Independent Bank Loan Center opens this month

TRAVERSE CITY – Independent Bank will open the doors of a new loan center in Traverse City at 315 North Division Street in September.

Customers will find all mortgage and home equity loan needs, including over 60 different mortgage loan options.

“This new facility will allow customers in the greater Traverse City area to experience the Independent Bank community banking philosophy, enabling us to be creative and flexible with our loan structuring,” stated Russ Daniel, senior vice president of Independent Bank West Michigan. “The community knowledge of our experienced staff will allow customers to apply for a loan with confidence.”

Larry Kuhnke, a senior mortgage loan officer, brings 12 years of mortgage experience in northern Michigan. Milly Bender, a mortgage loan officer, joins the Independent Bank team with 36 years of mortgage experience, 31 of which have been spent in the northern Michigan market. Terry Harper, a mortgage loan officer, has 11 years of construction and real estate experience in Michigan and Illinois. Karen Meteer, a mortgage loan processor in the loan center, is a life-long resident of northern Michigan and has four years of mortgage experience.

The Traverse City loan center is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-5.

Independent Bank West Michigan is a network of 13 banking offices, in the communities of Big Rapids, Cascade, Cedar Springs, Comstock Park, Croton-Hardy, Grand Rapids, Howard City, Newaygo, Rockford, Sand Lake, Sparta, and White Cloud, and five loan offices, in the communities of Fremont, Hart, Holland, Norton Shores and Traverse City. The bank provides a full range of financial services including commercial banking, mortgage lending, investments and title services.

Independent Bank West Michigan is an affiliate of Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ: IBCP), an Ionia-based bank holding company with total assets of $2.8 billion. Founded as First Security Bank in 1864, Independent Bank Corp. now operates 107 offices across the Lower Peninsula through four, state-chartered bank subsidiaries. BN