has been named tops on the list of the “Best Mortgage Lenders of 2018,” according to U.S. News and World Report. The Chicago-based retail mortgage lender was named the Best Lender for Online Service.
“Being named the best online mortgage company aligns directly with our mission to improve and simplify the entire homebuying process,“ said Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO Victor Ciardelli. “We are thrilled to receive national recognition for our game-changing technology that was built with the borrower experience in mind.”
US News & World Report recommended the Guaranteed Rate mortgage process as best for borrowers who:
►Want to complete most of the mortgage process online
►Want help figuring out the right product for their situation
►Want access to a variety of home loan options
According to the published report, “almost all of Guaranteed Rate’s mortgage process can be completed online, including application and loan documentation. Borrowers can speak with a loan officer over the phone or in a branch office to evaluate their financial needs and find the right mortgage product if they prefer.”
The report praises Guaranteed Rate for its extensive online mortgage process, its online application and loan documentation capabilities and the ability to review and electronically sign documents, which cuts time down to a 10-minute closing appointment.
“We could not gain such industry recognition without our team of incredible Loan Officers and the agents they work with,” Ciardelli said. “No other digital mortgage lender has developed such a simple and seamless platform that empowers loan originators to efficiently serve clients and referral partners.”