Norwest Mortgage Inc. was the unchallenged leader in loan securitizations through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae last year, finishing with $45.4 billion of sales, or about 10.1% of the market.

It opened up a big lead on No. 2 Countrywide Home Loans, which sold $31 billion to the government-sponsored securitizers for a share of 6.9%.

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