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Veterans United Home Loans named one of the country's Top 5 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance

March 29, 2018

COLUMBIA, Mo. Veterans United Home Loans, the nation's No. 1 VA purchase lender, is proud to announce Great Place to Work® and Fortune have named it one of the country's 25 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance, coming in at No. 2 on the list. The ranking considered input from more than 76,000 employees in the Financial Services & Insurance sector.

The Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance stand out for thriving in a competitive marketplace. In 2017, Veterans United employees gave $1.35 million to 135 charitable organizations and local causes throughout the country through the company's philanthropic arm, Veterans United Foundation. More than 90 percent of the company's 2,400 employees donate a percentage of their paychecks to the Foundation, which is matched dollar for dollar by the company.

This recognition is a direct reflection of the culture our employees promote, said Nate Long, CEO at Veterans United. Our employees go above and beyond not only to support and serve our Veterans but also to serve and support each other. We are passionate about serving our Veterans and service members and enhancing the lives of those around us.

Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization's community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees' experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.

"Great Place to Work is proud to have these Best Workplaces show that maximizing human potential creates a great workplace and drives business performance," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. Organizations like Veterans United set the bar for other Financial Services and Insurance companies, proving that if you invest in your people they will invest in you.

The Best Workplaces in the Financial Services & Insurance is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Veterans United was ranked as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Veterans United Facts

  • $34 billion
    in loans financed in 2022
  • Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Recipient
    by the Secretary of Defense
  • More than 4,300 employees
    in more than 36 states
  • More than $130 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • No. 8 Best Place to Work
    according to Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2022

Featured In

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Yahoo! Finance
  • US News & World Report
  • CNN Money
  • The New York Times
  • INC 500


Media Team

Chad Moller
Communications Manager
(573) 876-2600 ext. 6924

Tierre Banks
Sr. Media Relations Specialist
(800) 814-1103 ext. 3220

Meet The Expert

Chris Birk, Vice President of Mortgage Insight at Veterans United Chris Birk
Author, The Book on VA Loans

Chris is the nation’s leading expert on VA Loan benefits. He authored The Book on VA Loans in 2011, and maintains the VA Loans Insider blog. His analysis and articles have appeared at a host of sites and publications, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, USA Today, the Houston Chronicle and more. Members of the media may request a free copy of The Book on VA Loans to learn more about the VA loan program.

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