Guild Mortgage Earns Fannie Mae STAR™ Performer Recognition

Leading independent mortgage lender honored for its competency,
capacity and overall performance in servicing

SAN DIEGO – Guild Mortgage, one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the U.S., has earned a Servicer Total Achievement and Rewards™ (STAR™) Performer recognition from Fannie Mae for 2017.

The STAR Program is a performance management and recognition program designed to define industry standards and leading practices. The program seeks to provide a consistent methodology for measuring servicer performance, as well as identify and recognize Fannie Mae’s highest-performing servicers.

Guild Mortgage received recognition for General Servicing for the 2017 STAR Program year, further demonstrating the culture of customer service excellence that has defined the company for more than 50 years.

“Guild continues to grow its servicing business at record rates while maintaining our personal touch and commitment to customer service,” said Mary Ann McGarry, president and CEO. “Everyone at Guild can be proud to be honored among Fannie Mae’s leading servicers.”

This marks the first time Guild Mortgage has received recognition in the Fannie Mae STAR Program, which was initiated in 2011.

Guild set company records with $38.6 billion in servicing volume and 190,672 loans serviced in 2017, up 28.6 percent from $29.9 billion and 155,129 loans serviced at the end of 2016. The portfolio included FHA loans, $10.4 billion, or 27 percent; VA, $4.7 billion, or 12.3 percent; and conventional, $23.4 billion, or 60.7 percent.

Guild also achieved a record in purchase loan volume in 2017, gaining 19.2 percent to $12.7 billion, up from $10.7 billion in 2016. The company reached near-record overall loan volume of $15.94 billion for the year.

“Our partnership with Fannie Mae allows us to continue to offer different loan options and help more customers achieve their dream of homeownership,” said Jim Madsen, EVP, loan administration at Guild. “We are fortunate for the outstanding support they provide us and are grateful for this honor.”

A top-10 national lender by purchase loan volume, Guild offers first-time homebuyers a wide range of loan options and personalized service. Its mortgage loan officers can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time homebuyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to jumbo home loans. Guild also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, with 100 percent financing and flexible qualifying standards.