Charter Oak Named the Commercial Record's Top Credit Union Lenders of 2023

Credit Union Is Home To Three of The Top Loan Originators In Connecticut

Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has been named one of the 2023 Top Lenders in The Commercial Record’s annual ranking of the top mortgage lenders among Connecticut’s credit unions, banks and mortgage companies. In addition to being ranked one of the top credit union lenders, Charter Oak is also home to three of the 2023 Top Credit Union Loan Originators in Connecticut for volume of loans and number of loans.

Ann Gauthier was ranked number one for highest volume of loans, followed by Sharon Dimarco ranked third and Susan Shepherd, ranked fifth. For highest number of loans, Sharon Dimarco ranked second, followed by Susan Shepherd ranking fourth and Ann Gauthier ranking eighth.

 “Charter Oak has remained a leading mortgage lender in eastern Connecticut with our competitive rates and exemplary service. Having three of our mortgage loan originators recognized as The Commercial Record’s Top Credit Union Loan Originators of 2023 is a huge accomplishment. Congratulations to Ann, Sharon and Susan,” said Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “It’s a testament to our reliability and member service and proves that when eastern Connecticut residents are looking for a mortgage for their dream home or a great rate on their refinancing, they look to Charter Oak,” he said.

The Commercial Record, published by The Warren Group, compiles the top 10 mortgage lenders and top 10 loan originators among Connecticut’s credit unions, banks and mortgage companies every year. Ranking is based on number of loans and loan volume in several origination categories.
Charter Oak offers an extensive line of mortgage products, including conventional mortgages as well as its popular Accelerator mortgages. In addition, Charter Oak offers first-time homebuyer mortgages and has CHFA mortgages available as well as adjustable rate mortgages. To learn more about Charter Oak’s mortgage products, including our refinancing options, home equity loans and lines of credit, visit or call our mortgage professionals at 860.446.3047 or 800.962.3237, extension 3047. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender.
Charter Oak Federal Credit Union is like a bank, just better! We've been proudly serving eastern Connecticut since 1939 and we offer great checking, deposit, lending, insurance and investment products. And because we're a credit union, we're owned by our members, not by shareholders. So we can offer lower rates on loans and higher rates on deposits. It's easy to become a Charter Oak member: simply live, work, worship, learn, or volunteer in New London or Windham counties. Join today and see why Members Bank Better at Charter Oak!