Contifinancial Corp. said it has acquired California-based Royal Mortgage Partners LP. Royal has been making about $20 million of home equity loans a month through its 20 retail offices. It will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Conti.

Conti also closed its previously announced acquisition of privately owned California Lending Group Inc., Mission Viejo, Calif.

Larry Swartz, who founded the group in 1990, will continue as president and chief executive. An announcement said the unit originates $30 million a month of home equity and home improvement loans in 26 states, mainly through the mail and by phone.

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