Below is a list of the top 10 mortgage lenders and best mortgage lenders in the US, based on data from mortgagestats.com. 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 about 29%, Wells Fargo is the largest mortgage lender in the United States. Wells Fargo also is the country's biggest mortgage servicer with an estimated portfolio size of $1.9 trillion. Chase is the second largest residential mortgage lender in the country. It services 7 million mortgage and home equity loans and serves over 21 million households with consumer banking relationships. Chase was ranked #1 for US customer satisfaction in 2012.

Rank Mortgage Lender Lending volume Q1 - Q4, 2012 Market share
1 Wells Fargo $524.0 billion 28.8%
2 Chase $182.2 billion 10.0%
3 U.S. Bank $84.5 billion 4.6%
4 Bank of America $78.7 billion 4.3%
5 Quicken Loans $70.0 billion 3.8%
Rank Mortgage Lender Lending volume
Q1 2010
Change
from 2009
Market share
1 Wells Fargo $77.0 billion -25% 23.90%
2 Bank of America $71.5 billion -20% 22.19%
3 Chase $32.8 billion -16% 10.16%
4 Ally Bank/ResCap (GMAC) $13.0 billion -2% 4.02%
5 CitiMortgage $11.0 billion -55% 3.43%
6 U.S. Bank Home Mortgage $9.0 billion -33% 2.78%
7 PHH Mortgage $7.8 billion -12% 2.43%
8 SunTrust Bank $5.6 billion -58% 1.75%
9 Provident Funding Associates $5.3 billion -52% 1.65%
10 Branch Banking & Trust Company $5.2 billion -33% 1.60%