Biggest Mortgage Lenders in 2012
DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2013
DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mortgage companies increased
originations last year, and there was some shifting among the five-biggest
lenders. A new No. 3 lender emerged in the fourth quarter, and volume during
the current quarter is likely to slow. Among mortgage servicers, three growing
players have ascended to top-10 positions.
Residential lenders originated around 3% more in U.S. loans during the fourth
quarter than in the third quarter, according to the 2012 Mortgage Lender
Ranking from Mortgage Daily. Activity includes residential and home-equity
originations and was based on surveys, earnings data and other data.
Compared to the fourth-quarter 2011, production grew 17%.
Wells Fargo maintained its stranglehold on the Q4 leader, and Quicken Loans
ascended from the No. 5 spot in Q3 to No. 3 this time around.
An analysis of the U.S. Mortgage Market Index report from Optimal Blue and
Mortgage Daily indicates that first-quarter originations are likely to fall
16% from Q4 2012.
For all of 2012, home lending by all lenders was up 30% from 2011.
Including FHA-insured loans and estimated VA volume, government share worked
out to around 20% of the mortgage market.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collectively financed approximately 73% of last
Wells Fargo ranked as 2012's biggest lender.
2012 Rank Lender
Wells Fargo remained the country's biggest mortgage servicer.
BofA reduced its servicing portfolio 21% in 2012, while Ally Financial saw its
portfolio decline 63% as a result of ResCap's bankruptcy.
Ocwen and Nationstar nearly doubled their portfolios.
Although it didn't make the top-10 list, Walter Investment recently acquired
MSRs that keep it in contention with Ocwen and Nationstar.
In addition to third-party servicing, total servicing includes
held-for-investment residential and home-equity assets.
as of Dec. 31, 2012
1. Wells Fargo
Full 2012 report:
Quarterly mortgage production by lenders:
Mortgage origination news at:
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