Shant Banosian Ranked Mortgage Industry’s Top Originator of 2018
Boston, Mass., April 1, 2019 --- Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the nation, is proud to announce that Shant Banosian, of Boston, Mass., was named the nation’s Top Originator in 2018 by Scotsman Guide and Mortgage Executive Magazine. Banosian funded more than $536 million in total loan volume and closed over 1,200 loans in 2018.
“We started the company with this philosophy: work with the best of the best, and Shant is the perfect example of that. It is an honor working with him and watching him set and consistently achieve his goals,” said Guaranteed Rate’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer Victor Ciardelli. “Shant sets the bar for Guaranteed Rate and now that extends to the entire industry. Not to mention, he is also dedicated to sharing his expertise to make our entire team better.”
Throughout his seven years at Guaranteed Rate, Banosian has funded more than $2 billion in total volume. In 2017, he ranked No. 3 on the Scotsman Guide “Top Originators 2017” list and No. 2 on the Mortgage Executive Magazine list of top loan originators in America. Additionally, Banosian has been the #1 originator in Massachusetts from 2013 to 2017, according to Banker and Tradesman.
“I’m honored to be recognized by Scotsman Guide and Mortgage Executive Magazine as the No. 1 originator in the country,” Banosian said. “This is a reflection of our team’s dedication to doing right by our clients and maximizing Guaranteed Rate’s platform to deliver the best mortgage experience possible.”
Banosian graduated from Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He grew up in Watertown, Mass., and currently resides in Belmont with his wife and two daughters. He is very involved in his community and is a member of the Watertown Rotary Club and Watertown Chamber of Commerce.
About Guaranteed Rate
Guaranteed Rate is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, the Company has more than 4,000 employees in nearly 330 offices across the U.S. and Washington, D.C., and is licensed in all 50 states. Since its founding in 2000, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with home purchase loans and refinances and funded more than $19 billion in loans in 2018 alone. The Company has cemented itself as the Home Purchase Experts® by introducing innovative technology, such as the world's first Digital Mortgage, by offering low rates within an easy-to-understand mortgage process and by delivering unparalleled customer service. Honors and awards include: “Top Lender for Online Service” for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2017; Top Lender 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Chicago Agent magazine; Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years; and Best Overall Online Lender and Best Lender for FHA Refinance by NerdWallet in 2018. Visit rate.com for more information.