Countrywide International Consulting Services Launches Web Site

- Division Offers Online Access to Services as Part of Continuing

Effort to Build Global Client Base -



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc.

    CALABASAS, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Countrywide Credit Industries,
 Inc. (NYSE:   CCR), a diversified financial services provider and a member of
 the S&P 500, today announced the launch of www.countrywideinternational.com, a
 Web site of Countrywide International Consulting Services (CICS).  The new
 site offers access to a wealth of mortgage-finance information, research
 services and other resources designed to assist current and potential clients
 who represent foreign financial institutions around the world.
     "The CICS Web site showcases our ability to assist financial institutions
 with mortgage origination, servicing and securitization," said CICS President
 Michael Lea.  "From research articles about global trends in housing finance
 to strategic planning analyses, the services and resources on the site offer
 clients access to the knowledge and experience Countrywide has amassed over
 its many successful years as an industry leader."
 
     Users of www.countrywideinternational.com will find the following
 estimable sources of information about products, services and international
 mortgage finance:
 
     --  Services -- Market Research & Analysis, Strategic & Business Planning,
         and Operational Analysis & Implementation Consulting
 
     --  Virtual Library -- Country Reports, Publications, Calendar of Events
         and an Articles Archive
 
     --  Clients & Partners -- Projects in progress, Industry Links and an
         overview of current clients and partners
 
     "The U.S. mortgage industry is one of the most advanced, efficient and
 highly developed in the world, and Countrywide is recognized as an industry
 leader in mortgage processing and technology implementation," Lea stated.
 "Through the Web site, CICS strengthens awareness of its expertise and
 abilities, offering proven ideas and suggestions about adapting Countrywide's
 best practices to meet local and national needs."
 
     CICS, a subsidiary of Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc. (NYSE:   CCR),
 provides technical consulting services on mortgage-related finance technology,
 process management and international market research to new and existing
 international businesses, joint ventures, international mortgage interests and
 development agencies.
 
     Founded in 1969, Countrywide Credit Industries, a member of the Forbes and
 Fortune 500, provides consumer and business-to-business financial services in
 domestic and international markets.  Consumer businesses include mortgages,
 insurance and other financial products.  Business-to-business activities
 encompass capital markets, transaction processing and insurance.  The company
 is headquartered in Calabasas, California and has more than 11,000 employees
 with over 500 offices.  For more information about the company, visit
 Countrywide's Web site at www.countrywide.com.
 
 

SOURCE Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc.
    CALABASAS, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Countrywide Credit Industries,
 Inc. (NYSE:   CCR), a diversified financial services provider and a member of
 the S&P 500, today announced the launch of www.countrywideinternational.com, a
 Web site of Countrywide International Consulting Services (CICS).  The new
 site offers access to a wealth of mortgage-finance information, research
 services and other resources designed to assist current and potential clients
 who represent foreign financial institutions around the world.
     "The CICS Web site showcases our ability to assist financial institutions
 with mortgage origination, servicing and securitization," said CICS President
 Michael Lea.  "From research articles about global trends in housing finance
 to strategic planning analyses, the services and resources on the site offer
 clients access to the knowledge and experience Countrywide has amassed over
 its many successful years as an industry leader."
 
     Users of www.countrywideinternational.com will find the following
 estimable sources of information about products, services and international
 mortgage finance:
 
     --  Services -- Market Research & Analysis, Strategic & Business Planning,
         and Operational Analysis & Implementation Consulting
 
     --  Virtual Library -- Country Reports, Publications, Calendar of Events
         and an Articles Archive
 
     --  Clients & Partners -- Projects in progress, Industry Links and an
         overview of current clients and partners
 
     "The U.S. mortgage industry is one of the most advanced, efficient and
 highly developed in the world, and Countrywide is recognized as an industry
 leader in mortgage processing and technology implementation," Lea stated.
 "Through the Web site, CICS strengthens awareness of its expertise and
 abilities, offering proven ideas and suggestions about adapting Countrywide's
 best practices to meet local and national needs."
 
     CICS, a subsidiary of Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc. (NYSE:   CCR),
 provides technical consulting services on mortgage-related finance technology,
 process management and international market research to new and existing
 international businesses, joint ventures, international mortgage interests and
 development agencies.
 
     Founded in 1969, Countrywide Credit Industries, a member of the Forbes and
 Fortune 500, provides consumer and business-to-business financial services in
 domestic and international markets.  Consumer businesses include mortgages,
 insurance and other financial products.  Business-to-business activities
 encompass capital markets, transaction processing and insurance.  The company
 is headquartered in Calabasas, California and has more than 11,000 employees
 with over 500 offices.  For more information about the company, visit
 Countrywide's Web site at www.countrywide.com.
 
 SOURCE  Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc.