GreenPoint Financial Corp. and GE Capital Corp. are among a handful of potential buyers sizing up subprime lender United Companies Financial Corp., sources close to the companies said.

United Companies announced July 21 that it would have disappointing second-quarter earnings and was looking for a "strategic partner."

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