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The Top 25 Subprime Lenders

These lenders made nearly $1 trillion in subprime loans from 2005 to 2007, according to a Center for Public Integrity study

Here are the top 25 subprime loan issuers and the amounts of loans issued from 2005 through 2007, according to an analysis of 7.2 million "high interest" loans released on May 6 by the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity. The lenders made $997.5 billion in such loans during the period, according to the group.

1. Countrywide Financial

At least $97.2 billion

2. Ameriquest Mortgage/ACC Capital Holdings

At least $80.6 billion

3. New Century Financial

At least $75.9 billion

4. First Franklin/National City/Merrill Lynch

At least $68 billion

5. Long Beach Mortgage/Washington Mutual

At least $65.2 billion

6. Option One Mortgage/H&R Block

At least $64.7 billion

7. Fremont Investment & Loan/Fremont General

At least $61.7 billion

8. Wells Fargo Financial/Wells Fargo

At least $51.8 billion

9. HSBC Finance/HSBC Holdings

At least $50.3 billion*

10. WMC Mortgage/General Electric

At least $49.6 billion

11. BNC Mortgage/Lehman Brothers

At least $47.6 billion*

12. Chase Home Finance/JPMorgan Chase

At least $30 billion

13. Accredited Home Lenders/Lone Star Funds V

At least $29.0 billion

14. IndyMac Bancorp

At least $26.4 billion

15. CitiFinancial/Citigroup

At least $26.3 billion

16. EquiFirst/Regions Financial/Barclays Bank

At least $24.4 billion

17. Encore Credit/ECC Capital/Bear Stearns

At least $22.3 billion

18. American General Finance/American International Group (AIG)

At least $21.8 billion*

19. Wachovia

At least $17.6 billion

20. GMAC/Cerberus Capital Management

At least $17.2 billion*

21. NovaStar Financial

At least $16 billion

22. American Home Mortgage Investment

At least $15.3 billion

23. GreenPoint Mortgage Funding/Capital One Financial

At least $13.1 billion

24. ResMAE Mortgage/Citadel Investment Group

At least $13 billion

25. Aegis Mortgage/Cerberus Capital Management

At least $11.5 billion

*Totals include subsidiaries

Source: Center for Public Integrity

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