2020 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For

National Mortgage News presents the second annual Best Mortgage Companies to Work For — a survey and awards program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the industry's best employers and providing organizations with valuable employee feedback.

In addition to intriguing insights and anecdotes about corporate culture, special events, HR policies, and benefits, executives and employees at the 40 lenders, brokers and servicers on the list gave us a peek into how they keep things fun in the office.

Check out who made this year's list, compare it to 2019's, then visit the Best Mortgage Companies to Work For homepage for some company profiles, as well as insights and stories from the survey regarding recruitment, hiring and retention.

No. 40 NewRez
Headquarters: Fort Washington, Pa.
Number of employees: 1,207
Website: www.newrez.com
Fun fact: The NewRez NOW volunteer and giving opportunities
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No. 39 Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.
Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah
Number of employees: 1,799
Website: www.primaryresidentialmortgage.com
Fun fact: daily group stretching activities
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No. 38 M2 Lending Solutions
Headquarters: Denver, Colo.
Number of employees: 18
Website: www.m2lending.com
Fun fact: covers 100% of employee health insurance
No. 37 RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corp.
Headquarters: Fort Mill, S.C.
Number of employees: 734
Website: www.rpmservicing.com
Fun fact: Fall tailgate fest
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No. 36 Bay Equity
Headquarters: Sausalito, Calif.
Number of employees: 996
Website: www.bayeq.com
Fun fact: Be Well wellness program
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No. 35 Liberty Home Equity Solutions
Headquarters: Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Number of employees: 133
Website: www.libertyhomeequity.com
Fun fact: Fun Fabulous Fridays with lunch provided
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No. 34 First Choice Loan Services Inc.
Headquarters: East Brunswick, N.J.
Number of employees: 420
Website: www.fcloans.com
Fun fact: Daily and bi-monthly birthday and anniversary recognitions
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No. 33 Certainty Home Loans
Headquarters: Plano, Texas
Number of employees: 238
Website: www.certaintyhomeloans.com
Fun fact: donations through Community Connection
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No. 32 New American Funding
Headquarters: Tustin, Calif.
Number of employees: 2,950
Website: www.newamericanfunding.com
Fun fact: Presidents Council/Top Gun Trip
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No. 31 A and N Mortgage Services Inc.
Headquarters: Chicago, Ill.
Number of employees: 51
Website: www.anmtg.com
Fun fact: two in-house manicures a month
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No. 30 Spring EQ
Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pa.
Number of employees: 124
Website: www.springeq.com
Fun fact: Weekly trivia
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No. 29 AnnieMac Home Mortgage
Headquarters: Mount Laurel, N.J.
Number of employees: 517
Website: www.annie-mac.com
Fun fact: Yoga and meditation sessions
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No. 28 Pulte Mortgage
Headquarters: Englewood, Colo.
Number of employees: 701
Website: www.pultemortgage.com
Fun fact: food truck Fridays
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No. 27 Mortgage Network Inc.
Headquarters: Danvers, Mass.
Number of employees: 355
Website: www.mortgagenetwork.com
Fun fact: recess at work
No. 26 Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions
Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.
Number of employees: 258
Website: www.angeloakms.com
Fun fact: hot dog and ice cream stands
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No. 25 Embrace Home Loans
Headquarters: Middletown, R.I.
Number of employees: 613
Website: www.embracehomeloans.com
Fun fact: jeans for charity
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No. 24 InterLinc Mortgage Services
Headquarters: Houston, Texas
Number of employees: 351
Website: www.interlincmortgage.com
Fun fact: office bingo
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No. 23 Homespire Mortgage
Headquarters: Gaithersburg, Md.
Number of employees: 281
Website: www.homespiremortgage.com
Fun fact: weekly Humpday lunches
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No. 22 Premier Nationwide Lending
Headquarters: Lewisville, Texas
Number of employees: 188
Website: www.loansbypremier.com
Fun fact: monthly masseuse visits
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No. 21 Taylor Morrison Home Funding
Headquarters: Maitland, Fla.
Number of employees: 253
Website: www.taylormorrisonhf.com
Fun fact: 3 p.m. dance parties
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No. 20 Mid America Mortgage Inc.
Headquarters: Addison, Texas
Number of employees: 514
Website: www.midamericamortgage.com
Fun fact: Yoga classes every Wednesday
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No. 19 USA Mortgage
Headquarters: St. Louis, Mo.
Number of employees: 637
Website: www.usa-mortgage.com
Fun fact: 100% employee owned company
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No. 18 GSF Mortgage Corp.
Headquarters: Brookfield, Wis.
Number of employees: 153
Website: www.gogsf.com
Fun fact: Grill out Summer Fridays
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No. 17 Mortgage Unlimited
Headquarters: Garfield, N.J.
Number of employees: 26
Website: www.mortgageunlimited.com
Fun fact: rents out restaurants and lounges for company events
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No. 16 Inlanta Mortgage
Headquarters: Pewaukee, Wis.
Number of employees: 247
Website: www.inlanta.com
Fun fact: Shenanigames - an employee game competition
No. 15 Better.com
Headquarters: New York, N.Y.
Number of employees: 533
Website: www.better.com
Fun fact: intramural soccer and basketball league
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No. 14 Envoy Mortgage
Headquarters: Houston, Texas
Number of employees: 722
Website: www.envoymortgage.com
Fun fact: themed Fridays
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No. 13 Republic State Mortgage Co.
Headquarters: Houston, Texas
Number of employees: 182
Website: www.republicstatemortgage.com
Fun fact: birthday lunches
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No. 12 SWBC Mortgage
Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas
Number of employees: 631
Website: www.swbcmortgage.com
Fun fact: Employee Appreciation Week
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No. 11 Radius Financial Group
Headquarters: Norwell, Ma.
Number of employees: 129
Website: www.radiusgrp.com
Fun fact: Jelly Bean Day
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No. 10 United Northern Mortgage Bankers
Headquarters: Levittown, N.Y.
Number of employees: 99
Website: www.unitednorthern.com
Fun fact: family picnic
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No. 9 Southern Trust Mortgage
Headquarters: Virginia Beach, Va.
Number of employees: 276
Website: www.southerntrust.com
Fun fact: Operations Appreciation Week
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No. 8 Direct Mortgage Loans
Headquarters: Hunt Valley, Md.
Number of employees: 74
Website: www.directmortgageloans.com
Fun fact: regular offsite family events
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No. 7 Thrive Mortgage
Headquarters: Georgetown, Texas
Number of employees: 331
Website: www.thrivemortgage.com
Fun fact: The Summit - the annual company retreat
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No. 6 First Heritage Mortgage
Headquarters: Fairfax, Va.
Number of employees: 170
Website: www.fhmtg.com
Fun fact: Free Lunch Fridays
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No. 5 Geneva Financial
Headquarters: Chandler, Ariz.
Number of employees: 426
Website: www.genevafi.com
Fun fact: Lunch-Bombs (Random act of kindness - buy someone lunch)
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No. 4 AmeriFirst Financial
Headquarters: Mesa, Ariz.
Number of employees: 452
Website: www.amerifirstloan.com
Fun fact: 'Month End' lunch celebration
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No. 3 Highlands Residential Mortgage
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
Number of employees: 363
Website: www.highlandsmortgage.com
Fun fact: Highlands Hope Foundation
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No. 2 Homeowners Financial Group
Headquarters: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Number of employees: 322
Website: www.homeownersfg.com
Fun fact: State of the Union company gatherings
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No. 1 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
Headquarters: Madison, Wis.
Number of employees: 7,078
Website: www.fairwayindependentmc.com
Fun fact: community program sponsorship