Origination Fee

An origination fee is a fee that lenders or mortgage brokers charge for an application. It is typically a percentage of the loan amount and is meant to cover the administrative costs associated with underwriting, document preparation, and other services involved in the loan origination process. Origination fees can vary depending on the lender and the type of loan being applied for. It’s important for borrowers to the origination fee and factor it into overall loan costs when comparing different loan offers.