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J.G. Wentworth® Named by LendingTree as Top Customer-Rated

May 10, 2017

Company ranked No. 2 overall among LendingTree’s top home lenders in Q1 2017

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The J.G. Wentworth Company® (“J.G. Wentworth” or the “Company”) (OTCQX: JGWE) today announced that LendingTree®, a leading online loan marketplace, has named J.G. Wentworth Home Lending™ Top Rated in Customer Satisfaction for Q1 2017 by placing second overall in LendingTree’s broader ranking of top home lenders for the quarter.

“We are honored to be recognized by LendingTree for our commitment to our customers,” said Stewart A. Stockdale, CEO of J.G. Wentworth. “Our customers come first, and this award reflects the deep investment we’ve made in providing a customer experience that stands apart in the marketplace.”

LendingTree’s list featured the top customer-rated lenders from its network of more than 450 entities, based on actual customer reviews for the first quarter of 2017. Winners were rated on offered rates, fees and closing costs, responsiveness and customer service, and ranked based on overall customer experience.

“Our lender ratings and reviews provide consumers the opportunity to read about real loan experiences, which promotes high-quality customer service across LendingTree’s lender network and offers real insight to help consumers make informed decisions when choosing lenders,” said Neil Salvage, President of LendingTree.

“Our division is committed to empowering customers to make informed decisions at every stage of the home lending process,” said Phil Buscemi, President of J.G. Wentworth Home Lending. “We’re thrilled to again be recognized by the very people we’re serving, and to know that we’re succeeding in connecting consumers with the products they want.”

For J.G. Wentworth Home Lending, this recognition comes on the heels of two awards from Ellie Mae®, a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry. Earlier this year, the company was inducted into the 2017 Ellie Mae Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon mortgage lenders and partners that have distinguished themselves through their industry leadership and innovative use of Ellie Mae technologies. It was during the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame Awards that J.G. Wentworth Home Lending received recognition for Excellence in Compliance Automation as well as the inaugural President’s Award for Encompass Excellence.

J.G. Wentworth Home Lending originates conventional, FHA and VA loans in 40 states and the District of Columbia.

About The J.G. Wentworth Company®

The J.G. Wentworth Company® is focused on providing direct-to-consumer access to financing solutions through a variety of avenues, including: mortgage lending, structured settlement, annuity and lottery payment purchasing, prepaid cards, and access to providers of personal loans.

Mortgage loans are offered by J.G. Wentworth Home Lending, LLC NMLS ID # 2925 (, 3350 Commission Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192; 888-349-3773.

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