OCCU is Lane County’s top local mortgage lender

EUGENE, OR (January 24, 2023) — OCCU was Lane County’s top local mortgage lender in both production volume and dollar value in 2022, according to industry data.

In 2022, OCCU funded 568 home loans in Lane County, representing a total of $196,958,660. This includes 234 purchase loans and 334 refinance loans; 5.25% of all mortgages in the county.

OCCU was the only local organization in the top ten companies, providing the second-highest amount of loans by volume and dollar value in the county last year and placing above national lenders such as Rocket Mortgage, U.S. Bank and Finance of America

“OCCU’s high loan volume demonstrates that we’re a trusted lender here in Lane County,” said Russ Bernardo, OCCU’s Chief Lending Officer. “To enrich the lives of 568 local families in such a profound way is remarkable. We’re proud to have a great team that’s ready and available to support our members’ homeownership dreams.”

With a growing presence in Lane County, throughout the rest of Oregon and into Washington and beyond, OCCU is set to continue in its role as a leading local mortgage lender. Learn more about OCCU mortgage lending at


About OCCU

OCCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $3.4 billion in assets. The credit union was founded in Eugene, OR, in 1956, and has an expanding network of branches and web tools to provide its 270,000+ member-owners with a full suite of financial services. Membership is open to anyone living or working in 28 Oregon counties or anywhere in Washington. Learn more at


Cherie Kistner
Director of Communications

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