The number of securitizations in the "business loan" sector is expected to nearly double this year, up to as many as 10 deals from the five seen in 2001, according to a consensus of panelists at the recent securitization conferences in Arizona.

The collateral and issuers in this sector, however, have changed substantially since its previous heyday in the late 1990s, when the market was dominated by the likes of The Money Store, Bank of Yorba Linda, and First International Bank.

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