Guaranteed Rate Recognized on 2019 List of Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies

Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES

Chicago, Ill, May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the nation, has been named on the exclusive list of Chicago’s largest privately held companies by Crain's Chicago Business.

The Crain's list is comprised of a total of 325 companies, ranked by 2018 revenue. Guaranteed Rate, the highest-ranking mortgage lending company listed, came in at #69 this year. The company has offices in all 50 states, and employees over 1,500 people in and around the Chicagoland area.

“Being on Crain’s list means a lot,” said Victor Ciardelli, Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO. “When we talk about providing our customers the best possible experience, we mean it, and the result is clear: people want to work with us, and our business has grown tremendously because of it.”

With nearly $24 billion of home loans funded in 2018 alone, Guaranteed Rate has delivered competitive pricing, mortgage products and unmatched expertise from its top-producing loan officers, helping thousands of customers move into their dream homes. The Company introduced the market’s first Digital Mortgage, creating an easy-to-understand, transparent loan process, which has led to an industry-leading customer satisfaction rating and exponential growth.  For more information, visit:  

About Guaranteed Rate Companies

Guaranteed Rate is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, the Company has more than 4,000 employees in nearly 330 offices across the U.S. and Washington, D.C., and is licensed in all 50 states. Since its founding in 2000, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with home purchase loans and refinances and funded more than $19 billion in 2018. The Company has cemented itself as the Home Purchase Experts® by introducing innovative technology, such as the world's first Digital Mortgage, offering low rates within an easy-to-understand mortgage process and by delivering unparalleled customer service. 2017 marked the launch of Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. Honors and awards include: “Top Lender for Online Service” for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2017; Top Lender 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Chicago Agent magazine; Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years; and Best Overall Online Lender and Best Lender for FHA Refinance by NerdWallet.