Veterans United Home Loans partners with actor and Marine Corps veteran Rob Riggle to educate veterans about their home loan
COLUMBIA, Missouri – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Veterans United Home Loans, the nation’s largest VA buying lender, partners with actor and Marine Corps veteran Rob Riggle to help educate veterans and military personnel about their home loan GO.
The company’s new business campaigns featuring Riggle aim to ensure veterans understand the power of what they’ve earned. Veterans can buy homes without needing a down payment or an exorbitant credit score due to their VA loan. A separate series of spots features Riggle interacting with real veteran homebuyers who have chosen Veterans United.
The campaigns are currently running on Hulu, Smart TV, YouTube, and social media platforms.
“We are delighted to be working with a talented actor who also knows what it means to serve,” said Kris Farmer, Director of Marketing at Veterans United. “Education is at the heart of what we do. We hope that working with Rob to spread awareness of this much-loved home loan benefit will help a new generation of veteran buyers.
Riggle served 23 years, including deployments to Albania, Kosovo, Liberia and Afghanistan. Before retiring as a lieutenant colonel, he received more than 21 medals and ribbons, including the Combat Action Ribbon.
“Veterans United has an unrivaled reputation for helping Veterans use their home loans to buy homes,” Riggle said. “I am proud to be part of a company dedicated to serving those who have sacrificed so much for our country.
The use of VA loans has skyrocketed since the Great Recession, but millions of veterans and military personnel are still missing. Myths and misconceptions about what it takes to get a home loan are a big reason why.
Earlier this year, Veterans United released their 2021 Veteran Homebuyers Report, which found that:
Almost 90% of veterans think they need at least a FICO score of 670 to qualify for a home loan
About 4 in 10 people think they should give up more than 20%
Only 3% of veterans say it’s possible to buy a home with $ 0 down
These misconceptions keep many veterans and military personnel stranded in buying a home. The reality is that their hard-earned VA loan benefit puts homeownership within reach right now.
About Veterans United Home Loans
Based in Columbia, Missouri, the national full-service lender funded more than $ 25.8 billion in loans in 2020 and is the nation’s largest VA purchase lender. The company’s mission is to help veterans and the military reap the benefits of home loans earned through their service. Veterans United Home Loans ranked # 33 on Fortune magazine’s Top 100 Companies to Work® list in 2021, the company’s sixth consecutive year on the list.
VeteransUnited.com | 1-800-884-5560 | 1400 Veterans United Drive, Columbia, MO 65203 | NMLS ID # 1907 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). A VA approved lender; Not approved or sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs or any government agency. Equal Opportunity Lender. Mortgage Research Center, LLC.