Guaranteed Rate Joins Major League Fishing as Official Sponsor for 2022 Season
TULSA, Okla. (Nov. 18, 2021) – Guaranteed Rate, one of the top 5 retail mortgage lenders in the United States, is now an Official Sponsor of Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s premier tournament-fishing organization.
“We are thrilled to welcome Guaranteed Rate to our growing list of major brands that have stepped into the thriving sport of professional bass fishing,” said Jim Wilburn, MLF President and CEO. “Our core values align perfectly with Guaranteed Rate’s, and we are looking forward to bringing our customer-centric companies together for a productive and prosperous 2022 season.”
Guaranteed Rate will be prominently featured in all 2022 MLF Bass Pro Tour and Cup events, including commercials and in-show billboards. The company will also be showcased on the league’s Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs), competition jerseys and boats at select Cup events.
“Guaranteed Rate is excited to partner with Major League Fishing and support their events featuring some of the best bass anglers in the world,” said Steve McNelley, Vice President of Sports Marketing and Partnerships at Guaranteed Rate.
Founded in 2000, Guaranteed Rate delivers competitive pricing, innovative mortgage products and unmatched expertise from top-producing loan officers. The company is well known as a leader in digital financial services, developing and offering highly efficient and transparent processes and products that enable industry-leading customer satisfaction and exponential growth.
About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., one of the top 5 retail mortgage lenders in the United States, Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies combined funded over $73 billion in 2020 and have more than 10,000 employees in over 850 offices across the United States. Founded in 2000 and located in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate has helped homeowners nationwide with home purchase loans and refinances. In 2017, the company launched 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 numerous honors and awards including: Forbes Advisor’s Top 10 Mortgage Lenders for 2021; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; 2018 Top Lender for Online Service by U.S. News & World Report; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 award for the company’s industry-leading FlashClose™ technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's 2021 list of Top Retail Mortgage Lenders; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for six consecutive years; and Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years.
About Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing (MLF) is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, producing more than 250 events annually at some of the most prestigious fisheries in the world, while broadcasting to America’s living rooms on CBS, the Discovery Channel, the Outdoor Channel, CBS Sports Network, the World Fishing Network, the Sportsman Channel and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with offices in Benton, Kentucky, the MLF roster of bass anglers includes the world’s top pros and more than 30,000 competitors in all 50 states and 13 countries. In 2019 MLF expanded its portfolio of catch, weigh and immediately release events to include the sport’s strongest five-biggest-fish format tournament circuits. Since its founding in 2011, MLF has advanced the sport of competitive fishing through its premier television broadcasts and livestreams and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bass through research, education, fisheries enhancement and fish care.
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