Use the FREEandCLEAR Lender Directory to search over 3,900 mortgage lenders to find the program and lender that best match your mortgage objectives. Our Directory enables you to search across numerous attributes such as lender name, NMLS number, state, lender type, mortgage programs offered and FREEandCLEAR Rating, including Certified Low Rate Lender, Mortgage Program Leader and Technology All Star. Our Directory search criteria feature twenty-five loan programs including several no or low down payment options, programs for credit-challenged and self-employed borrowers and multiple niche mortgage programs. You can also specify the lender type including bank, mortgage bank, mortgage broker, credit union and private money lender as different lenders specialize in different loan products. The goal of the FREEandCLEAR Lender Directory is to connect borrowers to lenders so you can find the lender and mortgage that are right for you.
Our Lender Directory includes over 3,900 mortgage lenders of all types across all 50 states. Our goal was to make our directory as broad as possible so borrowers have access to more lenders. Increasing access to lenders provides borrowers with more options and makes it more likely that they will find a lender that meets their mortgage needs. Having a large number of lenders also attracts more users which in turn benefits lenders, so it is a win-win situation. Our directory also features different types of lenders including traditional banks, mortgage banks, mortgage brokers, credit unions and private or hard money lenders. Different lenders may specialize in different areas so offering a diverse set of lenders is one of our priorities. Additionally, in an effort to increase the value of our directory, we continuously update it and add new lenders.
One of the main reasons we created the FREEandCLEAR Lender Directory is to enable borrowers to search for lenders by mortgage program. Over the years, we have received many requests from borrowers to provide a list of lenders in their state that offer a specific mortgage program, such as FHA, VA, HomeReady or construction loans, to name a few. These lists typically do not exist or if they do, they feature a limited selection of mortgage programs or lenders. Our directory enables you to search for lenders that offer 25 mortgage programs ranging from popular to niche programs. You can also narrow your search by lender type and FREEandCLEAR rating. We believe that finding the right program is key to finding the right mortgage and our directory facilitates that process. Plus, the easier it is for borrowers to find the programs they are looking for, the more likely they are to get mortgages.
The ultimate goal of our Lender Directory is to connect borrowers to qualified lenders who can help you achieve your mortgage objectives. Our directory provides comprehensive lender information including loan programs offered, lender type, states in which the lender operates and other helpful details such as specialty and if the lender offers an online application. We also enable borrowers to easily contact lenders through their profile page on our directory. We provide this extensive information and functionality to help borrowers find the lender that is right for them. By removing the friction and improving information access in the lender search process, our directory matches more in-market borrowers with lenders.
Our directory enables borrowers to submit lender reviews. This review process provides a valuable voice for borrowers as well as insightful feedback for lenders. This feedback loop helps make the mortgage industry more transparent and accountable. The best way for lenders to obtain positive reviews is to deliver an outstanding customer experience. Additionally, even critical reviews can be productive by highlighting opportunities for improvement. Most lenders welcome borrower feedback and we want our lender directory to be a constructive forum for both borrowers and lenders. We do our best to monitor borrower reviews to make sure they are accurate and appropriate but you can contact us with any questions regarding specific reviews or the process in general.
Simply put, all lenders are treated equally by the FREEandCLEAR Lender Directory. Big lenders, small lenders, national lenders, local lenders, mortgage banks, mortgage brokers, credit unions, private money lenders -- they are all considered equal when users conduct a directory search. Additionally, every lender goes through the same evaluation process to determine if they receive FREEandCLEAR Low Rate Lender, Mortgage Program Leader and Technology All Star badges when they are added to the directory. We think that treating lenders equally and fairly levels the playing field and creates a better experience for both our users and lenders.
Our Lender Directory is free for our users and for lenders to join. We believe that making our directory free to use enables us to reach the most borrowers and lenders. We do not charge people to use FREEandCLEAR because we believe everyone should have access to high quality tools and resources to make informed decisions when they get a mortgage. Additionally, by not charging lenders we encourage more lenders to join which enhances the experience for our users. If you are a lender the odds are that you are already in the our directory but if not, simply fill-out this lender profile submission form to be added to the directory. It is free to join in case you forgot :)
We provide a comprehensive list of FREEandCLEAR Lender Directory Frequently Asked Questions that addresses some of the most common questions our users and lenders have. When you create something innovative like our directory, people are bound to have questions so we did our best to proactively address them. Our Directory FAQs cover most topics but you can always contact us directly with any questions or concerns and we would be more than happy to address them.
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