June 01, 2021
Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2021) — In recognition of National Homeownership Month in June, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s community banks are reminding consumers to consult their local community bank to learn about available programs to make financing a mortgage or refinancing an existing home easier and more affordable.
“For many Americans homeownership represents the keys to financial wealth creation and offers a source of pride, stability and peace of mind,” said Ron Haynie, ICBA senior vice president of mortgage finance policy. “As relationship bankers, your local community bank can help demystify the home buying process and provide financial support and guidance to help you determine if the time is right to make the American dream of homeownership a reality.”
The focus on the home took on new meaning this past year for many serving as a central hub for work, school and entertainment. Your trusted community bank can help you get into your first or forever home that is suitable to your unique circumstances and financial goals by working with you to:
To find a community bank near you, visit www.banklocally.org. For more information on community banks and the services they offer, visit www.icba.org.
The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.
With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, over $4.4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation, and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.
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