Champions Funding’s non-QM solutions enable brokers to meet the unique needs of borrowers

Faced with a housing market in transition, mortgage lenders are scrambling to provide access to finance to a growing population of non-traditional borrowers. As these borrowers begin to represent a significant portion of overall housing demand, brokers and LOs want to partner with wholesale lenders who know how to serve this emerging customer base.

As demand for alternative lending is expected to grow, Champions Funding enables its brokerage partners to meet the diverse needs of borrowers by delivering solution-focused results in the non-QM space. Brokers who partner with Champions Funding enjoy exceptional support from a team that truly cares about their business goals.

“Our robust programs are backed by our exceptional underwriting and client relations team who offer one-on-one support,” said Natalie Verrette, President and COO of Champions Funding. “When brokers are put on hold, their business is on hold. Our goal is to reduce underwriting clutter and friction to get brokers and their borrowers on the road to a “yes” faster. »

Champion funding also helps put brokers on a path to serve the historically underserved. The company understands that today’s homebuyer doesn’t necessarily fit into a traditional agency credit box, allowing it to create solutions that meet the needs of an ever-changing borrower population. .

“Expanding access to funding beyond the limits of traditional lending with our unique CDFI lending options, while simultaneously providing our partners with the benefit of streamlined execution, is exactly the type of innovation needed in the marketplace. current to help deliver a top-notch customer experience. in the non-QM space,” explained Kimberley Torres, Executive Vice President of Sales at Champion Funding.

As one of the few lenders to hold a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) designation, Champions Funding fosters growth in some of the nation’s most struggling communities. Using the company’s flagship program, Ally, brokers can tap into a trillion-dollar market backed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury while reaching creditworthy borrowers whose communities have been historically underserved.

“We are seeing a boom in these community-driven loans, which propels our mission to serve the underserved,” explained Evan Stone, co-founder and CEO of Champions Funding.

Serving the underserved isn’t the only way Champions Funding differentiates itself from other wholesale lenders. Along with its end-to-end user experience and non-QM lending innovation, the company has a diverse and predominantly female-led team.

“We are proud to be one of the few lenders where the majority of the management team are women,” said Verrette. “We are staffing our team with highly motivated and talented mortgage professionals who may have been overlooked.”

Additionally, Champions Funding debunks the myth that non-QM loans are laborious and slow by providing personalized support and fast closings. In another example of their commitment to empowerment, the company’s top HERO brokerage platform is named exactly for what it’s designed for: Helping Empower a Real Opportunity.

As the mortgage industry is set to face new challenges as the housing market continues to change, Champions Funding is poised to be at the forefront of what’s to come.

Evan M. Stone: co-founder and CEO

Evan Stone draws on decades of success in the mortgage industry as former Founder/CEO of Pacific Union Financial, owner of ClearVision Funding and newly acquired Community Savings Bank to strategically lead the new lender champions of wholesale non-QM certified CDFI and Mission Focused Funding.


Natalie Verrette: President and Chief Operating Officer

Natalie Verrette brings to Champions a wealth of experience in growing all areas of mortgage origination, operations and fulfillment for large-scale mortgage lenders, where she is committed to serving the underserved.


Kimberley Torres: Executive Vice President of Sales

Kimberley Torres brings over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry where she is focused on delivering the ultimate customer experience and is responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth and performance of Champions sales organization.

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