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Friday, May 11, 2007

Subprime Correction Spreads to all Categories of Loans

by Calculated Risk on 5/11/2007 08:25:00 PM

From O.C. Register: LendingTree lays off 20% of 2,200 workers

LendingTree ... laid off 20 percent of its 2,200 workers nationwide today, the company said.

Rebecca Anderson, a spokeswoman for the company ... said the company is getting more consumer interest, but less of that is being translated into loans funded. She said the subprime correction has now spread to all credit categories of loans.
The "more consumer interest" not translating into "loans funded" fits with the MBA Purchase Application Index no longer correlating with housing activity. It appears a growing percentage of loan applications are being denied.