It's business as usual for Residential Funding Corp. and ContiFinancial in terms of financing at least. Both firms will securitize $2.5 billion in mortgage collateral before the end of the quarter after recently announcing merger talks. But some market watchers are skeptical that the union will occur.

RFC will bring $1.1 billion of subprime home equity debt to market in the next two weeks via Prudential, and Conti has readied over $1 billion in home equity ABS to land before June.

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