JENNINGS, La. – JD Bank is pleased to announce and welcome Lara James as Mortgage Loan Originator. She is an established, well-known home lender in the Lake Charles area and she is located in the JD Bank MorganField Branch Office.

In this position, James will develop and maintain relationships with realtors, builders and area developers, and also provide individualized service to customers applying for mortgage loans. Her background includes servicing the financing for conventional, FHA, VA, USDA and Rural Development loans, as well as helping first-time homebuyers.

“Lara brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in many different aspects of mortgage lending,” said Boyd R. Boudreaux, President & CEO of JD Bank. “She has hit the ground running to make sure the needs of our community are met promptly, and she will be an asset to our customers as we continue to grow.”

Prior to joining JD Bank, James worked as a Mortgage Loan Officer and has over 10 years of experience working with mortgages and customers in Southwest Louisiana.

James has lived in the Lake Charles area for over two decades and attended McNeese State. She is a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church and is heavily involved in the church and school community. She’s also a member of Kiwanis of Contraband, and a former member of the Junior League of Lake Charles. James has also been involved in a variety of projects helping the community as an affiliate of the Southwest Louisiana Association of Realtors.

The JD Bank MorganField Branch Office is located at 4989 E. McNeese St. in Lake Charles.

About JD Bank

Founded in 1947 and celebrating 70 years as Louisiana’s Community BankTM, JD Bank offers personal and business banking services with 24 locations across Southwest Louisiana and Acadiana, and the latest in online and mobile banking. For more information, visit or call (800) 789-5159. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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