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2013 NMLS Mortgage Industry Report

This report compiles data concerning companies, branches, and mortgage loan originators (MLOs) who are licensed or registered through NMLS in order to conduct mortgage activities. This includes both state-licensed and federally registered companies and Mortgage Loan Originators.

  • During 2013, the number of state-licensed mortgage companies remained essentially flat, but the number of mortgage loan originators grew by 8% and the number of licenses held by MLO’s grew by 28%
  • Every state saw net growth in the number of MLOs operating in their state
  • Mortgage originations by state-licensed MLOs declined significantly during the 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2013 due largely to a decline in refinance transactions
  • Federally registered institutions and mortgage loan originators remained flat in 2013

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