""""United Wholesale Mortgage"""":https://www.uwm.com/ (UWM), one of the nation's fastest-growing wholesale lenders, has good reason to celebrate going into 2014: The company was ranked on """"MortgageStats.com"""":http://mortgagestats.com/ as the No. 1 wholesale lender in the country for the third quarter of 2013.[IMAGE] [COLUMN_BREAK]
According to a release from UWM, it was the first time the lender was able to take the top spot for wholesale origination volume in its history.
""""We've been intensely focused on getting our business to this level of growth from the beginning,"""" said Mat Ishbia, president of the Michigan-based firm. """"Our hard work, along with the trust and valued business of our brokers, has now officially catapulted us to the number one spot.""""
The company attributes its achievement to its wide range of innovative offerings, which in 2013 saw the addition of UWM Connect, the Income Calculator, free customizable marketing, and the newly released Flex Term, among others.
Also a factor in UWM's growth is the way the company approaches customer service, Ishbia said.
""""We developed a unique business model in how we interface with our brokers that is completely driven by a highly service-oriented approach to customer service that clients laud as being second-to-none,"""" he commented.