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Iowa Finance Authority Names 2020 Top Mortgage Lenders

Published on March 16, 2021 by Iowa Finance Authority
Iowa Finance Authority Names 2020 Top Mortgage Lenders

DES MOINES – The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) recently announced its 2020 top mortgage lenders. The awards were given to the lending institutions and loan originators who assisted the most homebuyers through IFA programs in 2020.

The Iowa Finance Authority offers mortgage and down payment assistance programs through a network of more than 400 lenders throughout the state. These partnerships allow Iowans both the convenience of working with their local lender and access to down payment assistance programs available exclusively through IFA Participating Lenders.

Nearly 3,000 Iowans purchased a home through the assistance of IFA programs in 2020, the most in any single year in IFA’s 43-year history of offering mortgage programs.

“Homeownership is a leading driver of generational financial stability for families, and I commend our lending partners for assisting a record number of Iowans in achieving this milestone through our partnership last year,” said IFA Executive Director Debi Durham. “Our goal is to assist even more homebuyers this year and we look forward to working with our lender partners to do just that.”

“We are proud to work with the Iowa Finance Authority which allows Iowans in a wide-range of areas access to their affordable mortgage and down payment assistance programs,” said Jordan Schick, Lincoln Savings Bank Head of Mortgage. “We’re proud of the work our team did to help Iowans get into new homes in 2020 and look forward to helping more Iowans this year.”

More information about IFA’s homeownership programs, including eligibility information and a list of lender partners is available at

The Iowa Legislature created the Iowa Finance Authority, the state’s housing finance agency, in 1975 to undertake programs to assist in the attainment of housing for low- and moderate-income Iowans. Since then, the Iowa Finance Authority’s role has grown to include nearly 40 affordable housing, water quality and agricultural development programs.

2020 Top Lenders
Top Homebuyers Assisted 
Lincoln Savings Bank 211
Veridian Credit Union 204
Iowa Bankers Mortgage Corp. (IBMC) 169
HomeServices Lending, LLC 132
American National Bank 131
Land Home Financial Services 129
Plains Commerce Bank 117
Fidelity Bank 98
Gershman Investment Corp. 95
Wells Fargo 81
Northwest Bank 79
Fairway Independent Mortgage 76
U.S. Bank 74
New American Funding 72
Great Southern Bank 59
First National Bank-Omaha 52
2020 Top Loan Originators
Meggan Jensen

American National Bank, Council Bluffs





Jennifer Coyle
American National Bank, Council Bluffs



Lori Honermann
Veridian Credit Union, Waterloo



Shannon Thome
Fidelity Bank, West Des Moines



Dustin Arntt
Frontier Mortgage, West Des Moines