Mortgage department expands: SouthEast Bank & Trust offers larger selection of mortgage products

Pictured (from left) are Chad Nash, Leslea Cronin-Bowen, Eric Johnson, Robbin McDaniel, Stacy Woods and Daniel Atkinson of SouthEast Bank & Trust. The company recently expanded its mortgage department.

SouthEast Bank & Trust has recently expanded its mortgage department with the addition of new mortgage products and five new employees. 

Eric Johnson, formerly with Advantage Financial Services, has joined SouthEast Bank as vice president in charge of mortgage lending.  Stacy Woods, Chad Nash and Leslea Bowen, also with Advantage, have joined the SouthEast Bank mortgage team as mortgage loan originators.  The mortgage office will be located in the Ooltewah branch on Lee Hwy. 

SouthEast Bank will also have a satellite office in Athens headed up by Daniel Atkinson.

"We are excited about the expansion of our mortgage department," said Sidney Breaux, CEO of SouthEast Bank. "The expansion will allow us to better serve our customers by offering a larger selection of mortgage products and an experienced staff to service their needs."

"SouthEast Bank will now be able to offer FHA financing as well as conventional, VA, THDA and Rural Development loans," said Eric Johnson.  "These loans are in addition to the land loans, construction loans and home equity lines of credit that are already available.  It is exciting to be joining a bank that is truly committed to the local community." 

SouthEast Bank & Trust is a locally owned community bank with offices in McMinn, Meigs, Rhea, Bradley and Hamilton counties.