Eric Palen Joins Movement to Serve Coastal New Hampshire and the North Shore of Massachusetts - Movement Mortgage Blog

AMESBURY, NH — Movement Mortgage, the nation’s sixth-largest retail mortgage lender, is excited to announce the addition of loan officer Eric Palen to its team serving prospective borrowers and real estate agents in the Seacoast areas of New Hampshire and Northeast Massachusetts. 

Palen (NMLS #47053) brings to Movement over 17 years of home financing experience with a focus on helping first-time homebuyers. He most recently held a senior loan officer position at Blue Water Mortgage in Hampton, NH, and held similar roles at MSA Mortgage, Mortgage Financial, Guaranteed Rate, Fairway Independent and Citizens Bank. Early in his career, Palen worked in health insurance customer service at Aetna.

“Buying or refinancing a home can be one of the biggest financial decisions in your life,” said Palen. “And I’m happy to now be working for a company whose sole purpose is to ensure the process is as easy and as painless as possible. I make it a point to keep up with the latest home financing industry trends and can honestly say that Movement does it better than anyone else in the business.”

Born and raised in the area, Palen’s assigned territory has been his backyard his entire life. As a local, he is especially well connected with clients and real estate agents throughout Portsmouth, NH, and the North Shore Massachusetts towns of Amesbury, Newburyport and Andover, MA. “Essentially, my clients end up becoming my neighbors,” said Palen. “And I’m fortunate that many recommend me to local friends and family also looking for help with their mortgage needs.” 

“Eric is devoted to not only his clients and the Realtors he works with, but is an active member in the communities he serves,” says Jeffrey Wilkish (NMLS# 48034), a Movement Market Leader in the Boston area. “His enthusiasm, his industry experience, and his local involvement make him a perfect fit for our culture at Movement.”

An MBA graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Palen resides in Amesbury, MA, with Mulligan, his 6.5-year-old cocker spaniel. 


About Movement Mortgage 

Movement Mortgage exists to love and value people by leading a Movement of Change in its industry, corporate culture and communities. Funding approximately $30 billion in residential mortgages annually, Movement is the sixth-largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S. Movement is best known for its innovative mortgage process and referable experience, which begins with Upfront Underwriting and a seven-day loan processing goal. The company employs more than 4,000 people, has more than 650 branches in the U.S. and is licensed in 50 states. After funding its balance sheet and investing in future growth, Movement’s profits are paid to its primary shareholder, the nonprofit Movement Foundation. To date, Movement Foundation has received more than $360 million of Movement profit to invest in schools, affordable housing, communities and global outreach. For more information, visit

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