Home Lending Branch Manager

Pete Bender

About Pete
NMLS# 247143
Newport Beach, CA

Over the past 25 years, Pete has been making the dream of homeownership come true. He’s spent his career offering creative solutions to help structure loans that suit his clients’ needs. He’s construction certified, the recipient of numerous awards — from the Leaders Club to the Circle of Excellence — and a committed branch manager to his employees.


An Orange County, California, native, Pete enjoys volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. He’s also an avid skier who loves to get out on the snow or the water.

What it’s like to work with Pete
Pete Bender is as good as they get. From beginning to end, he carefully makes sure that his clients are taken care of and understand the process thoroughly. His knowledge and patience are why I chose to move forward with Umpqua Bank. I feel we are always in the best hands when Pete is handling our loans.
Jonathan M.
Pete was absolutely brilliant throughout. We appreciated Pete’s knowledge and experience to guide us through the process and also his availability when we had questions. We could not be happier with the team and end result!
Oliver P.
Pete Bender was great. His experience as a loan officer is obvious. He was able to answer every question we had.
Diane and Terry R.

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