June 28, 2018
Meet the Expert
ABOUT THE TOPIC
The banking system can be quite a challenge to the newcomer to the US. Understanding how it works and how it will impact your everyday life is an important step of your settling in to your new life in the US. During this session, the speakers will discuss the credit score and credit history. They will also explore how those two factors determine your mortgage application.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
William Levesque, AVP, Business Development Officer-International Banking Group
William works in the International department of Bank of the West where he assist French speaking clients, that are relocating to the US, with their banking needs. His client includes international entrepreneurs and families, high net-worth individuals and multi-national businesses. Prior joining Bank of the West William worked at the international consulting firm Amaris where he worked as the business development manager. William is french and american.
Karen McDowell, Mortgage Banker at Bank of the West
Karen joined Bank of the West in 2001 as Mortgage Banker and achieved the title of Assistant Vice President in 2003. She currently works as a Private Mortgage Banker supporting the banks Wealth Management headquarters in San Francisco. Karen has over 30 years of experience in retail banking as a Financial Sales Manager, Personal Banker, VP and Branch Manager. She has spent 14 of those years as a Mortgage Banker. Karen also has extensive underwriting experience which helps her identify diverse and creative solutions when advising her clients on mortgages.
Julien Christiaens, Vice President, Area Manager at Bank of the West
Julien's department focuses on assisting clients with their domestic and international banking needs. His clients include international entrepreneurs and families, high net-worth individuals and multi-national businesses. Prior to joining Bank of the West, Julien worked for its parent company, BNP Paribas in Belgium. Julien is fluent in French and English
ABOUT MEET THE EXPERT
Who? Experts & up to 12 participants
How? Our expert will tell you all about the theme of the day and will save some time for questions
When? Thursday, June 28th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where? FACCSF's office, 26 O'Farrell Street, #500, San Francisco, CA 94108 (map)
Why? Learn and network
Price? Free for members – Non-members: $35
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