Karen and Thomas Monroe, Solera National Bank, Nationally Certified to Work with Military Home Buyers

Karen and Thomas Monroe, Solera National Bank, Nationally Certified to Work
with Military Home Buyers

Certified Military Housing Specialist Course educates housing professionals on
the uniqueness of lending to the military

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Solera National Bank, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Solera National Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB:SLRK), today
announced that Karen and Thomas Monroe of Residential Mortgage of Colorado, a
division of Solera National Bank, achieved the unique distinction of becoming
nationally certified to work with and understand the uniqueness of lending to
military borrowers. The Monroes recently graduated from the Certified Military
Housing Specialist Course, a national military assistance nonprofit that gives
emergency financial support to military and their families. The course is
exclusively offered by USA Cares, Inc.

"Karen and I have been in the Colorado Springs market for over 35 years, and
have over 50 years of mortgage lending experience between us. We have been
assisting military customers with their mortgage loans since we started in the
business.The recent training with USA Cares, has made us acutely aware of
assistance for Veterans in need during their time of transition," said Thomas
Monroe, Vice President, Mortgage Loan Officer, Solera National Bank.

"We are the only national organization offering this type of training," said
Peter Giusti, president of USA Cares. "It's important for the lending
community to understand and serve our nation's military with the highest
standard. They can't do that unless they understand the military's world and
language." This course aims to educate lending professionals on the
differences in lending to the military communities by training them on the
unique lifestyle circumstances often typical in the military. The course and
certification also helps lending professionals make sense of the military's
"language," ranking and pay system, all major factors in determining how much
a military member can afford to borrow.

Besides educating lenders, the course gives them advice regarding foreclosure
prevention in the military community – all for the purpose of better serving
military customers and coaching them on how to avoid mortgage delinquencies.

About Solera National Bancorp, Inc.

Solera National Bancorp, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 to organize and serve
as the holding company for Solera National Bank which opened for business on
September 10, 2007.Solera National Bank is a high-touch, high-tech community
bank with a focus on delivering personalized customer service that is
welcoming, inclusive and respectful to small and medium-sized businesses, with
particular emphasis on the Hispanic market.By serving emerging businesses
that are leading growth in their respective communities, Solera envisions a
growing and diverse Colorado economy.For more information, visit

About USA Cares

USA Cares, Inc. is a national nonprofit that raises funds and public awareness
to supply post-9/11 career and non-career military service members with grants
to remedy the financial hardship caused by multiple deployments or service to
the nation. The organization operates an exclusive and unique program that
trains financial professionals on the uniqueness of lending to military

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