In the wake of persistent rumors of an alliance, LION Inc., Seattle, has announced the acquisition of "certain assets" of Freddie Mac subsidiary Ignition Mortgage Technology Solutions.LION said it has acquired Ignition's Loan Finder, Lock Point Xtra, Loan Officer Plus, and Pipeline Tools software products, plus Ignition's rights under certain contracts and accounts receivable. The company said the acquisition will enable it "to expand its product offering and its ability to target both small and large mortgage originators" with a turnkey origination and management solution. The bulk of the assets named were developed by Tuttle and Co. and were folded by Freddie Mac into Ignition after the demise of its HomeAdvisors Technologies initiative with Microsoft. Lockpoint Xtra is the electronic rate-lock technology behind Freddie Mac's Goldcash Xtra.

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