As a thirty year veteran of consumer lending, loanDepot CEO Anthony Hsieh has seen his share of transformative changes; his keynote at LendIt USA 2017 focused on the modern version of consumer lending and how online lenders are only just scratching the surface; while originations have grown each year loanDepot still only accounts for about two percent market share as the second largest non bank consumer lender; he believes online lending is still in the bottom of the first or top of the second inning; non bank mortgage lenders now account for five of the top ten originators, a few years ago only two non bank lenders cracked the top ten; regulations, capital markets and technology have all contributed to the market changing since the crisis of 2008; he also talks about the future of the customer experience and their continued investment in technology. Source
loanDepot has been steadily becoming one of the US's top mortgage lenders, rivaling both online businesses and traditional institutions; Anthony Hsieh talked with Forbes at LendIt USA about the growth of the business; the company has funded over $100 billion in mortgage loans and is building out a fintech ecosystem that will empower future market growth and product expansion; loanDepot is the third online mortgage company founded by Anthony Hsieh and the company is in its eighth year of operations; Hsieh says the firm is potentially considering an IPO. Source
loanDepot has originated $100 billion in loans through a unique business model that facilitates loans through both an online platform and branch offices located throughout the US; Lend Academy provides more details on their business and recent milestone in their article; in 2016 loanDepot originated $38 billion in loans and since 2010 it has been growing loan volume at an average annual rate of 70%; the company acquires half a million potential borrowers per month and offers mortgage loans, mortgage refinancing, personal loans and home equity loans; Anthony Hsieh, loanDepot's CEO, cites their non-bank status and agile technology as leading factors for their rapid growth in loans and customer acquisition; mortgage lending is one area of the credit market with significant opportunity for market share gains from advanced technological solutions and loanDepot has successfully capitalized on the market opportunity. Source
The non-bank lender launched two new initiatives to expand their mello brand; the home improvement venture will launch later this year and will provide loans up to $75,000 at the point of sale.
loanDepot is the second largest non-bank consumer lender; OfferPad purchases homes from homeowners, allowing them to sell their house easily; the JV called OfferPad Home Loans is a stand-alone mortgage broker where loanDepot will act as the wholesale lender; OfferPad will be using loanDepot’s platform called Mello to provide the bridge financing. Source
Leading non bank lender loanDepot opened the mello™ Innovation Lab where the tech team will continue working to expand their proprietary mello technology; in comments regarding the innovation lab, loanDepot CEO and Chairman Anthony Hsieh said: "Our lending professionals and LD tech team have combined strengths to create an unstoppable force in next-gen lending. Our never-ending, iterative innovation process is the basis of our business strategy and our true competitive advantage."; the mello technology is designed to make loan origination faster, easier and more accurate by integrating marketing tools and third party data; the digital experience is available to consumers, referral partners and lending professionals; this new lab is meant to foster innovation and allow the technology team to work in a unique environment that includes fun activities and nice weather. Source
loanDepot has invested approximately $80 million in technology over the last 18 months and is announcing the launch of its proprietary digital lending platform, mello™; seeking to develop the fintech ecosystem of the future, the platform is beginning with three solutions: an intuitive web-based consumer portal, a state-of-the-art mobile point of sale system and a fully digital mortgage loan application experience; overall mello™ will be one of the fastest and most accurate lending systems in the industry; the firm has also opened a new 65,000 square foot mello™ tech campus in Irvine, CA to support the new platform. Source