Nicole Williamson has joined Merchants Bank as a Mortgage Lender, according to Dave Engstler, Branch Manager for Merchants’ Rochester-Green Meadows location.
“Nicole brings valuable experience to our team that will be a benefit to families and individuals across the Rochester area looking for their first or next home,” said Engstler. “With mortgage and refinance rates incredibly low, now is a great time to give Nicole a call.”
Williamson has been in banking for more than 10 years in the Rochester market in various customer service positions, including Mortgage Advisor for the last six years. She is well-versed in the home and construction loan process as well as Minnesota-specific loan program options.
“I joined Merchants because of their community focus and the pride they take in being a partner for their customer’s financial well-being. I am passionate about helping customers achieve their homeownership dreams and find homes where they can grow and make memories,” said Williamson.
Williamson grew up locally in Chatfield, MN and currently resides in St. Charles with her husband, Kyle, and two daughters. She attended Saint Mary’s University in Winona with a double major in Marketing and Management with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship. Outside of work, she and her family enjoy spending time on the water boating and fishing and at their family cabin in Northern Minnesota.
The Merchants Bank Mortgage team is comprised of nearly 20 local mortgage lenders, available throughout our regional footprint, backed by our in-house mortgage processing, underwriting and loan servicing teams. In addition to traditional mortgage loans, Merchants mortgage lenders can assist with mortgage pre-approval, construction loans, and specialized mortgage programs such as VA, FHA, Rural Development and more available through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. We’re committed to being there for our customers after loan closing and service nearly $2.6 billion in mortgage loans annually.
Merchants Bank is a full service community bank with 21 bank locations in southeastern Minnesota, two bank locations in west-central Wisconsin and a leasing division, Merchants Bank Equipment Finance, in Edina. Headquartered in Winona, MN, MFGI has more than $2.1 billion in assets. Merchants was founded in 1875.