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Universal Lending

Brian Hafner

Brian Hafner

NMLS# 1620055
Direct: 406.294.2661
2646 Grand Avenue, Ste. 2
Billings, MT 59102

As a Mortgage Loan Officer, Brian enjoys helping individuals and families around Montana and Wyoming fulfill their dreams of buying homes or improving their financial futures with a refinance. He brings both a knowledge of and passion for the mortgage industry to work each day and complements this with his desire to succeed.  Brian has been in the lending industry with ULC since 2016.  He is a Certified Military Home Specialist and teaches homebuyer seminars.  Brian has earned a reputation for making the loan process go smoothly, by educating borrowers, realtors, and all others involved in the transaction. Whether the borrowers are first-time homebuyers, fifth-time homebuyers or refinancers, Brian and his team communicates every step of the way to provide a one-of-a-kind experience.


Brian is President of the Grizzly Scholarship Association, part of Breakfast Exchange Club, an ambassador for the Billings Chamber, active member of Billings NextGen, committee member for Billings Association of Realtors, board member for Habitat for Humanity, and founding member of Be All Giving.  He was awarded President’s Club in 202, 2021, and 2022.  In 2019 he was the Billings Association of Realtors recipient for the Quality-of-Life Community Action & Realtor Excellence Award.  In 2020 he was chosen for 40 Under Forty by the Billings Gazette and was awarded the Customer Service Excellence Award by the Billings Chamber.  In 2022 he was awarded the Affiliate of the Year through the Billings Association of Realtors and was voted the Best Mortgage Loan Officer by the Readers’ Choice through the Billings Gazette.  When Brian isn’t volunteering throughout the community, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Sam, and children, Isabella and Quinton.  You can usually find him in his office, at an event, or on the golf course.

In fact, that is our mission: People Helping People Achieve Their Dreams. 

Based in Denver, Colorado, Universal Lending has grown from a staff of three to over 200 mortgage professionals around the United States. We understand the impact we make on you and on our community with every loan we make, and we take the privilege and responsibility very seriously.

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