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Veterans United Home Loans ranks in Top 20 on Fortune Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For

February 18, 2020

COLUMBIA, Mo.Veterans United Home Loans ranked No. 17 on Fortune Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2020. This is the fifth consecutive year the nation’s No. 1 VA lender, according to statistics kept by the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been included. Veterans United was the highest-ranked mortgage lender to make the list.

“The employees are the heart and soul of what makes Veterans United what it is,” said Nate Long, CEO of Veterans United Home Loans. “Their passion to make a difference in the lives of Veterans and service members is inspiring. It is also inspiring to see their drive to enhance the lives of each other, each other’s families and our communities. That desire to put others first is the driving force of our company’s culture and success.”

Veterans United experienced significant growth in 2019, welcoming more than 1,000 new employees across the country. The company’s 3,100 employees focus on helping Veterans and their families secure homeownership. The company’s success is tied directly to living out its employee-created values: Be Passionate and have fun, Deliver Results with integrity and Enhance Lives every day.

In 2019, Veterans United Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Veterans United, donated nearly $1 million to support mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder initiatives across the nation through the Warrior Campaign. The campaign grew out of employees’ expressed desire to rally behind those who face the often-silent battle of mental illness and to show support for organizations who are helping raise awareness. In total, the foundation donated to 29 charities throughout the country. The foundation is supported by the company and its employees.

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, and 2020 winners continue to show that a high-trust culture for all fuels better business results. Great Place to Work research shows that list winners keep outperforming the stock market, beating industry rivals when it comes to talent retention and demonstrating higher levels of productivity than peers.

“The 100 Best show the way forward,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These companies have created Great Places to Work For All—for everyone, no matter who a person is or what they do for the organization. As a result, they have built a path to realize the promise of artificial intelligence, gain strength from a diversity of perspectives, and thrive during downturns.”

To see the full list of the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, click here.

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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