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By: Ramu Garuda August. 14, 2018

A recent Gavop study found that Navy Federal Credit Union ranks number one in the top 10 home improvement mortgage lenders in San Diego, California, with 637 loan originations in 2017. Gavop used data from the latest Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) to conduct this analysis. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, follows at number two, with 372 originations in the year, and San Diego County Credit Union is at number three with 258 originations.

Between 2015 and 2017, Navy Federal Credit Union has grown at a consistent rate of 8% from 589 loan originations in 2015 to 637 originations in 2017. Interestingly, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, despite its second spot, has shown a almost 30% decrease in loan originations, from 4,737 originations in 2015 to 3,338 in 2017. San Diego County Credit Union at number three, has reported a tremendous growth rate at 486%, from 44 loan originations to 258 between 2015 and 2017.

To give potential applicants a clearer picture of home improvement mortgages available, Gavop compared loan originations between the state and the city. In 2017, the number of originations in San Diego (3,954) declined by around 10% from 4,383 in 2016. Between 2015 and 2016 however, the city saw a nearly 40% increase from 3,123 to 4,383 loan originations. The state of California, on other hand, reported an 8% decline in originations, from 5,932 in 2016 to 5,454 in 2017. Between 2015 and 2016, the state witnessed an increase of 35% in loan originations.  

The following graph compares the top ten lenders by home improvement mortgage originations in San Diego for the last 3 years.

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The Gavop study also included an of analysis of the compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) of the top lenders for the last five years. First Republic Bank has the highest CAGR at 76.5%, followed by MUFG Union Bank, National Association at 38.0%, Synergy One Lending Inc at 29.4%, and San Diego County Credit Union and California Coast Credit Union at number four and five, with a CAGR percentage of 21.6% and 18.6% respectively.

The table below shows San Diego’s top 10 mortgage lenders based on loans originations for home improvement in 2017.

RankHome Improvement Mortgage LendersTotal Number of Loans Originated (2017)Total Number of Loans Originated (2016)Total Number of Loans Originated (2015)
1NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION637616589
2WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION372489365
3SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION25822444
4POINT MORTGAGE132NANA
5JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION131182137
6MUFG UNION BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION1259771
7FIRST REPUBLIC BANK1208353
8U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION118130110
9CALIFORNIA COAST CREDIT UNION891934
10SYNERGY ONE LENDING, INC.8716084
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Ramu Garuda

Ramu is a research analyst with over 7 years of analytics & research experience. Prior to joining the company, he worked with some of the prominent consulting and market research firms in India, including Pride Technology (Supporting consulting projects to PWC), RR Donnelly, and The Hackett Group. His skills include company profiling, benchmarking, data and trend analysis, industry analysis, and report writing across the industries. Ramu holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Marketing. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology.

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