As a result of last week's merger agreement between financial services holding company Bay View Capital Corp. and Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Co. (FMAC), company officials report that they are exploring a late 1999 or early 2000 whole-loan sale or securitization of approximately $400 million to $500 million in franchise and branded retail loans.

The two companies announced last week that they have agreed to amend the terms of their definitive merger agreement.

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