Guaranteed Rate and National Hockey League Announce U.S. Partnership
NEW YORK & CHICAGO (Dec. 22, 2020) – Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, has teamed up with the National Hockey League (NHL®) to become the League’s Official Mortgage Partner as part of a U.S. partnership.
The new agreement provides Guaranteed Rate with an array of exclusive marketing rights and designations that will connect the brand with the NHL, its fans and events. The partnership begins with the 2020-21 NHL season, and fans will see the Guaranteed Rate brand displayed at marquee NHL events, including the Stanley Cup® Playoffs and Stanley Cup® Final.
“Becoming the NHL’s Official Mortgage Partner is a great opportunity for Guaranteed Rate to build upon our momentum,” said Guaranteed Rate Chief Marketing Officer Steve Moffat. “This partnership connects us with millions of hockey fans across the country to help them achieve their homeownership goals, while tapping into the amazing excitement and passion they have for the sport.”
Guaranteed Rate will also create innovative NHL content, including TV spots around Guaranteed Rate’s new “Believe You Will" campaign focusing on individuals that have achieved greatness through hard work and belief in themselves. Content will be featured across NHL and Guaranteed Rate platforms.
We are thrilled to welcome Guaranteed Rate to the NHL family,” said Max Paulsen, NHL Director, Business Development. "Our joint partnership will introduce NHL fans to Guaranteed Rate’s rapidly growing mortgage business while extending and growing the League’s reach. We look forward to delighting and engaging fans with unique and compelling activations across our media platforms and tentpole NHL events.”
About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies, which includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC, has more than 9,000 employees in over 750 offices across the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States, funding over $73 billion in 2020. Founded in 2000 and licensed in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate Companies has helped homeowners nationwide with home purchase loans and refinances. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. 2017 marked the launch of Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. In 2020, the company launched Proper Rate, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and @properties, one of the nation's largest residential brokerage firms. Collectively, the Guaranteed Rate Companies have earned honors and awards including: Top Lender for Online Service for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 award for the company’s industry-leading FlashClose SM technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2019; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for five consecutive years; Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit rate.com for more information.
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