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Fred Greif

Mortgage Banker


Fred is a Chicago native who graduated from Benedictine University, and The John Marshall Law School. During his time at Benedictine, he was the captain of the basketball and golf team, as well as held the title of Outstanding Senior in Political Science. Fred is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Prior to working at The Federal Savings Bank, Fred was a junior high math and physical education instructor for 11 years. In addition to teaching, he was also the football and basketball coach for the school. Fred later joined the mortgage industry, where he excelled as the Assistant Vice President of a small lending business for 5 years. With his experience of teaching, coaching, and his knowledge of the mortgage industry, Fred successfully communicates and educates his clients every step of the way; with exceptional commitment throughout the entire process.

Fred currently resides in Elk Grove, IL. He adores his daughter and enjoys spending time with family by hosting cookouts, coaching his daughter in softball, and spending time with her at their favorite spot: Door Country, Wisconsin. He is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan who really enjoys golfing, and landscaping around his home.


Fred Grief was outstanding to work with throughout the entire process. He provided clear communication and prompt follow up throughout. I would certainly recommend him to any colleagues, friends and family. His entire team was great to work with. Thank you for the tremendous services. FYI - The automated process with consistent reminders and very easy to follow. Great product.

- Christopher D.
Working with Fred and his team was great!!! He made sure I was able to get the best rate possible, always kept me in the loop, and was available to answer my questions at any time. They were able to work through everything quickly and I was able to close before I left for a planned trip, which meant I could enjoy some time off without any worry. I will definitely recommend Fred to anyone looking for a mortgage or refinance.

- Isa V.
Fred was amazing to work with. He was available for any questions we had and was able to answer them on the spot. I highly recommend Fred if you are looking to refinance.

- Jeffrey O.
My experience with Federal Savings Bank was more that I hoped for. I have refinanced several times in the last ten years and every time I have left the process feeling less than satisfied. Whether it’s the rate, the closing, or the agent I deal with, something is always missing. This time I worked with Fred Greif at Federal Savings Bank and I can honestly say, I wouldn’t work with anyone else moving forward. From start to finish Fred explained what was happening, what was going to happen, and most importantly, why it was going to happen. I was never in the dark about fees/rates/terms, anything. I had a lot of questions after my past experiences, and he made time to answer them all. My old mortgage company dropped the ball on my escrow account in several ways, and Fred made sure my new account was set up properly, and made sure I felt confident moving forward. I am very satisfied with the level of care and commitment Fred showed in securing my new mortgage. Even when Covid caused a hiccup during the process, Fred took the time to smooth everything out and change his schedule to make things work. I would highly recommend Fred, and Federal Savings to anyone who is looking for personal attention, professional service, and an agent who will go above and beyond to ensure you are completely informed and completely satisfied with every aspect of a home loan.

- Mike G.
As a retired banker, from time to time I am asked for banking service advice by friends and family. Recently the subject was when/if my children should consider refinancing their current mortgages. I have known Fred Greif for a number of years and decided to reach out to him to discuss their options. Fred was pleased to answer all my questions, talk about needs as well as the all-important "rate". Fred provided great information, asked numerous questions, and was very helpful in making a refinancing decision. After our discussion, I decided to refinance both of my children's current mortgages through Fred and The Federal Savings Bank. Throughout the process Fred and his team were extremely hands on in addressing all my questions, related to the online app and general due diligence. Fred and his team more than exceeded my expectations. I highly endorse Fred and The Federal Savings Bank for anyone considering a new mortgage or refinancing!

- Tom W.
Fred was very professional and knowledgeable, he made everything very easy. It was great working with a smart and helpful banker. I will recommend him to all my family and friends.

- Virginia S.