BankAtlantic Bancorp is the latest mortgage lender to write down its servicing portfolio because of falling interest rates.

The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based thrift's $15 million writedown, announced Monday in its third-quarter earnings statement, follows a $250 million accounting adjustment by BankAmerica Corp. on its mortgage servicing assets two weeks ago and a $45 million adjustment by Capstead Mortgage of Dallas in June.

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