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Countrywide Financial Corporation Case Study

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Sample MBA Student Paper: Company Analysis

Note: Assignment completed following information literacy session and illustrates strong research and critical

thinking skills.

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Company Analysis Assignment - Countrywide Financial Corporation

Organization Description

Countrywide Financial Corporation is a well-rounded financial services provider with

mortgage banking at its core. The company's activities or businesses are grouped into the

following segments: Mortgage Banking, Capital Markets, Insurance, Banking, and Global. It

was founded in 1969 by two ambitious New Yorkers, Angelo Mozilo and David Loeb. Through

the years, Countrywide has evolved and grown into one of the leading providers of residential

mortgages and a diversified financial services company. Continued improvement and innovation

has guided the company, its mission and vision, and its people.

In the Mortgage Banking sector, Countrywide offers a diverse array of products and covers every

aspect of the mortgage spectrum. A consumer interested in buying a house, refinancing their

loan, obtaining a second loan, etc. need not go further than a Countrywide branch (and

Countrywide has strategically opened a number of branches in select geographical areas). Here

one can apply for a loan, take care of the title search and other title-related requirements, be

assured of the servicing that comes with funding the loan, obtain escrow services, and so forth.

According to an analyst at CreditSights, Countrywide is one of the best miners of the mortgage

market. It is estimated that Countrywide will meet its goal this year of writing $400 billion in

home loans. Countrywide currently ranks second nationwide in the home-loan industry – its

competitors are Wells Fargo ranking first and Washington Mutual ranking third. Other

competitors are Bank of America and J.P Morgan.

Within the mortgage umbrella, Countrywide has introduced innovation by constantly

offering new products and


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