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Cummings brings more than 12 years of mortgage experience. He joins Nations Lending from Academy Mortgage, where he spent the past eight years serving as a branch manager. He has also worked at several mortgage companies in the region, including AmCap Mortgage, Network Funding, Maverick Mortgage, and Countrywide Mortgage Services.

“Two things really drew me to Nations and made it stand out in this landscape,” Cummings said. “First, the support it offers its branches and loan officers from a marketing standpoint is unparalleled and a rarity within the larger marketplace. But they also jump through hoops to ensure that same amazing level of in-house support also translates externally to our customers. The company really makes it a priority to streamline everything from the application process right on through to underwriting, processing, and closing. They get it done, and they get it done on time.”