About AgsReward from Hurst Lending & Insurance

AgsReward is a division of Hurst Lending & Insurance (previously Moneysafe).  In 2006, Jay Hurst came up with the idea of starting a mortgage and real estate business focused on helping Texas A&M graduates save money when buying or selling a home.  Our first two lines of business were:

  • An Aggie Real Estate Referral Service that refers Aggie Home Buyers/Sellers to a group of pre-screened Aggie Realtors; and
  • A Mortgage business to help Aggies secure financing for their new home.

Over the years, we expanded our business to offer

  • Home & Auto Insurance
  • Commercial Multifamily/Apartment Loans

We also expanded our business beyond the Texas A&M community and we now operate a number of Mortgage and Real Estate websites under the Hurst Lending & Insurance umbrella. Our experts specialize in Jumbo Rates for Loans in Texas and DFW Jumbo loansTexas Vet Loans (for Texas Vet and VA loans), No PMI  Loans (for Loans without Mortgage Insurance), Residential Bridge Loans, and Low Down Payment Investor Loans.

Company Facts

why work with AgsReward

AgsReward Senior Management

Jay Hurst
Jay HurstCo-Founder, AgsReward and Hurst Lending & Insurance
Jay co-founded our business. He holds a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University, Class of 2000. He is a Residential Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS #323441) and financial planner. Prior to starting Hurst Lending & Insurance and our AgsReward.com division he founded Advanced Educators Financial LLC, a financial planning firm focused on the education marketplace. Jay also has experience investing in residential real estate.
Scott Bialek
Scott BialekCo-Founder, AgsReward and Hurst Lending & Insurance
Scott co-founded our business. He attended Texas A&M and has degrees from the St. Mary’s School of Law and the University of Texas. Scott is a licensed attorney, Residential Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS #284767), real estate broker, insurance agent, and he has held senior positions at Dell and USAA (for details on Scott’s experience at Dell and USAA please visit hisLinkedin profile). He co-founded several companies in the late 1990’s (e.g. a mortgage company, a real estate company, insurance agency, and a title/closing business). Scott also has extensive experience investing in residential real estate as well as developing commercial/retail properties.
Chris Jandrain
Chris JandrainVice President, AgsReward and Hurst Lending & Insurance
Chris is a Residential Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS #1001967) and has been with AgsReward and Hurst Lending since 2006. He specializes in conventional, FHA, VA, Texas Vet, Texas Cash Out, Jumbo loans, 2nd lien, and Reverse Mortgages. Chris has been instrumental in launching several of Hurst’s niche lending programs, including the 2014 introduction of one-time close VA loans for new construction – a first in Texas.

Prior to joining AgsReward and Hurst, Chris held senior finance positions at Dell.

Dat Nguyen
Dat NguyenEquity Partner, AgsReward and Hurst Lending & Insurance
Dat is a part owner of Hurst Lending & Insurance and our AgsReward.com division. He holds a degree in Agriculture from Texas A&M University, Class of 1998. Dat played for the Dallas Cowboys for seven seasons and was an All-American from Texas A&M University and. He is an Honorary Co-chair for the American Heart Association Heartwalk, Co-chair of the Vietnamese American National Gala, Chair of Athlete in Action, and serves on the Board of Texas A&M University Press. Dat received numerous awards including the Bednarik and Lombardi Awards.