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   ARTICLE   |   From Scotsman Guide Residential Edition   |   June 2014

Top Mortgage Lenders 2013

Who are the nation's highest-producing mortgage lenders?

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For the second year, Scotsman Guide proudly presents our rankings of the nation's top-producing mortgage lenders. On the next few pages, you'll find the top 75 mortgage lenders by overall loan volume, the top 25 lenders by wholesale volume, the top 25 lenders by retail volume and the top entrants by volume gain from 2012 to 2013. The nation's top hard-money lenders are ranked, as well.

Do you wonder about how these top lenders could weather what was generally seen an uneasy year? We asked four of the top-ranked lenders across the various categories to share with us five key secrets of climbing to the top and staying among the nation's top-producing mortgage lenders. Check out what they shared with us on the following pages.


How have we ranked the nation's top lenders? To start, we accepted entries at between February 10 and March 28.

Next came the verification process. We requested written verification of each company's loan volume from a certified public accountant, the company's chief financial officer or a similar source. We then checked this data against the original submissions and followed up where necessary. Only lenders whose data we could verify in this fashion made it to the final list.

The results

On the next few pages, you'll find mortgage-lender rankings in multiple categories. In addition to their volumes and other loan data, we list each company's:

  • Headquarters: Location of the company's corporate office;
  • Wholesale vs. retail: The percentage of the company's total loan volume (on the overall volume list) that was for wholesale loans compared to retail originations;
  • Originators: The number of originators employed by the company;
  • States: The number of states in which the company is licensed to originate loans; and
  • Years in Biz: The number of years the company has been operating.

In some cases, we accepted a company's best estimates for their staffing numbers, although some companies did not wish to include this number because of investor concerns. Otherwise, we have confirmed all the data that appear in these rankings. For the purposes of our rankings, we included correspondent lending, warehouse facilities and third-party origination volume as wholesale production.

Inclusion of any company on this list does not constitute an endorsement of that company by Scotsman Guide or Scotsman Guide Media.

Check out the 2013 rankings online at Interested in a reprint of our rankings? Visit or e-mail

Profiles: Raymond Fleischmann (RF), Kurt Stephan (KS), and Victor Whitman (VW)


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