Rising Rates Slow Deals But Some Are Still Done With interest rates up, servicing values have climbed, providing breathing room for

some marginal services. But a few deals are still being made - most notably Chase's purchase of Mellon's mortgage business in August.

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Thrifts Continue Shift Away from

Portfolio Loans

The nation's savings-and-loans are continuing their march toward being more bank-like, but there are a number of pitfalls along the way.

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Banks' Enthusiasm Makes

'Subprime' Respectable

Big acquisitions and aggressive lending have put banks into the thick of B&C lending, a market they would have sniffed at years ago as too risky.

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More Reach, Less Touch

That's the Internet Way

Lenders sacrifice the personal touch when they turn to the Internet, but James Milligan of Alltel believes the early entrants into on-line lending will fare very well.

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Fraud Fight Focuses on

Broker Registration

The mortgage brokers' trade association wants to register all brokers, members or not, as a step toward being able to identify the few bad apples that can give the

business a bad reputation.

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Loan Volume Likely to Fall by a Quarter in 2000

Purchase loans are expected to remain strong and little change is expected in interest rates.

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Tables of rankings for servicing and originations

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