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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 also was also ranked as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Veterans United Facts

  • $16.4 billion
    in loans financed in 2019
  • No. 17 on the 100 Best Companies to Work for List
    published by Great Place to Work and Fortune in 2020
  • More than $50 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • More than 3,000 employees
    in more than 20 states

Featured In

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

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Media Team

John Quin
Director of Communications, Veteran
(800) 814-1103 ext. 4540
john.quin@vu.com

Chris Cline
Senior Media Relations Specialist
(573) 817-4523
communications@vu.com

Meet The Expert

Chris Birk, Director of Education 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. Chris writes about military home buying and the mortgage industry for a host of sites and publications, from Zillow’s Mortgages Unzipped and About.com to the Huffington Post and Motley Fool. 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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