First Capital

First Capital hires only experienced, and highly ethical loan origination professionals. These professionals rank amongst the top originators in the country, and strive to provide stellar service on each and every transaction. With the support of one of the strongest operations team in Southern California, our loan originators have driven First Capital to a position of leadership in California. Our clients enjoy the ability to utilize our direct banking, as well as our preferred lender network to ensure they get the right loan for their specific financing needs. Some of the many happy clients that we have served share their accolades of these professionals below.


Recommendations (750)


Peter Curtin recommends Scott Bradley

Scott and team did a great job getting us a refi. Ours was a fair bit of equity, but little income as becomes some early retirees, so it can be s bit dicey. Scott and te made it easy and it all happened on time
2 days ago

Angela Chang recommends Bruce Nangle

Operations Manager

Can't say enough great things about Bruce Nangle. He went above and beyond to make sure our home buying process went thru as smooth as possible. There was constant communication and follow ups. He kept us updated and was always available for any questions or concerns. With today's loan approval process, it could get a little crazy at time, but Bruce was extremely knowledgeable always on it making sure we got everything taken care of. Thank you, Bruce!
2 days ago

Brandon recommends Kathy Davis


Kathy Davis is a pro! She made my recent home buying experience a breeze by being thorough and having everything ready to get through escrow without a hitch! She's a great communicator and goes the extra mile to get the deal closed. I would recommend her to all my friends looking to buy!
2 days ago

Pat T. recommends Simon G. Atik

Marketing Manager

It was truly a pleasure working with Simon and his team. They were true professionals and helped walk us through the entire process. I would definitely recommend their services and hope to work with them again in the near future.
2 days ago

Steven Heravi recommends Kathy Davis

Branch Manager

Kathy truly is the best of the best! She has done multiple loans for me personally and many, many loans for my clients and they all thank me for the recommendation. Kathy is honest, hard working, and is a true problem solver. Kathy has my highest recommendation!
Jun 9, 2017

Josef Lipp recommends Jasun Carter

Head of Operations

Jasun and his team were excellent. My wife and I had a difficult set of circumstances, but Jasun went above and beyond to get us a great loan at an excellent rate. We will refer all of our friends and family to work with Jasun when buying a home!
Jun 7, 2017

Venky recommends First Capital

IT Director

Ron & his team has complete knowledge of lending process, they guide you end to end process.. infact they act as your real estate agent when things go wrong.. really appreciate their work, dedication.
Jun 6, 2017

Medhat yhyia recommends Jim Kubicka

Mr kubicka was working in our lone for our new home in the last couple of month , he was very knowlgable and patient and walked with us step by step through the whole process till the loan was approved and funded , we are so happy with our new home and thanks to Jim Kubicka effort and we definitely recommend him to any home buyer that looking for an honest loan.
Thanks Jim
Jun 6, 2017

Zeinab Elmashad recommends Jim Kubicka

Home buyer

Jim did an amazing and incredible job of explaining everything from day one to the very last page of all documentation and he did his very best explaining all of that to me. Jim is a very honest man and a great one too! I'm very happy I choose him to help me in purchasing my first house! Jim is a great man!
Jun 6, 2017

Douglas Miranda recommends Simon G. Atik


Simon and his team provided us with excellent service. We were referred to Simon to help us secure financing for the purchase of our home after we had been rejected by other lenders. I can't thank him enough for all his help. I highly recommend him.
Jun 6, 2017

Chris Camarillo recommends Jud Whyte

Design Associate

Jud was truly amazing, from beginning to end, during my fiance and my home-buying process. He goes to great lengths, beyond what any loan officer would typically do, to make sure you are informed, comfortable, and confident throughout the entire process. He's always available to answer questions or address concerns. He's extremely knowledgeable yet is able to explain even the most complicated parts of the home-buying process to a novice like myself. Jud is someone you can trust; he proved time and time again that he does what he says he will do and that you can count on him. I will be using Jud again in the future for my next purchase and I don't hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.
May 31, 2017

Ryan Sensenig recommends Jud Whyte

Claims Examiner

Jud truly was an excellent loan officer and went above and beyond his job description to make us feel comfortable in our first home purchase. Jud was available at any time and made sure we understood everything completely. He returned emails and phone calls very quickly. I would certainly recommend him to you, whether you are a first time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran.
May 30, 2017

Kathleen Hanlon recommends Maureen Sweeney


Maureen is a true professional. I've worked with Maureen for years and each and every transaction she handles with complete detail. Maureen always responds to calls and emails quickly, which is critical. She does exactly what she promises she can do and on time! Maureen's upbeat personality always makes her a pleasure to work with!
May 29, 2017

Adam Y. recommends Gene Huang

CG Artist

Gene was recommended by a trusted adviser and proved a great choice for our refinance needs. We appreciated both his willingness to meet up at his office, and promptness in responding to emails and texts. He even offered to drop by our house to pick up documents on a busy weekday. It was great working with Gene on our refinance and we would do it again in the future without hesitation.
May 28, 2017

David H Levy recommends Bruce Nangle


I was fortunate to recently purchase a new condo and through using First Capital, I met and worked with Bruce. Both Bruce and his assistant Jesse took me through every step of the process easily and productively. They were incredibly knowledgeable and extremely helpful in getting through the process as painlessly as possible. At times, both Bruce and Jesse went, what I would consider, beyond the call of duty to help me. Be it contacting and making arrangements with third parties, even going out of their way to pick up documentation that was really my responsibility. Although I am somewhat of a novice when it comes to purchasing property (my ex-wife was the brains of the family), Bruce never made me feel ignorant or un-knowledgeable and explained everything in a calm and easy to understand fashion. Most importantly, Bruce was a true professional in every sense. Returning calls quickly, keeping me posted with each step, making all of the arrangements, etc. All in a calming and low-key fashion. There is no one that I will ever use besides Bruce, should I decide to purchase another piece of property. Thanks Bruce!!!!
May 28, 2017

Gayle Robinson recommends John H. May II

I would highly recommend John May to handle any of your financing needs. It was such a pleasure working with him. He was extremely professional, very knowledgeable and made himself available to answer any questions. He definetly made the entire process seem effortless.
May 25, 2017

Nicole & Randy Trudeau recommends Simon G. Atik

New homeowners!

Simon was a terrific partner who helped us navigate the often confusing process of buying a new home in an incredibly competitive LA market. After our first home fell out of escrow due to a low appraisal, Simon helped us scramble to expand our possibilities and spend a bit more money, which ultimately helped us buy the house we really wanted in the area we preferred. He and his team worked tirelessly to find the right loan for us. He is a no-nonsense professional. He takes the time to explain every aspect of home-buying to you in detail. I can't recommend Simon highly enough!
May 24, 2017

Doug Merrick recommends Sheree Benoit

school teacher

This is the second time I have used Sheree Benoit to secure a loan. Sheree is always quick to answer my questions, and extremely knowledgeable. She makes the process understandable and simple. I felt aware of next steps and cared for throughout the process. I highly recommend Sheree for anyone seeking to obtain a loan.
May 24, 2017

Tim McDougal recommends Maureen Sweeney

SVP and Manager

I have known and worked with Maureen Sweeney for over three years and she is a seasoned Mortgage Loan Officer. She knows underwriting and the various mortgage products available in the industry. She will take the time to analyze and understand the clients overall needs and goals.
May 24, 2017

Vitaly Shafirov recommends Bruce Nangle


Bruce Nangle represented me in my recent real estate purchase. Bruce guided me through the whole process, from loan pre-qualification to searching for houses, constantly updating my pre-approval. Bruce was very thorough, fast, and was always there to answer questions, even in person at his office on the short notice. The whole process was pain free, I was pleased to have someone as professional as Bruce, and will recommend him to anyone
Vitaly Shafirov
May 24, 2017

Peter LoCoco recommends Maureen Sweeney

Commercial Banker

Maureen has done a great job with my clients. She has the expertise to work on complicated transactions and the dedication to see them through to the end.
May 23, 2017

Hany Rezek recommends Maureen Sweeney


I have known Maureen for a couple of years and I can attest to how professional Maureen is . Maureen has shown great knowledge of mortgage and real estate .as a matter of fact I have referred family member to Maureen .
May 23, 2017

Dixie Hall recommends Maureen Sweeney

Senior Vice President

My husband and I would highly, highly, highly recommend Maureen to anyone looking for a loan. We had spent 6 months trying to refi our newly remodeled house with a name brand lender before we finally called it quits out of sheer frustration with the never ending paperwork requests and inability to get to a resolution. It was like they were afraid to make a decision so they just asked for more "stuff". We found Maureen and within 6 weeks we had a new loan. She was so organized and most importantly - made a real point of communicating with us at every step and went to bat for us with the underwriter when needed. This was key to getting the loan because we are both self employed and do not "fit the boxes" that lenders like to adhere to.
May 23, 2017

Robert Luciano recommends Maureen Sweeney

Sales Manager

Maureen did a great job helping my client and good friend. He was a 1st time home buyer and had many questions. Maureen Helped him every step of the way. She was great to work with and I look forward to another transaction
May 23, 2017

michael kartalija, phd recommends Maureen Sweeney

Professor of Marketing

Over the years I have financed and/or refinanced numerous properties. Of all of the agents I have worked with, I have never worked with anyone as professional, patient and helpful as Maureen. I would give her my highest recommendation and never hesitate to refer a potential client to her.

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