RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The J.G. Wentworth Company® (“J.G. Wentworth” or the “Company”) (OTCQX: JGWE) today announced it has been named a 2016 Top Mortgage Lender by Scotsman Guide, a leading resource for mortgage originators. J.G. Wentworth Home Lending™ was ranked No. 46 in Top Overall Volume. The company’s 2016 total volume reached $3.4 billion, nearly 65 percent higher than its 2015 volume.
“We are proud to be named a ‘Top 50’ mortgage lender for the first time, and we thank Scotsman Guide for our recognition,” said Stewart A. Stockdale, CEO of J.G. Wentworth. “Our mortgage-lending business has grown tremendously, and we’re thrilled to see our great progress reflected in this year’s rankings.”
Scotsman Guide released its fifth annual Top Mortgage Lenders rankings on June 1, 2017. The list, which ranks the nation’s top mortgage-lending companies, appears in Scotsman Guide’s June 2017 residential edition, as well as online at ScotsmanGuide.com/TopLenders2016.
J.G. Wentworth Home Lending was ranked among hundreds of mortgage companies across the country. To be eligible for consideration in Scotsman Guide’s Top Mortgage Lenders rankings, all loan volume had to be from mortgages on one- to four-unit residential properties within the U.S. No commercial or international loans were included. Scotsman Guide also required written verification of top entrants’ volume from a certified public accountant, the Chief Financial Officer at the company or a similar source.
“It’s an honor to have Scotsman Guide recognize J.G. Wentworth Home Lending,” said Phil Buscemi, President of J.G. Wentworth Home Lending. “We will continue to invest in the growth of our mortgage business, and work to deliver best-in-class products to our customers.”
For J.G. Wentworth Home Lending, this recognition comes on the heels of multiple accolades for customer satisfaction and innovation. Most recently, the company was named top-rated in customer satisfaction for Q1 2017 by LendingTree®, a leading online loan marketplace.
About The J.G. Wentworth Company®
The J.G. Wentworth Company® is focused on providing direct-to-consumer access to financing solutions through a variety of avenues, including: mortgage lending, structured settlement, annuity and lottery payment purchasing, prepaid cards, and access to providers of personal loans.
Mortgage loans are offered by J.G. Wentworth Home Lending, LLC NMLS ID # 2925 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org), 3350 Commission Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192; 888-349-3773.
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