USDA Honors Top Lenders

NORFOLK - Five lending institutions in Northeast Nebraska were honored yesterday as Top 10 Lenders by USDA Rural Development’s Guaranteed Rural Housing loan program. USDA Rural Development State Director Maxine Moul says this has been a record year for USDA housing programs in Nebraska, with 74 approved lenders participating in Fiscal Year 2013. She says more than $124.2-million assisted 1,241 rural Nebraska households to achieve homeownership. Banks honored were Midwest Bank in Norfolk, and Charter West National Bank, Pinnacle Bank, Bank First and First National Bank and Trust – all in Columbus.