Guide to Lenders Home Equity Loans Review

Rating: 7.1 / 10 (Very good)
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Guide to Lenders is loan matching service based in California. Founded in 2005, the company connects borrowers with nationally-recognized lenders. This free online service assists in the application and quotation process. That said, eventual costs and fees, as well as APRs, will vary depending on the chosen lender.

How is Guide to Lenders rated?


Consumer Experience

Overall Rating: 7.1 / 10 (Very good)

Guide to Lenders is a third-party marketplace which does not originate any loans or debt instruments themselves. However, their 150+ network of lenders can offer various ways for homeowners to take advantage of their home equity. It's hard to find comprehensive information about Guide to Lenders, compared to similar companies.

Guide to Lenders Loans

Lender Type
3rd Party Marketplace
Loan Types Available
Home Equity Loan
Cash-out Refinance
Cash-out Refinance Terms

Loans - 7.7 / 10

Guide to Lenders matches borrowers and lenders who offer both home equity loans and cash-out refinancing, for homeowners that are property-rich but cash-poor. This allows customers to compare up to four competing offers from lenders.

Guide to Lenders Qualifications

Loan Qualifications
Second Home
Property Appraisal
Proof of Employment
Primary Residence

Qualifications - 6.7 / 10

Guide to Lenders can match borrowers with lenders who wish to finance both primary or secondary residences. As with any other third-party marketplace, they do require the standard proof of employment, a property appraisal, and some financial history information.

Guide to Lenders Customer Experience

Site Features & Technology
Online Application
Online Quote

Consumer Experience - 7 / 10

Guide to Lenders provides an online application for potential borrowers and then matches them with up to four different lenders, completely free of charge. The most common complaints associated with them relate to unsolicited emails and phone calls from unauthorized third parties soon after signing up.

Guide to Lenders Reputation

Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System ID
Nationwide Mortgage Regulatory Actions
Trust Pilot Rating
6.4 out of 10
BBB Rating
Date Collected

Reputation - 7 / 10

None of the members of Guide to Lenders' network of over 150 lenders is disclosed on their website, which makes it difficult to verify their legitimacy. However, the site itself only has two regulatory actions on the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System database, which is well below average.

Additional Details

Homepage URL
Headquarters Address
950 Tower Ln, Foster City, CA, 94404
Mailing Address
950 Tower Ln, Foster City, CA, 94404
Year Founded

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Our Partner
7.1 / 10
  • Free Credit Score Viewing
  • Choose from multiple loan offers
  • Large Network of Over 150 Lenders
  • Get Free Quote Online
  • Rated A+ by the BBB