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NASB Named Top VA and First-Time Home Buyer Mortgage Lender by NerdWallet for Second Consecutive Year

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North American Savings Bank (NASB)


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Kansas City, MO., (January 11th, 2022) 

North American Savings Bank (NASB) Named Top VA and First-Time Home Buyer Mortgage Lender by NerdWallet for Second Consecutive Year 

For a second consecutive year, NASB has been distinguished as the Top VA and First-Time Home Buyer Mortgage Lender in 2022 by personal finance website NerdWallet. NerdWallet chooses winners through a rigorous evaluation process involving a team of NerdWallet industry experts, composed of writers and editors with years of experience reviewing and writing about personal finance products. NerdWallet writers and editors use comprehensive scoring methodologies that review mortgage lenders’ key features and weighs them according to consumer importance.  

“It’s an honor to be recognized as an industry leader among peers. NASB has a team of outstanding mortgage professionals who bring a wealth of experience, energy, and innovation focused on creating exceptional experiences for our customers,” said NASB CEO Paul Thomas. “In an industry where so many variables can fluctuate daily-be it rates, home prices, or inventory—the NASB team works closely with our borrowers every step along the process to help them make informed decisions that make sense for their financial circumstances and goals,” said Thomas.  

One of the key factors recognized by NerdWallet on their review of NASB was the ease of the application process. NASB offers borrowers a straightforward, clean, and mobile friendly website that is easy to navigate, especially for first-time homebuyers who are new to the process. NerdWallet noted that NASB was the only lender they noticed that encouraged lenders to “choose and apply to at least three different lenders.” 

“We encourage borrowers to shop around because we truly want what’s best for the customer, and we are confident we can provide them the best service, rate, and product for their specific needs, said SVP of Residential Lending Nick Alphs.

“NASB stands out among industry leaders to receive one of the top recognitions that validates them as one of the top financial products available to consumers” said Kevin Yuann, Chief Business Officer at NerdWallet.“With our seal of approval, consumers can feel confident that they’re getting one of the best mortgage lenders for First-Time Home Buyers and VA loans to meet their needs.”

In addition to the NerdWallet award, NASB was recently recognized as a Top Ten Community Bank and Leadership Team by industry publication Bank Director.  


North American Savings Bank (NASB) is a local bank and national mortgage lender headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Since 1927, NASB has served the financial needs of customers by providing a wide range of personal banking products along with competitive residential and commercial mortgages. For more information, visit nasb.com. NASB is an Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. NMLS ID# 400039. 

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