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.
I have dealth with other mortgage bankers in the past, but Fred is different. He takes the time to get to know you, understand what your needs are and truly looks out for your best interests at all times. Whether purchasing a new home or refinancing, Fred invests whole-heartedly to make your experience comfortable, while educating you through the process. Fred and his team’s commitment to make it a smooth and successful experience are second to none.
It was so great to work with you! I was a first time homebuyer and you made the entire process as smooth as possible! You kept me updated throughout the process and were always readily available to answer any questions. I really appreciate everything you and your team did to make buying my home such a wonderful experience from start to finish!
My husband and I heard about Fred through our realtor. At the time we got in contact with him, we were looking for a more competitive quote than our original lender could offer. Fred was very knowledgeable and responsive from the get-go, so we decided to switch lenders and were very pleased we did. His communication was quick and clear throughout. Despite the fact that we were working with a very tight schedule, the process was extremely smooth overall. I would recommend Fred and his team because of their diligence and customer service.
I have been a client of Fred’s for a number of years. He is my “go to” mortgage banker. Fred has assisted both in refinancing and new home purchases for my family. The rates are always very competitive, and you cannot beat Fred for his diligence in managing your loan thru the process. In all instances we have closed on time and without issue. I highly endorse and recommend Fred and his team for anyone looking to buy or refinance a mortgage.
Fred Greif was optimistic, enthusiastic and confident. He frequently greeted us with “I’ve got good news for you.” Fred maintained high energy through the complex collection of documents for the application, and Fred gave us confidence that he could see us through the completion of the loan application on time. Fred prepared us for the process by answering our questions and giving us clear expectations of the process. Even when a few obstacles arose, Fred and his assistant helped us overcome them and helped us complete the loan application.
Fred was fabulous to have work on my home mortgage with me. From the moment the process began, he made himself available to me whenever I needed to confirm numbers and make sure I was comfortable with the monthly payment. Fred was on top of the interest rate changes and locked me in at the perfect time. Fred went above and beyond with great customer service! I would definitely recommend him for your financing needs when purchasing a home in 2022!!!
I would like to give a shout out to Fred Greif and his team at Federal Savings Bank. I refinanced my home mortgage and today was my closing! A huge day for me!! My refinance was a long time coming. I had a very high rate and due to some unfortunate circumstances my credit score wasn’t high enough to refinance. For 2 years, Fred would check in on me and encourage me to get my credit score to a certain level so I could take advantage of the low interest rates. Fred NEVER gave up on me. I am happy to say that I am now saving a HUGE amount of money each month with my refinance and have a lower mortgage payment. The whole process was super easy and fast with Fred and his team. I can’t thank Fred enough. He is the best!
I would like to thank Fred for the amazing support in my new home purchase! This is my first home, and I had no prior understanding of the process. Fred always took the time to explain things to me and was extremely patient in helping me understand the complete lending process and most importantly made it seem so easy. Fred assisted me through every step of the transaction, made sure I understood my requirements and limitations, and provided me with different options to help me choose the best loan structure to suit my needs. Most of all, Fred has a great attitude and amazing communication skills to help anyone understand the loan process and cater to their specific needs. I would highly recommend Fred as my “go-to guy” for all my family and friends!!! I appreciate all your help!
Fred and his team were excellent from the first conversation we had about the home buying process until the final closing! Fred and his team were extremely thorough and went above and beyond to make sure all of our questions were answered. The communication was excellent from start to finish and his team did an outstanding job making sure we were in the loop for all steps during the process. The personal feel and care is what truly separates Fred from others in this industry where most of the time you’re just a number to them. I would highly recommend Fred and his team because they were upfront, honest, timely and trustworthy for our home buying experience. Thank you for working with us to find our dream home!!
I would like to leave a glowing review for Fred Greif and his team at The Federal Savings Bank. He made our mortgage application and approval process seamless. We were so impressed in how available and approachable he was throughout the entire loan process. It was in fact, the quickest approval I have heard of in this current market. I would recommend Fred to anyone who is looking for a thorough approval on a mortgage with special attention to detail and communication throughout the entire process. Anytime we had a question or concern, Fred was available instantly via text, phone or email. Work with Fred, he is amazing!