Matt Olson

Aug 05 2019

Be Aware of Unaffiliated Mortgage Service Solicitations


Buying a new home is a very exciting time. Within two-three weeks of purchase, your new home is processed by the county assessor. Certain pieces of your mortgage information are public record, including the borrower’s name, address, mortgage holder, and the mortgage amount. New home loans often result in several mortgage service solicitations from companies who purchase that public record data and attempt to sell products, warranties, insurance, etc.

Here is what you need to know:

  • Mailings with mortgage service solicitations like insurance and warranties are not affiliated with Hills Bank.
  • Look closely (frequently in fine print) and you should be able to identify the sender.
  • Hills Bank does not provide mortgage information to these third parties.

If you receive a mailing that is attempting to sell you products, warranties, or additional insurance, know that it is not from Hills Bank or from a company that we have endorsed or vetted. Additionally, it’s important to remember we will never ask for personal account information by email, text, or phone. It’s important not to respond to unsolicited requests for personal information which appears to be from Hills Bank. If you wonder whether communications are legitimate, please contact us by email, live chat with us via, or call us at 1-800-445-5725 (HILLSBK). Our Customer Contact Center will be able to help determine the legitimacy of any messages you receive coming from Hills Bank or that appear to come from Hills Bank.

Matt Olson

About Matt Olson

Matt Olson is Vice President, Mortgage Lending at Coralville's location at 1009 2nd Street. He has been at Hills Bank since 2004 helping customers with home purchases and refinancing needs. Matt can be reached at

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