Hard on the heels of its recent merger, Dime Bancorp has begun streamlining its mortgage unit with a new client-server system.

The New York-based bank holding company, which merged with Anchor Bancorp two months ago, is using a Unix-based system to handle all aspects of the mortgage lending process, including prequalification, origination, registration, processing, underwriting, closing, and secondary marketing. Before the switch, the Dime's mortgage unit was operating these functions on System M software - supplied by the defunct Saddlebrook Computer Corp. - and using Digital Equipment Corp. minicomputers.

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