NEWPORT, R.I. (February 27, 2019) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that two of the Bank’s Mortgage Bankers, Gina Campbell Helm and Daniel M. Silverman, have been recognized as top Rhode Island loan originators for 2018 by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman magazine. Gina and Dan originated the most loans overall and the most purchase loans in their respective market areas.
Gina Helm, vice president and residential loan officer, ranked number one for number of loans generated by a bank loan originator in Bristol County, responsible for generating 54 loans totaling more than $16.9 million in 2018. She was previously ranked number one in 2016 and number two in 2017 in the same market by The Warren Group. Gina joined BankNewport in 1998 and is a resident of Barrington.
Dan Silverman also ranked number one for number and volume of loans generated by a bank loan originator in Newport County market, with 88 loans totaling more than $27.6 million in 2018. An East Greenwich resident, Dan joined BankNewport in 1998 and was ranked number one by the Warren Group in both 2016 and 2017 in this same market.
In 2018, BankNewport was the number one mortgage lender in Newport County and Bristol County, and ranked seventh overall for loan volume of the 500 lenders in Rhode Island.
Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island. In addition, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of BankNewport, offers a broad range of property casualty insurance products and a full array of financial services. With 17 banking offices and $1.6 billion in assets, BankNewport is one of the oldest community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities. For more information, visit www.BankNewport.com.