Bank lenders that have helped to fuel finance companies' rapid growth are reexamining their commitment to the market in the wake of problems at Mercury Finance Co. and Jayhawk Acceptance Corp.

"The banking industry has been very focused on the returns, and this will be a reminder that we all need to keep the risk in perspective as well for transactions like this," said Bruce Ling, head of loan syndications at Credit Suisse First Boston.

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