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About RateZip was created in late 2007 by Paul Knag. Knag’s previous role was as a mortgage executive for American Home Mortgage, and founder of online lender When, like many major US mortgage companies, AHM fell victim to the financial crisis, RateZip was born.

The US banking crisis and financial shifts in recent years served in several ways as the force behind the creation and concept of RateZip. RateZip was founded as a way to bring transparency to the process of shopping for personal finance products online. As we battle inflation, rising interest rates, recession, and other challenges, we hope that RateZip helps consumers navigate the financial products that will help them, including mortgages, personal loans, and deposit accounts. We work hard to find and showcase the most competitive brands for each product.

Today, over 1,500,000 people visit every month to browse rates or connect and choose a bank or lender. Hundreds of banks, brokers and financial institutions look to to promote their brands and products and connect them with consumers.

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How RateZip Works

RateZip is a publisher of financial news and information. Our editorial staff reviews banks, surveys CD, bank and mortgage rate information from banks and lenders, and writes articles about personal finance.

RateZip is the smartest way for you to search interest rates online. Every day, our analysts scan hundreds of bank websites for updated rates and search for the best deals offered for mortgages, car loans, CDs, savings accounts, and insurance rates. Our publication earns revenue through the sale of advertisements placed on Our goal is to give you as complete a picture as possible and help find the best deal for you.


At RateZip, we love people who are passionate about helping consumers find the best financial products! If you're interested in a career at RateZip, please see our careers page for current opportunities.

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