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FirstClose Inc., an Austin-based fintech provider of data and workflow solutions for mortgage and home equity lenders nationwide, announced that America First Credit Union selected its FirstClose Equity solution to provide members access to a digital end-to-end home equity product.

The Utah-based America First is the nation’s fifth largest credit union in terms of membership, with 120 branches across Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico serving more than 1.3 million members. It is also the nation’s eighth largest credit union in assets with over $17 billion,

“Our focus is always on our members, and our partnership with FirstClose supports our goal of delivering the best member and processor experience possible,” said Austin Coleman, senior vice president of mortgage lending at America First. “Because we absorb many of the fees for our members, efficiency at every stage of the origination process takes on greater importance, and automation on both sides of the transaction is key. Through our integration with FirstClose, loan officers, underwriters, and processors never have to leave their LOS, which greatly increases our efficiency with home equity lending.”