Founded in 1999, imortgage grew from the concept of creating a premier builder-based mortgage banking company to a consumer friendly system that provides a vast array of mortgage products, which gives our customers and business partners a clear advantage. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, imortgage has offices in multiple states and is looking to continue its solid track record of growth. As the market changed in 2007, imortgage recognized an opportunity to expand into a retail business channel.
With the ability to capitalize on its reputation, imortgage sought out individuals that represented the core culture of integrity to establish a retail presence. Today we are one of the fastest growing privately held retail companies in the Western United States. As we look to the future, our ability to provide big company resources combined with the agility to move quickly as an independent mortgage banker will ensure our continued success. The financial strength of imortgage enables us to continue our access to credit facilities and investor groups that are essential to our industry.
We are a fully approved direct lender for FNMA, FHA, VA, HUD and USDA. In addition, we actively participate in and become experts in state and local government loan programs.
Continuing to grow, in 2013 imortgage and loanDepot created a partnership that built the third largest independent mortgage banking institution in the United States. This alliance created a dynamic mortgage retail branch network system to work alongside consumer direct lending.