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Community Lender Recognized for Distinguished Service

Lola Pol is a national leader in bringing first-time, low-income buyers into homeownership. Lola is a top producer with both the federal and Washington, D.C. affordable housing lending assistance programs, and consistently ranks as one of the top three loan originators for sales volume at Capital Bank Home Loans (a division of Capital Bank, N.A.).   

Lola has worked for nearly two decades as a mortgage lender. Her character and compassion for others has influenced her career to this day. Her concern about the problems buyers face when using assistance programs led her to establish a branch at Capital Bank dedicated to community lending. The office is structured to maximize responsiveness with a staff of employees who are specially trained in this work. A significant part of the loan application and approval process developed by Lola involves in-depth engagement with loan applications, analysis of their overall financial capacities and financial counseling.

Because of her innovative work and impressive record, Lola has become a preferred lender in the Washington, D.C. area, for both for-profit and non-profit affordable housing developments. She sees herself as a resource for the entire community, available to help with the purchase process from beginning to end. 

For her leadership in developing pathways to homeownership, Lola Pol earned the ABA Foundation’s 2022 George Bailey Distinguished Service Award, honoring a non-CEO bank employee who demonstrates outstanding initiative, commitment to their customers and community, and the ability to inspire others.

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