Top Mortgage Lenders in Wisconsin

Now we’ll rank the top mortgage lenders in Wisconsin, based on the most recent year’s completed loan volume.

These are the largest lenders in The Badger State based on available HMDA data for 2021. Collectively, more than 800 lenders funded $70 billion there during the year.

Interestingly, it appears that Wisconsinites are big on using their own local companies instead of larger, national brands.

At least when it comes to home loans, as the top three mortgage companies are all headquartered in the state.

Read on to see which company led the way in mortgage origination last year in Wisconsin.

Top Mortgage Lenders in Wisconsin (Overall)

Ranking Company Name 2021 Loan Volume
1. Summit CU $2.7 billion
2. Associated Bank $2.4 billion
3. UW Credit Union $2.4 billion
4. Rocket Mortgage $2.3 billion
5. Wells Fargo $2.0 billion
6. Chase $1.9 billion
7. U.S. Bank $1.8 billion
8. Landmark CU $1.8 billion
9. Fairway Independent $1.7 billion
10. Johnson Bank $1.6 billion

As noted, a Wisconsin-based lender topped the charts in 2021, per HMDA data from Richey May.

It was none other than Madison-based Summit Credit Union, which funded $2.7 billion in the state of Wisconsin last year.

In second was Green Bay-based Associated Bank with a close $2.4 billion, followed by Madison-based University of Wisconsin Credit Union (UW Credit Union) with $2.4 billion.

This is interesting for a few reasons – one being that the top three are all Wisconsin-based, and the other that the top three consist of two credit unions and a bank.

That bucks the trend of nonbank mortgage lenders ruling the roost in many other states throughout the nation.

In fourth was the nation’s top mortgage lender, Rocket Mortgage, which funded $2.3 billion. They also happen to be situated fairly close to Wisconsin.

And in fifth was San Francisco-based Wells Fargo with $2.0 billion, formerly the top lender in the United States.

The rest of the top 10 included Chase, U.S. Bank, Landmark Credit Union (New Berlin, WI), Fairway Independent Mortgage (Madison, WI), and Johnson Bank (Racine, WI).

All told, six of the top 10 mortgage lenders in Wisconsin are based in the state, which is pretty impressive.

That might lead all other states in terms of the number of homegrown companies in the top-10 list.

Top Wisconsin Mortgage Lenders (for Home Buyers)

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