Regional bank and private lender Mortgage Master spent the year 2013 expanding, resulting in the firm’s entry into 5 additional states and a fleshed out force of loan originators with the firm adding 103 originators just this past year.  

The Walpole, Mass.-based lender opened 20 retail branches in 13 states.

"Our entry into five new states and the expansion of our retail branch office network, coupled with the significant increase in the number of fully licensed loan originators joining our team, allows Mortgage Master to help a larger segment of borrowers while housing prices remains affordable and interest rates close to record lows," said Paul Anastos, president of Mortgage Master.

So far this year, Mortgage Master has obtained licenses to originate home loans in five states, including Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Tennessee and Texas.