Passion is our edge.

Guild Mortgage Company is one of the leading privately-held mortgage companies in the United States.

We have lived, experienced, and proved our commitment to our customers and employees for more than fifty years, through all kinds of markets, by creating partnerships for lasting success. We pair the resources of large companies with the accessibility and soul of a small company, to serve our customers’ needs. Our vision for Guild Mortgage Company is to build on our decades of success by seeking new opportunities for growth while keeping true to our history and values.

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Guild Facts

    We’ve been serving communities for over 50 years.

    Innovative financial solutions began in 1960 with a focus on finding ways to make home buying possible. We remember our roots.
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    We’re a people magnet, attracting top talent within our industry.

    Find out some of the reasons talented people choose Guild, and why they stay.
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    With more than 250 branches and satellites, we’re easy to find.

    Guild is growing and is now doing business in many states across the country. Find a mortgage expert who can help you with your questions.
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History Overview

  • San Diego Beginnings

    Guild was founded in 1960 in San Diego to provide financing for homes built by American Housing Guild. The company established itself as an innovator from the start, bringing new possibilities for home ownership to thousands of families.

  • Nationwide Expansion

    Guild expanded nationwide in the 1970s and 1980s, with wide-ranging experience, including Red Carpet Realty, wholesale, retail, and timeshare business.

  • Western Concentration

    During the 1980s and 1990s, with a team of twenty-eight programmers, Guild invested in an integrated information systems platform found typically only in large companies, while shifting focus to retail business in Western states, with entrepreneurial mobile offices, CalHFA, and correspondent business.

  • Purchase Focus

    Guild continues its purchase focus in the 1990s and 2000s, in programs where the company has decades of experience, including GNMA, FNMA, FHA, and bond programs. Guild celebrates fifty years of continuous production and servicing experience in 2010, remembers its roots and renews its dedication to serving the homebuyer of the future with easier access to mobile, fluid, on-demand information.

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