Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co. last week put several specialty mortgage lenders on a ratings watch, citing shrinking capital.

The lenders, which rely on short-term warehouse facilities, securitization, and whole loan sales for funding, could be hurt as potential creditors become more conservative and profits dry up for securitization and loan sales, Duff & Phelps said.

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