Biggest Mortgage Lenders


DALLAS, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ — A preliminary analysis of third quarter earnings data indicates residential mortgage originations fell 19.19 percent from the second quarter, according to — a dominant source of online news for the mortgage industry.

Countrywide Financial Corp. reported $95 billion third quarter production — sinking from $130.2 billion the prior quarter. Despite the decline, the lender still ranks as the biggest in the country. Countrywide said it serviced about 9 million loans for $1.46 trillion as of Sept. 30.

Wells Fargo & Co. came in next with $68 billion in reported fundings. The San Francisco-based company saw its volume decline 15 percent from the prior period. Wells’ residential servicing portfolio ended the quarter at around $1.32 trillion.

The No. 3 spot went to JPMorgan Chase & Co., which announced mortgage production was $50 billion — declining from $58.7 billion the prior quarter. JPMorgan’s third party mortgage servicing portfolio was $600.0 billion, according to the data.

The following ranking reflects the biggest mortgage lenders by thirdquarter 2007 originations, including residential mortgage production and home equity loan fundings:

Rank Company Production

1. Countrywide $94.6 billion
2. Wells Fargo $68.0 billion
3. Chase Home Finance $50.4 billion
4. Bank of America $48.0 billion
5. CitiMortgage $36.6 billion

This table reflects the biggest mortgage lenders by residential servicing portfolio size as of Sept. 30, 2007:

Rank Company Servicing Portfolio
1. Countrywide $1.46 trillion
2. Wells Fargo $1.32 trillion
3. Chase Home Finance $0.60 trillion
4. CitiMortgage $0.58 trillion
5. Bank of America $0.38 trillion

In depth mortgage production by lender, as well as subprime, Alt-A, home equity and conforming originations are reported. Volume by quarter since 2003 also reported at:

Stories about mortgage servicers, delinquency and foreclosures are reported. Servicing lawsuits and loan servicing technology are also reported at:


Founded in 1998, is the dominant online news source for the mortgage industry. Around one million mortgage business news pages are viewed monthly at and its affiliate publications.

Shaun Bartlett
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