MBA Home For All Pledge Partner: United Community Bank
(One in a series of profiles of MBA member companies that have signed the MBA Home For All Pledge, an initiative to promote inclusion in housing.)
United Community Banks Inc., Greenville, S.C., (NASDAQGS: UCBI) provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services for relationship-oriented consumers and business owners. The company, known as “The Bank That SERVICE Built,” has been recognized nationally for delivering award-winning service.
United has 198 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, along with a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment lending subsidiary. In 2022, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with consumer banking in the Southeast, marking eight out of the last nine years United earned the coveted award. United was also named one of the “Best Banks to Work For” by American Banker in 2021 for the fifth consecutive year based on employee satisfaction. Forbes recognized United as one of the top ten World’s Best Banks in 2022. Forbes also included United on its 2022 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the ninth consecutive year. United also received ten (10) Greenwich Excellence Awards in 2021 for excellence in Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking, including national awards for Overall Satisfaction and Likelihood to Recommend.
Additional information about United can be found at www.ucbi.com.
MBA NEWSLINK: Why did United Community Bank sign the MBA Home for All Pledge?
MIKE DAVIES, PRESIDENT OF UNITED COMMUNITY BANK MORTGAGE SERVICES: “United Community Bank is a community bank and that means we’re committed to serving the communities where we’re located. Providing financing solutions to meet our communities’ needs is in our DNA.”
NEWSLINK: What is United doing to implement key provisions of the Home for All Pledge?
DAVIES: “United created a non-profit that’s focused on finding ways to serve and support our communities. We’ve also elevated our fair housing strategy. “United Community Bank Mortgage Services is committed to providing resources and products that help more people achieve the goal of homeownership. From creating unique mortgage products that expand home ownership opportunity to providing homebuyer education, our team works hard every day to serve our communities.”
About the MBA Home For All Pledge
MBA recognizes and values the opportunities for working together as an industry to promote inclusion in housing. We believe that these opportunities can, and need to be, significantly expanded.
The Home for All Pledge represents our industry’s long-term commitment on a sustained and holistic approach to address racial inequities in housing. By signing, you are agreeing to be a champion for change in addressing the barriers to sustainable housing for persons and communities of color.
Through advocacy, partnerships, and connections within the industry, you pledge to support MBA’s efforts to ensure fair, equitable and responsible lending and affordable rental housing for minorities.
Pillars of the pledge include:
–Promote and support public policies and industry practices that advance minority homeownership and affordable rental housing;
–Support market-based solutions through MBA’s place-based CONVERGENCE programs;
–Champion Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in our workplaces and our industry; and
–Support inclusion in single-family and/or multifamily housing with similar actions that are not listed under the above three commitments
For more information about the MBA Home For All Pledge, visit https://www.mba.org/who-we-are/the-home-for-all-pledge.