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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

 
  6/1/17 - 8/31/17 COLONIAL​​ NATIONAL
Likelihood to use again 9491
Likelihood to Recommend 9390
Satisfaction 9190
Overall satisfaction 9391
Compared to expectations 9190
Compared to ideal 9089
Loan Officer 9794
Friendliness 9896
Knowledge of products 9896
Understanding your needs 9795
How well you were kept informed 9492
Application Process 9190
Time from application to approval9090
Ease of providing documents9290

 


 

Recent Recognition:

  Bauer Financial 5 Star Award - December 2017Colonial 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 

 

 

Fort Worth West Branch Finds New Homehttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Fort_Worth_West_Branch_Finds_New_Home.aspxFort Worth West Branch Finds New Home<p>Colonial's Fort Worth West mortgage operations have found a new home in the Cultural District in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth West Branch is located off Bailey Avenue, just north of West 7th Street and is led by Branch Manager Jamie Vest.​</p><p style="text-align:left;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Colonial's Fort Worth West mortgage operations have found a new home in the Cultural District in Fort Worth" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Fort_Worth_West_Branch_Finds_New_Home/DSC_0461_final_web.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:268px;" />Vest is joined accompanied by the following talented mortgage professionals:</p><ul><li>Amanda Anderson, Loan Officer</li><li>Jennifer Babadilla, Junior Loan Officer</li><li>Kathryn Cosby, Loan Officer</li><li>Kelly Jimenez, Loan Processor</li><li>Letonia Lindsey, Processor Assistant</li><li>Matt Pearson, Loan Processor</li><li>Ryan Snell, Loan Officer</li><li>Angie Vickerman, Loan Officer</li><li>Donnie Waugh, Loan Officer</li><li>Jeremy Woodson, Loan Officer</li></ul><p>On Thursday, May 3, the Fort Worth West Branch held an open house that featured great music, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments to introduce clients to their new home. The open house saw a great turnout with more than 40 Fort Worth-area real estate agents, home builders, title companies, insurance representatives and other industry professionals in attendance. </p><p>We look forward to continue providing the west Fort Worth community superior customer service as we work with our customers to help them achieve their dreams of homeownership!</p>2018-05-04T04:00:00Z
Colonial's March Donationshttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Colonial_Donations_March2018.aspxColonial's March Donations<p>​​​​​​The month of March saw Colonial continue to support local organizations by awarding grants and donations to help support the efforts of these fine organizations. ​</p><h2>The Center for Transforming Lives</h2><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>On March 21, the Colonial Savings Foundation gave a donation to The Center for Transforming Lives (CTL). For more than 110 years, the organization has provided anti-poverty programs for women and children in Tarrant County. </p><p>Today, the Center for Transforming Lives helps homeless and impoverished women, children, and families move from poverty to independence through:</p></blockquote><ul><ul><li><strong>Homeless services</strong> – an emergency shelter for women and housing assistance for families.</li><li><strong>Early Childhood Development</strong> – providing free or subsidized early childhood education to impoverished and homeless families.</li><li><strong>Financial Empowerment Services</strong> – individual financial coaching and other programs to promote financial self-sufficiency.</li></ul></ul><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>To read more about CTL, visit www.transforminglives.org.</p></blockquote><h2>The Salvation Army​​</h2><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>The Colonial Savings Foundation presented a donation to The Salvation Army on March 26 at the JE & LE Mabee Social Service Center located in Fort Worth.</p><p>The Salvation Army assists approximately 25 million Americans every year and consists of more than 1.5 million members. To learn more, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.​</p></blockquote><h2>The Ladder Alliance</h2><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Ladder Alliance.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Colonial_Donations_March2018/Ladder%20Alliance.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:350px;" />Also in March, Colleyville Banking Center Manager Cindy Griffith presented Sharon Cox, Executive Director of the Ladder Alliance with two donations to support the organization. </p><p>Colonial also showed their support for The Ladder Alliance by serving as a sponsor for the 6th annual "It's in the Bag Lunch and Auction."</p><p>The Ladder Alliance, which is based in Fort Worth, serves between 300 and 400 women each year and its mission is to provide women victims of domestic violence and low-income women with the tools to lead self-reliant, independent and successful lives. For more information about the organization, visit www.ladderalliance.org.​</p></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p>​2018-03-30T04:00:00Z
Colonial's February Donationshttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Colonial_Donations_February2018.aspxColonial's February Donations<p>​Colonial takes great pride in supporting the local community. For more than six decades, we have supported local organizations and charity efforts around Fort Worth and beyond. Below we have the month of February's donations:</p><h2><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="ES_Web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Colonial_Donations_February2018/ES_Web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></h2><h2>Easterseals</h2><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>The Colonial Savings Foundation recently gave a grant of $15,000 to Easterseals North Texas. The grant is provided as funding support to organization's continuing efforts serving the region's children and their families to advance the independence of individuals with disabilities and other special needs.</p><p>Easterseals North Texas has provided services for individuals with disabilities and their families since 1939. Each year, Easterseals assists more than 5,000 individuals of all abilities in the North Texas community by providing unique programs and services for individuals with a wide variety of disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Mental and Developmental Delays. </p><p>To learn more, visit www.Easterseals.com.</p></blockquote><h2>The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth</h2><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>The Colonial Savings Foundation is proud to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth! We were thrilled to present them with a $2,000 grant to support their wonderful organization! The Boys and & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth provides enriching programs for youth from disadvantaged circumstances to develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens.</p><p>You can get involved with the organization by becoming a volunteer, from tutoring to helping with special events, joining the Panther Club, which is a group of young professionals dedicated to making a difference in the community, starting a career with the Boys & Girls club or by donating. Visit www.FortWorthKids.org to learn more.</p></blockquote><p> </p>2018-02-28T05:00:00Z
Relentless Racing Enjoys Another Year of Successhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Relentless_Racing_Enjoys_Another_Year_of_Success.aspxRelentless Racing Enjoys Another Year of Success<p>Colonial-Sponsored multisport racing team, Relentless Racing, continues to make quite a name for itself both locally and across the United States. The Fort Worth-based team competes in events across the Country including 5k and 10k races, triathlons, Ironman races, marathons, trail runs and more.</p><p>After getting off to a hot start at the beginning of the 2017 racing season, which traditionally runs from February through November, the Relentless Racing team continued to shine throughout the fall and into winter.</p><p>Relentless Racing team members Cyril Russell, Jason Bahamundi and Alison Miller were even featured in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Sports Day newspapers, respectively. Their recent accomplishments were celebrated as they continue to train and perform at a high level. </p><p>One of the reasons for their continued success was the addition of professional triathlete Lauren Brandon. Brandon placed in the top 10 in a number of races on the professional racing circuit, highlighted by outstanding showings at the World Championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.</p><p>The Ironman World Championships is one of the world's most grueling races, consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile run.</p><p>Brandon was co-leader out of the water at Ironman World Championship and was out in front early on during the cycling stage, all while Colonial's logo was visible on her racing uniform.</p><p>Relentless Racing staples and husband-and-wife duo Brian and Ali Miller continued their great year of racing at the tail end of the 2017 season. They both enjoyed strong finishes at a number of high-profile races including the Ironman World Championship, where Alison finished 17<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> in her group.</p><p>After her strong finish in Hawaii, Ali won the overall female title at Fort Worth's Friends of the River Bash on October 26.</p><p>Relentless Racing also added seasoned racers Bob Kilinski and Jason Bahamuni to the team, who both enjoyed great finishes at Ironman races in Florida and Maryland, respectively.</p><p>Congratulations to the entire Relentless Racing team on another year of hard-work and strong finishes. We can't wait for you all to hit the ground running, swimming and cycling at the start of the 2018 season in February!</p><p> </p><p><img src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Colonial-Sponsored_Multisport_Racing_Team_Enjoys_another_Year_of_Success/Brian-Ali-Relentless.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:928px;" /> </p>2018-01-23T05:00:00Z
Colonial Spreads Holiday Cheer to Soldier Stationed Abroadhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/colonial-supports-the-troops.aspxColonial Spreads Holiday Cheer to Soldier Stationed Abroad<div><br> </div><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Sharp_Family-Crop.PNG" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/colonial-supports-the-troops/Sharp_Family-Crop.PNG" style="margin:5px 20px;width:350px;height:235px;" /> Spending time with family and friends during the holidays is something many of us may take for granted. We have our holiday traditions, like dinner at grandma's or watching our favorite holiday films, but for the many men and women who are currently serving in the United States military, they are unable to be home for the holidays. They are stationed around the world on ships, bases and submarines, miles away from the ones they love.</p><p>In keeping with a tradition that began last year, Colonial employees wanted to give a piece of home this holiday season to one of our Colonial family's loved ones while they are stationed abroad.</p><p>This year's recipient of holiday care packages was Kathleen Sharp, daughter of Laura Smith, a Senior Underwriter with Colonial.</p><p>Sharp, a doctor at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, is also a Major in the Texas Army Reserves. Sharp was called to duty on September 30 and has been deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa since. Being away from family is always difficult, but that is magnified when your loved one is away for the holidays.</p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Colonial Spreads Holiday Cheer to Soldier Stationed Abroad - Kathleen Sharp" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/colonial-supports-the-troops/Kathleen_Sharp_web.jpg" style="margin:5px 20px;width:350px;height:467px;" />Sharp has four children, two sets of twins, Cheyenne and Kaitlin, 13 and Maya and Aaron, 15.</p><p>"This is the first time my daughter has ever been away from us during holidays, we all miss her so much," said Smith. "However, with the goodness and love Colonial has provided her and her troops, it makes missing her a tiny bit better."</p><p>Sharp received care packages just in time for Christmas, each containing a special letter from Colonial along with a multitude of gifts and treats including snacks, baked goods, games, DVDs and hand-written notes form Colonial employees. She will share all of the donated treats with her fellow soldiers who will no doubt feel the joy Colonial has spread.</p><p>"It put a smile on everyone's faces and made their tummies happy," said Sharp. "They were greatly appreciated."</p><p>"Knowing my daughter and her troops were able to receive some comforts of home while away means so much to me, it truly warms my hearts," said Smith. "I thank you all for providing them with all the love."</p><p>The drive was organized by Colonial's Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee who saw contributions from employees company-wide. We would like to say thank you to everyone who donated items to help spread a little holiday cheer to a soldier abroad.</p><p> </p><p>​​​​​​</p>2017-12-21T05:00:00Z
Colonial Partners with Junior Achievementhttps://www.gocolonial.com/community/Pages/Junior-Achievement-2017.aspxColonial Partners with Junior Achievement<p> <img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Junior-Achievement-2017/stripling-group-photo_web.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 15px;width:350px;height:233px;" />Colonial is proud to announce that we will again be partnering with Junior Achievement (JA) this year. This year, Colonial employees will volunteer their time at two Fort Worth-area schools – Stripling Middle and Tremble Tech High School – to help encourage financial literacy.</p><p>"The Colonial Savings and Junior Achievement program volunteers are here to share their real-world experience helping students to broaden their minds and believe in their own capabilities," said Robert Turner, VP – CRA Officer/Fair Lending Manager. "The Junior Achievement Financial Literacy classes empower students to envision their own future economic success. We are in the classroom to ignite that spark to experience opportunities and prepare students to meet the realities of work in a 21st-century marketplace."</p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Trimble-Tech-group-photo_web.jpg" src="/community/PublishingImages/Pages/Junior-Achievement-2017/Trimble-Tech-group-photo_web.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:350px;height:263px;" />Colonial employees James McGee and Janet Walter will oversee volunteers at Stripling Middle and Tremble Tech High Schools, respectively. Thank you to all of our volunteers for your commitment to this program.​</p><p><em>Above Photo: Stripling Middle School Students with Brent Davis, Commercial Banking President, Sarah Niehoss, Stripling Middle School Teacher, Jerry Payne, Sr. Relationship Manager and James McGee, Sr. Compliance Analyst.    </em><br></p><p><em>Below Photo: Trimble Tech Students with David Morrow, Trimble Tech Teacher, Marvin Duckett, Audit Coordinator, Drew Byrne, Director of Digital Media and Graham Ashley, Public Relations Manager.</em></p><p style="text-align:left;">  </p><p> ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</p>2017-12-01T05:00:00Z

 

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