Mortgage competitor with similar name is causing confusion among consumers and media
KALAMAZOO, MI (May 3, 2021) - Michigan-based Amerifirst Financial Corporation announced today that its customers’ financial data is safe and has not been compromised by a security breach that affected a west coast mortgage competitor who operates under a similar name.
Amerifirst Financial Corporation is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Founded in 1983, it offers full-service residential mortgage services across the nation through its Amerifirst Home Mortgage and Ameritrust Home Mortgage divisions. Services are provided in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
In California, Amerifirst Financial Corporation operates a division under the name “Ameritrust Home Mortgage” to avoid confusion with AmeriFirst Financial, Inc., which also operates in the southwest region, and was the target of the Dec. 2 – 10 data breach.
In a release dated April 29th, The National Law Review reported that AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. (not to be confused with Amerifirst Financial Corporation) discovered its breach on April 12th, 2021. It operates branches in California, Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah.
“Protecting our customers’ personal information is a commitment we take very seriously,” said Mark Jones, CEO and Co-Founder of Amerifirst Financial Corporation. “We have built our business on the strength of our customer relationships – one of honesty and trust – and one of our highest priorities is keeping that trust intact by putting multiple safeguards in place to protect our servers and databases from threats like these.”
Amerifirst’s information security program includes IT and security professionals who work together to oversee security, monitor potential vulnerabilities or threats, and implement cyber defense strategies. Information security will continue to be among its top priorities as cyber-attacks become more prevalent in the financial services industry.
About Amerifirst Financial Corporation
Amerifirst Financial Corporation offers financial services through its Amerifirst Home Mortgage, Ameriuno, and Ameritrust Home Mortgage divisions. As an advocate for affordable homeownership and a mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, the company consistently ranks as a top producing lender of FHA and USDA Rural Development loans. It employs over 800 team members and operates in branches across a dozen states and is recognized by Inc. 5000 for its 78 percent growth for six consecutive years. Committed to operating by a strong set of core values, it has ranked as a Best & Brightest Company to Work For in the Nation for the past five years and was named a Best Mortgage Company to Work For in 2021. It is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan.