In a slow-to-develop post-holiday week of trading, $7.5 billion was marketed to heavy demand, but as of press time Thursday just $2.7 billion had priced, as numerous trades were scheduled to wrap up either Friday or early this week. The recent spate of home equity supply made it somewhat challenging for mortgage-related product but auto loan and credit card deals came and went in the blink of an eye, some being increased in size and pricing in line with initial guidance.

The non-prime auto-loan offerings from Capital One Financial, via Wachovia Securities, priced after just one session of marketing, which saw the deal increased to $1.1 billion from $800 million. The 2002-B transaction - boosted by a full MBIA wrap - offered investors both fixed- and floating-rate classes.

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