Top Southern California Loan Originator Alexander Martin Named Branch Manager for Guaranteed Rate in Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif., April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guaranteed Rate, one of the ten largest retail mortgage lenders in the U.S., announced that top Southern California loan originator Alexander Martin recently joined the company's Pasadena, Calif. office as branch manager and vice president of mortgage lending.

Martin has a dozen years in the mortgage and real estate industry, beginning his career at a local bank where he quickly took to mortgages as a way to help families with their most important purchase. In Guaranteed Rate's Pasadena office, he leads a team of # mortgage loan originators available to help home buyers with a full suite of mortgage and refinancing options. Martin holds a master's degree in finance and management from the University of La Verne and a bachelor's degree in psychology and political science from Loyola Marymount University.

Guaranteed Rate's Pasadena office is located 99 S. Lake Ave., Suite 500 in Pasadena. For more information, call 310-279-7545 or visit

Founded in 2000, Guaranteed Rate has become one of the nation's fastest growing mortgage companies by offering low rate, low fee mortgages and superior customer service, and funded $12.4 billion in loans in 2014 alone. The company has been able to expand successfully through a business model that allows top originators to join the company and close more loans faster through Guaranteed Rate's commitment to technology, pricing, process and support. Guaranteed Rate now has more top loan originators in the annual national rankings from mortgage industry publications Mortgage Executive, Scotsman Guide and Origination News than any other bank or mortgage company.

About Guaranteed Rate

Guaranteed Rate is one of the ten largest retail mortgage lenders in the U.S. The company has become The Home Purchase Experts® by offering industry-leading self-service tools and low rate, low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chicago with approximately 175 offices across the U.S. and licensed in all 50 states, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with nearly $80 billion in home purchase loans and refinances since 2000. Guaranteed Rate was ranked No. 1 in Scotsman Guide's "Top Mortgage Lenders 2013" honors, and was recognized by Inc. magazine as the No. 4 private company job creator in the U.S. in 2013. Visit for more information.

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