RPM Mortgage Inc. Named Preferred Mortgage Lender for Customers of Monterey County Bank


Two locally-managed companies pair up to offer Monterey Bay Area home owners and buyers reliable and trustworthy financial services

CARMEL, Calif. – January 27, 2015 – Monterey County Bank, the oldest locally owned and managed bank in Monterey County, has named RPM Mortgage, Inc. (RPM) as its preferred mortgage lender. RPM, one of the top independent mortgage originators in Northern California, will serve customers locally through the team of loan advisors in its Carmel office.

This new relationship between the two financial services companies will involve RPM offering first mortgage loan origination services to Monterey County Bank customers throughout the bank’s four branch network. Customers will benefit from local lending services while maintaining their accounts with their preferred bank.

Executives say the relationship makes sense due to the similar customer-focus philosophies of both Monterey County Bank and RPM.

“RPM was a natural choice for Monterey County Bank and our customers,” said Charles Chrietzberg, president, chairman and CEO of Monterey County Bank. “Our clients are our top priority and we would only refer them to a lender who offered a complete array of mortgage products, while providing outstanding personalized service. RPM’s level of expertise is unmatched by any other local company and I’m sure our customers will agree.”

“We’re extremely excited to work with a bank whose culture so closely mirrors that of RPM,” said Rob Hirt, CEO of RPM Mortgage, Inc. “With this new relationship, Monterey County Bank customers can be assured that their accounts can stay with their trusted bank while their lending needs are met by RPM – a local mortgage company with similarly strong community values led by veteran mortgage professional, George Schramm.”

RPM was recently given Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services high ranking of Above Average in all categories as a U.S. Residential Mortgage Originator. It is the only privately owned U.S. Residential Mortgage Originator to have earned this ranking in all categories. In addition, RPM was recently ranked as one of the Top Mortgage Lenders of 2013 by the Scotsman Guide – the industry’s most comprehensive list of the top-producing mortgage companies in the nation, and listed as one of the “Top 100 Mortgage Companies in the U.S.” and “50 Best Places to Work”, by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

RPM’s Carmel office is led by Branch Manager George Schramm, and is comprised of seasoned loan advisors Zak Freedman, Tom Vinson and Domingo Alvarez. Together, they share 45 years of experience in the Monterey Bay Area.

“Residents of Monterey County are being underserved by outside mortgage companies and large banks,” said Schramm. “They may be talking to someone local, but their loan is being handled out of the area. By working with RPM, Monterey County Bank customers can be assured they’re working with a Bay Area based company with mortgage experts located in their own communities.”

RPM Mortgage, Inc. in Carmel is located at 3 SW Corner of 5th and San Carlos and can be reached directly at 831.574.4500 or staging.rpm-mtg.com/carmel.

About Monterey County Bank

Monterey County Bank is the oldest locally owned, locally managed bank in Monterey County, celebrating 37 years of service. We specialize in all aspects of business banking, including being the #1 SBA Lender in Monterey County. In addition, we offer very competitive commercial lending products, outstanding merchant credit card services, and personal attention to our clients. Monterey County Bank has four branches – Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel Rancho and Salinas. Beyond outstanding SBA, Commercial Lending and Merchant Card Services, Monterey County Bank is poised to be your complete local banker. At Monterey County Bank, we believe in Personal Banking Relations; we don’t open accounts – we start relationships.

About RPM Mortgage Inc.

Based in Alamo, California, RPM Mortgage Inc. is a private mortgage lender. Since 1986, trust, knowledge and community focus have been the core values upon which RPM has built a reputation as a trusted mortgage lender. Scotsman Guide ranked RPM as the No. 5 mortgage lender in Top Retail Volume and No. 14 in Top Overall Volume for 2013. In addition, RPM is the only privately owned U.S. mortgage originator to have earned Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Above Average ranking in all ratings categories and was also named one of S&P’s Select Servicers in 2014. RPM services more than $3 billion in loans and their footprint of nearly 60 branches serves communities across Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Washington. For more information, please visit https://staging.rpm-mtg.com, call 925.295.9300, or follow @RPMMortgage.

RPM Mortgage, Inc. | 3236 Stone Valley Road West, Alamo, CA 94507 | NMLS #9472 | AZ – Arizona Mortgage Banker License #0924551. CA – Department of Business Oversight under the Residential Mortgage Lending Act. CO – Regulated by the Division of Real Estate #9472. NV – Nevada Mortgage Broker License #1232. OR – Oregon Mortgage Lending License #ML-4876. TX – Regulated by the Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending #9472. WA – Washington Consumer Loan Company License #CL-9472. | Equal Housing Opportunity.

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