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Below is a list of the top 10 mortgage lenders and best mortgage lenders in the U.S. A mortgage lender is the term used to describe companies, institutions and organizations who loan money to people for the purchase of real estate.

With market share of over 15%, Wells Fargo is the largest mortgage lender in the United States. It reported residential mortgage originations of $55 billion for the third quarter of 2015. Wells Fargo is also the country's largest mortgage servicer with an estimated portfolio size of $1.673 trillion (September 30, 2015). Chase is the nation's second largest residential mortgage lender. It services over 7 million mortgage and home equity loans and serves over 21 million households with consumer banking relationships. During the third quarter 2015, the Chase's residential loan production reached nearly $30 billion and total mortgage servicing portfolio increased to $930 billion. Quicken Loans is the America’s largest online retail mortgage lender according to National Mortgage News (Q2 2015). It is also the highest in customer satisfaction in the U.S. for Primary Mortgage Origination according to J.D. Power.

Rank Mortgage Lender Lending volume, Q1 2015 Residential servicing, Q1 2015 Market share
1 Wells Fargo $49 billion $1,723 billion 15%
2 Chase $25 billion $924 billion 7%
3 Quicken Loans $19.4 billion $167 billion 6%
4 Bank of America $17 billion $669 billion 5%
5 U.S. Bank $14 billion $290 billion* 4%

* As of September 2014

Rank Mortgage Lender Location Lending volume, $b, Q1 - Q3, 2014
1 Wells Fargo & Company San Francisco, CA 135.256
2 Chase Iselin, NJ 61.642
3 Quicken Loans Inc. Detroit, MI 40.397
4 Bank of America Charlotte, NC 39.483
5 PHH Mortgage Mt. Laurel, NJ 26.564
6 U.S. Bank Bloomington, MN 26.199
7 CitiMortgage O'Fallon, MO 23.002
8 PennyMac Calabasas, CA 20.952
9 Flagstar Troy, MI 17.985
10 Freedom Mortgage Mt. Laurel, NJ 15.693
11 Branch Banking & Trust Company Wilson, NC 13.514
12 Walter Investment Management Tampa, FL 13.450

Source: MortgageStats