The packaging of new home loans into securities lacking government guarantees, a practice halted two years ago, may get a bit of a revival this year, industry executives said.

"You're going to see people come to market to some extent, but it's just going to be 'dipping the toe in the water' this year," Bill Felts, a senior vice president at Citigroup Inc.'s mortgage unit, said at the American Securitization Forum conference in Washington. "I'm hearing more talk about it. Last year at this time, I wasn't hearing anything."

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