Who's Number One?

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The newsletter Inside Mortgage Finance has come out with its annual ranking of the top mortgage lenders. Countrywide Financial once again topped the list—for the fourth year in a row. That’s even though its new mortgage originations were down 12% for the year to $408 billion. Since the overall market shrunk 19%, Countrywide’s share climbed to 16.8% from 15.5%.

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