Needham Bank Hires CRA Residential Lender, Wilfred Edwards


Photo of CRA Residential Lender Wilfred EdwardsNEEDHAM,MA---Needham Bank announced that Wilfred Edwards has joined the Bank’s Residential Lending team as Vice President, CRA Residential Lending. In this role, Mr. Edwards will focus on originating loans within the Boston area.

Mr. Edwards brings over twenty years of banking experience to this position. Prior to joining Needham Bank, he worked as a Mortgage Development Officer for 13 years with Santander Bank and as a Senior Risk Analyst with Bank of America. In addition to his job experience, he also holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from University of Massachusetts.

“Having worked with big banks in the past, it’s refreshing to be at a local bank with products tailored to the variety of markets in our area,” remarked Edwards. “I’m looking forward to reconnecting with clients and organizations I’ve previously worked with to share Needham Bank’s unique loan programs.”

Mr. Edwards is active in the Boston community, working with many organizations to present First Time Homebuyer Seminars and Financial Literacy Workshops. He has previously worked with the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance, Massachusetts Housing Partnership, Masshousing, the Asian Community Development Corporation, and UrbanEdge.

“When it came time to hire a CRA Residential Lender, we knew Wilfred would be a terrific fit because of his previous lending experience in the City of Boston and his commitment to community” commented Laura Dorfman, Executive Vice President, Residential Lending.