Westmark Group last week reported that loan volume for the first six months of this year exceeded volume for all of last year.

The subprime mortgage lender originated $49.4 million in B and C loans in the first half-compared with $41 million for all of 1996.

In June Westmark originated $10.1 million of loans, marking the first time in the company's 11-year history that it produced more than $10 million in a month.

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