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Barbara Fifield

Vice President


Barbara Fifield received her Bachelor degree in Business Management from National Louis University. In 2007, she received her MBA in Finance degree from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Barbara has over 13 years of mortgage banking experience including underwriting, management, accounting and loan originating. Past experiences include management of mortgage banking division of a community bank. She supervised all daily operations, including origination, processing, underwriting, closing and funding of all residential and commercial loans. 
Barbara joined The Federal Savings Bank to support their growing finance and accounting department. As the company’s Controller, Barbara was responsible for all finance and accounting functions and IT management. 
Barbara’s previous professional experiences and education have given her the unique ability to effectively assess the needs of homebuyers, as well as their real estate agents and attorneys. Her integrity, work ethic, and leadership skills all help to meet and exceed her clients’ expectations.
“Working at The Federal Savings Bank has allowed me to offer a variety of superior financing programs for my clients as well as very professional service and timely personal attention.”


I was truly amazed how smoothly the double closing went. Barbara was not only patient with my lack of responsiveness when it comes to produce paper but she gets it done. She was a real instrument to the successful mortgage approval and orchestrated the whole process with maestria! Kudos to a job well done and we will invite you for the housewarming party to celebrate a few weeks! Thank you very much to a woman who takes what it takes to achieve beautiful results with grace. This is a fantastic feeling to open the door with your key and step in your new home!

- Aline S
I have had the pleasure to work with Barbara on three occasions now. One purchase and two refinances. Each time she amazes me with her professionalism and makes the process as painless and pleasant as possible. She treats me as a person, a friend, and her best customer. All the new rules and regulations in recent years due to the financial crisis have made the process much more complex. Barbara was able to work through them and obtain the best rate possible for me despite many issues and potential roadblocks. Sometimes it seemed like there was no way forward, but her perseverance and determination to make me happy won the day and she has always delivered. She always arrives with a smile and sometimes a box of chocolates. I recommend her to all of my friends who are looking for a mortgage and will definitely use her services in the future.

- Andy F
My mortgage refinance was fast, painless, and, most importantly, MONEY-SAVING. It feels great to know that someone as bright and customer-oriented as Barbara is watching out for opportunities to help me better manage my mortgage situation. As a fnancial planner, I recommend her services to my own clients as she is very knowledgeable and provides great service.

- Josh M.
As first-time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and a lot of nerves about the whole loan application process. Barbara not only answered our questions, she put our fears to rest with her prompt, kind, and informative responses. Start to finish, our loan application and closing took less than 30 days and we were absolutely thrilled with the work of Barbara and her team. We feel absolutely confident that Barbara secured the best deal for our family and that she really cared about making sure we were well taken care of throughout the entire process. I have been and will continue to recommend Barbara to everyone I know. Thank you, thank you, Barbara, you are truly an outstanding professional!

- Mandy and Jon M.
We could not have asked for a better loan application process.  Barbara came very highly recommended by our realtor and it was immediately apparent why she had received such high praise.  From start to finish, Barbara took the time to fully explain every step of the process.  As first time homebuyers we had an endless amount of questions and Barbara always took the time to quickly respond to our emails or give us a call.  She was also very friendly and personable and even was willing to schedule meetings after-hours to accommodate our demanding work schedules.  We will be recommending Barbara to all of our family and friends.

- Matt and Caitlin W
I cannot say enough positive things regarding my experience of working with Barbara on securing my first home loan. Within our very first conversation Barbara demonstrated an understanding and knowledge of the loan approval process that is rivaled by only a few of her peers. From the outset Barbara identified potential issues and offered solutions to the ways I could overcome potential red flags within my application. Throughout the process she was exceptional at answering any and all questions I had, returning phone calls/emails, and generally keeping me up to date on the state of my application. My transaction closed within 30 days without any issues. I would not hesitate to recommend Barbara to anyone who is looking to purchase a new home.

- Nabil O
I have nothing but the utmost regard and respect for Barbara as a mortgage professional after my wife and I recently went through our very first mortgage process with her.  Barbara’s knowledge and openness was not only refreshing but extremely valuable for us first time homebuyers.  It was also her accessibility, whether I shot her a late night email or an impromptu conference call that I truly appreciated as well.  Barbara comes with our highest recommendation if you are someone looking for a smooth and successful mortgage process.

- Ravi K
Barbara really went above and beyond to help me get my mortgage in place.  I have rather unusual employment circumstances, being a US-based consultant to a foreign company, so I was expecting to have some difficulties getting a mortgage, but Barbara really helped me out and made the whole process much easier than I thought it would me.  She was really excellent from start to finish, taking the time to explain every stage of my application and helping me chase down all of the paperwork I needed in order to get my loan underwritten.  I would definitely recommend Barbara to anyone looking for a mortgage. Many thanks.

- Sarah G
It was a pleasure working with Barbara in purchasing our home. We would not have gotten this done without her help, professional advice and assistance. Barbara is truly a wonderful person to work with, and we will recommend her to anyone that is in need of a loan. We can't thank her enough for her guidance, a great rate, and kindness in helping us get our loan.

- Steve and Lolly G
Our family is very indebted to Barbara for her fast and dedicated service in getting our home mortgage and having it closed in mere months. She is efficient and very informed on the procedures we needed to do when our family was transitioning between homes. She also offered us great contacts and resources in securing insurance quotes and other home owner related issues. She also has a great work ethic and was always readily available via email or phone to answer many of our questions. We highly recommend her to prospective clients!

- Warda B