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Sami Shay

Mortgage Banker


Sami Shay grew up in Santa Ana, CA in a predominantly Hispanic community. He began his career as teller in 1996 with a small Savings & Loan. After demonstrating his ability to sell, he became the go-to translator for the branch & began cross-sell banking products to Spanish-speaking clientele. He was subsequently assigned mortgage loan origination duties and he quickly excelled in sales for all clients. Sami is also proud to have been serving the U.S. Navy for the last 8 years. Sami decided to start at The Federal Savings Bank due to their close relationship with veterans. Having been in the Navy, this was a huge plus for him.

Sami understands how important the home buying process is for people, which is why he utilizes his incredible industry experience to bring the absolute best service to his clients. Sami has operated at various levels of the mortgage lending process, including compliance, recruiting and technology development, so he understands this journey inside and out. His experience in the Navy has given him the tools to be a great leader, thus being able to guide his clients through the loan process with ease. He’s done right by the people around him his whole life and it continues here at The Federal Savings Bank.

Sami is a single father who resides in Orange County, CA with his 5-year old son, Elkanah. He and his son regularly play football, go on bike-trail rides, read books, play Sonic the Hedgehog together and are an active part of their church community.