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Kathleen Gentile

Senior Vice President


Kathleen Gentile grew up in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago where she spent weekends and summers working in her parent’s successful real estate firm. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University she began her career in banking as a mortgage loan analyst and then spent three years as the assistant to the top producing mortgage banker in Chicago.

She has spent well over two decades with her finger on the pulse of Chicago’s vibrant real estate market. Her vast experience has given her the ability to assess the needs of home buyers, their real estate agents and attorneys. She prides herself on the ability to offer a variety of superior financing programs for her clients as well as the professional atmosphere that allows their loans to be quickly processed, approved and closed. Her unfailing enthusiasm, integrity and positive attitude, combined with technical expertise and knowledge of the industry makes Kathleen indispensable to The Federal Savings Bank, her customers and referral sources.

Kathleen is a 20 plus year resident of Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. When not meeting with customers she and her husband like to take advantage of their neighborhood’s diverse theaters, music venues and restaurants.


Kathleen has represented me for multiple home purchases (a one bedroom condo & single family home in the city). She is always spot on with her estimates, incredibly knowledgeable and extremely responsive. She will continue to be our go-to for refinancing & new home purchases.

- Candace B
Kathleen was spectacular throughout the entire process. I really couldn't of asked for anything more out of a lender. A very personal but professional transaction all at once. Thank you again so much!

- Jason R
Kathleen was referred to me by several friends who had had great luck refinancing their homes. Not only was she professional, but her flexible meeting schedule, communication skills, knowledge of all things re-finance, as well as her attention to detail resulted in a quick turn-around and fantastic results. I couldn’t be happier with the refinancing that she was able to put together for me! I will be joining my friends in referring her to anyone whom I may know that is looking to re-finance.

- John P
Kathleen assisted me with my initial home mortgage. She made the process easy and completely transparent. As a result, I was pleased to have Kathleen help me with my recent refinance. She describes each step in the process so that you are well-informed and comfortable with decisions along the way. As hoped, she took the time to investigate a variety of options for my unique situation so that I could determine the best choice given my needs and goals. She completed the process in a timely manner and was very accommodating regarding my busy work schedule.

Once again, I am totally satisfied with my experience and will not hesitate to recommend Kathleen to family and friends. She is truly a professional and it has been a delight to do business with Kathleen.

- Lynette C
Kathleen Gentile is phenomenal. She gives us the facts, lets us make the call, yet tells us the good info we need to know and gently helps us where we could use it. Efficient and quick in the closing and super accommodating and responsive with emails. We will and do recommend her to anyone we know.

- Michael H
When my close friend left the mortgage banking industry, he assured me he was going to introduce me to the best lender in his firm. I’m here to testify he made good on his promise. In fact, I can't think of anybody better for this job. Here’s a little back story. When I bought my first house, nobody was willing to give me a loan because of my self-employment status and a non-impressive credit history. This is where Kathleen Gentile comes into play. She saw the same criteria all the other banks were seeing, but she wouldn't give up on me. Kathleen worked tirelessly to understand my exact situation, advise me along the way and she never treated me like a math equation or number like all the other bankers did. Almost a year and a half after later, after she drafted countless pre-approval letters, we finally put an offer in on what was going to become my first home purchase. Not only was my loan approved, she helped steer me away from the FHA loan I thought I was destine to have and into a conventional loan. I was elated.

Fast-forward three years, my first home purchase had done quiet well from an equity, and investment standpoint, and Kathleen successfully helped me with a cash out refinance so that I could purchase the property next to me. I literally had less than 30 days to raise the capital to buy the short sale with “cash only” next to my home. Kathleen warned me this would be a long journey, down to the wire, but that she could make it happen. Again, I’m here to testify she made it happen, not once, but twice! I’m a very proud double lot owner in the beautiful city of Chicago. I could not have done it without her! Thank you, Kathleen! Guess who I’m using next time I need a loan?

- Stefan B