A ranking of wholesale mortgage lenders has the likes of Freedom Mortgage Corp. and Stearns Lending LLC listed among the worst wholesalers.

The ranking focuses on "whole-tailers," lenders that appear to generate both wholesale and retail originations — though their wholesale divisions only exist to feed their retail division.

Such whole-tailers contrast true wholesale lending partners that go out of their way to help mortgage brokers grow their business and maintain past clients.

Source: Mortgage Daily