Sabine State Bank Hires New Mortgage Lender

April 2, 2015 - Sabine State Bank would like to welcome Tara Permenter to their organization. Tara is a Shelby County native with extensive experience in mortgage lending. Permenter began her banking career in 1996 in Joaquin, Texas. Tara continued on her career path in mortgage lending with a move to Center, Texas in October of 2003.

"We are extremely excited to have Tara become part of our team here at Sabine State Bank. It isn't every day that an institution can find someone that has the experience level and work ethic that she possesses. Experience is an invaluable asset in our industry. Lenders need to have the ability to make the customer feel confident and comfortable that they have chosen the best bank for their needs and I believe Tara has that ability. The future of Sabine State Bank and mortgage lending is bright, I, as well as the entire staff here at Sabine, am very enthusiastic about what is to come with her addition to our team.” said Steve Waters, Regional Manager and Senior VP for Sabine State Bank.

When asked about her career in mortgage lending Tara had this to say, "My mom has been in the banking industry all of my life and I knew early on that being in that environment was something I wanted to do; I just didn't know which area or where to put my focus. I found out right after I attended my very first mortgage loan closing that helping people realize their dream of owning a home or land was where I wanted to be. To me it means a lot to know that I was able to play an important role in helping someone achieve one of the most important purchases they will ever make in their lifetime; that's huge. I, along with Sabine State Bank, am looking forward to helping customers in Shelby, Sabine, San Augustine, Panola counties and the surrounding areas achieve their real estate ownership goals.”

Tara and husband, Cody have three children Collin, Carsen and Hadley. Tara enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling.

Sabine State Bank has been serving its customers since 1901; assisting individuals, small & mid-size businesses, municipal and political subdivisions with over 45 locations in Central Louisiana & East Texas, Sabine State Bank is one of the largest state-charted banks in Louisiana with assets exceeding $700 million. Sabine State Bank is dedicated to the areas in which it serves and is committed to supporting local communities.