U.S. Ski & Snowboard Names Guaranteed Rate As Official Mortgage Partner
CHICAGO/PARK CITY, UTAH (December 2, 2021) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard today announced that Guaranteed Rate, a leader in retail mortgage lending and digital financial services, is now the Official Mortgage Partner as the 2021-22 season opens.
Guaranteed Rate’s sponsorship launches at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and Visa Big Air on Dec. 3, as athletes on the U.S. Freeski Team and the U.S. Snowboard Team will be looking to secure their spots on Team USA to compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
“We are very excited to kick off our partnership with Guaranteed Rate ahead of an important season,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief Revenue Officer Michael O’Conor. “Given their track record of simplifying the mortgage process and delivering best-in-class customer service, we are proud to call them our Official Mortgage Partner.”
U.S. Ski & Snowboard joins a host of Guaranteed Rate’s successful sports partnerships including U.S. Figure Skating, NHL, MLB and the Professional Bowlers Association.
“We are honored to partner with U.S. Ski & Snowboard as these amazing athletes prepare to enter the most exciting and important competitions of their lives,” said Guaranteed Rate Vice President of Sports Marketing and Partnerships Steve McNelley.
Founded in 2000, Guaranteed Rate’s mission is to deliver more value to customers than any other financial services company by offering innovative technology, low rates and unparalleled customer service.
For more information on Guaranteed Rate, please visit www.rate.com.
About Guaranteed Rate Companies:
The Guaranteed Rate Companies includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., one of the top five 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. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. 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 FlashCloseSM 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. Visit rate.com for more information.
About U.S. Ski & Snowboard
U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2021, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined and ski jumping. In addition to the elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the USA, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success and the value of team. For more information, visit www.usskiandsnowboard.org