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Volume 2017 - Number 45

November 22, 2017

Downloads Available: Originations by Production Channel: 2003-3Q17

Downloads Available: Top Retail Originators: 9M17

Downloads Available: Top Correspondent Channels: 9M17

Downloads Available: Top Broker Channels: 9M17

Downloads Available: Top Third-Party Origination Channels: 9M17

Downloads Available: Top Direct-Funded Originators: 9M17

Third-Party Originators Continue Gaining Share in Purchase-Heavy Market of 3Q17

Correspondent originators and mortgage brokers saw the biggest increase in production during the third quarter of 2017, although retail lending was still the dominant channel, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance.

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Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.


The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.


The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.


Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.