Wintrust Mortgage Recognized as the #1 IHDA Lender in Illinois for 2012

Wintrust Mortgage Recognized as the #1 IHDA Lender in Illinois for 2012

ROSEMONT, Ill., May 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Illinois Housing
Development Authority ("IHDA") presented Wintrust Mortgage with an award as
the #1 IHDA Lender in Illinois for 2012. During the past year, Wintrust
Mortgage funded 400 IHDA loans ($32.5mm), which were originated by 61
different Loan Officers. Additionally, Jason Accola (NMLS #755894) of Wintrust
Mortgage was the #1 IHDA Loan Officer in Illinois for 2012 by funding 119 IHDA
units. Jason played a huge role in Wintrust Mortgage winning the prestigious

Many of these loans were originated through the IHDA Building Blocks Program
which is one of many valuable options Wintrust Mortgage is well developed in
originating, processing, underwriting, and closing IHDA loans.

Program Requirements/Highlights:

  *$10,000 cash assistance to cover down payment and closing costs
  *Can use government and conventional loan options
  *First Time and non first time home buyers eligible!
  *Buyers must contribute one percent or $1,000 of the purchase price,
    whichever is greater
  *Can be used to purchase a one- or two- unit property within the eligible
  *Buyer must live in property as primary residence

Eligible Communities:

·Belleville      ·Cicero     ·Maywood
·Berwyn          ·Crest Hill ·Melrose Park
·Blue Island     ·Joliet     ·Park Forest
·Champaign       ·Lockport   ·Peoria
·Chicago Heights ·Lynwood    ·South Holland

About Wintrust Mortgage

Wintrust Mortgage is a part of Wintrust Financial Corporation, a financial
holding company with assets of approximately $17 billion whose common stock is
traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (Nasdaq:WTFC).Built on the "HAVE IT
ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large
bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and
every customer.Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries, with
more than 100 banking offices located in the greater Chicago and Milwaukee
market areas.Wintrust also provides wealth management services, commercial
insurance premium financing, mortgage origination, short-term accounts
receivable financing, and certain administrative services, such as data
processing of payrolls, and billing and treasury management services to its
customers.Wintrust Mortgage is a division of Barrington Bank & Trust Company,
N.A., a Wintrust Community Bank (NMLS #449042), Member FDIC, and an Equal
Housing Lender. Visit our website at and "Like" us on

CONTACT: David Hrobon
         President & CEO
         Wintrust Mortgage
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