. Its business services include SBA and conventional loans, electronic payment cards, checking and money market accounts, merchant card processing, online banking, insurance, and the Employee Solutions Network. With 58,000 members and assets of more than $726 million, Texas Trust operates in Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties, as well as parts of Ellis and Johnson counties. Texas Trust has eight branches located in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, and Athens. For more information, visit www.TexasTrustCU.org. Texas Trust is a federally insured financial institution. Deposits up to $250,000 are insured by the full faith of the federal government through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).
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