The New Mortgage Kings: They’re Not Banks

Wall Street Journal, Sept. 6, 2018–Christina Rexrode, AnnaMaria Andriotis (subscription)
Freedom Mortgage is nowhere near the size of behemoths like Citigroup Inc. or Bank of America Corp.; yet last year it originated more mortgages than either of them, some $51.1 billion, according to industry research group Inside Mortgage Finance.