LendingTree University Presents First Lender Certification

CHARLOTTE, NC (September 1, 2010) –LendingTree University, a comprehensive program designed to provide LendingTree network loan officers with best-in-class mortgage training, today announced it has presented its first Lender Certification to America Funding. As lenders strive to improve the performance of their loan officers and management, LendingTree, through LendingTree University, provides the necessary tools and training needed to maximize success.

“We’re pleased to award America Funding with the official LendingTree Certified Lender seal,” said Mark Fowler, SVP of sales and operations at LendingTree.com. “In today’s volatile mortgage environment, it’s more important than ever for borrowers to feel confident they’re working with a reputable, certified lender as they navigate through the largest financial transaction of their lives.”

LendingTree University training and development is provided by Vermillion Consulting, Inc. (VCI). Through Vermillion’s Mortgage Champions Sales and Management Training Program, LendingTree network loan officers receive customized, cutting-edge training to improve sales and management productivity and profitability.

“The training provided by LendingTree University and VCI has completely transformed my sales staff,” said Philip Baltazar, President and CEO of America Funding. “In just the first 60 days, we received a 40% increase in loan volume and a 62% uptick in the number of loans in process. The buzz on the sales floor is contagious and my loan officers are smiling again.”

For more information on LendingTree University and its award-winning training program, please contact [email protected] or call 800-555-TREE.


About LendingTree, LLC
LendingTree, LLC is the nation’s leading online lender exchange and personal finance resource, helping consumers take charge of all their financial decisions, from budgeting to money management to mortgages to credit cards and more. LendingTree provides a marketplace that connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business, as well as an array of online tools to aid consumers in their financial decisions. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 27 million loan requests and $207 billion in closed loan transactions. LendingTree provides access to lenders offering
mortgages and refinance loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, and more. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE). For more information go to www.lendingtree.com or 800-555-TREE.