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Jack Amberg

Vice President


Jack Amberg is a personal mortgage banker, for The Federal Savings Bank, who has dedicated his life to serving others.  Jack spent 26 years in the US Army serving our great nation as well as leading our nation’s greatest asset, our youth. While serving he focused on the care of others, while stewarding the resources provided by the citizen of the US.  Jack began his career as an enlisted Troop, and was selected to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated as a Second Lieutenant in 1988.  Rising to the rank of Major, Jack became a Public Affairs Officer in 1998.  He served as the Chief of Public Affairs for US Army Japan, living in Japan from 2002-2005, and deploying from Japan as part of the Joint Special Operation Task Force Philippines in 2003.  He handled many international crisis communications challenges successfully and was hand-picked by the Army’s Chief of Public Affairs to serve in the Army’s prestigious Training with Industry Program. This position transferred him to Chicago in 2005 where he spent a year working at Ketchum PR.  His next assignment in 2006 moved Jack 12 blocks across Chicago as he would culminate his military career achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and assigned as the Director of US Army Public Affairs Midwest, responsible for community relations for the United States Army in a 16 state region.

Jack Amberg is a Personal Residential Mortgage Banker with The Federal Savings Bank (TFSB) in Naperville. He can provide mortgage services for every class of residential mortgages. TFSB is a Veteran owned and operated bank and Jack specializes in VA mortgages. TFSB has been rated the fastest growing and most profitable bank in the US over 2012. Jack has become the 5th highest producing banker, out of 35, for 2012 and he began on April 1, 2012….so he had only 3 quarters…and earned Vice President in 10 months.

Upon retirement in 2008, Jack began working at the Robert R McCormick Foundation as the Senior Director of Veterans Programs having been hand-picked by the CEO of the foundation at the time.  After 3 successful years building the strategy that the foundation would use as the basis of their Veterans philanthropy, Jack was invited to join The Federal Savings Bank.  While remaining a passionate Veterans advocate, this opportunity allowed Jack to continue to serve others, helping them save money and improve the quality of their lives. He has also been trusted with the task of assisting in building a national VA Mortgage program. Jack clearly has a passion for helping others.  Jack expertly intertwines his values of service, honor and integrity with providing the greatest value possible to all he engages.

Jack also works as the Military Spokesman for WGN’s The Morning Show and “First Business” on WCIU, and has also commented on WLS’s Roe and Roper Show.  He serves on the Transportation Advisory Board in Naperville IL, and is the Vice President of the West Point Society of Chicago. Jack is also an active member of the VFW, American Legion, Disabled Veterans of America, The First Cavalry Division Association, The State Discharged Service Member Task Force, Senator Mark Kirk’s Veterans Advisory Board, and The Union League Club of Chicago.  Jack was selected as the Illinois State Veteran of the Month for December 2011. Jack lives in Naperville, IL with his wife, Kristen, and three children, Maggie, Tess, and Michael.

Obtaining your COE
Obtaining your DD214

Take a look at my Zillow Profile here.

Jack visited CLTV News! watch here

Veteran Resources at Federal, State, and County Level
Condo Approval - Department of Veterans Affairs
Regional Loan Support Offices - Department of Veterans Affairs
State Director of Veterans Affiars (Illinois)

County Breakdown for Veterans Affairs

Dupage County
Kane County
Will County
Lake County
McHenry County
Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County
Cook County Government - Veterans Affairs


Very knowledgeable and yet able to describe to a non-finance person like me; even my realtor was impressed with his responsiveness and interest; closing money required was even less than expected.

- Bolingbrook, IL
Jack was an answer to our prayers. He was able to assist us from the very beginning of the home purchase process and stayed with us until the very end! He was extremely helpful in explaining the finance details to us all along the way. His patience and knowledge was a huge gift to us! We would recommend Jack to everyone who is looking for help with financing!

- C. Jensen
Jack did a great job assisting my family in purchasing our first home. He was knowledgeable and patient in walking us through this complicated process. As he is a fellow US military veteran, it was reassuring to have someone familiar with the added requirements of the VA Home Loan program.

- Downers Grove, IL
Jack helped my wife and me purchase a home in Cincinnati using a VA loan. He is completely knowledgeable of the entire process and presented options to us for the loan that fit our situation. It was NOT a take it or leave it loan. His weekly updates kept me informed the whole way through. If I was busy, then he told my wife what was happening. He really knows how to explain things so that non-banking people can understand. He worked with my realtor, too; she was impressed with his knowledge. He has a great team working for him. I highly recommend him!!

- Greg F
Jack was amazing thru the whole process. He answered all my questions using words I could understand and always responded very quickly. If I am ever in the market again I will definitely give him a call.

- Jack L
Jack was extremely knowledgeable in the VA and a veteran of the military as well. He worked around my schedule working downtown and coming to my house to meet with my wife and I. He was able to break the loan and financial speak down to dummy it down for us. My closing costs were much lower than anticipated and made us even less stressed. I would recommend Jack to everyone looking to get a loan military or not.

- Jim and Sarah
Jack Amberg is a class act and a fantastic loan officer. He worked a logistically difficult situation for me while keeping all the pressure and stress off my wife and I while I was deployed to the Middle East. Jack is a great guy.

- John B
Jack Amberg went beyond any experience we've had with securing a home loan. Although we were never "in person", he met all of the requirements for putting together the paperwork in a timely and understandable manner. He offered us options to consider that we had not been aware of before, and that was very helpful

- The Johnsons
Jack and Lorraine were great in making sure the process went smoothly. We closed on time and I will reccomend them to anyone needing a loan. Thanks so much.

- Jordan M
Jack was prompt and extremely thorough! He provided a lot of helpful information as well as explaining the information. His organization made the entire process go very smooth. He has great follow through and well as following up even after closing.

- Linda
Jack was a great loan specialist. He was very friendly and helpful. He explained everything so we could understand it and he was very honest. We would recommend using him! Please find the full review on Zillow.

- Luke P
Mr. Amberg was the sole reason I was able to close on my house within 1 month his attentiveness and compassion was unrivaled and made the whole experience enjoyable.

- Matthew B
Jack epitomizes customer service -- --he totally accommodated my work schedule in our appointments to complete the RE-FI process --he always followed-up on the tasks that he said that he would do. --he accomplished a reduction of over 1% in my mortgage rate.

- S. Anderson
I was referred to by West Suburban Bank. The process was very smooth and Jack was very helpful.

- Steven S
Jack was nothing but wonderful!!! He was always available (night and day) to help us with any paperwork and answer any questions that us first-time home buyers had!! I cannot begin to explain how he went above and beyond our expectations! He is very knowledgeable in his field and helped tremendously with our VA home loan! I would HIGHLY recommend Jack for anyone's lender needs!

- Sycamore, IL