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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Welcome Amanda Aaron!

Amanda Aaron joins SouthStar Bank’s Leander Branch as Vice President of Lending. With 15 years of experience specializing in SBA lending and conventional commercial loan financing, Amanda plans on partnering with local businesses to provide financing solutions and enhance options for real estate investors throughout the Austin area. Specializing in SBA 504, 7a and Express loans. Amanda Aaron, NMLS #1819235

Your Local SBA Team

SouthStar Bank further develops its small business lending division with an expanded team. Alexis Michael, Amanda Aaron and Pam Barbeau carry a combined 33 years in SBA lending. The qualified team is dedicated to supporting local business. They go beyond the standard SBA benefits of lower down payments and longer terms, to build lasting relationships with clients through personal service and quick responses. By understanding local Austin markets and every detail of the loan process, they allow their clients to keep focus on the business. An SBA Preferred Lending Partner (PLP), SouthStar Bank offers SBA 504, 7a and Express loan programs. The Bank began offering SBA products in 1994, which was a perfect complement to its long history of community banking.  SBA Director Alexis Michael has built a reputation as a strong leader and expert lender by being friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. “I am looking forward to the continued growth and success of our SBA program,” says Mrs. Michael, “Not only have we streamlined the loan process for faster credit decisions, we have the most dedicated team out there. We are committed to serving our customers with a superior level of products, service and care.” SouthStar Bank operates 15 full-service branches, including six Austin-area locations in Steiner Ranch, Bee Cave, Southwest Austin, Round Rock, Leander and Georgetown. Established in 1920, the bank holds over $800 million in assets and focuses on community involvement and personal relationships. Decisions are made locally, allowing the flexibility to apply common-sense standards to products, services and loan requests. In addition to residential and commercial lending, SouthStar Bank offers a full line of competitive consumer and commercial deposit products. With the latest conveniences, including online banking and mobile banking with check capture, debit card alerts and freeze capabilities, and a free worldwide Allpoint ATM network clients can easily bank on the go. Contact  |  512.456.0035 Alexis Michael | Senior Vice President, Regional Credit Manager & SBA Director | NMLS# 790782 Amanda Aaron | Vice President of Lending | NMLS# 1819235 Pam Barbeau | Assistant Vice President SouthStar Bank NMLS# 410624

Meet the Yes Team

SouthStar Bank specializes in residential mortgage, real estate and construction financing, operating 15 full-service branches across the Central Texas Region. Established in 1920, the bank holds over $700 million in assets and focuses on community involvement and personal relationships. The SouthStar Bank loan team is led by Executive Vice President Brent Gibbs. A Dripping Springs resident for over 12 years, Brent understands the value of personal connections and local lenders. Assembling a qualified team, unique to the communities they serve. “I’m a people person first, and that’s a motto that resonates throughout our organization. We understand our clients and business partners are busy, and we want to do our part to get the deal done with a satisfied borrower.” The Bank has helped thousands of people realize their dream of home and real estate ownership. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, building your dream home, purchasing recreational property or simply need home equity cash for life’s expenses, SouthStar Bank is the partner you can count on. With 6 Austin-area locations, it’s all about serving the community. “Business comes from where we live, work and play,” says Gibbs. “There’s a good chance the borrower ends up being my son’s teacher or t-ball coach, which means I owe them in advance.” Their team of lenders takes this guidance to heart, providing superior customer service. Loan officers are ready to walk clients through the process and ensure they benefit from the best financing solution. Ever-changing regulations and unexpected life events can make it difficult for qualified borrowers to secure the loan they need. That’s why in addition to traditional home loans, SouthStar Bank offers what they call ‘flexible, common-sense mortgage solutions.’ Through in-house portfolio loans, the Bank is able to offer solutions based on a borrower’s full financial picture, not just credit score and your traditional secondary market check points. It also allows the Bank to offer a wider range of products including lot loans and construction financing with one-time close. Whether your client is selecting the perfect lot, building a new home, or both, SouthStar Bank can provide the financing they need to get started. While SouthStar Bank is continually striving to offer the very best in service, convenience and security, their founding commitment remains the same: To provide friendly, flexible, common-sense financial services where they live and work – Texas Style!

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