Teresa Jensen, VP—mortgage loan originator, begins every day looking forward to educating her customers and the public about mortgage loans. This is one of the reasons she serves as an expert contributor to the Bankers Trust Education Center’s Homeownership category.

“The more education and knowledge my customers have, the better they feel when making decisions when buying or refinancing a home,” Teresa said. “There is a lot that the general public does not know about mortgages, so it’s fun to be able to provide information where they can learn from my experience in the industry.”

In Teresa’s 22 years in the mortgage industry, she has worked with a variety of customers, from assisting first time homebuyers with down payments, to helping private banking clients who are building a new home.

In her role at the bank, Teresa focuses on residential mortgage loans to provide financing options for customers buying or refinancing a home. She ensures that she provides the utmost quality of customer service every day.

“My goal is to make my customers feel extremely comfortable and have a stress free experience,” she said. “I make sure that they know what they’re getting with a mortgage loan, rather than just giving them papers to sign. I do this by keeping close connection with their real estate agents and being educated in the local real estate market.”

Teresa prides herself in giving back to the community like Bankers Trust does. She currently serves on the Housing Fund for Linn County’s executive board and is a member of the Local Association of Realtors. She is also on the executive Heartball Planning Committee, volunteers for Meals on Wheels and United Way, and she hosts first time home buyer classes to share her expertise.


Teresa Jensen is vice president, mortgage loan originator at Bankers Trust. She has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, having worked her way from her first teller position to commercial and agriculture lending prior to shifting her focus to real estate lending. Teresa has worked in markets large and small across the Midwest and has originated many types of mortgages, including construction, FHA, VA, jumbo and loans for first time homebuyers. Teresa focuses on educating borrowers on options that best fit their financial future.

Outside of the office, Teresa serves on the Heartball planning committee and is a member of the Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors. From time to time, you can also see her volunteering for Meals on Wheels and with local organizations helping the community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family. She also likes to bike, kayak and travel.

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