Guild Mortgage, a lender based in San Diego, is expanding into the Midwest.

The lender has opened branches in the North Dakota cities of Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot, and is planning to open a fourth office in the city of Hazen.

It's part of a broader geographic expansion by Guild, which in recent years has expanded from its base in the West to the Southwest, Southeast and South, and now into the Midwest.

In 2016 the lender reported record loan volume of $15.9 billion, compared to $4.1 billion in 2010.

Guild employs more than 4,000 people across about 250 offices in 26 states, including more than 600 in San Diego.