Fortune Names New American Funding One of America’s Best Workplaces for Women

By September 21, 2017


Fortune and Great Place to Work® have identified New American Funding as one of the top workplaces in the country for women. The national mortgage lender ranked #53 in the nation on the 3rd annual list of 100 Best Workplaces, which highlights companies that provide generous benefits, flexible schedules, and a good work-life balance for women.

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The ranking is based on feedback from more than 400,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in every sector of the economy.  Employees were surveyed about their organizations’ culture, leadership, fairness and other elements essential to an excellent work environment.

“It’s very rewarding to have Fortune recognize New American Funding for having an outstanding culture that’s conducive for women to excel,” said Patty Arvielo, Co-Founder and President of New American Funding. “I’m passionate about empowering women to succeed so we continuously strive to create an environment where there are no limits on what anyone can achieve and where women know they have the opportunity to take a seat at the table.”

Arvielo plays a key role with empowering women in her organization by mentoring them and opening the door for them to move ahead through an initiative known as, “If you want to grow, we want to know”. She has built one of the fastest-growing companies in America while constructing a team that’s comprised of about 59% women with many holding C-level positions. The company has also established opportunities for women to thrive by hosting events like, “Rise and Lead” which is geared toward elevating women entrepreneurs in the housing industry.

Consequently, New American Funding has received several notable accolades including a Gold Stevie® for Employer of the Year and #1 Top Workplace in Orange County by OC Register.

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NMP Magazine Names New American Funding a Top Mortgage Employer in America

By February 14, 2017

New American Funding announced today that National Mortgage Professional (NMP) Magazine named it one of the 2017 Top Mortgage Employers in the country. This is the third year in a row that New American Funding has made the list, which is based on a survey of company employees in several categories including compensation, marketing support, company culture, and innovation.

According to the poll results, NMP ranked mortgage lenders as a top employer in the region or across the nation. “We’re thrilled that New American Funding has been named one of America’s Top Mortgage Employers. We believe this recognition is a reflection of our commitment to cultivate a fun, family-oriented work environment,” said Katie Traviglia, Director of Human Resources. “We’re passionate about the culture we’ve created and believe it’s one of the key reasons why our employees love coming to work and why new people are rapidly joining our team.”

New American Funding underwent tremendous growth in 2016, hiring more than 1300 people and adding 40 new locations, which brought its workforce to 2300 employees between its corporate headquarters and more than 130 nationwide branches. The company has built a progressive business by leveraging technology, streamlined operations, and a state-of-the-art marketing division.

This recent acknowledgement is the latest in a line of accolades that New American Funding has received for its exceptional work environment including a silver 2016 Best in Biz Award for Best Place to Work, a gold Stevie® Award for Employer of the Year, and being named nationally by Fortune and Great Place to Work® as one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance. In December, Orange County Register ranked New American Funding the #1 Top Workplace in Orange County.

America’s Top Mortgage Employers article is featured in the January 2017 edition of NMP. 

5 Tips for Saving During the Holidays

By December 12, 2016

As soon as that last piece of turkey is safely tucked away in the fridge, it feels like a bell goes off, giving you permission to spend. Let’s be honest—during the holidays you are going to spend on things like gifts, party giving, and party going. It’s the most magical time of the year and the one month you are certain to go off budget.

Spreading Joy the Smart Way

That said, the holidays don’t have to break your budget. Here are five tips to help you continue saving, even when you are spending.

Tip #1 Be Rewarded for Browsing

Like many retailing and digital coupon apps, ShopKick alerts you to stores with promotions. However, not all these promotions require you to spend money. ShopKick will award you points just for walking in the door at some stores. You can earn more by scanning specified product bar codes, and even more points are awarded if you buy those products. Accumulate enough points, and you can redeem them for gift cards. The retailers participating in ShopKick include Macy’s, Best Buy, CVS, and Target, among others.

Tip #2 Get Out More

Apps like Groupon and LivingSocial leverage the power of group buying to get things cheaper. They are especially useful in lowering the cost of taking your family to holiday happenings—from performances to sporting events—and you can save quite a bit on entertainment expenses.

Tip #3 Save on Gas and Parking

Although gas prices have come down this year, GasBuddy is still useful for finding the best gas prices nearby, whether you are traveling near home and work or out of town. Similarly, using parking apps like BestParkingSpotHero, and ParkWhiz to alert you to the cheapest spots near your destination can be especially useful in cities like Chicago and New York, where parking can top $35 just for a dinner out. 

Tip #4 Online or in Line, Take Time to Compare

Whether you are online at home or in line at the register, stop and compare prices and last-minute offers before you pay. Check the store itself for discounts available to rewards members and sign up while you are in line if you need to. A 20 percent discount will make it worthwhile! While there are many coupon sites, a good, speedy, all-around go-to app for finding current promo codes is

Tip #5 Know When You Are Done

It’s best to try to have a list before you leave home so you can focus on sticking to it. Whether it’s for your party or for the gifts under the tree, have a dollar limit for each item. When you do buy gifts, bite the bullet and wrap them yourself instead of paying for the service. Although, you may want to put off wrapping as long as possible. Wrapping paper and ribbons often go on sale closer to the holidays.

Keep Track

Make saving a game of sorts by keeping a running tally of what you would have spent and what you did spend on each item you purchase. Then, reward yourself by adding that amount to your savings account in January.