First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation Acquires Direct Internet-based Lender    



TYSONS CORNER, VIRGINIA, May 9, 2016 – First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation® (FGMC), a Virginia Corporation providing residential mortgage lending services for over 25 years, has acquired the assets of®, an internet-based mortgage lender headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Founded in 1999, provides residential mortgage lending in 18 states and the District of Columbia. is an internet-based, direct lender that provides consumer-direct personalized mortgage services while simultaneously delivering to the consumer a fast, efficient, and helpful mortgage experience. is designed to be faster, less cumbersome and considerably less stressful than typical, offline loan services. By utilizing the Internet and advanced technology processes, enables consumers to obtain purchase and refinance loans from the convenience of their own homes. received the award for Online Originator of the Year in 2012 and is recognized as a four-time Top 25 Tech-Savvy Lender by Mortgage Technology Magazine; and Five-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree by Inc. Magazine, as one of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the United States. is one of the leading consumer-direct lenders in the country and an excellent fit with our strategic initiatives,” said Andrew S. Peters, Chief Executive Officer, First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation. “This acquisition is yet another positive step in FGMC’s continued growth and we are confident our clients and partners will benefit substantially as a result.” is one of the early pioneers in the build out and development of the "online" mortgage-lending platform. The Charlotte-based headquarters provides a 45,000 square foot campus that supports a healthy “Live-Work-Play” environment where motivation meets enthusiasm. This team-building atmosphere breeds productivity, efficiency and overall employment satisfaction. will operate as a separate division of First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation, retaining the name
“First Guaranty’s acquisition of is in itself an extraordinarily ‘goodmortgage’ business decision,” said Ken Jones, Executive Vice President, Consumer and Warehouse Lending. “Keith Luedeman and his talented team have successfully built a platform that meets the demands of today’s ever-changing consumer. Our goal is to continue the growth of their retail lending success while tactically expanding the cyber-footprint.”
“First Guaranty and make perfect sense together,” said Keith Luedeman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, “Both brands share the same emphasis on steady growth, elite service, strong strategic decision-making and efficient, tech-enabled operations. We are now uniquely positioned for growth – which began with retaining all of our Charlotte-based staff members.  We're looking to add to our headcount to meet the increased customer demand in our expanded footprint, this year - next year, and beyond.”
To support it's growth needs, will be conducting a job fair on June 9 - for details see
Personal Note from Keith:

I am proud to have been at your service for the past 17 years, and we look forward to continuing on our journey as a World Class Lender that will be at your service for the next 25 years and more!  We will always be Where Loans Click!®.
Regards -

Keith Luedeman, Founder and CEO



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