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Purse Strings engages top-tier financial professionals who are willing, ready and able to serve a female market. Our Purse Strings Approved Professionals (PSAPs for short!) are financial professionals who have:

  • Clearly articulated their desire to serve a female market
  • Earned designations that set them apart to help women (such as CDFAs or CDS)
  • Created careers that uniquely serve women in situations where help wasn’t easily found - like Widowhood, Financial Abuse, Post-divorce financials to name a few.

Many of our professionals come with their own stories and experiences which led them to help women and make an impact in the financial industry. Our professionals are handpicked or referred to us by current PSAPs. All Professionals go through an interview process and all licenses and designations are validated. Purse Strings Approved Professionals are provided ongoing training, education and expert resources that continually help them sharpen their skills to serve a female market.

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  • Mortgage Lender
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2936 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618
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Marla Barch
Vice President of Mortgage Lending, CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC

Communication is key, and sharing information is as important as listening. I will make sure you know what’s happening with your mortgage as it progresses through the process and will be available to answer your questions. I’ll be with you every step of the way, from application to closing and beyond.

Marla Barch has been consistently ranked as one of the top mortgage loan originators in the Chicagoland area. Her expertise with unique loan programs and creative loan structuring, her commitment to top-notch customer service, and her diligent efforts to make sure every client is matched with the loan programs that best meets their qualifications and their goals set her apart in the industry.

  • Prairie State College
  • IL
  • Lending Programs
  • Managing/Rebuilding Credit
  • English
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We want women to surround themselves with a talented and thoughtful team of experts who will help them plan for their future. Yet, we are keenly aware that so many providers in these industries lack the skill set to work with women and their unique needs.

There are things to look for when finding the right professional for your needs: flexibility, empathy, creativity, strategy, and work style. Take the questionnaire and find out how your current pro stacks up—and if you could use the advice of a Purse Strings Approved™ Professional who’s qualified to meet your expectations.

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