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No. 19 of The Subprime 25: Wachovia Corp.

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $17.6 billion.

No. 5 of The Subprime 25: Long Beach Mortgage Co./Washington Mutual

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $65.2 billion

No. 18 of The Subprime 25: American General Finance Inc./American International Group Inc. (AIG)

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $21.8 billion

No. 4 of The Subprime 25: First Franklin Corp./National City Corp./Merrill Lynch & Co.

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $68 billion

No. 9 of The Subprime 25: HSBC Finance Corp./HSBC Holdings plc

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $50.3 billion ***

No. 22 of The Subprime 25: American Home Mortgage Investment Corp.

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $15.3 billion

No. 10 of The Subprime 25: WMC Mortgage Corp./General Electric Co.

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $49.6 billion

No. 23 of The Subprime 25: GreenPoint Mortgage Funding Inc./Capital One Financial Corp.

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $13.1 billion

No. 17 of The Subprime 25: Encore Credit Corp./ ECC Capital Corp./Bear Stearns Cos. Inc.

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $22.3 billion

No. 14 of The Subprime 25: IndyMac Bancorp, Inc.

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $26.4 billion

No. 11 of The Subprime 25: BNC Mortgage Inc./Lehman Brothers

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $47.6 billion ***

No. 6 of The Subprime 25: Option One Mortgage Corp./H&R Block Inc.

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $64.7 billion

No. 16 of The Subprime 25: EquiFirst Corp./Regions Financial Corp./Barclays Bank plc

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $24.4 billion

No. 2 of The Subprime 25: Ameriquest Mortgage Co./ACC Capital Holdings Corp.

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $80.6 billion

No. 7 of The Subprime 25: Fremont Investment & Loan/Fremont General Corp.

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $61.7 billion

No. 12 of The Subprime 25: Chase Home Finance/JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $30 billion

No. 1 of The Subprime 25: Countrywide Financial Corp.

otal high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $97.2 billion

No. 21 of The Subprime 25: NovaStar Financial Inc.

Total high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $16 billion

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