Online Mortgage Brokers
Growth in the housing market and an increase in the percentage of services conducted online significantly boosted revenue for the Online Mortgage Brokers industry over the five years to 2018. Industry operators match consumers seeking mortgages with lenders on a fee basis or host mortgage marketplaces where mortgage lenders can access a network potential borrowers. The total value of mortgage originations is anticipated to fall during the five-year period, according to data from the Mortgage Banker Association. The industry has been threatened by bank and nonbank institutions issuing mortgage loans directly to consumers online without the use of a broker. For example, large investment banks have partnered with a variety of financial technology companies to combine the credibility and brand equity of a large national bank with the technology infrastructure and innovation of a fintech lending platform. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is expected to expand further, albeit at a decelerated pace. During the five-year period, rising mortgage rates will subdue refinancing activity, while a deceleration in housing starts is indicative of slowing growth in demand for mortgage origination and subsequent brokerage activity.
This industry includes firms that broker home mortgages online and firms that provide online mortgage marketplaces. It excludes banking and nonbanking institutions that originate home mortgages through online channels, but does include revenue from brokers that earn commissions on online home mortgages originated by these institutions.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
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