Nations Lending Continues Growth in the Midwest with New Branch in Illinois

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Company Hires Brian Augustine to Lead Efforts

Nation Loans, a leading national full-service mortgage lender, today announced that seasoned lending veteran Brian Augustine has been hired to lead a new branch in Crystal Lake, Illinois. The location will serve homeowners in McHenry County, Illinois. Augustine will act as a branch manager to provide her team members with the tools they need to grow and provide clients with solutions to their lending needs.

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Augustine comes to Nations Lending after a guaranteed rate, where he most recently worked as Vice President of Mortgages. Her day job earned her a spot on Mortgage Executive magazine’s Top 1% of Mortgage Originators in America list in 2020 and 2021. Prior to entering the mortgage industry in 1993, Augustine earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northern Illinois University. .

“Our goal is to gain massive market share in our community, provide exceptional service and develop careers in an environment of giving back,” Augustine said. “What attracted me to Nations was the company’s focus on striving for excellence to better serve its customers, but always keep that family atmosphere that is so important to me.

“Brian is an incredibly valuable addition to our team and his experience and drive will help us grow in this area,” Corey Caster said. “We are delighted to welcome him to the team and know he is capable of leading this branch.”

Since its inception in 2003, Nations Lending has become one of the fastest growing independent lenders in the country. It retains almost 100% of its mortgage servicing rights, offers a top-notch marketing platform and much more.

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About Nation Loans

Nations Lending Corporation™ is one of the fastest growing mortgage lenders in the United States. Based in the Cleveland, Ohio area, it is licensed to lend in all 50 states and employs more than 1,200 people at its headquarters and 120 branches across the United States. The company makes its mission of “home loans. made human. ™” an integral part of its mortgage experience, offering tailored customer service and a variety of programs to meet the needs of any homebuyer: FHA, VA, Conventional , Jumbo, USDA, and more. Nations is an agency direct lender with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae and retains mortgage servicing rights to 96% of the loans it originates. The company is a two-time winner of the Inc. 5000, which lists the fastest growing private companies in the country. Nations was named one of the Top 100 Lenders by National Mortgage Professional Magazine; six-time winner of the Scotsman Guide’s Best Mortgage Lenders Award; and winner of Fortune magazine’s Top Workplaces for Millennials. Nations is consistently ranked among the top IMBs by National Mortgage Professional and Mortgage Executive Magazine. For more information, visit

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