LendingTree and CBS MarketWatch.com Launch Loan Center

LendingTree's Lend-X(SM) Technology Powers Co-Branded Site Enabling

CBS MarketWatch Visitors to Obtain Home Loans Online



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from LendingTree, Inc.

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 25 /PRNewswire/ --
     LendingTree, Inc. (Nasdaq: TREE), the leading online loan marketplace and
 loan exchange technology provider, today announced that the Company will
 provide a Lend-X(SM) powered, co-branded, LendingTree and CBS MarketWatch loan
 center for MarketWatch.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: MKTW), the Internet's leading source
 of financial news and information.  Consumers who visit the CBS MarketWatch
 site at www.cbsmarketwatch.com will have the opportunity to fill out a simple
 online loan request form for a mortgage or home equity loan and receive
 multiple offers within one business day.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001023/TREELOGO )
     "We are pleased to be the exclusive mortgage and home equity loan provider
 for CBS MarketWatch.com," said Tom Reddin, chief operating officer of
 LendingTree.  "This demonstrates the commitment MarketWatch.com has to its
 consumers, providing them with convenience, choice and excellent value when
 they are searching for a loan."
     "LendingTree's Lend-X technology allows us to offer a valuable online loan
 resource to our consumers who are looking for real time, competitive home loan
 offers," said Scot McLernon, EVP Sales of MarketWatch.com.  "Connecting
 consumers with LendingTree's network of more than 100 lenders will help them
 to choose the home loan that best suits their needs."
 
     About LendingTree, Inc.
     LendingTree (Nasdaq: TREE) is the leading online loan marketplace and loan
 exchange technology provider.  LendingTree's loan exchange technology,
 Lend-X(SM), powers the online loan marketplace at LendingTree.com, as well as
 the online lending offerings of other institutions.  At LendingTree.com
 qualified consumers may receive multiple loan offers, within one business day,
 in response to a single loan request for home mortgages, home equity loans,
 personal loans, automobile financing loans, and credit cards.  More than 100
 banks and lenders compete for consumers' business in the LendingTree loan
 marketplace at www.lendingtree.com, providing consumers with an unprecedented
 level of control over the lending process, by enabling them to compare and
 review multiple loan offers and accept the loan offer that is best for them.
 The banks and lenders in the LendingTree marketplace generate new business
 that meets their specific underwriting criteria at reduced acquisition costs.
 For more information, or for a full listing of the more than 100 banks and
 lenders in the Lending Tree marketplace please go to www.lendingtree.com or
 call 704-541-5351.
 
     About Lend-X(SM)
     Lend-X(SM) is LendingTree's online loan exchange technology that enables
 companies to quickly and easily embed a customized, co-branded or private
 label loan marketplace into their site.  Lend-X(SM) technology has the
 flexibility to support different business models, ranging from single-lender
 environment to multi lender marketplaces.  Lend-X(SM) provides a fast,
 adaptable and reliable online lending solution for lenders and non-lenders
 alike with valuable access to LendingTree's online lending exchange with more
 than 100 banks and lenders.  Lend-X(SM) clients include: Freddie Mac, S1
 Corporation, priceline.com, CNBC.com, Home Account, MSN Money Central,
 AutobyTel.com, Wachovia, Fleet Bank, Citizens Bank, and Affinity Plus Federal
 Credit Union.
 
     About MarketWatch.com, Inc.
     MarketWatch.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: MKTW), a leading financial media company,
 is the number one financial news and information source on the Internet.
 Founded in 1997, MarketWatch.com operates three web sites:
 cbs.marketwatch.com, bigcharts.com, and U.K.- based ftmarketwatch.com.  In
 addition to offering top-notch financial reporting and investment tools on its
 web sites, MarketWatch.com licenses a wide array of content and tools in
 custom-designed formats for brokerages and other online businesses.  The
 Company also produces the syndicated CBS MarketWatch Weekend program, airs
 financial reports over CBS Network Television, and provides updates every 30
 minutes on the MarketWatch.com Radio Network.  Editorial content from
 cbs.marketwatch.com is distributed in major newspapers and wireless networks.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995.  Forward- looking statements include statements regarding:
 projected future revenues; optimism about the results of certain strategic and
 consumer initiatives; product and technological implementations; and projected
 expenditures and growth.  These statements are based on management's current
 expectations or beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties
 that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in
 the forward looking statements.  The Company's actual results might differ
 materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements due
 to risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's business, which
 include, but are not limited to: variations in consumer demand or acceptance;
 the willingness of lending institutions to offer their products over the
 Internet; further changes in the Company's relationships with existing
 lenders, companies, and/or strategic partners; the Company's ability to
 attract and integrate new lending companies and strategic partners;
 implementation of competing Internet strategies by existing and potential
 lending participants; implementation and acceptance of new product or service
 offerings, consumer lending industry regulation; competition in all aspects of
 the Company's business; fluctuations in operating results; or other unforeseen
 factors.  The forward-looking statements should be considered in the context
 of these and other risk factors disclosed in the Company's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
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SOURCE LendingTree, Inc.
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 25 /PRNewswire/ --
     LendingTree, Inc. (Nasdaq: TREE), the leading online loan marketplace and
 loan exchange technology provider, today announced that the Company will
 provide a Lend-X(SM) powered, co-branded, LendingTree and CBS MarketWatch loan
 center for MarketWatch.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: MKTW), the Internet's leading source
 of financial news and information.  Consumers who visit the CBS MarketWatch
 site at www.cbsmarketwatch.com will have the opportunity to fill out a simple
 online loan request form for a mortgage or home equity loan and receive
 multiple offers within one business day.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001023/TREELOGO )
     "We are pleased to be the exclusive mortgage and home equity loan provider
 for CBS MarketWatch.com," said Tom Reddin, chief operating officer of
 LendingTree.  "This demonstrates the commitment MarketWatch.com has to its
 consumers, providing them with convenience, choice and excellent value when
 they are searching for a loan."
     "LendingTree's Lend-X technology allows us to offer a valuable online loan
 resource to our consumers who are looking for real time, competitive home loan
 offers," said Scot McLernon, EVP Sales of MarketWatch.com.  "Connecting
 consumers with LendingTree's network of more than 100 lenders will help them
 to choose the home loan that best suits their needs."
 
     About LendingTree, Inc.
     LendingTree (Nasdaq: TREE) is the leading online loan marketplace and loan
 exchange technology provider.  LendingTree's loan exchange technology,
 Lend-X(SM), powers the online loan marketplace at LendingTree.com, as well as
 the online lending offerings of other institutions.  At LendingTree.com
 qualified consumers may receive multiple loan offers, within one business day,
 in response to a single loan request for home mortgages, home equity loans,
 personal loans, automobile financing loans, and credit cards.  More than 100
 banks and lenders compete for consumers' business in the LendingTree loan
 marketplace at www.lendingtree.com, providing consumers with an unprecedented
 level of control over the lending process, by enabling them to compare and
 review multiple loan offers and accept the loan offer that is best for them.
 The banks and lenders in the LendingTree marketplace generate new business
 that meets their specific underwriting criteria at reduced acquisition costs.
 For more information, or for a full listing of the more than 100 banks and
 lenders in the Lending Tree marketplace please go to www.lendingtree.com or
 call 704-541-5351.
 
     About Lend-X(SM)
     Lend-X(SM) is LendingTree's online loan exchange technology that enables
 companies to quickly and easily embed a customized, co-branded or private
 label loan marketplace into their site.  Lend-X(SM) technology has the
 flexibility to support different business models, ranging from single-lender
 environment to multi lender marketplaces.  Lend-X(SM) provides a fast,
 adaptable and reliable online lending solution for lenders and non-lenders
 alike with valuable access to LendingTree's online lending exchange with more
 than 100 banks and lenders.  Lend-X(SM) clients include: Freddie Mac, S1
 Corporation, priceline.com, CNBC.com, Home Account, MSN Money Central,
 AutobyTel.com, Wachovia, Fleet Bank, Citizens Bank, and Affinity Plus Federal
 Credit Union.
 
     About MarketWatch.com, Inc.
     MarketWatch.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: MKTW), a leading financial media company,
 is the number one financial news and information source on the Internet.
 Founded in 1997, MarketWatch.com operates three web sites:
 cbs.marketwatch.com, bigcharts.com, and U.K.- based ftmarketwatch.com.  In
 addition to offering top-notch financial reporting and investment tools on its
 web sites, MarketWatch.com licenses a wide array of content and tools in
 custom-designed formats for brokerages and other online businesses.  The
 Company also produces the syndicated CBS MarketWatch Weekend program, airs
 financial reports over CBS Network Television, and provides updates every 30
 minutes on the MarketWatch.com Radio Network.  Editorial content from
 cbs.marketwatch.com is distributed in major newspapers and wireless networks.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995.  Forward- looking statements include statements regarding:
 projected future revenues; optimism about the results of certain strategic and
 consumer initiatives; product and technological implementations; and projected
 expenditures and growth.  These statements are based on management's current
 expectations or beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties
 that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in
 the forward looking statements.  The Company's actual results might differ
 materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements due
 to risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's business, which
 include, but are not limited to: variations in consumer demand or acceptance;
 the willingness of lending institutions to offer their products over the
 Internet; further changes in the Company's relationships with existing
 lenders, companies, and/or strategic partners; the Company's ability to
 attract and integrate new lending companies and strategic partners;
 implementation of competing Internet strategies by existing and potential
 lending participants; implementation and acceptance of new product or service
 offerings, consumer lending industry regulation; competition in all aspects of
 the Company's business; fluctuations in operating results; or other unforeseen
 factors.  The forward-looking statements should be considered in the context
 of these and other risk factors disclosed in the Company's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
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 SOURCE  LendingTree, Inc.