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About Colonial

We know there are all kinds of banking, mortgage and insurance options you can choose from. That's why Colonial is here for you and always ready to help you decide which products 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 97 % 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 9189
Time from application to approval9189
Ease of providing documents9289
Time from application to closing9189

 


 

Recent 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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Community Involvement 

 

 

Colonial Employees Visit Western Hills Elementary for 'High Five' Initiativehttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Western-Hills-Elementary.aspxColonial Employees Visit Western Hills Elementary for 'High Five' Initiative<p><span style="font-size:15pt;">On Friday, April 7, a group of Colonial employees spanning multiple departments visited Western Hills Elementary School in Fort Worth to participate in their "High Five" Initiative.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:15pt;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Western-Hills-Elementary/western-hills-web.jpg" alt="" style="margin:15px 25px;width:375px;height:250px;" />Every six weeks, community volunteers and parents lineup outside the school entrances to give high-fives to incoming students as a way to encourage them to do their best at school. Colonial employees also handed out wacky pencils and gum much to the students delight. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:15pt;">The school came from humble beginnings, first operating out of a portable building in 1961 until the school building was completed in 1966. To date, Western Hills educates more than 850 second through fifth grade students.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:15pt;">Thank you to our wonderful volunteers. To see these children's faces light up with joy when as they arrived for school was a real treat. </span></p><p><em></em> </p><p><em><em>Pictured from left to right: Rhonda Young, Audit Coordinator, Brianna Young, Quality Control Clerk Assistant, Jeff Carmichael, BSA/AML Manager, Angel Warren, Shipping Specialist, James McGee, Sr. Compliance Analyst, Tabatha Callier, Closer II and Steve Schreiner, Advocacy Specialist. </em></em> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>​</p>2017-04-07T04:00:00Z
Colonial Savings Recognized as One of the Strongest Banks in the Nation - Receives 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancialhttp://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/colonial-receives-five-star-bauerfinancial.aspxColonial Savings Recognized as One of the Strongest Banks in the Nation - Receives 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial<p>BauerFinancial, the Nation's Premier Bank Rating Firm congratulates Colonial Savings, Fort Worth, Texas for ringing-in 2017 with its highest 5-Star Superior rating. Colonial Savings is no newcomer to Bauer's 5-Star Rating. In fact, Colonial Savings has earned this top honor for 22 consecutive quarters.</p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Bauer-Website-banner-2017.png" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/colonial-receives-five-star-bauerfinancial/Bauer-Website-banner-2017.png" style="margin:5px;width:450px;height:170px;" />Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, commends Colonial Savings for maintaining a strong capital position while fulfilling its commitment to solving the financial needs of it's the communities it serves. "Community banks aren't pushing products or services on you that you don't need or want", says Dorway.  "They are there to provide a service and fill a need, which Colonial Savings has been able to do seamlessly all while maintaining its pristine health." </p><p>Colonial Savings was established in 1952 and has been providing quality services to its neighbors and friends ever since. Today, after 65 years, it operates through eight banking offices located in North Texas and 15 retail mortgage offices in Texas, Colorado, Arkansas and Tennessee. Colonial Savings provides home loans to customers in all 50 states through their Home Loan Center and on the web at <a href="/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">GoColonial.com</span></a>. </p><h2>About BauerFinancial</h2><p>BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and bank rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and banks since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.</p><h2>About Colonial</h2><p>Founded in 1952, Colonial is a national, multi-service financial institution headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and is one of largest servicers of mortgage loans in the United States, with a servicing portfolio of $26 Billion. It is the parent company of Colonial National Mortgage, a leading retail mortgage lender; CU Members Mortgage, which provides mortgage services to more than 1,000 credit unions nationwide; Community Bankers Mortgage, which provides mortgage origination and servicing to community banks; and Colonial Savings, a network of eight consumer/commercial banks located throughout North Central Texas. It is also affiliated with Colonial Life Insurance Company of Texas, DuBose & Associates Insurance, and Colonial Lloyds. The privately held company provides a full array of personal and business financial products and originates approximately $2.5 billion in FHA, VA, Jumbo, conventional, condo, and innovative single close construction loans annually. </p><p>​</p>2017-03-02T05:00:00Z
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

 

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An amendment to the Community Reinvestment Act in 1990 requires that each bank's CRA rating be made public. Accordingly, banks and thrifts must maintain a public CRA file that contains the public section of their most recent CRA Performance Review, a list of services and branches, written comments from the public, and certain other information. 

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