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​​​​​​​​​​About Colonial

We know there are all kinds of banking, mortgage and insurance options you can choose from. But Colonial knows which ones are best for you. Here’s what makes us so different and why it adds up to bigger benefits for all our ​​customers.


 

People-icon.pngRelationships. ​MADE HERE.

Colonial has cultivated a business model that is unlike any other in the financial industry, with service that goes well beyond the ordinary.


 

 


 

building-icon.pngWe've been around since 1952.

Since our founding by Chairman Emeritus Jimmy DuBose, we've resisted fads and stuck to our strength: offering good banking, mortgage and insurance products to our customers at fair prices and terms.​

 


 

main-st-icon.pngWe're privately held – by choice.

We don't answer to thousands of stockholders with an appetite for pocketing huge returns on your money. Being privately held means our focus stays on our customers and not the whims of Wall Street.

 


 

national-icon.png ​ Our performance is nationally recognized.

We're rated "Five Stars – Highly Recommended" by Bauer Financial as one of the strongest financial institutions in the country. Plus, we're recognized by Fannie Mae as one of the top mortgage servicers in the nation.  The Better Business Bureau has given us an A+ rating.

 


 

money-check-icon.pngWe retain servicing on 99% of home loans we make.

We don't sell our mortgage servicing to other companies after closing. We collect your payments, manage your escrow accounts for taxes and insurance and maintain the relationship for the long term. Why does retained servicing matter so much? Because you'll always know who holds your home loan and who to call if you have questions or problems.

 


 

awards-icon.png We may not be splashy, but we're solid.

We don't spend millions of dollars on advertising because we'd have to pass those costs along to you. We rely on referrals from satisfied customers. Your opinion is more valuable than expensive ad campaigns.

 

See how we compare: 

 

national survey data provided by MortgageSAT

 
​7/1/16 - 12/31/16 COLONIAL​​ NATIONAL
Likelihood to use again​​ 9491
Likelihood to Recommend 9390
Lender Image 9492
Trustworthy 9694
There for me 9392
Values me as customer 9392
Satisfaction 9190
Overall satisfaction 9391
Compared to expectations 9189
Compared to ideal 9088
Loan Officer 9695
Friendliness 9896
Knowledge of products 9796
Understanding your needs 9695
​How well you were kept informed 9492
​Application Process​ ​91​89
Time from application to approval​91​89
E​ase of providing documents92​89
Time from application to closing​91​89

 


 

Rece​nt Recognition:

​ Colonial is recognized by Fannie Mae as one of the top mortgage servicers in the country.

 


 

People-icon.pngThe bottom line.

At Colonial you can bank big, without the big bank attitude. We offer all the financial services you need under one reliable roof, and nothing makes us happier than helping you find the services that fit your life. ​​

​​Interested in joining our team? Visit our Careers section today!

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James McGee Receives MBA Scholarshiphttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/James-McGee-Receives-MBA-Scholarship.aspxJames McGee Receives MBA Scholarship<p>James McGee, Senior Compliance Analyst at Colonial, has been awarded the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Path to Diversity & Inclusion Professional Development Scholarship. </p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="James-McGee-Receives-MBA-Scholarship-web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/James-McGee-Receives-MBA-Scholarship/James-McGee-Receives-MBA-Scholarship-web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />According to the MBA website, the Path to Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program is designed to advance the careers of employees from under- represented segments of the community through education, and expand the pool of qualified employees from under-represented segments of the community in the real estate finance industry.</p><p>"It is a tremendous honor to receive the scholarship," said McGee. "I look forward to advancing my career and will use the scholarship to pursue the Certified Mortgage Banker designation."</p><p>McGee, who has worked in the mortgage industry for 12 years, also noted that he is thankful for the letter of recommendation he received from Richard Harvey, Chief Compliance Officer with Colonial.</p><h2>Congratulations, James!</h2><p> </p><p>​</p>2017-02-10T05:00:00Z
Colonial Gives Record Donation to Housing Opportunities of Fort Worthhttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Housing-Opportunities.aspxColonial Gives Record Donation to Housing Opportunities of Fort Worth<p>On February 6, the Colonial Savings Foundation donated $30,000 to benefit Housing Opportunities of Fort Worth (HOFW). Colonial has provided funding to the HOFW programs for more than 25 years.</p><p>HOFW continues to help families access and maintain affordable homeownership as they have since 1989. The HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency offers a number of direct services at no-charge including, one-on-one homebuyer education, counseling assistance with mortgage delinquencies, budget and money management skills, reverse mortgage counseling and more. </p><p>Housing Opportunities of Fort Worth is staffed by professional counselors with extensive knowledge of housing matters and community resources. The Fort Worth-based non-profit also collaborates with community organizations which can provide further assistance to homeowners. </p><p>Ken Majka, Colonial VP of Compliance, presented the grant to David O'Brien, Executive Director of HOFW. Majka has served on the Board of Directors for the HOFW for more than 10 years.</p><p>Colonial is proud to support this outstanding organization that works so tirelessly to provide much needed assistance to current and potential homeowners.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img alt="Housing_Opportunities_of_Fort_Worth_bannerl.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Housing-Opportunities/Housing_Opportunities_of_Fort_Worth_bannerl.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>​</p>2017-02-07T05:00:00Z
Colonial Celebrates 65 Years of Businesshttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/65th-Anniversary.aspxColonial Celebrates 65 Years of Business<p style="text-align:left;">February 2nd marks a major milestone in our company's history. On this date in 1952, our beloved Founder, Jimmy DuBose, incorporated Fort Worth Mortgage - now Colonial Savings, F.A. Starting with just two people, Colonial has grown over the past 65 years to become one of the most stable and respected financial institutions in the nation, with more than 700 employees across the country.</p><p>Offering local banking solutions in North Texas, life and property insurance and home lending in all 50 states, Colonial continues to take tremendous pride in our business and the culture that has allowed us to continue to thrive all these years.</p> <p>We also recognize that we would not be where we are today without our valued customers that have put their trust in us over the last 65 years. We at Colonial feel honored to be able to assist you in achieving your dream of homeownership, saving for college tuition, starting a business or protecting the things that matter most. </p><h2>Thank you!</h2><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="65th_anniversary_web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/65th-Anniversary/65th_anniversary_web.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:756px;height:426px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p>2017-02-02T05:00:00Z
Fort Worth Samaritan Househttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/fort-worth-samaritan-house.aspxFort Worth Samaritan House<p>​Colonial recently donated $10,000 to the Forth Worth Samaritan House. Samaritan House is an organization dedicated to creating a supportive community by providing housing and resources for positive change in the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS and other special needs. To find out more and to donate, visit their website at www.SamaritanHouse.org. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="IMG_0877.JPG" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/fort-worth-samaritan-house/IMG_0877.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:700px;height:362px;" /> </p><p>Pictured from left to right: Norbert White, President and CEO of Fort Worth's Samaritan House, Jennifer Searles, VP of Development for Samaritan House, Robert Turner, VP - Manager, CRA Officer at Colonial and Brent Davis, DFW Commercial Banking President, Colonial.</p><p> </p><p> </p>2017-01-26T05:00:00Z
Colonial Employees Donate Care Packages to the Troopshttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/care-packages-for-the-troops.aspxColonial Employees Donate Care Packages to the Troops<p>For many men and women who are serving in the military across the country and the world, unfortunately, they will be unable to make it home for the holidays. They are stationed across the globe on bases, ships and submarines, miles away from the ones they love the most. Colonial employees wanted to find a way to bring some of the comforts of home to these men and women who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="carepackage-for-the-troops-boxes.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/care-packages-for-the-troops/carepackage-for-the-troops-boxes.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;" /></p><p>The idea stemmed from Sabine Wade, VP of Underwriting at Colonial's corporate headquarters. Her son, Justin Browning, is currently deployed as a Marine in the Western Pacific and will not be home for the holidays. </p><p>"They missed Thanksgiving with their families and will miss Christmas and New Years as well," said Wade. "This is a way to show them we are thinking about them and appreciate their sacrifice of being away from their loved ones during the holidays."</p><p>Colonial employees rallied together quickly and generously, donating enough items to fill seven very large boxes. Because of these generous contributions, troops stationed in Qatar, Korea, Italy, Spain, Japan and ships in the Western Pacific and Asia will be able to enjoy a little taste of home this holiday season. </p><p>Along with a special message from Colonial, items donated included board games, homemade goods, books, DVDs, magazines, snacks, blankets, toiletries and much more. </p><p>Thank you to everyone who contributed! We look forward to planning future donations to the men and women stationed around the world.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>​</p>2016-12-19T05:00:00Z
Junior Achievementhttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Junior-Achievement.aspxJunior Achievement<p>At the end of last year, Dave Motley, President of Colonial, was approached by Randal Mays, President of Junior Achievement (JA) of the Chisholm Trail to explore ways in which the bank could renew its involvement with JA through their Volunteer Engagement Program.</p> <p>From those initial discussions grew the design for a multifaceted instruction program to be launched as the 2016 school year got underway. In October, Colonial's JA Financial Literacy Program was underway with two schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD). This year we will be providing instructions at Stripling Middle School and Trimble Tech High School.</p><p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Junior-Achievement-Trimble-Tech-web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Junior-Achievement/Junior-Achievement-Trimble-Tech-web.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:400px;height:267px;" />Robert Turner, Vice President, CRA Officer/Fair Lending Manager is the coordinator of this year's Junior Achievement sessions.</p><p>Janet Walter, VP of Marketing is serving as the Team Leader of the Trimble Tech High School Group. James McGee, Senior Compliance Officer is the co-coordinator for Trimble Tech High School. Other team members for the high school students are:</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>Tracy Cole – Production Operations Manager VP</p><p>Sabine Wade – Underwriting Manager</p><p>Brent Davis – DFW Commercial Banking President</p><p>Drew Byrne – Director of Digital Media</p><p>Marvin Duckett – Audit Coordinator</p></blockquote><p>Ken Majka, VP of Compliance is serving as the Team Leader for the Stripling Middle School group of volunteers. Other team members are:</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>Mahlon Meier – Sr. Compliance Analyst (Primary presenter)</p><p>Jim DuBose – Chairman of the Board</p><p>Brent Davis – DFW Commercial Banking President<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Junior-Achievement-Stripling-web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Junior-Achievement/Junior-Achievement-Stripling-web.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;" /></p><p>Jerry Payne – Senior Relationship Manager</p><p>Tracy Cole – Production Operations Manager VP</p><p>Sabrina Williams – Manager of HR Diversity and Inclusion</p></blockquote><p>The focus of the curriculum in this cycle will be covering "Banking Basics for Students" and will also highlight career options in the banking industry.   </p><p>Headquartered in Fort Worth, Junior Achievement (JA) of the Chisholm Trail was founded in 1956. Since its inception, JA has grown to more than 150 sponsoring companies serving more than 28,000 students annually.</p><p>JA offers activity-based, interactive instruction that focuses on entrepreneurship, financial literacy as well as career and college readiness. </p><p>Thank you to all the Colonial volunteers for assisting with this wonderful program. Teaching financial literacy, savings tips and the value of educating oneself about finances will be an invaluable tool for these students for the rest of their lives. </p><p> </p>2016-11-21T05:00:00Z

 

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