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2015 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 2015, the number of state-licensed mortgage companies and individuals remained essentially flat, but the number of licenses held by MLOs grew by 13.5%.
  • All state agencies saw net growth in the number of MLOs licensed by their agency.
  • In the first quarter of 2015, mortgage originations by state-licensed MLOs reached their lowest point since the third quarter of 2011, but recovered somewhat during the rest of 2015.
  • Federally registered institutions and mortgage loan originators remained flat in 2015.

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