Guaranteed Rate Grows with New Call Centers and More Loan Officers to Meet the Demands of its Digital Mortgage

CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guaranteed Rate, the eighth largest retail mortgage lender in the nation and an industry technology leader, continues its nationwide expansion with the addition of 75 loan officers from Discover Home Loans, who recently announced its decision to exit the conventional first mortgage business.

"We're excited to add more great talent to our existing group of top producers," said Victor Ciardelli, president and CEO of Guaranteed Rate. "With the launch of our new Digital Mortgage – the timing couldn't be more perfect."

The new loan officers will join Guaranteed Rate's existing team of experts in servicing the large volume of customers now using Guaranteed Rate's brand new Digital Mortgage. Guaranteed Rate launched the world's first Digital Mortgage in June and more than 4,400 people have already locked more than $1.4 billion in loans via the new technology.

The addition of new loan officers further underscores Guaranteed Rate's commitment to culture, pricing and service.

More About Guaranteed Rate

Guaranteed Rate is the eighth largest retail mortgage lender in the United States. 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 more than $80 billion in home purchase loans and refinances since 2000 and nearly $13 billion in 2015 alone through August. Guaranteed Rate was ranked No. 1 in Scotsman Guide's "Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2014" honors, and was recognized by Inc. magazine as the No. 4 private company job creator in the U.S. in 2013.

Guaranteed Rate has received numerous honors for its technology innovations: last year, Victor Ciardelli was named "CEO of the Year" at the 2014 Illinois Technology Association CityLights Awards and the company's online loan application was named the "Best Corporate Digital Innovation" at the 2013 Moxie Awards. The company 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. Follow Guaranteed Rate:

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