As the number of residential loan originators grew last year, a bigger share of the group found themselves working at non-bank lenders for the second year in a row.

When 2017 concluded, there were 574,326 mortgage loan originators who were licensed or registered through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System.

Headcount for the nation’s loan officers expanded compared to the end of 2016, when the number of loan officers in the database was 562,837.

Source: Mortgage Daily