loanDepot Rises To Fifth Largest Retail Mortgage Lender In Under Seven Years, Climbing From Seventh In 2015

Enhanced customer experience, investment in technology, and powerful national licensed lending team doing business in all 50 states drive significant increases in annual fundings and revenue

Nov 2, 2016

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In less than seven years, loanDepot, America's lender, has taken the retail mortgage industry by storm, soaring to the top tier of home loan lending as the newest and forward-looking brand among the nation's five largest retail mortgage lenders. Today, as a result of loanDepot's rise from the seventh position in 2015 to the fifth, the top five largest retail mortgage lenders, including loanDepot, are Wells Fargo, Quicken Loans, Bank of America, and JP Morgan Chase, according to the most recent Inside Mortgage Finance (IMF) report on the nation's top retail mortgage lenders1.

loanDepot - By the Numbers

Since launching in 2010, loanDepot has experienced 400 percent annual market share growth and achieved 70 percent average annual year-over-year growth since inception. loanDepot's 1,700 licensed loan officers hold more than 10,000 licenses to serve borrowers in all 50 states, reinforcing its position as a national diversified origination platform with a well-balanced strategy to penetrate refinance, purchase and consumer loans.

The latest IMF report on top Retail Mortgage Lenders echoes results reported in the latest Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) survey released last month showing loanDepot's rise as the newest contemporary company with a category leading position among the top five lenders, rising from 10th in 20142 to fifth place in 20153 among national originators of all mortgage products.

"The loanDepot platform is purpose-built to deliver a high-tech digital and high-touch human experience through our website and our national network of licensed lending officers," said loanDepot Chairman and CEO, Anthony Hsieh. "By engineering our own technology, digitizing the mortgage experience and further expanding our retail network, we're reimagining how borrowers can access credit on their own terms. The popularity of our modern approach is demonstrated by steady increases in consumer demand for our services and quality loan products."

loanDepot's year-to-date funding volume for the first three quarters of 2016 reached $27 billion, a 23 percent increase compared to the same period in 2015, and three times the funding volume for the entire year of 2013. As the youngest brand among today's top five retail mortgage lenders, loanDepot has funded more than $90 billion in home, personal and home equity loans since inception.

loanDepot has also significantly grown top line revenue this year. For the first three quarters of 2016, the company grew its year-over-year revenue by approximately 36 percent compared to the same time last year, or 78 percent higher than the entire year of 2014.

Today, the loanDepot marketing platform captures more than 500,000 potential borrowers every month, up from 400,000 a month last year, and maintains a total borrower data base of more than 14MM consumers. loanDepot continues to capture borrower insights from its immense consumer data base to create and refine its market leading services, an unmatched borrower experience, and proprietary loan products.

"Nonbank lenders continue to take market share from traditional banks, with loanDepot at the forefront of the modern lending movement," Hsieh says. "As the purchase market gains momentum next year, so will loanDepot. We fully expect to continue outpacing market performance as we become an even greater force for overdue change and positive disruption in financial services."


loanDepot, America's lender, matches borrowers through technology and high-touch customer care with the credit they need to fuel their lives. As a fast-growing national consumer lender, the loanDepot platform is disrupting finance by dissolving the lines between mortgage and nonmortgage credit. The company has funded over $90 billion in loans since inception, and is passionate about emerging financial technology and dynamic product delivery supported by excellent customer service to empower consumers. Headquartered in Southern California, loanDepot employs 5,400+ lending professionals across the country including 1,700+ licensed loan officers who hold 10,000+ licenses. The company operates 180+ local loan locations nationwide. NMLS # 174457

1 Inside Mortgage Finance – Retail Mortgage Originators 6M 2016

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