Guidance Residential Announces Expansion of Islamic Home Finance Operations in Southeast

Expansion a part of strategic plan to better serve the growing Muslim American market in Alabama and Arkansas

RESTON, Va., Oct. 2, 2017 - Guidance Residential, the leading U.S. Islamic home finance provider, announced the launch of operations in Arkansas and Alabama. The launch expands Guidance's operations in the U.S., helping to better serve the growing Muslim American market.

Residents in Arkansas and Alabama will now be able to obtain Islamic home financing for purchasing and refinancing a property through the Declining Balance Co-ownership Program. The Program is the only one of its kind to have been reviewed and approved by an independent board of distinguished Shariah scholars, many of whom serve or have served as members of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions - a world renowned regulatory body for global standards in Islamic finance.

"Our expansion into Arkansas and Alabama further demonstrates our dedication to making the dream of homeownership possible for more and more Muslim Americans," said Guidance Residential CEO Khaled Elsayed. "We set off to meet the demand for Islamic home financing over 16 years ago. Since our launch in 2002, we have now helped finance over 19,000 homes, and we are excited to begin offering our proprietary program and exceptional services to the residents of Arkansas and Alabama."

According to the latest Census information, the Muslim population in Alabama has been growing steadily since 2000 with some indicators suggesting double digit growth rates over the last decade. Becoming operational in Alabama and Arkansas is important to the growth of Guidance Residential as it continues to increase its market share in serving the Muslim American community.

In 2017, Guidance Residential has expanded into 5 states and continues to dominate the Muslim American market. The company has provided over $4.5 billion in financing and more than $2 million in corporate sponsorships to Muslim American community initiatives.

About Guidance Residential

Guidance Residential is the leading provider of Islamic home financing in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, Guidance Residential has funded over $4.9 billion in Shariah-compliant home financing contracts. Guidance Residential's proprietary Declining Balance Co-ownership program is trusted as a strictly Shariah-compliant home financing program in the U.S. Islamic finance market. The Declining Balance Co-ownership Program received the highest rating by The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA).

Guidance Residential offers Shariah-compliant home financing in the following U.S. states:
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., California, Oregon, Washington, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Guidance Residential, LLC, (Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System No.2908), 11107 Sunset Hills Rd, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20190; Licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act (413-0427); Alabama Consumer Credit (22410); Arizona Mortgage Banker (0923408); Arkansas Mortgage Banker-Broker-Servicer (112069); Colorado Mortgage Company Registration; Connecticut Mortgage Lender (ML-2908); Delaware Lender (022090); District of Columbia Mortgage Dual Authority (MLB2908); Florida Mortgage Lender Servicer (MLD2507); Georgia Mortgage Lender (17286); Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee (MB.0006455 11107 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20190; MB.0006455-001 100 East Roosevelt Rd, Units 44 & 45, Villa Park, IL 60181) licensed by the ILDFPR, James R Thompson Center (JRTC), 100 West Randolph Street, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601, 888-473-4858 (General), 844-768-1713 (Banking Div); Indiana DFI-Mortgage Lending (37408); Kansas Licensed Mortgage Company (MC.0025178); Kentucky Mortgage Company (MC361158); Maryland Mortgage Lender (2908); Massachusetts Mortgage Lender (Mortgage Lender ML2908); Michigan 1st Mortgage Lender, Broker & Servicer Registrant (FR-0941); Minnesota Mortgage Originator (MN-MO 20320419); Mississippi Mortgage Lender (2908) - Licensed by the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance; Missouri Company License (2908); New Jersey RMLA-Licensed Mortgage Servicer Registration; New Jersey Licensed Lender (9933648); New York - Licensed Mortgage Banker - New York Department of Financial Services (LMBC 110559) (NY location:1400 Old Country Rd, Suite C-104N, Westbury, NY 11590 -LMBC 109699); North Carolina Mortgage Lender (L-112542); Ohio Mortgage Broker Act Mortgage Banker Exemption (RM850079.000); Oregon Mortgage Lender (ML-4145); Pennsylvania - licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking, Mortgage Lender (21050); Pennsylvania Mortgage Servicer (100082); Rhode Island Lender License (20163318LL); South Carolina BFI Mortgage Lender/Servicer (MLS-2908); Tennessee Mortgage License (109274); Texas SML Mortgage Banker Registrant; Vermont Loan Servicer (LS-2908); Virginia Lender Licensee (MC-2138) licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission; Washington Consumer Loan Company (CL-2908); West Virginia Mortgage Lender (ML-36038); Wisconsin Mortgage Banker (46355BA).

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