Movement Mortgage welcomes James Allen as a team lead in Connecticut - Movement Mortgage Blog

WEST HARTFORD, CT — Movement Mortgage, the nation’s sixth-largest retail mortgage lender, is excited to announce the hiring of industry veteran James Allen as a Team Lead / Loan Officer in Connecticut. Besides guiding his team, Allen will originate new business for Movement, offering expert help to buyers with their home purchase financing and refinancing from start to finish.

James (NMLS #1216446) brings with him just over five years of mortgage experience in residential real estate financing. Most recently, he was a Sales Manager/VP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate. Before that, he was Mortgage Advisor at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation.

Prior to getting into the home financing arena, James worked as a consultant and vocational clergy. “We had our first child at the end of 2014, and it was time for a change,” he said. “I had a few friends who were high-level mortgage folks who turned me onto it, and the rest is history.”

“I am so excited to join Movement Mortgage. The people and the families we serve matter very much, and we are glad to have a new affiliation where we can continue to offer the same level of service that our clients and relationships are accustomed to,” he added. “Maintaining that integrity has been critical, and we’re grateful to get the opportunity to serve real people and real families every day.”

The feeling is mutual. “We are thrilled to have James join our Movement family,” said Market Leader Jeffrey Sutton (NMLS #108239). “He is one of the most intelligent mortgage minds in our business. His dedication to his clients and realtor relationships is his number one priority. He’s a true master of his craft. We are lucky to have him.”

A Connecticut native, James lives with his wife Stacey, and children Ollie, Rooney and France in Weatogue, CT. When not helping homebuyers finance the home of their dreams, James can be found spending time with family, attending the grill in the backyard or playing in his heavy metal band.


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 US 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 US 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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