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Fred Greif

Mortgage Banker

NMLS#1970566

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.

Testimonials

Fred and his team were wonderful to work with! Truly appreciate the smooth process! Thank you again for saving us money!!

- Amanda P
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.
Fred Greif - is just amazing. Thank you for making everything run smooth and easy during this transaction. Fred went above and beyond keeping me informed through every step of the process, which truly speaks to his professionalism. I would recommend Fred to any of my acquaintances when purchasing a home or refinancing. Fred was able to help me with a cash-out refinance that allowed me to make improvements to my home that I have been wanting to do for years.

- Edmundo G
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.
Thank you for all your help with my mortgage refinance. What I really appreciated was your reachability and your responsiveness. You were so kind to supply your cell number and responded promptly to my frequent questions. That is rare in today's world and most appreciated by yours truly. I also thought your online platform for uploading documents worked splendidly as did the at home closing.

- Jack H
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.
Fred was outstanding from start to finish. My experience far exceeded my expectations during this transaction. The thoroughness of Fred was above and beyond any that I have experienced with another banker. I own several properties and have refinanced multiple times; this experience was head and shoulders above the rest. Also, I was extremely satisfied with the service of his entire team. Communication is of utmost importance to me. From day one, every phone call, text, or email was answered promptly to make sure the process went smoothly. Prior to this transaction I spoke to multiple other lenders, and TFSB beat the competition handily. I highly recommend Fred and his team because they are trustworthy, honest, thorough, and always put my needs first.

- Joseph O
It was a pleasure to work with Fred and his team. I would absolutely recommend Fred if you are looking to buy a home. Thank you for making my dreams come true!

- Kasia N
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Fred as we looked for financing for our dream home. He is very knowledgeable, and was there with us every step of the way until the day we closed. There were no surprises, and things played out exactly as he told us. With his guidance, he was able to secure us a fantastic rate and make the experience easy. Fred and his team are focused on the best for their clients and they do not disappoint. We would recommend him to anyone looking to get a loan.

- Kris and Nikki K
Fred was great to work with!!! He made sure our loan kept moving along in a timely manner and personally reached out to us to check in every step of the way. His communication and weekly updates made our first home buying experience stress free and easy. We 100% recommend him for anyone looking for to buy a home if they want the BEST experience possible with a lender!!!

- Lauren and Stefanos A
We had the pleasure of working with Fred on the refinancing of our home. He is extremely knowledgeable, communicated with us every step of the way, and there were no surprises, just a smooth process from start to finish!!! Fred and his team provided a seamless refinancing process and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a first class mortgage experience!!!

- Michael and Bridget R
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.
I recently refinanced my home mortgage with the Federal Savings Bank in hopes of lowering my rate. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Fred Greif. From start to finish Fred was amazing. During the first phone call, Fred gathered some basic information and asked a series of questions of what we wanted. The next day Fred called us back with a breakdown of options. Everything was clearly laid out to what our monthly payment would be and how much we would save over the course of our loan, laying out the difference between a 15, 20, or 30 year loan. He made himself easily accessible through text or email, and he would respond within minutes, regardless of the time. What I really valued about working with Fred was that he made sure that the entire process went smoothly and that we were in the loop with everything. Every question and/or concern that we had was answered in detail and explained thoroughly. Fred’s customer service and attention to detail was top notch. More importantly, Fred was able to get us a great rate! If you are looking to refinance or have questions about it, don’t hesitate to reach out to Fred Greif. He really takes care of his clients. Thank you Fred!

- Sebastian F.
I recently refinanced my home mortgage with Federal Savings Bank in hopes of finding a lower rate. I had the pleasure of working with Fred Greif. Fred made the process extremely easy for me. He was always available to answer any questions I had and made sure I understood everything throughout the process. Fred not only made the process very smooth but he also was able to get me a great rate. I would highly recommend Fred to anyone looking for refinance. His customer service was second to none. Thank you Fred!

- Steven N
This was my first home purchase and Fred was fantastic - I really appreciate his friendly and prompt communication and clear answers to any questions I had with our unique purchase. I will definitely refer him to my friends and family for their lending needs and look forward to working with him in the future.

- Timothy B
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.