As market participants move forward into 2008, many have hopes of liquidity returning to the ABS market. To this end, increased deal transparency is paramount to bringing investors back into the space, market sources said.

Part of the discussion about bringing greater clarity to the market has been the idea of centralizing and standardizing deal information. Among the suggestions floating around is the idea of a central data file repository for future issuance that would provide the market with a public databank, sources said.

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