Mortgage bankers lend money to fund loans secured by interests in
real estate and they either sell or service the loans. Mortgage brokers sell real estate
paper for themselves or for others or accept funds from others to invest in real estate
paper. Mortgage brokers also make or negotiate mortgage loans. The mortgage lender
license permits a company to act as a mortgage banker, mortgage broker or both.
As of December 31, 2013, there were 576 licensed
mortgage lenders with 1,556 licensed locations. There were 5,080
licensed loan originators.
Avoid foreclosure scams
Homeowners having difficulties making their mortgage payments on time or facing foreclosure
should beware of foreclosure scams. read
File a complaint
If you have a complaint against a mortgage lender or loan originator, please use our
online complaint form. The form may also be printed and mailed or faxed to us. The
form is available in both English