mortgage Associated Bank was named the top mortgage originator in Wisconsin. The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HDMA) Mortgage Origination Market Share Summary, ranks Associated Bank No. 1 in both units and dollar amount. This is the first time Associated ranked No.1 in Wisconsin overall (units and dollars), and the fourth consecutive year as the No. 1 mortgage originator headquartered in Wisconsin.

“We are proud to be the top mortgage originator in the State of Wisconsin and even prouder to have helped thousands of our Wisconsin customers with their home mortgages,” said Dave Bauer, Associated Bank Director of Mortgage Sales. Our team of bankers strives to be clear and responsive to our customers while offering the best possible mortgage solutions. Our success is a measure of the trust our customers have placed in us.”

In 2011, Associated originated more than 17,700 HMDA reportable loans totaling $2.5 billion. The bank helped approximately 507 customers avoid foreclosure, which represents nearly $27.4 million in mortgage loans.

“We have friendly and capable loan officers in our branch offices conveniently located throughout the communities we serve,” he said. “Associated is dedicated to providing outstanding service to each and every customer and it is a commitment to honesty, transparency, and excellence in our interaction with customers that sets us apart.”