A mortgage company formed by Bank of Boston Corp. has snared a $2.5 billion syndicated bank loan to get a unique joint venture with Barnett Banks Inc. off the ground.

The credit facility for HomeSide Lending Inc., as the venture is known, is one of the largest ever granted to a mortgage company. Under terms finalized Tuesday, the company is getting a $1.55 billion warehouse line of credit to support home loan securitization, and a $950 million loan to acquire servicing rights.

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