Benchmark Mortgage Services Now Available in Cornerstone Bank

Benchmark is one of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Mortgage Companies and now their services are available in North and South Dakota at Cornerstone Bank locations.

The same mortgage lenders you have come to enjoy working with at Cornerstone Bank are still in the same Cornerstone Bank building, but now they are Benchmark Mortgage Loan Officers with more than 250 unique loan programs to suit your personal situation. They also have robust technology and quick turnaround times to continue to provide exceptional customer service.

For over 19 years, Benchmark has been setting the industry standard. They have taken a different approach to the changes and challenges that the mortgage industry faces. Their approach to serving customers is refreshing: they are dynamic, yet focused. Benchmark owes their success to a sound business model and ethical standard based on their Benchmark Core Values including providing personal service, competitive rates, and efficient loan processing. Benchmark was founded on the principle of customer centricity with service that exceeds expectations. Their tried and true philosophy has earned them the following recognition:
 • Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies for 2004
 • Entrepreneur Magazine’s “HOT 500 List of the Fastest Growing Companies in America” in 2007
 • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for 2008
 • The prestigious Dallas 100 list for 2013

Benchmark Mortgage and Cornerstone Bank share similar core values, making this a great situation for customers. Just as Cornerstone Bank values their role as neighbors and contributors, Benchmark also believes in giving back and United States veterans are their focus. They hold fundraisers as a corporation and through their branches, to help improve the lives of individual veterans.

Benchmark Mortgage, founded in 1999, is a full-service mortgage banker, broker, and servicer headquartered in Plano, TX. Benchmark has over 90 locations and is licensed to do business in 45 states, including North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Benchmark Mortgage, a dba of Ark-La-Tex Financial Services, NMLS #2143, has based their lending model on relationships from the beginning, and is a team united by their core values. In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, Mortgage Executive Magazine named Benchmark Mortgage one of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America.

Cornerstone Holding Company, based in North Dakota, is the parent company of Cornerstone Bank. One of North Dakota’s ten largest financial institutions, Cornerstone Holding Company is an $820 million financial institution. Cornerstone Bank has 14 locations in North and South Dakota. Cornerstone Bank provides an expansive product offering while staying true to their mission of providing access to financial experts who give straight answers and the best possible financial options. Cornerstone’s offerings include business and personal loans, deposits and cash management services, online and mobile banking.