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James Hickey

Vice President


Jim Hickey graduated from John Marshall Law School with a JD specializing in Real Estate and Corporate Law. Jim also has an MBA from Benedictine University in Finance, Accounting and International Business. He did his undergrad at DePaul University, where he obtained a degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Project Management. Twenty-four years ago, he began his extensive career in mortgage lending and financial services.

Jim spent several years as a Loan Officer helping home buyers with down payment assistance programs and grants. With over twenty years of real estate and mortgage lending experience, Jim has the knowledge and expertise to help each borrower structure the optimal mortgage to achieve their financial goals. He prides himself on taking the time needed to understand his customers’ immediate and long-term goals, finding the best financial solution to achieve their objectives. Having helped thousands of clients, he understands how confusing the home buying process can be and he works hard to walk each client through the process in an organized and efficient manner. Because of his extensive knowledge of available programs, problem solving skills and steadfast commitment to customer service, Jim will ensure you receive superior guidance as you pursue one of the most personal investments of your lifetime.

Jim resides in Orland Park, Illinois and has four children. He is active in their church and the community. He also enjoys working out, reading and spending time with his children, family and friends.


Working with James Hickey is a pleasure. Extremely personable and quick to respond. He is incredibly knowledgeable and went out of his way to answer my questions. He is a huge asset to your company!

- Amanda G
Everyone did their best to help me.

Excellent services. Went above and beyond. Exceptionally caring.

- Charisma P
Excellent services. Went above and beyond. Exceptionally caring!

- Charisma P
My experience with Jim was above and beyond my expectation his professionalism was awesome. Whenever I had a question he responded in a timely manner, even when I had some doubt he assured me everything would be okay. I would highly recommend Jim to my friend and family!

- Curtis S
This was our second time working with James and just like the first time our process was very smooth.

- Curtis S
Mr. James Hickey was great to deal with and prompt to return my texts.

- James G
You've been top notch! Very patient, knowledgeable and professional in every way!

- Jerry M
Mr. James Hickey was the consummate professional in all stages of the mortgage process. If I had any questions, no matter the time of day, James would answer or return my call or email within the hour. There was no run-around or games at all with James or with any of the staff, Ms. Jillian Martin, who was also involved in the process. Overall, I was very impressed an often painful experience was made painless, thank you!

- Joanne M
It took longer than anticipated, there were a few hold ups which were not the fault of The Federal Savings Bank.

- Joanne M
Jim Hickey does best he can, very communicational with all text.

- John S
Mr. James Hickey and Jillian Martin were extremely professional and supportive in all aspects of the closing.

- Kurt C
Jim Hickey was very helpful. He explained the process and helped every step of the way. Thank you!

- Louise T
Thank you once again for all of your help in helping me to refinance my home. You were very professional and kind. You are very knowledgeable in your field and I would not hesitate to refer anyone to you who wants to refinance. Thank you again and continue to enjoy your day.

- Natalie S
Thank you so much for everything you have done for me regarding getting this loan. Most of all, I really appreciate you telling me about the PMI that I was paying not realizing what I was paying. I appreciate the advice on how to get things off of my credit report and help my credit score to go up. I will definitely refer any friends and family to you in the future.

- Natalie S
Courteous, knowledgeable, and professional!!!

- Raymond E
Very pleased with Jim Hickey

- Richard R
You were the best.

- Sherry O
In this very complicated world pandemic and the recent lock down of all businesses, having to work at this time Jim made it possible to refinance our mortgage with all the reassurance that it would be done in a timely manner. He kept us informed at every possible step until the very last minute. Would recommend him to anyone who is in need to refinance. Thank you Jim.

- Stephen M