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Guaranteed Rate Named a Best Overall Online Mortgage Lender and a Best FHA Mortgage Lender for Refinance by NerdWallet

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Chicago, Jan. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the nation, was named a Best Overall Online Lender and a Best FHA Mortgage Lender for Refinance by the popular personal finance news site NerdWallet. NerdWallet's Best-of Awards Program recognizes industry-leading options for consumers across a variety of financial products. As part of providing consumers with clear and objective recommendations for all their financial decisions, NerdWallet evaluated dozens of financial products across multiple product categories to identify the best options of the year.

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"I am thrilled to congratulate the winners of NerdWallet's 2018 Best-of Awards Program on their industry-leading personal finance products," said Tim Chen, co-founder and chief executive officer at NerdWallet. "Consumers have more choice than ever when it comes to personal finance products, and our Best-of Awards highlight those that truly rise to the top. We're very fortunate to work with partners who deliver products that help consumers with all of their financial needs."

"NerdWallet is an impressive personal finance resource for consumers and we are honored to be recognized," says Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO Victor Ciardelli. "Our FHA loan volume increased 23 percent from 2016 to 2017 and we were the first mortgage lenders to launch the Digital Mortgage so we're thrilled with these accolades. We continually improve our platforms to provide the most transparent and best possible customer experience. Additionally, at any time our experienced loan originators can advise during the process, answer questions and ensure borrowers are clear about all of the options that best fit their individual circumstances."

About Guaranteed Rate

Guaranteed Rate is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, the company has approximately 195 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 nearly $23 billion in loans in 2016 alone. The company has become the Home Purchase Experts® by introducing the world's first Digital Mortgage technology and offering low rate, low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Guaranteed Rate won an American Business Award for its Digital Mortgage technology in 2016, ranked No. 1 in Scotsman Guide's Top Mortgage Lenders 2016, was chosen as Top Lender 2016 and 2017 by Chicago Agent magazine and made the Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list seven of the past eight years. Visit Rate.com for more information.

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Grace Bondy
Guaranteed Rate
517-672-8001
grace.bondy@rate.com

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