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     AS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON JUNE 29, 1999
    
                                                      REGISTRATION NO. 333-77483
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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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                                AMENDMENT NO. 3
    
                                       TO
 
                                    FORM S-1
                             REGISTRATION STATEMENT
                                     UNDER
                           THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
             (EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)
 

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              DELAWARE                               7389                              48-1090909
      (STATE OF INCORPORATION)           (PRIMARY STANDARD INDUSTRIAL               (I.R.S. EMPLOYER
                                         CLASSIFICATION CODE NUMBER)              IDENTIFICATION NO.)
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                             500 WEST FIRST STREET
                         HUTCHINSON, KANSAS 67501-5222
                                 (800) 759-0327
              (ADDRESS, INCLUDING ZIP CODE, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER,
       INCLUDING AREA CODE, OF REGISTRANT'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)
                            ------------------------
                               FRANK I. CHANDLER
                     PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                             500 WEST FIRST STREET
                         HUTCHINSON, KANSAS 67501-5222
                                 (800) 759-0327
           (NAME, ADDRESS, INCLUDING ZIP CODE, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER,
                   INCLUDING AREA CODE, OF AGENT FOR SERVICE)
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           COPIES OF ALL COMMUNICATIONS, INCLUDING ALL COMMUNICATIONS
               SENT TO THE AGENT FOR SERVICE, SHOULD BE SENT TO:
 

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                  STEVEN D. PIDGEON                                     STEVEN R. FINLEY
                SNELL & WILMER L.L.P.                              GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP
                 ONE ARIZONA CENTER                                200 PARK AVENUE, 47TH FLOOR
               PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85008                                  NEW YORK, NY 10166
                   (602) 382-6252                                        (212) 351-4000
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     APPROXIMATE DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF PROPOSED SALE TO THE PUBLIC: As soon as
practicable after the effective date of this Registration Statement.
 
     If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on
a delayed or continuous basis under Rule 415 under the Securities Act, check the
following box:  [ ]
 
     If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering
under Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the
Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective
registration statement for the same offering:  [ ]
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     If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed under Rule 462(c) under
the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act
registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement
for the same offering:  [ ]
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     If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed under Rule 462(d) under
the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act
registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement
for the same offering:  [ ]
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     If delivery of the prospectus is expected to be made under Rule 434, check
the following box:  [ ]
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                        CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
 

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                                                           PROPOSED MAXIMUM                          AMOUNT OF
        TITLE OF SHARES TO BE REGISTERED               AGGREGATE OFFERING PRICE                  REGISTRATION FEE
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<S>                                              <C>                                   <C>
Common stock, $.01 par value....................           $86,250,000(1)(2)                       $23,977.50(3)
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(1) Includes shares of common stock subject to an option granted to the
    underwriters solely to cover over-allotments, if any. See "Underwriting."
(2) Estimated under Section 457(o) solely for the purpose of calculating the
    amount of registration fee.
(3) Previously paid.
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     THE REGISTRANT HEREBY AMENDS THIS REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON SUCH DATE OR
DATES AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO DELAY ITS EFFECTIVE DATE UNTIL THE REGISTRANT SHALL
FILE A FURTHER AMENDMENT WHICH SPECIFICALLY STATES THAT THIS REGISTRATION
STATEMENT SHALL THEREAFTER BECOME EFFECTIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 8(a) OF
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 OR UNTIL THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT SHALL BECOME
EFFECTIVE ON SUCH DATE AS THE COMMISSION, ACTING UNDER SAID SECTION 8(a), MAY
DETERMINE.
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                   SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED JUNE 29, 1999
    
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS PROSPECTUS IS NOT COMPLETE AND MAY BE CHANGED.
NO ONE MAY SELL THESE SECURITIES UNTIL THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FILED WITH THE
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION IS EFFECTIVE. THIS PROSPECTUS IS NOT AN OFFER
TO SELL THESE SECURITIES AND IT IS NOT SOLICITING AN OFFER TO BUY THESE
SECURITIES IN ANY STATE WHERE THE OFFER OR SALE IS NOT PERMITTED.
                                5,000,000 SHARES
 
                            [MCM CAPITAL GROUP LOGO]
                                  COMMON STOCK
                               $       PER SHARE
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This is an initial public offering of common stock of MCM Capital Group, Inc.
MCM acquires and services consumer receivables from sellers that consider them
uncollectible. MCM is offering 3,333,333 shares and the selling stockholders
identified in this prospectus are offering 1,666,667 shares. MCM will not
receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders. This
is a firm commitment underwriting.
 
There is currently no public market for the shares. MCM expects that the price
to the public in the offering will be between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. The
market price of the shares after the offering may be higher or lower than the
offering price.
The common stock will be listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol
"MCMC."
INVESTING IN THE COMMON STOCK INVOLVES RISKS.  SEE "RISK FACTORS" BEGINNING ON
PAGE 7.
 

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                                              PER SHARE    TOTAL
                                              ---------   --------
<S>                                           <C>         <C>
Price to the public.........................  $           $
Underwriting discount.......................
Proceeds to MCM.............................
Proceeds to the selling stockholders........
</TABLE>

 
MCM has granted an over-allotment option to the underwriters. Under this option,
the underwriters may elect to purchase a maximum of 750,000 additional shares
from MCM within 30 days following the date of this prospectus to cover
over-allotments.
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NEITHER THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY STATE SECURITIES
COMMISSION HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THESE SECURITIES OR DETERMINED IF THIS
PROSPECTUS IS TRUTHFUL OR COMPLETE. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A
CRIMINAL OFFENSE.
CIBC WORLD MARKETS                                    U.S. BANCORP PIPER JAFFRAY
               The date of this prospectus is             , 1999.
 

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                [LOGO AND PICTURES OF EMPLOYEES AND FACILITIES.]

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                               TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

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Prospectus Summary..........................................     1
Risk Factors................................................     7
Forward-Looking Statements..................................    13
Use of Proceeds.............................................    14
Dividend Policy.............................................    14
Capitalization..............................................    15
Dilution....................................................    16
Selected Financial Data.....................................    17

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
  and Results of Operations.................................    20
Business....................................................    29
Management..................................................    38
Principal and Selling Stockholders..........................    44
Certain Transactions........................................    46
Description of Capital Stock................................    47
Shares Eligible for Future Sale.............................    49
Underwriting................................................    51
Legal Matters...............................................    53
Experts.....................................................    53
Where You Can Find More Information.........................    53
Index to Consolidated Financial Statements..................   F-1
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                               PROSPECTUS SUMMARY
 
   
This summary contains basic information about us and this offering. Because it
is a summary, it does not contain all of the information that you should
consider before investing in the shares. You should read the entire prospectus
carefully including the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking
Statements" and the consolidated financial statements and notes to the
consolidated financial statements included in this prospectus.
    
 
   
This prospectus assumes that the underwriters have not exercised their
over-allotment option.
    
 
                                      MCM
 
OUR BUSINESS
 
MCM acquires and services consumer receivables from sellers that consider them
uncollectible. We currently focus on acquiring credit card receivables
originated by major banks and merchants. We apply a model that we have developed
to analyze the collectibility of receivables and to help us establish a price
for the receivable portfolios we purchase. Because the credit card issuers have
already written off these receivables, we are able to buy receivable portfolios
at substantial discounts to their face amounts. We use our extensive database,
sophisticated phone and computer systems, trained employees and longstanding
experience in servicing receivables to generate a return on the receivables we
purchase.
 
   
Established over 30 years ago, we have grown rapidly in recent periods. We
opened a new servicing center in Phoenix, Arizona in 1998. This center has
become our primary servicing facility. At March 31, 1999, we employed 430
personnel dedicated to collection efforts at this facility. We also maintain our
original facility in Kansas, which housed 48 recovery personnel at March 31,
1999. From January 1, 1994 through March 31, 1999, we acquired $1.7 billion of
receivable portfolios for $53.3 million. During this period, we recovered $46.2
million on these receivables. In 1998 alone, we acquired throughout the year
$722.6 million of receivable portfolios for $24.8 million and, as of March 31,
1999, we had recovered $14.4 million on these receivables. We continue to
vigorously pursue collections on our portfolios.
    
 
We acquire portfolios primarily through "forward flow" agreements with
originating institutions. A forward flow agreement provides for the acquisition
of receivables on a regular basis at a predetermined price over a specific time
period. We currently have forward flow agreements relating to Discover Card and
Montgomery Ward's credit card which extend through 1999 and are renewable
annually upon agreement of the parties. We acquired substantially all of our
receivable portfolios in 1998 and in the first quarter of 1999 under our forward
flow agreements.
 
Once we acquire a portfolio, we locate the individual customers and use a
friendly but firm approach to recover the receivables in full or to negotiate
settlements or payment plans. We train our employees to work with customers to
evaluate their ability to pay and to develop customized payment programs that
maximize our recoveries. In cases where we believe customers have the ability to
pay, but are unwilling to do so, we may pursue legal action to recover on their
accounts.
 
OUR MARKET OPPORTUNITY
 
   
The receivables management industry is growing rapidly, driven by increasing
levels of consumer debt and increasing charge-offs of the underlying
receivables. At December 31, 1997, consumer debt in the U.S., the amount owed by
individuals, totalled $5.6 trillion, of which consumer credit comprised $1.3
trillion. Credit card debt is the fastest growing component of consumer credit,
reaching $560 billion in December 1997. Credit card debt accounted for 44% of
total consumer credit in 1997, up from 30% in 1990, and is projected to reach
51% or $950 billion by 2005. Despite generally sound economic conditions and
historically low U.S. unemployment levels, credit card charge-offs rose to
approximately 6.5%, or $36.2 billion, of outstanding credit card receivables in
1997.
    
 
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Historically, originating institutions have sought to limit credit losses by
performing recovery efforts with their own personnel, outsourcing recovery
activities to third-party collection agencies and selling their charged-off
receivables for immediate cash proceeds. From the originating institution's
perspective, selling receivables to receivables management companies such as MCM
yields immediate cash proceeds and earnings and represents a substantial
reduction in the two to five year period typically required for traditional
recovery efforts. It is estimated that sales of charged-off credit card debt
have risen from $2.2 billion in 1990 to $16.5 billion in 1997 and will reach
$25.0 billion in 2000.
 
   
In 1998, Commercial Financial Services, Inc., a major participant in our
industry, experienced significant financial difficulties. We believe that this
creates a market opportunity for well-financed and well-managed firms like MCM.
    
 
OUR STRATEGY
 
Our goal is to become a leading acquiror and servicer of charged-off
receivables. To achieve this goal, our business strategy emphasizes the
following elements:
 
  -     hiring, training and retaining qualified personnel;
 
  -     increasing our receivable portfolio acquisitions;
 
  -     maintaining and enhancing our databases and our phone and computer
        systems to facilitate our collection efforts;
 
  -     applying and improving the model we have developed to analyze the
        collectibility of receivables and to help us determine a price for the
        portfolios we purchase;
 
  -     maintaining and developing a variety of financing sources to fund our
        operations;
 
  -     entering other receivables markets; and
 
  -     pursuing acquisitions of complementary companies.
 
FUNDING SOURCES AND ACCOUNTING FOR OUR SECURITIZATION PROGRAM
 
We finance our operations through a variety of funding sources. We maintain a
receivables acquisition or "warehouse" facility to provide funds to purchase
receivables and have utilized lines of credit to provide ongoing working
capital. We also engage in "securitization" transactions to finance receivables
purchases. We completed our first securitization transaction in December 1998.
This securitization included receivables with an aggregate face value of
approximately $1.3 billion and a value on our books, reflecting primarily our
purchase price, of $33.8 million at the time of transfer. We structured this
transaction for accounting purposes as a sale of the receivables, which resulted
in a pretax gain of $9.3 million. In the future, we intend to structure and
account for our securitizations as financing transactions rather than sales. As
a result, we will recognize income over the estimated life of the receivables
rather than recognize a gain at the time of a securitization. In addition, the
receivables and corresponding debt will remain on our balance sheet.
 
   
RECENT DEVELOPMENT
    
 
   
In June 1999, the maximum funding amount under our warehouse facility increased
from $20 million to $35 million. As of June 28, 1999, we had borrowed $13.6
million under the facility. We believe that the increase in available warehouse
funds will provide added flexibility in acquiring receivable portfolios.
    
 
OUR HEADQUARTERS
 
Our principal executive offices are located at 500 West First Street,
Hutchinson, Kansas 67501 and our telephone number is (800) 759-0327.
 
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                                  THE OFFERING
 
Common stock offered by MCM.............     3,333,333 shares
 
Common stock offered by the selling
stockholders............................     1,666,667 shares
 
Common stock to be outstanding after
this offering...........................     8,274,464 shares(1)
 
Use of proceeds by MCM..................     - To repay our NationsBank line of
                                               credit and our Bank of Kansas
                                               loans (approximately $13.7
                                               million at June 10, 1999)
 
                                             - The remainder for working capital
                                               to expand our business, including
                                               the acquisition of additional
                                               receivable portfolios and
                                               potential business acquisitions
 
Nasdaq National Market symbol...........     MCMC
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(1) Does not include (a) 123,823 shares of common stock issuable upon exercise
    of outstanding options and (b) 750,000 shares of common stock subject to the
    underwriters' over-allotment option.
 
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                             SUMMARY FINANCIAL DATA
 

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<CAPTION>
                                                                                           FOR THE THREE MONTHS
                                            FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,                   ENDED MARCH 31,
                                 ------------------------------------------------------    ---------------------
                                    1994        1995       1996       1997       1998        1998        1999
                                 -----------   -------   --------   --------   --------    ---------   ---------
                                               (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AND PERSONNEL DATA)
<S>                              <C>           <C>       <C>        <C>        <C>         <C>         <C>
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF
  OPERATIONS DATA:
REVENUES
  Income from receivable
    portfolios.................    $ 1,676     $ 2,035   $  2,387   $  3,200   $ 15,952(1) $  3,047    $    569
  Income from retained
    interest...................         --          --         --         --         --          --       1,660
  Gain on sales of receivable
    portfolios.................        563         501        995      2,014     10,818(2)      169          --
  Servicing fees and related
    income.....................         44          --         --         --        105          --       1,971
                                   -------     -------   --------   --------   --------    --------    --------
    Total revenues.............      2,283       2,536      3,382      5,214     26,875       3,216       4,200
EXPENSES
  Salaries and employee
    benefits...................      1,345       1,439      1,650      2,064      7,472         883       3,684
  Other operating expenses.....        289         261        200        338      2,201         287         815
  General and administrative
    expenses...................        272         330        306        490      1,290         119         739
  Depreciation and
    amortization...............        105         103         96        156        426          41         205
                                   -------     -------   --------   --------   --------    --------    --------
    Total expenses.............      2,011       2,133      2,252      3,048     11,389(3)    1,330       5,443
                                   -------     -------   --------   --------   --------    --------    --------
Income (loss) before interest,
  income taxes and
  extraordinary charge.........        272         403      1,130      2,166     15,486       1,886      (1,243)
Interest and other expenses....         26         133        145        819      2,886(1)      615         128
                                   -------     -------   --------   --------   --------    --------    --------
Income (loss) before income
  taxes and extraordinary
  charge.......................        246         270        985      1,347     12,600       1,271      (1,371)
Provision for income taxes.....          4          97        391        540      5,065         478        (546)
                                   -------     -------   --------   --------   --------    --------    --------
Income (loss) before
  extraordinary charge.........        242         173        594        807      7,535         793        (824)
Extraordinary charge, net of
  income tax...................         --          --         --         --        180         180          --
                                   -------     -------   --------   --------   --------    --------    --------
Net income (loss)..............    $   242     $   173   $    594   $    807   $  7,355    $    613    $   (824)
                                   =======     =======   ========   ========   ========    ========    ========
Net income (loss) per common
  share:
  Basic........................    $  0.05     $  0.04   $   0.12   $   0.16   $   1.49(1) $   0.12    $  (0.17)
  Diluted......................    $  0.05     $  0.04   $   0.12   $   0.16   $   1.47(1) $   0.12    $  (0.16)
Average common shares
  outstanding:
  Basic........................      4,941       4,941      4,941      4,941      4,941       4,941       4,941
  Diluted......................      4,941       4,941      4,941      4,941      4,996       5,316       5,020
OTHER FINANCIAL DATA:
Cash flows provided by (used
  in):
  Operations...................    $   836     $  (136)  $    (27)  $ (1,076)  $  3,434    $  1,108    $ (4,247)
  Investing....................       (677)        320     (1,623)   (10,723)     9,155      (5,548)     (5,285)
  Financing....................       (212)        (91)     1,620     12,156     (8,408)      4,623       7,118
Return on average assets(5)....      12.27%       8.20%     22.09%      9.30%     24.72%(6)     2.92%     (2.28)%
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<CAPTION>
                                                                                           FOR THE THREE MONTHS
                                            FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,                   ENDED MARCH 31,
                                 ------------------------------------------------------    ---------------------
                                    1994        1995       1996       1997       1998        1998        1999
                                 -----------   -------   --------   --------   --------    ---------   ---------
                                               (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AND PERSONNEL DATA)
<S>                              <C>           <C>       <C>        <C>        <C>         <C>         <C>
Return on average equity(5)....     675.16%      57.03%     89.27%     66.54%    196.18%(6)    55.23%     (6.28)%
SELECTED OPERATING DATA:
Collections on receivable
  portfolios (including
  securitized portfolios)......    $ 2,217     $ 2,722   $  3,173   $  5,127   $ 15,940    $  2,293    $  6,901
Purchases of receivable
  portfolios, at face value....     32,888      58,091    142,438    653,912    722,597     132,380     101,654
Purchases of receivable
  portfolios, at cost..........        616       1,090      4,216     18,249     24,762       4,842       4,179
Total recovery personnel, at
  end of period................         34          35         44         53        379         131         478
Total employees, at end of
  period.......................         49          51         56         72        446         156         588
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<CAPTION>
                                                                AS OF MARCH 31, 1999
                                                              -------------------------
                                                              ACTUAL     AS ADJUSTED(7)
                                                              -------    --------------
                                                                   (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>        <C>
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION DATA:
Cash........................................................  $ 2,244       $33,064
Investment in receivable portfolios.........................    6,474         6,474
Retained interest in securitized receivables................   25,403        25,403
Total assets................................................   40,294        71,114
Notes payable and other borrowings..........................   14,980            --
Capital lease obligations...................................      490           490
Total liabilities...........................................   27,257        12,277
Total stockholders' equity..................................   13,037        58,837
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(1) During 1998, prior to the December 30 securitization transaction, we
    increased our investment in receivable portfolios by $25.3 million or
    163.9%. In addition, $13.0 million or 71.5% of our 1997 acquisitions of
    receivable portfolios occurred during the last four months of 1997. As a
    result, income from receivable portfolios increased dramatically in 1998. In
    order to finance the significant increase in acquisitions of receivable
    portfolios during 1998, MCM's borrowings increased correspondingly during
    the year. MCM had average monthly borrowings of $23.7 million during 1998,
    as compared to $6.9 million during 1997, resulting in a 312.7% increase in
    interest expense.
    
 
(2) In December 1998, we completed our first securitization transaction of
    receivable portfolios, which had a value on our books of $33.8 million. The
    transaction was structured and accounted for as a sale in accordance with
    SFAS 125, which resulted in a pretax gain of $9.3 million. In connection
    with the securitization transaction, we retained an interest in the
    securitized receivables and established a related servicing liability. Our
    interest is carried on our books at fair value in accordance with SFAS 115
    and changes in the fair value, as well as the initial write up to fair
    value, are recorded in a separate component of stockholders' equity.
 
    We intend to structure and account for our future securitization
    transactions as financings, rather than sales. As a result, MCM will not
    record a gain at the time of securitization and the securitized receivables
    and related debt will remain on our statement of financial condition.
 
(3) In connection with the opening of the Phoenix facility, we increased our
    employees from 72 at December 31, 1997 to 446 at December 31, 1998. As a
    result of this increase in employees and the costs associated with
    establishing the Phoenix facility, MCM's expenses increased significantly
    during 1998.
 
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(4) Earnings per share based on income before extraordinary charge is as
    follows:
 

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<CAPTION>
                              FOR THE YEAR ENDED    FOR THE THREE MONTHS
                              DECEMBER 31, 1998     ENDED MARCH 31, 1999
                              ------------------    --------------------
<S>                           <C>                   <C>
Basic.......................        $1.52                  $(0.17)
Diluted.....................        $1.51                  $(0.16)
</TABLE>

 
(5) Average assets and average equity were determined based on the average of
    monthly balances during the year.
 
   
(6) Return on average assets and return on average equity for 1998 include the
    effect of the securitization transaction which closed on December 30, 1998.
    As a result of the securitization, total assets decreased approximately
    $10.8 million primarily due to the net effect of the sale of the receivable
    portfolios ($33.8 million) and recognition of the interest we retained in
    the receivables ($24.0 million). Additionally, stockholders' equity
    increased approximately $10.5 million due to the recognition of the
    unrealized gain on the retained interest of $4.9 million and the gain on
    securitization, net of tax of $5.6 million. If we excluded the effect of the
    securitization transaction from the return calculations, the results for
    1998 would be as follows:
    
 
    Return on average assets...............................  5.92%
    Return on average equity............................... 63.13%
 
(7) Adjusted to give effect to our receipt of the estimated net proceeds from
    the sale of 3,333,333 shares of common stock offered by us at an estimated
    public offering price of $15.00 per share and our application of those
    proceeds as described in "Use of Proceeds."
 
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                                  RISK FACTORS
 
You should consider carefully the following factors together with all of the
other information included in this prospectus before you decide to purchase our
common stock.
 
FUTURE LOSSES COULD IMPAIR OUR ABILITY TO RAISE CAPITAL OR BORROW MONEY, AS WELL
AS AFFECT OUR STOCK PRICE
 
Although we have historically been profitable, we incurred a net loss of
$824,408 for the first quarter of this year, and expect to incur a loss in the
second quarter of this year. To the extent that we continue to record losses in
subsequent periods, this could impair our ability to raise additional capital or
borrow money as needed, and could adversely affect our stock price. To a great
extent, the first quarter loss and anticipated second quarter loss are
attributable to the fact that we sold substantially all of our receivables in a
securitization transaction at the end of 1998 which resulted in a gain of $9.3
million. Our recent operating results also reflect that our costs have increased
with the substantial new personnel that we have hired. Our net income will
remain lower and will not offset our operating expenses until we are able to
rebuild our on-balance sheet receivable portfolios and our new employees reach
full productivity. We cannot assure you that our operating results will improve
in future periods.
 
WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RECOVER SUFFICIENT AMOUNTS ON OUR RECEIVABLES TO FUND OUR
OPERATIONS
 
We acquire and service receivables that the customers have failed to pay and the
sellers have written off. The originating institutions generally make numerous
attempts to recover on their nonperforming receivables, often using a
combination of their in-house recovery departments and third-party collection
agencies. These receivables are difficult to collect and we may not cover the
costs associated with purchasing the receivables and running our business.
 
WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO MANAGE OUR GROWTH OR OBTAIN THE RESOURCES NECESSARY TO
ACHIEVE OUR GROWTH PLANS
 
We have expanded rapidly in recent periods, placing great demands on our
management, employee and financial resources. For example, during 1998, the
number of accounts we serviced increased from 488,000 to 781,000, and our
employee base increased from 72 to 446. We cannot assure you that we will be
able to manage our expanding operations effectively or obtain adequate resources
for our expansion. We intend to continue our growth, which will place additional
demands on our resources. To sustain our planned growth, we will need to enhance
our operational and financial systems and increase our management, employee and
financial resources.
 
WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HIRE AND RETAIN ENOUGH SUFFICIENTLY TRAINED EMPLOYEES TO
SUPPORT OUR OPERATIONS
 
Our industry is very labor intensive. We compete for qualified personnel with
companies in our business and in the collection agency, teleservices and
telemarketing industries. We will not be able to service our receivables
effectively, continue our growth and operate profitability if we cannot hire and
retain qualified recovery personnel.
 
We experience high rates of personnel turnover. The high turnover rate among our
employees increases our recruiting and training costs and may limit the number
of experienced recovery personnel available to service our receivables.
 
Our growth requires that we continually hire and train new employees. A large
percentage of our employees joined us within the past year and is still gaining
experience with our recovery process, procedures and policies. Our newer
employees tend to be less productive and generally produce the greatest rate of
personnel turnover.
 
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WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO OBTAIN THE FINANCING WE NEED TO FUND OUR
OPERATIONS
 
We cannot assure you that we will be able to meet our future liquidity
requirements. We depend on external sources of financing to fund our operations,
including our warehouse facility, securitizations and lines of credit. Recently,
our need for additional financing and capital resources has increased
dramatically with the growth of our business. Our failure to obtain financing
and capital as needed would limit our ability to operate our business or achieve
our growth plans. Recent industry conditions, including the bankruptcy of credit
card or other receivables purchasers, have caused a tightening of credit to
companies serving these markets. Increased competition also affects the
availability and cost of financing to us.
 
   
Our credit facilities impose a number of restrictive covenants, including
financial covenants. Failure to satisfy any one of these covenants would
preclude us from further borrowing under the defaulted facility and could
prevent us from securing alternative sources of funds necessary to operate our
business. Our warehouse facility also contains a condition to borrowing that we
maintain diversity among our receivables suppliers for portfolios to be financed
under the warehouse facility after June 29 of this year. As of June 29, 1999, we
anticipate that we will be in compliance with the diversity requirement for
future fundings under the warehouse facility. However, at the current levels of
receivables funded through the warehouse facility, we will need to purchase
receivables from suppliers other than our current forward flow suppliers to
prevent our next purchase under one of our forward flow agreements from
exceeding the diversity requirement. In the future we will need to meet this
requirement at every additional funding of receivables through the warehouse
facility.
    
 
WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PURCHASE RECEIVABLES AT SUFFICIENTLY FAVORABLE PRICES FOR
US TO BE SUCCESSFUL
 
Our success depends upon the continued availability of receivables that meet our
requirements. The availability of receivable portfolios at favorable prices
depends on a number of factors outside of our control, including the
continuation of the current growth trends in consumer debt and sales of
receivable portfolios by originating institutions, as well as competitive
factors affecting potential purchasers and sellers of receivables. In this
regard, we compete with other purchasers of defaulted consumer receivables and
with third-party collection agencies, and are affected by financial services
companies that manage their own defaulted consumer receivables. Some of our
competitors have greater capital, personnel and other resources than we do. The
possible entry of new competitors, including competitors that historically have
focused on the acquisition of different asset types, and the expected increase
in competition from current market participants may reduce our access to
receivables. In addition, aggressive pricing by competitors could raise the
price of receivable portfolios above levels that we are willing to pay.
 
WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY AND ACQUIRE ENOUGH RECEIVABLES TO OPERATE
PROFITABLY AND EFFICIENTLY
 
To operate profitably, we must continually service a sufficient number of
receivables to generate income that exceeds our costs. Because fixed costs such
as personnel salaries and lease or other facilities costs constitute a
significant portion of our overhead, if we do not continually replace the
receivable portfolios we service with additional receivable portfolios, we may
have to reduce the number of employees in our recovery operations. We would then
have to rehire employees as we obtain additional receivable portfolios. These
practices could lead to:
 
  -     low employee morale, fewer experienced employees and higher training
        costs;
 
  -     disruptions in our operations and loss of efficiency in recovery
        functions; and
 
  -     excess costs associated with unused space in recovery facilities.
 
WE ARE HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON OUR TWO EXISTING FORWARD FLOW AGREEMENTS AND WE MAY
NOT BE ABLE TO RENEW OR REPLACE THESE AGREEMENTS ON TERMS FAVORABLE TO US
 
We have agreements to purchase receivables considered uncollectible relating to
Discover Card and Montgomery Ward's credit card. These "forward flow" agreements
are for one year and expire in December 1999. In 1998 and in the first quarter
of 1999, we acquired substantially all of our receivables
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through these forward flow agreements. If we are not able to renew or replace
one or both of our existing agreements or if we renew these agreements on less
favorable terms, we may not be able to obtain a sufficient number of receivables
to operate profitably, retain qualified personnel, or sustain our current
growth.
 
ONE OF OUR PRIMARY SUPPLIERS MAY HAVE FEWER RECEIVABLES AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE
 
Montgomery Ward has been reorganizing under the federal bankruptcy code since we
entered into our forward flow agreement relating to its credit card receivables.
Although we have not experienced any slow down to date, we cannot assure you
that the reorganization of Montgomery Ward will not result in the availability
of fewer receivables under our forward flow agreements. Fewer available
receivables could reduce our earnings if we are unable to purchase other
receivables on comparable terms.
 
WE MAY NOT BE SUCCESSFUL AT ACQUIRING RECEIVABLES IN NEW MARKETS
 
We may pursue the acquisition of receivables in other consumer loan markets,
such as student loans, in which we have little current experience. We may not be
successful in completing any acquisitions. Moreover, even if completed, our lack
of recent experience in these markets may impair our ability to profitably
service these loans or may result in us paying too much for these loans to
generate a profit from our acquisitions.
 
WE USE ESTIMATES IN OUR ACCOUNTING AND WE WOULD HAVE TO CHARGE OUR EARNINGS IF
ACTUAL RESULTS WERE LESS THAN ESTIMATED
 
In accounting for our receivable portfolios, in general we establish their value
at the lower of their "fair value" or their cost. We determine fair value based
on the present value of anticipated cash collections based on our historical
performance experience. The actual amount recovered by us on portfolios may not
correlate to our historical performance experience. Our historical experience
includes receivable portfolios that are much smaller than we have purchased in
recent periods, and therefore may not produce comparable results. If recoveries
on a portfolio are less than or slower than estimated, we may determine that the
fair value of the receivable portfolio is less than its value on our books. We
would then recognize a charge to earnings in the amount of such difference.
 
In our 1998 securitization, we retained the right to future collections that
exceed all amounts owed and paid to the investors. We account for this right to
future collections at fair value, which we determine based on the present value
of anticipated cash collections. Actual recoveries on these receivables may be
less than or slower than expected. If we determine that the fair value of our
right to future collections is less than its value on our books, we would
recognize a charge to earnings in the amount of the difference.
 
OUR SERVICING FEES MAY BE INSUFFICIENT TO COVER OUR ASSOCIATED SERVICING COSTS
 
Although we will receive a servicing fee to compensate us for our obligations to
service receivables that are securitized, the servicing fee may not be
sufficient to reimburse us for all of our costs associated with servicing the
receivables. Specifically, we do not expect the servicing fee on our 1998
securitization to cover our costs of servicing and have therefore recorded a
liability of $3.6 million in connection with the servicing agreement.
 
WE COULD LOSE OUR SERVICING RIGHTS, WHICH COULD LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO OBTAIN
ADDITIONAL FINANCING
 
In a securitization or warehouse facility, the seller or borrower often is the
servicer of the receivables. If we fail to satisfy our servicing obligations,
our ability to securitize receivables and to obtain additional financing would
be impaired. We could lose the right to service receivables included in our
securitizations or warehouse facility for a variety of reasons including:
 
  -     defaults in our servicing obligations;
 
  -     breaches of representations and warranties related to a securitization
        or the warehouse facility; and
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  -     bankruptcy or other insolvency.
 
OUR QUARTERLY OPERATING RESULTS MAY FLUCTUATE AND CAUSE OUR STOCK PRICE TO
DECREASE
 
Because of the nature of our business, our quarterly operating results may
fluctuate in the future which may adversely affect the market price of our
common stock. The reasons our results may fluctuate include:
 
  -     the timing and amount of recoveries on our receivables;
 
  -     any charge to earnings resulting from a decline in the value of our
        receivable portfolios or in the value of our interest in securitized
        receivables, or any required increase in a related servicing liability;
        and
 
  -     increases in operating expenses associated with the growth of our
        operations.
 
WE ANTICIPATE CHANGING THE STRUCTURE OF OUR SECURITIZATIONS WHICH WILL LOWER OUR
SHORT-TERM EARNINGS AND COULD AFFECT OUR ABILITY TO OBTAIN FINANCING AND AFFECT
OUR STOCK PRICE
 
In future periods, we do not expect to recognize gains relating to
securitization transactions as a result of our intent to structure and account
for future securitizations as financing transactions. This will lower our
short-term earnings and could affect our ability to finance our operations, as
well as affect our stock price. For securitizations structured and accounted for
as sale transactions, earnings for the reporting period in which the
securitization transaction occurred are increased by the amount of the related
gain on securitization. In structuring securitization transactions as
financings, we will not recognize a gain at the time of securitization and
therefore our earnings for the related reporting period will be lower relative
to earnings results under gain on sale accounting. Since we accounted for our
December 30, 1998 securitization as a sale transaction and thus recorded a
related gain in 1998, our earnings during 1999 and future periods may not be
comparable to those for 1998.
 
OUR RECOVERIES MAY DECREASE IN A WEAK ECONOMIC CYCLE
 
Since we began acquiring nonperforming receivables, the U.S. economy has
generally been strong and many economic factors have been favorable. We cannot
assure you that our recovery experience would not worsen in a weak economic
cycle. If our actual recovery experience with respect to a receivable portfolio
is significantly lower than we projected when we purchased the portfolio, our
financial condition and results of operations could deteriorate.
 
WE COULD LOSE A MEMBER OF OUR SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM, WHICH COULD NEGATIVELY
AFFECT OUR OPERATIONS
 
The loss of the services of one or more of our executive officers or key
employees could disrupt our operations. We have employment agreements with Frank
Chandler, our Chief Executive Officer and President, and each of our other
senior executives. The agreements contain noncompetition provisions that survive
termination of employment in some circumstances. However, these agreements do
not assure the continued services of these officers and we cannot assure you
that the noncompetition provisions will be enforceable.
 
WE COULD SUFFER YEAR 2000 COMPUTER PROBLEMS THAT COULD DISRUPT OUR OPERATIONS
 
We could be affected by failures of our business systems, as well as those of
our suppliers and vendors, due to the year 2000 problem. Any failure could
result in a disruption of our collection efforts which would impair our
operations. We recently upgraded our computer, telecommunications, software
applications, and business systems, and believe that these systems are
substantially year 2000 ready. However, we cannot assure you that year 2000
problems will not arise with our systems.
 
In addition, year 2000 failures on the part of our suppliers or vendors could
occur, which could also disrupt our operations. Our suppliers and vendors
include our telephone and utility suppliers, our forward-flow
 
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contract and other receivables vendors and, to a lesser extent, our licensed
software vendors. Potential consequences of our business systems, or the
business systems of the third parties with whom we conduct business, not being
year 2000 ready include failure to operate due to a lack of power, disruption or
errors in credit information and receivable recovery efforts, and delays in
receiving inventory and supplies.
 
OUR OPERATIONS COULD SUFFER FROM INADEQUATE OR COSTLY TECHNOLOGY OR PHONE
SYSTEMS
 
Our success depends in large part on sophisticated telecommunications and
computer systems. The temporary or permanent loss of our computer and
telecommunications equipment and software systems, through casualty or operating
malfunction, could disrupt our operations. In the normal course of our business,
we must record and process significant amounts of data quickly and accurately to
properly bid on prospective acquisitions of receivable portfolios and to access,
maintain and expand the databases we use for our recovery activities. Any
simultaneous failure of both of our information systems or software and their
backup systems would interrupt our business operations.
 
Our business depends heavily on service provided by various local and long
distance telephone companies. A significant increase in telephone service costs
or any significant interruption in telephone services could reduce our
profitability or disrupt our operations.
 
WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY ANTICIPATE, INVEST IN OR ADOPT TECHNOLOGICAL
ADVANCES WITHIN OUR INDUSTRY
 
Our business relies on computer and telecommunications technologies and our
ability to integrate these technologies into our business is essential to our
competitive position and our success. We may not be successful in anticipating,
managing, or adopting technological changes on a timely basis. Computer and
telecommunications technologies are evolving rapidly and are characterized by
short product life cycles.
 
While we believe that our existing information systems are sufficient to meet
our current demands and continued expansion, our future growth may require
additional investment in these systems. We depend on having the capital
resources necessary to invest in new technologies to acquire and service
receivables. We cannot assure you that adequate capital resources will be
available to us.
 
WE MAY MAKE ACQUISITIONS THAT PROVE UNSUCCESSFUL OR STRAIN OR DIVERT OUR
RESOURCES
 
We intend to consider acquisitions of other companies in our industry that could
complement our business, including the acquisition of entities in diverse
geographic regions and entities offering greater access to industries and
markets that we do not currently serve. We have no experience in completing
acquisitions, and we may not be able to successfully acquire other businesses.
If we do, we may not be able to successfully integrate these businesses with our
own. Further, acquisitions may place additional constraints on our resources
such as diverting the attention of our management from other business concerns.
Through acquisitions, we may enter markets in which we have no or limited
experience. Moreover, any acquisition may result in a potentially dilutive
issuance of equity securities, incurrence of additional debt and amortization of
expenses related to goodwill and intangible assets, all of which could reduce
our profitability.
 
GOVERNMENT REGULATION MAY LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO RECOVER AND ENFORCE RECEIVABLES
 
Federal and state laws may limit our ability to recover and enforce receivables
regardless of any act or omission on our part. Some laws and regulations
applicable to credit card issuers may preclude us from collecting on receivables
we purchase where the card issuer failed to comply with applicable law in
generating or servicing the receivables we acquired. Laws relating to debt
collections also directly apply to our business. Our failure to comply with any
laws or regulations applicable to us could limit our ability to recover on
receivables, which could reduce our earnings.
 
While all of our receivables acquisition contracts contain provisions
indemnifying us for losses due to the originating institution's failure to
comply with applicable laws and other events, we cannot assure you that
 
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the indemnities received from originating institutions will be adequate to
protect us from losses on the receivables or liabilities to customers.
 
THE VOTING POWER OF OUR CONTROLLING STOCKHOLDERS MAY LIMIT YOUR VOTING RIGHTS
 
Our current stockholders, which include officers, directors and their
affiliates, have and after the completion of the offering will continue to have
control over our affairs. They will continue to have the ability to elect our
directors and determine the outcome of votes by our stockholders on corporate
matters, including mergers, sales of all or substantially all of our assets,
charter amendments and other matters requiring stockholder approval.
 
WE CAN ISSUE PREFERRED STOCK WITHOUT YOUR APPROVAL WHICH COULD DILUTE AND REDUCE
THE VALUE OF YOUR STOCK
 
Our charter documents authorize us to issue shares of "blank check" preferred
stock, the designation, number, voting powers, preferences, and rights of which
may be fixed or altered from time to time by our board of directors.
Accordingly, the board of directors has the authority, without stockholder
approval, to issue preferred stock with rights that could dilute the voting
power or other rights of common stock holders or reduce the market value of the
common stock.
 
ANTI-TAKEOVER PROVISIONS IN OUR CHARTER DOCUMENTS AND STATE LAW MAY INHIBIT
BENEFICIAL CHANGES OF CONTROL
 
Our charter documents and Delaware law contain provisions which could make it
more difficult for a third party to acquire us, even if such a change in control
would be beneficial to our stockholders. For example:
 
  -     our board of directors has the power to issue shares of preferred stock
        and set the related terms without stockholder approval;
 
  -     we are restricted in our ability to enter into business combinations
        with interested stockholders;
 
  -     stockholders can remove a director, with or without cause, only upon the
        vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the shares entitled to
        vote in the election of directors;
 
  -     stockholders can amend or repeal our bylaws only upon the vote of the
        holders of at least two-thirds of our outstanding common stock;
 
  -     the ability of our stockholders to call a special meeting is limited;
        and
 
  -     we require advanced notice for nominating candidates and for stockholder
        proposals.
 
ADDITIONAL SHARES OF OUR COMMON STOCK THAT WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE SALE IN
THE PUBLIC MARKET AFTER THIS OFFERING COULD CAUSE OUR STOCK PRICE TO DECREASE OR
LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO RAISE CAPITAL
 
If one or more of our stockholders sell substantial amounts of our common stock,
the market price of our common stock could drop. These sales could make it
difficult for us to raise funds through future offerings of common stock or
depress our stock price at a time when we need to raise capital.
 
When this offering is complete, there will be 8,274,464 shares of common stock
outstanding. Of these shares, the 5,000,000 shares sold in this offering will be
freely tradeable without restriction, except for any shares acquired by persons
such as directors, officers and major stockholders. In addition, all other
shares outstanding will be available for sale 180 days after the closing of this
offering. Even the perception that additional shares could be sold in the public
market could affect our stock price.
 
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                           FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
Some of the information in this prospectus contains forward-looking statements
within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements include,
among others, statements found under "Prospectus Summary," "Risk Factors," "Use
of Proceeds," "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
Results of Operations" and "Business." Forward-looking statements typically are
identified by use of terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate,"
"estimate" and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are
expressed differently. You should be aware that our actual results could differ
materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements due to a
number of factors, some of which are beyond our control. Factors that could
affect our results and cause them to differ from those contained in the
forward-looking statements include:
 
  -     our ability to recover sufficient amounts on receivables to fund
        operations;
 
  -     our ability to hire and retain qualified personnel to recover our
        receivables efficiently;
 
  -     the availability of financing;
 
  -     the availability of sufficient receivables at prices consistent with our
        return targets; and
 
  -     our ability to renew our current forward flow agreements at favorable
        terms.
 
You should also consider carefully the statements under "Risk Factors,"
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations," "Business" and other sections of this prospectus which address
additional factors that could cause our actual results to differ from those set
forth in the forward-looking statements.
 
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                                USE OF PROCEEDS
 
We estimate that the net proceeds from the sale of the shares of common stock we
are offering will be $45.8 million. If the underwriters fully exercise the
over-allotment option, the net proceeds of the shares sold by us will be $56.5
million. "Net proceeds" is what we expect to receive after paying underwriting
discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. For the purposes of
estimating net proceeds, we are assuming that the public offering price will be
$15.00 per share. We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by
the selling stockholders.
 
We expect to use approximately $13.7 million of the net proceeds we receive to
repay some of our existing $24.4 million in debt, with the balance to be used
for working capital to facilitate expansion of the business, including the
purchase of additional receivable portfolios and potential acquisitions of
recovery businesses. We have no pending commitments related to any business
acquisitions. Prior to using the proceeds as described above, we will invest the
funds in short-term, investment grade, interest-bearing securities.
 
   
Our debt to be repaid includes a $15.0 million revolving credit facility with
approximately $14.8 million outstanding as of June 28, 1999 and $0.4 million in
Bank of Kansas loans. The revolving credit facility expires on July 15, 1999.
The facility bears a floating interest rate based on the prime rate established
by the lender resulting in a borrowing rate of 7.75% at June 28, 1999. The
facility will be retired with the proceeds of this offering. The Bank of Kansas
loans expire on January 15, 2001, have an interest rate of 9.00% and will be
repaid in full with the proceeds of this offering. We currently use the
revolving credit facility to fund receivable portfolio purchases and to provide
working capital. The combined balance outstanding as of March 31, 1999 on the
revolving credit facility and Bank of Kansas loans was $15.0 million. See Note 5
to the financial statements on page F-13 and the related line item in the
Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition, "Notes payable and other
borrowings."
    
 

                                DIVIDEND POLICY
 
We have never declared or paid dividends on our common stock and we anticipate
that we will retain earnings to support operations and to finance the growth and
development of our business. Therefore, we do not intend to declare or pay
dividends on the common stock for the foreseeable future. The declaration,
payment and amount of future dividends, if any, will be subject to the
discretion of our board of directors. In addition, while our current financing
agreements do not place restrictions on dividend payments, we may be subject to
dividend restrictions under future financing facilities.
 
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                                 CAPITALIZATION
 
The following table sets forth our capitalization as of March 31, 1999 and as
adjusted to give effect to our receipt of the estimated net proceeds from the
sale of 3,333,333 shares of common stock offered by us at an assumed public
offering price of $15.00 per share and the application of our net proceeds as
described in "Use of Proceeds." To better understand this table you should
review "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results
of Operations," our financial statements, including the related notes, and the
other financial information included elsewhere in this prospectus.
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  MARCH 31, 1999
                                                            --------------------------
                                                              ACTUAL       AS ADJUSTED
                                                            -----------    -----------
<S>                                                         <C>            <C>
Debt:
  Notes payable and other borrowings......................  $14,980,265    $        --
Stockholders' equity:
  Preferred Stock, par value $.01 per share, 5,000,000
     shares authorized; none issued and outstanding.......           --             --
  Common Stock, par value $.01 per share, 50,000,000
     shares authorized; 4,941,131 shares issued and
     outstanding, actual; and 8,274,464 shares issued and
     outstanding, as adjusted.............................       49,411         82,744
  Additional paid-in capital..............................       80,589     45,847,256
  Unrealized gain.........................................    4,822,454      4,822,454
  Retained earnings.......................................    8,084,558      8,084,558
                                                            -----------    -----------
     Total stockholders' equity...........................   13,037,012     58,837,012
                                                            -----------    -----------
       Total capitalization...............................  $28,017,277    $58,837,012
                                                            ===========    ===========
</TABLE>

 
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                                    DILUTION
 
At March 31, 1999, our net tangible book value was $12.2 million or $2.47 per
share. "Net tangible book value" is total assets minus the sum of liabilities
and intangible assets. "Net tangible book value per share" is net tangible book
value divided by the total number of shares of common stock outstanding as of
March 31, 1999.
 
After giving effect to adjustments relating to the offering, our pro forma net
tangible book value on March 31, 1999 would have been $58.0 million or $7.01 per
share. The adjustments made to determine pro forma net tangible book value per
share are the following:
 
  -     an increase in total assets to reflect the net proceeds received by us
        from the offering as described under "Use of Proceeds" assuming that the
        public offering price will be $15.00 per share; and
 
  -     the addition of the number of shares offered by us under this prospectus
        to the number of shares outstanding.
 
The following table illustrates the pro forma increase in net tangible book
value of $4.54 per share and the dilution, or the difference between the
offering price per share and net tangible book value per share, to new
investors.
 

<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>      <C>
Assumed initial public offering price per share.............           $15.00
Net tangible book value per share at March 31, 1999.........  $2.47
Increase in net tangible book value per share attributable
  to the offering...........................................   4.54
                                                              -----
Pro forma net tangible book value per share at March 31,
  1999 after giving effect to the offering..................             7.01
                                                                       ------
Dilution per share to new investors in the offering.........           $ 7.99
                                                                       ======
</TABLE>

 
The table below shows the difference between the existing stockholders and the
new investors purchasing common stock in this offering with respect to the total
number of shares acquired from MCM, the total consideration paid and the average
price paid per share based upon an assumed initial public offering price of
$15.00 per share.
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                  SHARES PURCHASED       TOTAL CONSIDERATION       AVERAGE
                                --------------------    ----------------------    PRICE PER
                                 NUMBER      PERCENT      AMOUNT       PERCENT      SHARE
                                ---------    -------    -----------    -------    ---------
<S>                             <C>          <C>        <C>            <C>        <C>
Existing stockholders.........  4,941,131       60%     $10,900,000       18%     $   2.21
New investors.................  3,333,333       40       50,000,000       82         15.00
                                ---------      ---      -----------      ---
     Total....................  8,274,464      100%     $60,900,000      100%
                                =========      ===      ===========      ===
</TABLE>

 
The table above does not give effect to sales of shares by the selling
stockholders.
 
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                            SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
 
This table sets forth selected historical financial data of MCM. You should read
carefully the consolidated financial statements and notes included in this
prospectus. The selected data in this section are not intended to replace the
consolidated financial statements. The selected financial data, except for
Selected Operating Data, as of December 31, 1995 and for the year then ended,
were derived from our audited consolidated financial statements not included in
this prospectus. Selected Operating Data are derived from the books and records
of MCM. The selected financial data, except for Selected Operating Data, as of
December 31, 1996, 1997 and 1998 and for the years then ended, were derived from
our audited consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this
prospectus. These consolidated financial statements were audited by Ernst &
Young LLP, independent auditors. The selected financial data as of March 31,
1998 and 1999 and for the three months then ended were derived from our
unaudited consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this
prospectus. We derived the selected financial data as of December 31, 1994 and
for the year then ended from unaudited consolidated financial statements that
are not included in this prospectus. MCM's management believes that the
unaudited historical consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments
needed to present fairly in all material respects the information included in
those statements, and that the adjustments made consist only of normal recurring
adjustments. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 1999 are not
necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the entire year or
results that we will achieve in the future.
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                                        FOR THE THREE MONTHS
                                                         FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,                   ENDED MARCH 31,
                                              ------------------------------------------------------    ---------------------
                                                 1994        1995       1996       1997       1998        1998        1999
                                              -----------   -------   --------   --------   --------    ---------   ---------
                                                            (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AND PERSONNEL DATA)
<S>                                           <C>           <C>       <C>        <C>        <C>         <C>         <C>
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA:
REVENUES
  Income from receivable portfolios.........    $ 1,676     $ 2,035   $  2,387   $  3,200   $ 15,952(1) $  3,047    $    569
  Income from retained interest.............         --          --         --         --         --          --       1,660
  Gain on sales of receivable portfolios....        563         501        995      2,014     10,818(2)      169          --
  Servicing fees and related income.........         44          --         --         --        105          --       1,971
                                                -------     -------   --------   --------   --------    --------    --------
    Total revenues..........................      2,283       2,536      3,382      5,214     26,875       3,216       4,200
EXPENSES
  Salaries and employee benefits............      1,345       1,439      1,650      2,064      7,472         883       3,684
  Other operating expenses..................        289         261        200        338      2,201         287         815
  General and administrative expenses.......        272         330        306        490      1,290         119         739
  Depreciation and amortization.............        105         103         96        156        426          41         205
                                                -------     -------   --------   --------   --------    --------    --------
    Total expenses..........................      2,011       2,133      2,252      3,048     11,389(3)    1,330       5,443
                                                -------     -------   --------   --------   --------    --------    --------
Income (loss) before interest, income taxes
  and extraordinary charge..................        272         403      1,130      2,166     15,486       1,886      (1,243)
Interest and other expenses.................         26         133        145        819      2,886(1)      615         128
                                                -------     -------   --------   --------   --------    --------    --------
Income (loss) before income taxes and
  extraordinary charge......................        246         270        985      1,347     12,600       1,271      (1,371)
Provision for income taxes..................          4          97        391        540      5,065         478        (546)
                                                -------     -------   --------   --------   --------    --------    --------
Income (loss) before extraordinary charge...        242         173        594        807      7,535         793        (824)
Extraordinary charge, net of income tax.....         --          --         --         --        180         180          --
                                                -------     -------   --------   --------   --------    --------    --------
Net income(loss)............................    $   242     $   173   $    594   $    807   $  7,355    $    613    $   (824)
                                                =======     =======   ========   ========   ========    ========    ========
Net income (loss) per common share:
  Basic.....................................    $  0.05     $  0.04   $   0.12   $   0.16   $   1.49(4) $   0.12    $  (0.17)
  Diluted...................................    $  0.05     $  0.04   $   0.12   $   0.16   $   1.47(4) $   0.12    $  (0.16)
Average common shares outstanding:
  Basic.....................................      4,941       4,941      4,941      4,941      4,941       4,941       4,941
  Diluted...................................      4,941       4,941      4,941      4,941      4,996       5,316       5,020
</TABLE>

 
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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                                        FOR THE THREE MONTHS
                                                         FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,                   ENDED MARCH 31,
                                              ------------------------------------------------------    ---------------------
                                                 1994        1995       1996       1997       1998        1998        1999
                                              -----------   -------   --------   --------   --------    ---------   ---------
                                                            (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AND PERSONNEL DATA)
<S>                                           <C>           <C>       <C>        <C>        <C>         <C>         <C>
OTHER FINANCIAL DATA:
Cash flows provided by (used in):
  Operations................................    $   836     $  (136)  $    (27)  $ (1,076)  $  3,434    $  1,108    $ (4,247)
  Investing.................................       (677)        320     (1,623)   (10,723)     9,155      (5,548)     (5,285)
  Financing.................................       (212)        (91)     1,620     12,156     (8,408)      4,623       7,118
Return on average assets(5).................      12.27%       8.27%     22.09%      9.30%     24.72%(6)     2.92%     (2.28)%
Return on average equity(5).................     675.16%      60.09%     89.27%     66.54%    196.18%(6)    55.23%     (6.28)%
SELECTED OPERATING DATA:
Collections on receivable portfolios
  (including securitized portfolios)........    $ 2,217     $ 2,722   $  3,173   $  5,127   $ 15,940    $  2,293    $  6,901
Purchases of receivable portfolios, at face
  value.....................................     32,888      58,091    142,438    653,912    722,597     132,380     101,654
Purchases of receivable portfolios, at
  cost......................................        616       1,090      4,216     18,249     24,762       4,842       4,179
Total recovery personnel, at end of
  period....................................         34          35         44         53        379         131         478
Total employees, at end of period...........         49          51         56         72        446(3)      156         588
</TABLE>

    
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                           AS OF DECEMBER 31,                   AS OF
                                                              --------------------------------------------    MARCH 31,
                                                               1994     1995     1996     1997      1998        1999
                                                              ------   ------   ------   -------   -------    ---------
                                                                                   (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>      <C>      <C>      <C>       <C>        <C>
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION DATA:
Cash........................................................  $   57   $  150   $  120   $   477   $ 4,658    $   2,244
Investment in receivable portfolios.........................     473      660    2,840    15,411     2,052(1)     6,474
Retained interest in securitized receivables................      --       --       --        --    23,986(2)    25,403
Total assets................................................   1,766    1,734    4,034    16,964    34,828       40,294
Notes payable and other borrowings..........................   1,227    1,136    2,756    14,774     7,005(1)    14,980
Capital lease obligations...................................      --       --       --        --       506          490
Total liabilities...........................................   1,787    1,581    3,287    15,410    20,906       27,257
Total stockholders' equity..................................     (21)     153      747     1,554    13,922       13,037
</TABLE>

    
 
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(1) During 1998, prior to the December 30 securitization transaction, we
    increased our investment in receivable portfolios by $25.3 million or
    163.9%. In addition, $13.0 million or 71.5% of our 1997 acquisitions of
    receivable portfolios occurred during the last four months of 1997. As a
    result, income from receivable portfolios increased dramatically in 1998. In
    order to finance the significant increase in acquisitions of receivable
    portfolios during 1998, MCM's borrowings increased correspondingly during
    the year. MCM had average monthly borrowings of $23.7 million during 1998,
    as compared to $6.9 million during 1997, resulting in a 312.7% increase in
    interest expense.
    
 
(2) In December 1998, we completed our first securitization transaction of
    receivable portfolios, which had a carrying value of $33.8 million. The
    transaction was structured and accounted for as a sale in accordance with
    SFAS 125, which resulted in a pretax gain of $9.3 million. In connection
    with the securitization transaction, we recorded a retained interest in the
    securitized receivables and a servicing liability. The retained interest is
    carried on our books at fair value in accordance with SFAS 115 and changes
    in the fair value, as well as the initial write up to fair value, are
    recorded in a separate component of stockholders' equity.
 
    We intend to structure and account for our future securitization
    transactions as financings, rather than sales. As a result, MCM will not
    record a gain at the time of securitization and the securitized receivables
    and related debt will remain on our statement of financial condition.
 
(3) In connection with the opening of the Phoenix facility, we increased our
    employees from 72 at December 31, 1997 to 446 at December 31, 1998. As a
    result of this increase in employees and the costs associated with
    establishing the Phoenix facility, MCM's expenses increased significantly
    during 1998.
 
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(4) Earnings per share based on income before extraordinary charge is as
    follows:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                FOR THE YEAR ENDED    FOR THE THREE MONTHS
                                                DECEMBER 31, 1998     ENDED MARCH 31, 1999
                                                ------------------    --------------------
<S>                                             <C>                   <C>
Basic.........................................        $1.52                  $(0.17)
Diluted.......................................        $1.51                  $(0.16)
</TABLE>

 
(5) Average assets and average equity were determined based on the average of
    monthly balances during the year.
 
   
(6) Return on average assets and return on average equity for 1998 include the
    effect of the securitization transaction which closed on December 30, 1998.
    As a result of the securitization, total assets decreased approximately
    $10.8 million primarily due to the net effect of the sale of the receivable
    portfolios ($33.8 million) and recognition of the interest we retained in
    the receivables ($24.0 million). Additionally, stockholders' equity
    increased approximately $10.5 million due to the recognition of the
    unrealized gain on the retained interest of $4.9 million and the gain on
    securitization, net of tax of $5.6 million. If the securitization
    transaction were excluded from the return calculations, the results for 1998
    would be as follows:
    
 

<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
Return on average assets....................................   5.92%
Return on average equity....................................  63.13%
</TABLE>

 
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          MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
                           AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
You should read this discussion together with the consolidated financial
statements and other financial information included in this prospectus.
 
OVERVIEW
 
We acquire and service consumer receivables originated from a variety of
sources. The sellers of these receivables consider them uncollectible and have
typically written them off of their financial records. We currently focus on
acquiring charged-off credit card receivables originated by major banks and
merchants. Credit card issuers often sell a significant portion of their
charged-off receivables to allow them to focus on their core businesses and
realize immediate cash proceeds and earnings. Because the credit card issuers
have already attempted to recover the receivables, we are able to buy receivable
portfolios at substantial discounts to their face amounts.
 
We have grown rapidly in recent periods. We opened a new servicing center in
Phoenix, Arizona in 1998 and we employed 430 recovery personnel at this facility
at March 31, 1999. From January 1, 1994 through March 31, 1999, we acquired $1.7
billion of receivable portfolios for $53.3 million, of which we acquired $722.6
million of receivable portfolios in 1998 for $24.8 million. Through March 31,
1999, we recovered $46.2 million on these receivable portfolios.
 
We completed our first securitization in December 1998, which we structured for
accounting purposes as a sale of the receivables. In the future, we intend to
structure and account for our securitizations as financing transactions rather
than sales. As a result, we will recognize income over the estimated life of the
receivables rather than recognize a gain at the time of a securitization. In
addition, the receivables and corresponding debt will remain on our statement of
financial condition. This will result in lower income relative to income
reflective of gain on sale accounting in the reporting period in which the
securitization occurs, as there will be no gain recorded at the time of the
securitization.
 
  Origination
 
Portfolio Purchases. MCM purchases receivable portfolios on a transaction by
transaction basis as well as through forward flow agreements with originating
institutions. Under a forward flow agreement, MCM agrees to purchase charged-off
receivables from a third-party supplier on a periodic basis at a predetermined
price over a specified time period. To date, we have structured forward flow
agreements relating to two credit cards. We completed substantially all our
portfolio purchases during 1998 and the first quarter of 1999 under these
forward flow agreements, which will terminate in December 1999, unless renewed.
 
Our industry places receivables into categories depending on the number of
collection agencies that have previously attempted to collect on the
receivables. For example, "zero agency receivables" have had no previous
third-party collection activity and "secondary agency receivables" have had two
previous collection agencies attempt to collect on the receivables. In 1998 and
the first quarter of 1999, we acquired primarily zero and secondary agency
receivables.
 
  Accounting
 
Static Pool Analysis. We account for our investment in receivable portfolios on
the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with the provisions of the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Practice Bulletin 6,
"Amortization of Discounts on Certain Acquired Loans." When MCM acquires a
portfolio, it records it at cost, and establishes the portfolio as a separate
static pool. MCM accounts for each static pool as a separate unit for the
economic life of the pool to track income from each receivable portfolio, to
apply recoveries to the principal of each receivable portfolio and to make
provisions for loss or impairment of each receivable portfolio.
 
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In accounting for our investment in receivable portfolios, MCM has developed a
proprietary software model to facilitate cash flow modeling of each static pool
and determine the internal rate of return for income recognition purposes. MCM
projects the timing and amounts of recoveries based on historical performance
experience, as well as current market conditions and specific portfolio
characteristics. Income from receivable portfolios is accrued based on the
internal rate of return determined for each pool applied to each pool's original
cost basis, adjusted for unpaid accrued income and principal paydowns. To the
extent recoveries exceed the income accrual, the carrying value is reduced. If
the accrual is greater than recoveries, then the carrying value of the
receivable portfolios is increased by this amount. Accretion typically occurs in
the early months of ownership of the portfolios during which time recoveries are
lower while MCM begins the process of skip tracing efforts and initiating
contact with the borrowers.
 
At least quarterly, we evaluate the reasonableness of our assumptions relating
primarily to the amounts and timing of recoveries and the discount rate based on
actual performance. In the event that assumptions need to be adjusted, MCM
prospectively adjusts the internal rate of return, and thus the income accrual
for a pool. We also monitor impairment of our receivable portfolios on a
quarterly basis based on the fair value of each portfolio compared to each
portfolio's carrying amount. We base the fair value of the portfolio on
discounted expected future cash flows, using a discount rate which reflects an
acceptable rate of return adjusted for risks specific to the portfolio.
 
Securitizations. On December 30, 1998, MCM completed a securitization
transaction of portfolio receivables. Midland Receivables 98-1 Corporation, a
bankruptcy remote special purpose entity formed by MCM, issued nonrecourse notes
in the amount of $33.0 million bearing interest at 8.63% per annum. The notes
are collateralized by the securitized charged-off receivables and a cash reserve
account of approximately $1.0 million, and are insured through a financial
guaranty insurance policy. The securitized receivables had an original aggregate
face amount of approximately $1.3 billion without giving effect to recoveries or
settled balances and a carrying value of $33.8 million at the time of transfer.
 
For accounting purposes, the transaction was recorded as a sale under the
provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 125 (SFAS 125).
MCM recognized a pretax gain of $9.3 million from the securitization
transaction. The proceeds from the securitization were used by MCM to pay off
the line of credit balance incurred in connection with the purchase of the
receivables, to retire other debt and to pay transaction costs.
 
In connection with the securitization transaction, MCM recorded a retained
interest in the securitized receivables and a servicing liability. The retained
interest represents MCM's right to a portion of the collections from securitized
receivables, to the extent the aggregate of such collections exceeds all amounts
owed to note holders. MCM has projected that the total amount of recoveries from
the securitized receivables will significantly exceed amounts owed to note
holders. We have recorded our retained interest at its relative fair value of
$24.0 million. Fair value is determined based on the present value of the
anticipated cash collections in excess of amounts owed to note holders. In
connection with servicing obligations, for which MCM receives a servicing fee of
20% of gross monthly recoveries, MCM recorded a servicing liability in the
amount of $3.6 million. In this regard, we do not expect the benefits of
servicing the securitized receivables to fully compensate us for our costs to
perform the servicing. The amortization of the servicing liability is included
in servicing fees and related income in the consolidated statement of operations
over the expected term of the securitization. See Note 1 of the consolidated
financial statements for further discussion of MCM's accounting for the
securitization transaction.
 
In determining the gain on the securitization, and to value our retained
interest in the securitization MCM assumed a discount rate of 30% based on rates
of return for similar financial instruments and what we believe to be an
acceptable rate of return, adjusted for the related risk. Based on historical
performance, we assumed that:
 
  -     recoveries will occur over a period of 48 to 60 months following
        closing; and
 
  -     total recoveries on the individual receivable portfolios will range from
        2 to 3 times their original cost basis.
 
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We cannot assure you that actual recoveries will match our estimates. Until the
note holders have been paid in full, the income accreted each month will
increase the carrying amount of the retained interest. As the carrying amount of
the retained interest increases, the interest income attributable to the
retained interest will also increase.
 
Consistent with the monitoring of the performance of our receivable portfolios,
on a quarterly basis, MCM will evaluate the reasonableness of MCM's assumptions
relating to the securitization in light of actual performance. In the event
assumptions need to be adjusted, MCM will prospectively adjust the internal rate
of return, and thus the income accrual. Additionally, each quarter, MCM will
monitor impairment of the retained interest based on its fair value as compared
to its carrying value. Provisions for losses are charged to earnings when it is
determined that the retained interest's original allocated basis, adjusted for
accrued interest and principal paydowns, is greater than the present value of
expected future cash flows.
 
In the future, we intend to structure and account for our securitizations as
financing transactions rather than sales. Structuring transactions to record a
gain on sale is appropriate from an accounting perspective and has been a common
industry practice. However, we believe that structuring securitizations as
financings is becoming more widespread in our industry, because this treatment
is simpler to account for, produces a more consistent level of portfolio income,
results in a less complicated statement of financial condition and, accordingly,
is increasingly favored by the investment community. If we structure our
securitizations as financings, we will recognize income over the estimated life
of the receivables rather than recognize a gain at the time of a securitization.
In addition, the receivables and corresponding debt will remain on our balance
sheet. This will result in lower income relative to income reflective of gain on
sale accounting in the reporting period in which the securitization occurs, as
there will be no gain recorded at the time of securitization.
 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
  Three Months Ended March 31, 1999 Compared To Three Months Ended March 31,
1998
 
Revenues. Total revenues for the three months ended March 31, 1999 were $4.2
million compared to total revenues of $3.2 million for the three months ended
March 31, 1998, an increase of $1.0 million or 31%. The increase in revenues was
the net result of a decrease in income from receivable portfolios of $2.5
million; an increase in income on retained interest of $1.7 million; a decrease
in gain on sale of receivable portfolios of $0.2 million; and an increase in
servicing fees and related income of $2.0 million.
 
   
The investment in receivable portfolios balance decreased $13.9 million or 69%,
from $20.4 million at March 31, 1998 to $6.5 million at March 31, 1999,
primarily as a result of the December 30, 1998 securitization of receivable
portfolios with a carrying amount of $33.8 million. Consequently income from
receivable portfolios decreased $2.5 million or 81%, from $3.0 million to $0.6
million for the three months ended March 31, 1998 and 1999, respectively.
    
 
In connection with the December 30, 1998 securitization transaction and the
related servicing agreement, MCM recorded a retained interest in the securitized
receivables and a servicing liability. As a result, MCM recognized income from
retained interest in securitized receivables in the amount of $1.7 million,
servicing fees in the amount of $1.3 million and amortization of servicing
liability in the amount of $0.6 million for the three months ended March 31,
1999.
 
MCM had no sales of individual receivable portfolios during the three months
ended March 31, 1999.
 
Total Expenses (not including Interest and Other Expenses). Total expenses were
$5.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 1999 compared to $1.3 million
for the three months ended March 31, 1998, an increase of $4.1 million or 315%.
The increase in expenses is reflective of the significant growth of MCM during
the past twelve months. Specifically, the Phoenix location commenced operations
in February 1998 and grew to 495 personnel as of March 31, 1999. Total expenses
as a percentage of
 
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revenues were 130% for the three months ended March 31, 1999 compared to 41% for
the three months ended March 31, 1998. The increase in expenses as a percentage
of revenues was a result of:
 
  -     the increase in expenses pertaining to the continued expansion of the
        Phoenix location and the growth in total employees from 156 at March 31,
        1998 to 588 at March 31, 1999; and
 
  -     the decrease in revenues for the three months ended March 31, 1999 due
        to the decline in income from receivable portfolios as a result of the
        December 30, 1998 securitization transaction (which resulted in a gain
        of $9.3 million).
 
Other operating expenses such as telephone, postage, credit bureau reports, rent
and depreciation increased $0.5 million or 184% from $0.3 million to $0.8
million for the three months ended March 31, 1998 and 1999, respectively. This
increase was due to the expansion of the Phoenix location and resulting increase
in collection operations.
 
   
Interest and Other Expenses. Total interest and other expenses for the three
months ended March 31, 1999 was $0.1 million compared to $0.6 million for the
three months ended March 31, 1998, a decrease of $0.5 million or 79%. Interest
expense for the three months ended March 31, 1999 was $0.2 million compared to
$0.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 1998, a decrease of $0.4
million or 65%. MCM used proceeds from the securitization transaction to pay
down its debt.
    
 
Provision for Income Taxes. For the three months ended March 31, 1999, MCM
recorded an income tax benefit of $0.5 million, reflecting an effective rate of
39.8%. For the three months ended March 31, 1998, MCM recorded income tax
expense of $0.5 million, reflecting an effective tax rate of 37.6%.
 
Net Loss. The net loss for the three months ended March 31, 1999 was $0.8
million compared to net income of $0.6 million for the three months ended March
31, 1998.
 
  Year Ended December 31, 1998 Compared To Year Ended December 31, 1997
 
Revenues. Total revenues for the year ended December 31, 1998 were $26.9 million
compared to total revenues of $5.2 million for the year ended December 31, 1997,
an increase of $21.7 million or 415%. The increase in revenues was principally
the result of an increase in income from receivable portfolios of $12.8 million
resulting from MCM's significant acquisitions of receivable portfolios in late
1997 and 1998, and the gain of $9.3 million from the December 30, 1998
securitization transaction. During the year ended December 31, 1998, MCM
acquired receivable portfolios at a cost of $24.8 million with an aggregate face
value amount of $722.6 million, and during the year ended December 31, 1997, MCM
acquired receivable portfolios at a cost of $18.2 million with an aggregate face
value of $653.9 million. Additionally, in connection with the December 30, 1998
securitization transaction, MCM recognized $105,000 of servicing income for the
year ended December 31, 1998, representing the servicing fees for the last two
days of the year.
 
Total Expenses (not including Interest and Other Expenses). Total expenses
increased to $11.4 million for the year ended December 31, 1998 from $3.0
million for the year ended December 31, 1997, representing an increase of $8.4
million or 274%. Total expenses as a percentage of revenues were 42% for 1998
compared to 58% for 1997. While total expenses increased by 274% during 1998 as
a result of establishing and staffing the Phoenix facility, total revenues
increased by 415%. As a result, total expenses as a percentage of total revenues
decreased for 1998. The increase in revenues reflects a $9.3 million gain
relating to MCM's first securitization transaction. Because we intend to
structure and account for our securitizations in the future as financings rather
than sales, we will not recognize gains at the time of a securitization in the
future.
 
Salaries and employee benefits increased by $5.4 million or 262% from $2.1
million in the year ended December 31, 1997 to $7.5 million in the year ended
December 31, 1998 as a result of an increase in total employees from 72
employees at December 31, 1997 to 446 employees at December 31, 1998, related
 
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primarily to the staffing of MCM's Phoenix facility, which opened in February
1998. The increase in salaries and benefits can be attributed to MCM's
investment in the following areas:
 
  -     the hiring of experienced account managers who conduct collection
        activities for the Phoenix recovery facility;
 
  -     the hiring of senior management and middle management to supervise the
        growth in recovery personnel and receivable portfolios, and the hiring
        of skip tracers who locate customers to support recovery efforts;
 
  -     investment in data processing and computer systems and related
        professionals to enhance and manage MCM's proprietary account management
        system; and
 
  -     investment in full time training and compliance personnel to provide
        ongoing education, quality control and support for the recovery
        personnel.
 
Other operating expenses, such as telephone, postage and credit bureau
reporting, increased by $1.9 million or 551% from $0.3 million in 1997 to $2.2
million in 1998, consistent with the increase in receivable portfolios and
recovery personnel.
 
General and administrative expenses increased by $0.8 million or 163% from $0.5
million in 1997 to $1.3 million in 1998 primarily as a result of an increase in
rent expense and other occupancy costs associated with the Phoenix operation.
 
   
Interest and Other Expenses. Total interest and other expenses increased by $2.1
million or 252% to $2.9 million in 1998, as compared to $0.8 million in 1997.
Interest expense increased from $0.7 million in 1997 to $3.0 million in 1998 as
a result of increased borrowings to finance the significant growth in
acquisitions of receivable portfolios during 1998 and the last four months of
1997. During 1998, prior to the December 30 securitization transaction, we
increased our investment in receivable portfolios by $25.3 million or 164%. In
addition, we acquired $13.0 million of receivable portfolios during the last
four months of 1997, representing 72% of total 1997 acquisitions. To finance
these acquisitions of receivable portfolios, MCM's borrowings increased during
1998. MCM had average monthly borrowings of $23.7 million during 1998, as
compared to $6.9 million during 1997, resulting in a 313% increase in interest
expense. A significant portion of the debt from acquisitions of receivable
portfolios was retired with the proceeds from the securitization transaction.
    
 
Provision For Income Taxes. Income taxes for the year ended December 31, 1998
were $5.1 million, reflecting an effective tax rate of 40.2%, and for the year
ended December 31, 1997 were $0.5 million, reflecting an effective tax rate of
40.1%. Deferred tax liabilities were $8.2 million at December 31, 1998, which
includes $3.7 million relating to the gain on the securitization transaction and
$3.3 million relating to the unrealized gain on the retained interest in
securitized receivables. See Note 6 to the consolidated financial statements for
further discussion of income taxes.
 
Extraordinary Charge. In connection with the early extinguishment of debt under
one of MCM's previous line of credit agreements, in 1998 MCM recognized an
extraordinary charge for prepayment fees and penalties, net of income tax
benefit, of $0.2 million.
 
Net Income. Net income for the year ended December 31, 1998 was $7.4 million
compared to $0.8 million for the year ended December 31, 1997, an increase of
812%.
 
  Year Ended December 31, 1997 Compared To Year Ended December 31, 1996
 
Revenues. Total revenues for the year ended December 31, 1997 were $5.2 million
compared to total revenues of $3.4 million for the year ended December 31, 1996,
an increase of $1.8 million or 54%. The increase in revenues was principally the
result of an increase in income from receivable portfolios of $0.8 million and
an increase in the gains on individual sales of receivable portfolios of $1.0
million. During the year ended December 31, 1997, MCM acquired receivable
portfolios at a cost of $18.2 million with an
 
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aggregate face value of $653.9 million, and during the year ended December 31,
1996, MCM acquired receivable portfolios at a cost of $4.2 million with an
aggregate face value of $142.4 million.
 
Total Expenses (not including Interest and Other Expenses). Total expenses were
$3.0 million during 1997 compared to $2.3 million during 1996. Total expenses as
a percentage of revenues were 59% for the year ended December 31, 1997 and 67%
for the year ended December 31, 1996. The dollar increase in total expenses can
be attributed to an increase in salaries and employee benefits, in turn
reflecting the growth in total employees to 72 as of December 31, 1997, compared
to 56 as of December 31, 1996. Other operating expenses such as telephone,
postage and credit bureau reports increased consistent with the increase in
employees.
 
Interest and Other Expenses. Interest expense increased $0.6 million from $0.1
million in 1996 compared to $0.7 million in 1997. MCM secured a line of credit
agreement with a limit of $10 million in September 1997 for the purpose of
acquiring receivable portfolios.
 
Provision for Income Taxes. Income taxes for the year ended December 31, 1997
were $0.5 million, reflecting an effective tax rate of 40.1%, and for the year
ended December 31, 1996 were $0.4 million, reflecting an effective tax rate of
39.7%.
 
Net Income. Net income for the year ended December 31, 1997 was $0.8 million
compared to $0.6 million for the year ended December 31, 1996.
 
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 
Historically, MCM's cash flow has been provided by:
 
  -     recoveries on receivable portfolios;
 
  -     individual sales and securitization of receivable portfolios; and
 
  -     line of credit agreements and other borrowings.
 
At March 31, 1999, MCM had cash of $2.2 million, compared to $4.7 million at
December 31, 1998. The decrease in cash can be attributed to an increase in
expenses due to the growth in our Phoenix facility. In addition, the cash
balance at December 31, 1998 reflected the proceeds of the December 30
securitization transaction, net of debt repayments.
 
MCM had total recoveries on receivable portfolios of $6.9 million for the three
months ended March 31, 1999, $15.9 million during 1998 and $5.1 million during
1997. Total proceeds from sales of receivable portfolios during 1998 amounted to
$37.2 million, of which $33.0 million was derived from the securitization
transaction completed by MCM on December 30, 1998. There were no sales of
receivable portfolios during the three months ended March 31, 1999.
 
   
On March 31, 1999, MCM, through a bankruptcy remote subsidiary, entered into a
securitized receivables acquisition facility or "warehouse facility" allowing
for a current maximum funding of $35.0 million. As of June 28, 1999, we had
borrowed $13.6 million under the warehouse facility. The warehouse facility has
a two-year revolving funding period expiring April 15, 2001 or earlier if an
event occurs under the warehouse facility which enables the investors to
discontinue the revolving portion of the facility. The funding period may be
extended with the consent of the noteholders and other interested parties. All
amounts outstanding under the warehouse facility are payable at the end of the
revolving funding period as so extended. The warehouse facility carries a
floating interest rate of 80 basis points over LIBOR and is rated "AA" by
Standard and Poor's Corporation. The warehouse facility is secured solely by a
trust estate, primarily consisting of receivables acquired by MCM. Generally,
the warehouse facility provides for funding of 90 to 95 percent of the
acquisition cost of portfolio receivables, depending on the type of receivables
acquired, and MCM is required to fund the remaining 5 to 10 percent of the
purchase cost. MCM funded a payment of $200,000 into a liquidity reserve account
and is required to contribute to the reserve account to maintain a balance equal
to 3% of the amount borrowed. The debt service requirements of the warehouse
facility will significantly increase liquidity requirements.
    
 
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The warehouse facility contains a condition to borrowing that we maintain
diversity among our receivables suppliers for portfolios to be financed under
the warehouse facility after June 29 of this year. As of June 29, 1999, MCM
anticipates that it will be in compliance with the diversity requirement for
future fundings under the warehouse facility. However, the current level of
receivables in the warehouse facility purchased through one of MCM's forward
flow agreements will require MCM to purchase receivables from other suppliers in
sufficient quantities to prevent the next purchase under that forward flow
agreement from exceeding the diversity requirement. MCM anticipates that it will
be able to acquire sufficient quantities from various suppliers to stay in
compliance with the diversity requirement and fund future purchases under its
forward flow arrangements through the warehouse facility.
    
 
On December 30, 1998, MCM completed its first securitization transaction. MCM
expects to perform additional securitizations in the future and use the proceeds
from these transactions to repay the warehouse credit facility and provide
working capital.
 
Historically, MCM has used lines of credit to fund receivable portfolio
acquisitions, as well as operating and capital expenditures, as needed. MCM
maintains a $15.0 million revolving line of credit that extends through July 15,
1999. We use the line to fund receivable portfolio acquisitions and provide
working capital. This line of credit has a floating interest rate based on the
lender's prime rate. MCM anticipates that it will pay off this line of credit
which had a balance outstanding of $13.3 million at June 10, 1999, with a
portion of the proceeds of this offering. We paid off another of our credit
facilities with the proceeds from the December 30, 1998 securitization
transaction.
 
Capital expenditures for fixed assets and capital leases were $0.9 million
during the three months ended March 31, 1999 and $3.3 million during the year
ended December 31, 1998, reflecting several significant capital expenditures for
the Phoenix operation, including a mainframe computer, telephone equipment, a
microwave telephone transmitter, a predictive dialer system, and individual
workstations. MCM spent $0.2 million and $0.5 million for fixed assets during
1997 and 1996, respectively. Fixed asset purchases during the three months ended
March 31, 1999 and during 1998 and 1997 were funded primarily from borrowings on
lines of credit, recoveries on receivable portfolios and two capitalized lease
agreements with a combined outstanding balance of $506,000 as of December 31,
1998.
 
We plan to continue to expand our operations, which will include continued
increases in acquisitions of receivable portfolios, expansion of recovery
facilities, significant growth in personnel, and further increases in capital
expenditures, such as computer and telephone equipment and system upgrades. MCM
anticipates funding working capital needs and capital expenditures with the
proceeds from the public offering, excess cash flows, and credit agreements. MCM
has budgeted $2.2 million for capital expenditures in 1999, assuming no new
facilities are added.
 
  Year 2000
 
MCM is preparing for the impact of the year 2000 on our business. The year 2000
problem is a phrase used to describe the problems created by systems that are
unable to accurately interpret dates after December 31, 1999. These problems
derive predominantly from the fact that many software programs have historically
categorized the "year" in a two-digit format. The year 2000 problem creates
potential risks for MCM, including potential problems in the information
technology and non-IT systems used in MCM's business operations. MCM may also be
exposed to risks from third parties with whom MCM interacts who fail to
adequately address their own year 2000 problems.
 
In 1996, we commenced a review of our internal IT and non-IT systems to identify
potential year 2000 problems. We believe that we have reviewed and revised all
software applications to meet year 2000 standards using date routines that
properly acknowledge the year 2000. The cost of the revisions has been less than
$75,000 and has been absorbed by MCM as part of our normal programming expense
each year. MCM does not believe the total costs of revisions will exceed
$100,000 in the aggregate. Further, MCM has not deferred any IT projects due to
year 2000 efforts.
 
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In planning for growth, during 1998 we upgraded our mainframe computer hardware
and our processing software. Based on representations from the manufacturers,
all computer systems have been certified to be year 2000 ready. The
telecommunications systems and services have been certified by their providers
to be year 2000 ready. However, we may not have recourse to our suppliers
because they disclaim liability for their year 2000 certifications. We also
replaced our accounting and financial system software during 1998 with a system
that is year 2000 ready. While we believe that our systems will function without
year 2000 problems, MCM will continue to review and, if necessary, replace
systems or system components as necessary.
 
MCM is also dependent on third parties such as suppliers and service providers
and other vendors. If these or other third parties fail to adequately address
the year 2000 problem, MCM could experience a negative impact on our business
operations or financial results. For example, the failure of some of MCM's
principal suppliers to have year 2000 ready IT systems could impact MCM's
ability to acquire and service receivable portfolios. MCM purchases receivable
portfolios from some of the largest credit card originators in the United
States. MCM expects these vendors to resolve the year 2000 problem successfully.
The receivable portfolios acquired under MCM's forward flow agreements have been
formatted by the originators and provided to MCM with a four-digit year that is
year 2000 ready and MCM expects the data acquired in the future will conform to
this format.
 
MCM has developed and implemented a general disaster recovery plan that
addresses situations that may result if MCM or any material third parties
encounter technological problems. The disaster recovery plan consists of:
 
  -     a contractual agreement with a third-party insurer to have our computer
        hardware replaced within 48 hours of a disaster;
 
  -     daily software backup and offsite storage by a commercial storage
        company; and
 
  -     internal backup of each facility's computer system by the other
        facility's system.
 
Although we do not have a contingency plan specific to the year 2000 problem, we
believe that this general disaster recovery plan could address some of the
problems that could arise from a year 2000 failure.
 
We cannot assure you that we will be completely successful in our efforts to
address the year 2000 problem. If some of MCM's or our vendors' systems are not
year 2000 ready, MCM could suffer lost revenues or other negative consequences,
including systems malfunctions, diversion of resources, incorrect or incomplete
transaction processing, and litigation.
 
INFLATION
 
MCM believes that inflation has not had a material impact on our results of
operations for the three years ended December 31, 1996, 1997 and 1998 since
inflation rates generally remained at relatively low levels.
 
RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
 
The Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") continues to issue amendments
and interpretive guidance relating to SFAS 125, "Accounting for Transfers and
Servicing of Financial Assets and Extinguishment of Liabilities." The FASB is
currently drafting its Third Edition of its Questions and Answers Special Report
("Special Report") relating to SFAS 125. The impact, if any, of the FASB Special
Report or any other future amendments or interpretive guidance on our
consolidated financial statements is not known at this time.
 
The Accounting Standards Executive Committee of the AICPA issued a proposed
statement of position ("SOP") dated January 6, 1998, "Accounting for Discounts
Related to Credit Quality" which addresses the accounting for discounts on
certain financial assets and debt securities when the discount is attributable
to credit quality. The proposed SOP would limit the amount of discount that may
be accreted to the excess of the estimate of undiscounted expected future
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investment in the financial asset. It would relate subsequent impairment of the
financial asset to the inability to collect all cash flows expected at
acquisition. The proposed SOP would allow subsequent increases in expected cash
flows to be recognized prospectively through adjustment of yield over the
remaining life of the financial asset. The provisions of this proposed SOP would
be effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years ending after June
15, 2000. The effect of applying the proposed SOP is not expected to be material
to MCM's consolidated financial statements.
 
MARKET RISK DISCLOSURE
 
We accrue income on our retained interest and receivable portfolios based on the
effective interest rate, i.e., internal rate of return, applied to the original
cost basis, adjusted for accrued income and principal paydowns. Effective
interest rates are determined based on assumptions regarding the timing and
amounts of portfolio collections. Such assumptions may be affected by changes in
market interest rates. Accordingly, changes in market interest rates may affect
our earnings.
 
If the annual effective interest rate for our retained interest averages 500
basis points more in 1999 than the expected effective rate as of December 31,
1998, representing a 10% change, the income on our retained interest would be
approximately $392,000 higher. Comparatively, if the annual effective interest
rate for our retained interest averages 500 basis points less in 1999 than the
expected effective rate as of December 31, 1998, representing a 10% change, the
income on our retained interest would be approximately $392,000 lower.
 
If the annual effective interest rate for MCM's receivable portfolios averages
900 basis points more in 1999 than the expected effective rate as of December
31, 1998, representing a 10% change, our income from receivable portfolios, as
well as income before income taxes, would be approximately $135,000 higher,
based on the balance of the receivable portfolios as of December 31, 1998 in the
amount of $2.1 million. Comparatively, if the annual effective interest rate for
our receivable portfolios averages 900 basis points less in 1999 than the
expected effective rate as of December 31, 1998, representing a 10% change, our
income from receivable portfolios, as well as income before income taxes, would
be approximately $135,000 lower, based on the balance of receivable portfolios
as of December 31, 1998 in the amount of $2.1 million. This analysis does not
consider the effect of changes in the timing and amounts of future collections
of the receivable portfolios collateralizing the retained interest or the
receivables held by us. In addition, it does not consider the effect of
acquisitions of additional receivable portfolios.
 
Changes in short-term interest rates also affect our earnings as a result of our
borrowings under outstanding line of credit agreements. If market interest rates
for line of credit agreements average 100 basis points more in 1999 than they
did during 1998, representing a 10% change, our interest expense would increase,
and income before income taxes would decrease, by $70,000 based on the amount of
outstanding borrowings as of December 31, 1998, and by $237,000, based upon
average outstanding borrowings during 1998 of $23.7 million. Comparatively, if
market interest rates for line of credit agreements average 100 basis points
less in 1999 than they did during 1998, representing a 10% change, our interest
expense would decrease, and income before income taxes would increase, by
$70,000, based on the amount of outstanding borrowings as of December 31, 1998,
and by $237,000, based upon average outstanding borrowings during 1998 of $23.7
million.
 
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                                   BUSINESS
 
AN OVERVIEW OF OUR BUSINESS
 
MCM is a growing receivables management company. We acquire and service
charged-off receivables originated from a variety of sources. We currently focus
on acquiring charged-off credit card receivables originated by major banks and
merchants. Credit card issuers often sell a significant portion of their
charged-off receivables to allow them to focus on their core businesses and to
realize immediate cash proceeds and earnings. Because the credit card issuers
have already attempted to recover the receivables, we are able to buy receivable
portfolios at substantial discounts to their face amounts.
 
We have grown rapidly in recent periods. We opened a new servicing center in
Phoenix, Arizona in 1998 and we employed 430 recovery personnel at this facility
at March 31, 1999. We also maintain our original facility in Kansas, which
housed 48 recovery personnel at March 31, 1999. From January 1, 1994 through
March 31, 1999, we acquired $1.7 billion of receivable portfolios for $53.3
million, of which we acquired $722.6 million of receivable portfolios in 1998
for $24.8 million. Through March 31, 1999, we recovered $46.2 million on these
receivable portfolios and continue to vigorously pursue collections on these
receivables.
 
We have extensive experience in acquiring and servicing charged-off receivable
portfolios. Prior to 1992, MCM served for over 30 years as a third-party
collection agency, developing the servicing methods, personnel and systems
required to operate a debt recovery business. In 1992, we began to focus on
acquiring and servicing receivable portfolios for our own account. In 1998, an
investor group lead by Nelson Peltz, Peter May and the Packer family of
Australia acquired a majority interest in MCM from Mr. Chandler and others.
Senior management, including Mr. Chandler, continues to manage day-to-day
operations and own a substantial interest in MCM.
 
Our principal executive offices are located at 500 West First Street,
Hutchinson, Kansas 67501. We are a Delaware holding company that operates
through a wholly-owned subsidiary, Midland Credit Management, Inc., which was
incorporated in the State of Kansas in September 1953.
 
AN OVERVIEW OF OUR INDUSTRY
 
The receivables management industry is growing rapidly, driven by increasing
levels of consumer debt and increasing charge-offs of the underlying receivables
by originating institutions. At December 31, 1997, consumer debt, the amount
owed by individuals in the U.S., totalled $5.6 trillion. Consumer credit, which
consists of installment and noninstallment loans, totalled $1.3 trillion or 23%
of consumer debt. Credit card debt is the fastest growing component of consumer
credit, reaching $560 billion in December 1997. Credit card debt accounted for
44% of total consumer credit in 1997, up from 30% in 1990, and is projected to
reach 51% or $950 billion by 2005. Despite generally sound economic conditions
and historically low U.S. unemployment levels, credit card charge-offs rose to
approximately 6.5%, or $36.2 billion, of outstanding credit card receivables in
1997.
 
Historically, originating institutions have sought to limit credit losses by
performing recovery efforts with their own personnel, outsourcing recovery
activities to third-party collection agencies and selling their charged-off
receivables for immediate cash proceeds. From the originating institution's
perspective, selling receivables to receivables management companies such as MCM
yields immediate cash proceeds and earnings and represents a substantial
reduction in the two to five year period typically required for traditional
recovery efforts. It is estimated that sales of charged-off credit card debt
have increased from $2.2 billion in 1990 to $16.5 billion in 1997 and will reach
$25.0 billion in 2000 as selling institutions utilize this recovery approach.
 
In the secondary market, receivable portfolios are acquired at a discount to the
balances due on the receivables, with the purchase price varying depending on
the amount the buyer anticipates it can recover and the anticipated effort
needed to recover that amount. The price the purchasers pay generally ranges
from a high of $0.13 per dollar before it has been charged-off, down to as
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three collection agencies have attempted to collect on a contingency basis or
when bankruptcies are involved. Originating institutions have developed a
variety of ways to sell their receivables. Some originating institutions pursue
an auction type sales approach in which they obtain bids for specified
portfolios from competing parties. These auctions are often orchestrated by
brokers. Receivables are also sold in privately negotiated transactions between
the originating institution and a purchaser. In addition, many originating
institutions enter into "forward flow" contracts. Forward flow contracts commit
an originating institution to sell all or a portion of its charge-offs
periodically over a specified period of time, usually no less than one year.
 
In 1998, Commercial Financial Services, Inc. ("CFS") a major participant in the
debt recovery industry, experienced significant financial difficulties. We
believe that because CFS controlled a material portion of the market for
charged-off credit card receivables, this development has created an opportunity
for well-financed and well-managed receivables recovery firms such as MCM to
increase market share.
 
We derived the statistical data set forth in the above "Overview of Our
Industry" from The Nilson Report's June 1997 and May 1998 issues.
 
STRATEGY
 
Our goal is to become a leading acquiror and servicer of charged-off
receivables. To achieve this goal, our business strategy emphasizes the
following elements:
 
Hiring, Training and Retaining Qualified Personnel. One of our key objectives is
to establish one of the largest, most highly trained, and stable employee bases
in our industry. Consistent with this objective, over the past year we opened a
new facility in Phoenix, Arizona and hired 430 recovery personnel to staff this
facility as of March 31, 1999. Our account managers at our Phoenix facility
undergo a four-week training course when they are hired. In addition, we provide
ongoing training to our employees to keep them current on our policies and
procedures and applicable law. We maintain competitive, incentive-based
compensation programs to motivate our employees and promote stability. We intend
to continue to add to the employee base at our Phoenix facility, which can
accommodate up to 800 employees. We plan to continually evaluate other potential
locations that have favorable employee and business climates for expansion.
 
Increasing Receivable Portfolio Acquisitions. We are continually pursuing
portfolio acquisitions to expand our business. We are seeking to add new forward
flow agreements with major credit card issuers and retailers and, although we
cannot assure you, we believe we will be able to extend our current agreements
at the end of this year. We continually evaluate individual portfolio purchases
brought to us by brokers and credit card issuers. Our years of experience in the
business and recent access to financing provide us with several competitive
advantages in dealing with sellers of receivable portfolios:
 
  -     we are able to evaluate portfolios quickly;
 
  -     we are able to fund purchases promptly after a decision to buy; and
 
  -     we have the systems and personnel necessary to professionally resolve
        acquired receivable portfolios, generally without having to involve the
        seller after the purchase transaction closes.
 
Maintaining and Enhancing our Technology Platform. We support our recovery
personnel by maintaining and continually enhancing our state-of-the-art
technology platform. We use extensive databases and user-friendly proprietary
software to facilitate our recovery efforts. Our system includes:
 
  -     a mainframe computer that can support 1,000 recovery personnel;
 
  -     a wide area network between our Phoenix and Kansas operations to
        facilitate real-time data sharing and back up and disaster recovery;
 
  -     a sophisticated predictive dialer to enhance productivity at our main
        Phoenix operations; and
 
  -     software upgrades, including enhancements to address year 2000
        readiness.
 
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Applying and Improving Our Proprietary Scoring Model. We have developed a
proprietary scoring model that analyzes the recovery potential on each
receivable portfolio. We have determined that a portfolio's value depends upon
numerous characteristics, including the number of agencies that have previously
attempted to collect the receivables, the average balances of the receivables
and the locations of the customers. In evaluating portfolios, we compare this
information to portfolios previously acquired by us to establish an appropriate
purchase price. We recently engaged a major third-party software development and
data processing company to enhance our model by comparing actual recoveries on
previously acquired receivables to projected results on an individual receivable
level. We believe that our enhanced modeling software will facilitate our growth
by enabling us to evaluate portfolio purchases more rapidly and effectively.
 
Maintaining Funding Flexibility. We finance our operations through a variety of
funding sources. We maintain a warehouse facility which provides funds to
purchase receivables. We have and will continue to engage in securitization
transactions to pay down our warehouse facility to make it available for further
acquisitions, to fix our cost of funds for a given receivable portfolio and to
mitigate interest rate risk. We intend to continue to explore various funding
alternatives to facilitate the planned expansion of our business.
 
Entering Other Charged-Off Receivables Markets. We currently emphasize acquiring
and servicing charged-off credit card receivables. Historically, however, we
have participated in a number of other markets, including student loans,
consumer loans, and auto loans. We believe that our systems and recovery
techniques can be applied to a broad range of consumer debt markets. We intend
to pursue profitable opportunities in other markets as they arise to diversify
our base of earning assets.
 
Pursuing Acquisitions of Complementary Companies. While the market for
recovering charged-off debt is significant, it is highly fragmented.
Additionally, in 1998, a major participant in the debt recovery industry
experienced significant financial difficulties. In light of these market
dynamics, we intend to consider the acquisition of complementary businesses with
capital from this offering.
 
ACQUISITION OF RECEIVABLES
 
Sources of Receivable Portfolios. MCM identifies receivable portfolios from a
number of sources, including current relationships with originators, direct
solicitation of originators, and loan brokers. MCM purchases individual
portfolios and also enters into forward flow agreements. Under a forward flow
agreement, MCM agrees to purchase charged-off receivables from a third-party
supplier on a periodic basis at a set price over a specified time period.
Forward flow agreements provide MCM with a consistent source of receivables and
provide the originator with a reliable source of revenue and a professional
resolution of charged-off receivables. MCM's forward flow agreements require the
credit card issuer to sell periodically to MCM a portion of its receivables
meeting established criteria that were written-off during the applicable period.
A typical receivable portfolio consists of $20 million to $30 million in face
value and contains receivables from diverse geographic locations with average
individual account balances of less than $5,000.
 
   
In 1998 and in the first quarter of 1999, we acquired substantially all of our
receivables under our two forward flow agreements which have annual terms and
which expire in December 1999 unless renewed. We have been successful in
renewing these agreements in the past. Our warehouse facility limits our sources
of receivable portfolios by requiring that, for any borrowing after June 29,
1999, no single originator of receivables contributes 45% or more of the
receivables funded by and subject to the facility. As of June 29, 1999, MCM
anticipates that the warehouse facility will be available to purchase receivable
portfolios outside of its forward flow arrangements. The acquisition of
additional portfolios will be required to enable further purchases under its
forward flow agreements in accordance with the diversification requirements of
the warehouse facility. MCM is in the process of reviewing a number of
portfolios for potential purchase to diversify its base of receivables.
    
 
Our industry places receivables into categories depending on the number of
collection agencies that have previously attempted to collect on the
receivables. For example, "zero agency receivables" have had no previous
third-party collection activity and "secondary agency receivables" have had two
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collection agencies attempt to collect on the receivables. In 1998 and the first
quarter of 1999, we acquired primarily zero and secondary agency receivables.
 
We currently emphasize acquiring charged-off credit card receivables. We intend
to acquire receivables in other consumer debt markets, such as student loans and
consumer loans, as opportunities arise.
 
Pricing. We buy charged-off receivables at substantial discounts to the face
amount of the receivable portfolio. We evaluate the purchase price of a
portfolio using many factors, including the number of agencies which have
previously attempted to collect the receivables in the portfolio, the average
balance of the receivables, and the locations of the customers. Zero agency and
primary agency receivables have higher purchase prices relative to their total
charged-off balance. We expect, however, that these portfolios will result in
more rapid and higher recoveries.
 
Once a receivable portfolio has been identified for potential purchase, we
analyze the portfolio using our proprietary scoring model. Our scoring model
analyzes the broad characteristics of the portfolio by comparing it to
portfolios previously acquired and serviced by us to determine the
recoverability of the portfolio. This yields our quantitative purchasing
analysis. In addition, members of our management perform qualitative analyses on
portfolios, including visiting the originator, reviewing the recovery policies
of the originator and any third party collection agencies, and, if possible,
their recovery efforts on the particular portfolio. With respect to forward flow
agreements, in addition to the procedures outlined above, we often obtain a
small "test" portfolio to evaluate and compare the characteristics of the
portfolio to the assumptions we developed in our recovery analysis. After these
evaluations are completed, members of our management finalize the price at which
MCM would purchase the portfolio.
 
RECOVERY OF RECEIVABLES
 
We focus on maximizing the recovery of the receivables we acquire. Unlike
collection agencies which typically have only a specified period of time to
recover a receivable, as the owner we have significantly more flexibility in
establishing payment programs.
 
Once a portfolio has been acquired, we download all receivable information
provided by the seller into our proprietary account management computer system
and reconcile for accuracy to the information provided in the purchase contract.
We send notification letters to obligors of eligible accounts explaining our new
ownership and asking that the borrower contact us. In addition, we notify credit
bureaus to reflect our new ownership. Receivables that do not meet the
eligibility requirements described in our agreement with the seller are returned
to the seller for either a refund or replacement.
 
To begin our recovery process, we immediately send receivables to third-party
data verification sources to determine which receivables have accurate address
or phone information and to update information if possible so our account
managers can begin processing those accounts. Thereafter, management convenes an
initial meeting with the relevant staff members to discuss the specifics of the
receivable portfolio. These meetings serve to keep our staff informed regarding
management expectations and any special characteristics of the portfolio.
 
Skip Tracing. When a receivable is placed in our account management system, our
customized dialing system tests the telephone number associated with the
receivable to determine whether the telephone number is still valid. If the
telephone number is not valid, or if there is no telephone number associated
with a receivable, the receivable is immediately transferred into our skip
tracing department to determine the location of the customer. In the skip
tracing department, an in-house skip tracer works to locate the customer using a
variety of resources. Our skip tracing department attempts to locate customers
through electronic skip tracing means, including information from credit
bureaus, the Internet, the various state departments of motor vehicles, publicly
available databases and third-party skip tracing services. We also use manual
skip tracing techniques, including using telephone directories and contacting
relatives, neighbors and utility companies.
 
Because obtaining accurate data on customers is critical to the recovery
process, MCM has historically maintained a significant ratio of skip tracers to
account managers. At March 31, 1999, MCM employed 164 skip tracers and 314
account managers.
 
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Recoveries. We assign accounts with valid information to the recovery
department. The recovery department is divided into teams, each consisting of a
team leader and seven to ten account managers. Based upon their experience and
ability, we classify account managers as master account representatives, senior
account representatives, account representatives, junior account representatives
and rookies.
 
We assign new accounts on an ongoing basis to account managers who are
responsible for all contact with a customer. Team leaders are in constant
communication with management regarding account manager performance. We perform
random audits of each account manager's activity, including reviewing files,
recovery comments, and settlement agreements. Each account manager is equipped
with a computer terminal and telephone which, at our Phoenix facility, is
connected to our predictive dialing system. The predictive dialer forwards calls
to the account managers once a connection is made. Similarly, our Hutchinson
facility uses a managed dialing system through which account managers can place
calls using their computer terminals. The account manager is able to access all
of the account's pertinent credit information via several user-friendly,
customized screens contained within our computer network.
 
During initial calls, account managers seek to confirm the debt owed, and the
ability and willingness of the customer to pay. Account managers are trained to
use a friendly, but firm approach. They attempt to work with customers to
evaluate sources and means of repayment to achieve a full or negotiated lump sum
settlement or develop payment programs customized to the individual's ability to
pay. For example, MCM may extend payments over several months and provide for
semi-monthly payments coinciding with a customer's paycheck. In some cases,
account managers will advise the customer of alternatives to secure financing to
pay off their consumer debt, such as home equity lines of credit or automobile
loans. In cases where a payment plan is developed, account managers encourage
customers to pay through auto-payment arrangements, which consist of debiting a
customer's account automatically on a monthly basis. Account managers are also
authorized to negotiate lump sum settlements within preestablished ranges.
Management must approve any settlements below these limits. Once a settlement or
payment agreement is reached, the account manager monitors the account until it
is paid off. To facilitate payments, in addition to auto-payments, MCM accepts a
variety of payment methods including checks, the Western Union Quick Collect(R)
system, and wire transfers.
 
If, after the initial effort, an account manager determines that the customer is
willing but financially unable to pay his or her debt at that time, we suspend
our recovery efforts, typically for 90 days. At the end of this period, a new
account manager will again seek to determine the ability and willingness of the
customer to pay his or her account. We give these "re-work" account managers
greater flexibility in settling accounts for which previous recovery attempts
have been made. If the customer is still unable to make payments on the debt
owed, recovery efforts are again deferred, typically for 90 days, before further
efforts are made to recover on the account. If unsuccessful, this contact
typically concludes our recovery efforts. If, during the recovery process, we
determine that a customer is able to pay, but unwilling to do so, we refer the
account to MCM's legal department for handling. See "Legal Department."
 
When we have completed the process described above and determined the amount is
not recoverable, we place the account in a portfolio with other similar accounts
and sell the portfolio to interested third parties. Sales of receivables that
have been securitized or that are subject to our warehouse facility are subject
to contractual restrictions. We do not expect sales of uncollectible receivables
to be significant in the foreseeable future.
 
Hiring and Training. In recent periods, MCM has pursued an aggressive hiring
program. In 1998, we opened a new facility in Phoenix, which can accommodate up
to 800 employees including 700 recovery personnel. As of March 31, 1999, MCM had
hired 495 employees to work at this facility, of which 430 were recovery
personnel.
 
New account managers at our Phoenix facility undergo a four-week training
program. The first week of the program involves classroom training, which
features education on MCM's policies and procedures and federal and state laws
pertaining to debt recovery and computer training. After classroom training,
trainees go through three weeks of hands-on training, engaging in live sessions
with customers. These sessions give account managers hands-on experience in a
controlled environment. Account managers are trained in
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MCM's friendly, but firm approach to the recovery process. They learn how to
elicit information from customers about their ability to pay off their
receivables. In addition, our account managers learn how to structure immediate
pay offs or payment plans, and to follow up with customers who fall behind in
their payments to encourage them to rehabilitate their account status.
 
Skip tracers undergo a similar two-week training program. Skip tracers are
specifically trained in locating customers through a variety of internal and
external databases and services.
 
Formal training continues on an ongoing basis. Calls by skip tracers and account
managers are randomly monitored to ensure compliance with our policies and
procedures, and applicable law. In addition, we provide ongoing seminars on
changes in our policies and applicable law.
 
Technology Platform. To facilitate recovery efforts, MCM has developed an
extensive technology platform that includes:
 
  -     a mainframe computer that can support 1,000 recovery personnel;
 
  -     a wide area network between our Phoenix and Kansas operations to
        facilitate real-time data sharing and back up and disaster recovery;
 
  -     a sophisticated predictive dialer to enhance productivity at our main
        Phoenix facility; and
 
  -     software upgrades, including enhancements to address year 2000
        readiness.
 
MCM uses a mainframe computer that has the capacity to service 1,000 recovery
personnel. MCM's database includes relevant account information about customers
that our account managers need to facilitate their recovery efforts. The
database can be updated by account managers in real time while discussing the
account with the customer. Updates are backed up to an offsite storage server
instantly and daily back ups are completed and stored in a fireproof vault off
site. For skip tracing, we use CD-rom stored national databases of information,
the Internet, other online resources and our own customized databases. Our skip
tracing database server is backed up daily.
 
Our telephone system provides predictive dialing capabilities at our Phoenix
operations and managed dialing capabilities in Hutchinson. Through our
predictive dialing system, computerized phone calls are made to customers and,
once a connection is made, account information and the phone call is immediately
transferred to an appropriate account manager for handling. The managed dialing
system allows account managers to place calls using their computer terminals.
Our current telephone system has the capacity to accommodate over 4,000 lines
for skip tracers and account managers.
 
LEGAL DEPARTMENT
 
The legal department manages corporate legal matters, assists with training
staff, and pursues legal action against customers. The group consists of two
full-time attorneys, two legal managers, two full-time account managers and one
full-time support staff person.
 
The legal department distributes guidelines and procedures for recovery
personnel to follow when communicating with a customer or third party during our
recovery efforts. The department provides employees with extensive training on
the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") and other relevant laws. In
addition, the legal department researches and provides recovery personnel with
summaries of state statutes so that they are aware of applicable time frames and
laws when tracing or servicing an account. It meets monthly with the recovery
and skip trace departments to provide legal updates and to address any practical
issues uncovered in its review of files referred to the department.
 
The legal department generally handles accounts involving substantial disputes,
refusals to pay, and refusals to negotiate. If the account involved is small and
the legal account managers are not able to settle the account, we will typically
package it for sale with other similar accounts. For larger accounts with
customers able but unwilling to pay, the department may pursue a number of
courses of action, including appropriate correspondence, follow up phone calls
by the department's specially trained account managers
 
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and, if necessary, litigation. In some cases, we may pursue a garnishment of
wages or other remedies to satisfy a judgment.
 
In an effort to ensure compliance with the FDCPA and applicable state laws
regulating our recovery activities, the legal department supervises our
compliance officers, whose sole responsibility is to monitor the recovery
personnel. Our compliance officers randomly monitor customer files and telephone
conversations with customers. If we discover a possible violation of law or
policy, we investigate and take appropriate corrective action.
 
   
In several states we must maintain licenses to perform debt recovery services
and must satisfy related bonding requirements. We believe that we have satisfied
all material licensing and bonding requirements. Certain states in which we
operate or may operate in the future impose filing or notice requirements on
significant stockholders. For example, Maryland has requested that we advise
them of the beneficial holders of 10% or more of the voting securities of the
licensee. Other statutes or regulations could require that stockholders who
beneficially own a certain percentage of MCM's stock make filings or obtain
approvals in applicable states, or could preclude us from performing certain
business activities in those states until those licensing requirements have been
satisfied.
    
 
COMPETITION
 
The consumer credit recoveries industry is highly competitive. We compete with a
wide range of third-party collection companies and other financial services
companies, which may have substantially greater personnel and financial
resources than we do. In addition, some of our competitors may have signed
forward flow contracts under which originating institutions have agreed to
transfer charged-off receivables to them in the future, which could restrict
those originating institutions from selling receivables to us. Competitive
pressures affect the availability and pricing of receivable portfolios, as well
as the availability and cost of qualified recovery personnel. We believe our
major competitors include companies focused primarily on the purchase of
charged-off receivable portfolios, such as Creditrust Corporation, Commercial
Financial Services, Inc. and West Capital Corporation. In addition to
competition within the industry, traditional recovery agencies and in-house
recovery departments remain the primary recovery methods used by issuers. We
compete primarily on the basis of the price paid for receivable portfolios, the
reliability of funding for our portfolios and the quality of services that we
provide.
 
TRADE SECRETS AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION
 
We believe several components of our computer software are proprietary to our
business. Although we have neither registered the software as copyrighted
software nor attempted to obtain a patent related to the software, we believe
that the software is protected as our trade secret. We have taken actions to
establish the software as a trade secret, including informing employees that the
software is a trade secret and making the underlying software code unavailable
except on an as needed basis. In addition, those persons who have access to
information we consider proprietary must sign agreements with confidentiality
provisions that prevent disclosure of confidential information to third parties.
 
GOVERNMENT REGULATION
 
The FDCPA and comparable state statutes establish specific guidelines and
procedures which debt collectors must follow when communicating with consumer
customers, including the time, place and manner of the communications. It is our
policy to comply with the provisions of the FDCPA and comparable state statutes
in all of our recovery activities, even though we may not be specifically
subject to these laws. Our failure to comply with these laws could have a
material adverse effect on us if they apply to some or all of our recovery
activities. The relationship between a customer and a credit card issuer is
extensively regulated by federal and state consumer protection and related laws
and regulations. While we are not a credit card issuer, some of our operations
are affected by these laws because our
 
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receivables were originated through credit card transactions. Significant
federal laws applicable to our business include the following:
 
  -     Truth-In-Lending Act;
 
  -     Fair Credit Billing Act;
 
  -     Equal Credit Opportunity Act;
 
  -     Fair Credit Reporting Act;
 
  -     Electronic Funds Transfer Act; and
 
  -     regulations which relate to these acts.
 
Additionally, there are comparable statutes in those states in which customers
reside or in which the originating institutions are located. State laws may also
limit the interest rate and the fees that a credit card issuer may impose on its
customers. The laws and regulations applicable to credit card issuers, among
other things, impose disclosure requirements when a credit card account is
advertised, when it is applied for and when it is opened, at the end of monthly
billing cycles, and at year end. Federal law requires, among other things, that
credit card issuers disclose to consumers the interest rates, fees, grace
periods, and balance calculation methods associated with their credit card
accounts. Customers are entitled under current laws to have payments and credits
applied to their credit card accounts promptly, to receive prescribed notices,
and to require billing errors to be resolved promptly. Some laws prohibit
discriminatory practices in connection with the extension of credit. If the
originating institution fails to comply with applicable statutes, rules, and
regulations, it could create claims and rights for the customers that would
reduce or eliminate their obligations under their receivables, and have a
possible material adverse effect on us. When we acquire receivables, we require
the originating institution to contractually indemnify us against losses caused
by its failure to comply with applicable statutes, rules, and regulations
relating to the receivables before they are sold to us.
 
The laws described above, among others, may limit our ability to recover amounts
owing with respect to the receivables regardless of any act or omission on our
part. For example, under the Federal Fair Credit Billing Act, a credit card
issuer, but not a merchant card issuer, is subject to all claims other than tort
claims and defenses arising out of certain transactions in which a credit card
is used. Claims or defenses become subject to the Act, with some exceptions,
when the obligor has made a good faith attempt to obtain satisfactory resolution
of a disagreement or problem relative to the transaction, the amount of the
initial transaction exceeds $50.00, and the place where the initial transaction
occurred was in the same state as the customer's billing address or within 100
miles of that address. As a purchaser of credit card receivables, we may acquire
receivables subject to legitimate defenses on the part of the customer. The
statutes further provide that, in some cases, customers cannot be held liable
for, or their liability is limited with respect to, charges to the credit card
account that were a result of an unauthorized use of the credit card. We cannot
assure you that some of the receivables were not established as a result of
unauthorized use of a credit card, and, accordingly, we could not recover the
amount of the receivables.
 
Additional consumer protection laws may be enacted that would impose
requirements on the enforcement of and recovery on consumer credit card or
installment accounts. Any new laws, rules, or regulations that may be adopted,
as well as existing consumer protection laws, may adversely affect our ability
to recover the receivables. In addition, our failure to comply with these
requirements could adversely affect our ability to enforce the receivables.
 

PROPERTIES
 
We service our portfolios out of two servicing centers. Our main servicing
facility is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Designed to accommodate up to 800
employees, at March 31, 1999, the facility housed 495 employees, including 430
recovery personnel. We lease the Phoenix facility, which is approximately 62,000
square feet. The lease is scheduled to expire in 2003. We own our headquarters
facility located in
 
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Hutchinson, Kansas. Our headquarters facility is approximately 17,000 square
feet and houses the executive offices and recovery operations for approximately
88 employees, including 48 recovery personnel.
 
EMPLOYEES
 
As of March 31, 1999, we had 588 full-time employees. Of these employees, there
were 8 department heads, 24 department managers, 314 account managers, 164 skip
tracers and 73 support clerks and administrative personnel. We maintain health
insurance, 401(k), vacation and sick leave programs for our employees. None of
our employees are represented by a labor union. We believe that our relations
with our employees are good.
 
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
On July 22, 1998 in the United States District Court for the Southern District
of Texas, Houston Division, Varmint Investments Group, LLC and Panagora
Partners, LLC filed suit against our subsidiary, Midland Credit Management, Inc.
The plaintiffs allege securities fraud, common law fraud, and fraudulent
inducement based upon the sale of receivables by Midland Credit Management, Inc.
to the plaintiffs in 1997. The plaintiffs seek recovery of the purchase prices
for the receivables, or approximately $1.3 million and, in addition, other
damages, including exemplary or punitive damages, attorneys' fees, expenses, and
court costs. Discovery is ongoing and the trial is set for November 8, 1999. We
have denied the allegations and are vigorously defending this suit. We believe
that the ultimate resolution of the suit will not have a material adverse effect
on our business or our financial condition.
 
The FDCPA and comparable state statutes may result in class action lawsuits
which can be material to our business due to the remedies available under these
statutes, including punitive damages. We have not been subject to a class action
lawsuit to date.
 
We are also subject to routine litigation in the ordinary course of business,
including contract and recoveries litigation. We do not believe that these
routine matters, individually or in the aggregate, are material to our business
or financial condition.
 
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                                   MANAGEMENT
 
DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
 
This table sets forth information concerning each of the executive officers and
directors of MCM.
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
NAME                                   AGE                           POSITION
----                                   ---                           --------
<S>                                    <C>    <C>
Frank I. Chandler....................  64     Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer
R. Brooks Sherman, Jr. ..............  33     Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
John A. Chandler.....................  37     Senior Vice President, Marketing
Bradley E. Hochstein.................  39     Senior Vice President, Recovery
Gregory G. Meredith..................  37     Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Todd B. Miller.......................  35     Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Gary D. Patton.......................  44     Senior Vice President, Information Systems
Ronald W. Bretches...................  42     Vice President and Controller
Eric D. Kogan........................  35     Chairman of the Board of Directors
Peter W. May.........................  56     Director
James D. Packer......................  31     Director
Nelson Peltz.........................  57     Director
Robert M. Whyte......................  55     Director
John Willinge........................  32     Director
</TABLE>

    
 
Frank I. Chandler, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chandler
has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of MCM since 1992 and a
director since 1990. Prior to MCM, from 1987 to 1990, Mr. Chandler was President
of Kids International, a children's storybook and video producing company. From
1982 to 1987, he worked as an investment broker with A.G. Edwards & Sons. For
the thirteen years between 1970 and 1982, he served in management, strategic
product planning and price management positions at the Hesston Corporation, a
worldwide manufacturer of farm and oil production equipment. Mr. Chandler
received a Bachelor's Degree in Business from the University of Southern
Mississippi. Mr. Chandler is the father of John Chandler, Senior Vice President,
Marketing.
 
R. Brooks Sherman, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Sherman joined MCM in June 1999 as Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer. From November 1997 until joining MCM, Mr. Sherman served as
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of National Propane Corporation, the
managing general partner of National Propane Partners, L.P., a publicly-traded
propane retailer, and prior thereto served as its Controller and Chief
Accounting Officer after joining the managing general partner in November 1996.
From August 1995 to November 1996, he served as Chief Financial Officer of
Berthel Fisher & Company Leasing, Inc., the general partner of two
publicly-owned equipment leasing limited partnerships. From October 1990 to
August 1995, Mr. Sherman served in various audit capacities with Ernst & Young,
LLP, lastly as an Audit Manager. Mr. Sherman received a Bachelor of Science
degree in Accounting from Southwest Missouri State University and is a Certified
Public Accountant.
 
John A. Chandler, Senior Vice President/Marketing. Mr. Chandler joined MCM in
1992 as Vice President of Finance and Accounting and was named Senior Vice
President of Marketing in November 1998. Prior to joining MCM, Mr. Chandler was
the Sales Manager of a four-state region for North River Homes, a manufactured
housing concern based out of Atlanta, Georgia, from 1989 to 1992. From 1984
through 1989, he served in various marketing capacities for the Maytag Company.
Mr. Chandler received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Kansas
State University. Mr. Chandler is the son of Frank Chandler, President and Chief
Executive Officer.
 
Bradley E. Hochstein, Senior Vice President/Recovery. Mr. Hochstein joined MCM
as a junior account manager in 1982 and progressed to senior account manager,
and then recovery supervisor with both MCM and later The National Bureau of
Collections in Oklahoma City. In 1986, he returned to MCM as the Recovery
Manager and was named Vice President of Recoveries in 1992. Mr. Hochstein was
named Senior Vice President of Recoveries in November 1998 and his current
responsibilities include overseeing
 
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the recovery, training, recruiting and skiptracing efforts. In addition, he is
actively involved in the acquisition of new portfolios. Mr. Hochstein attended
Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska.
 
Gregory G. Meredith, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. Mr.
Meredith joined MCM in 1995 as Vice President and General Counsel and was named
Senior Vice President in November 1998. Prior to joining MCM, Mr. Meredith was
in private general practice with the law firm of Reynolds, Forker, Berkeley,
Suter, Rose and Dower in Hutchinson, Kansas from September 1993 through early
1995, and from 1988 to September 1993, with another firm, during which time he
gained extensive recovery experience working with numerous banks and private
companies, including MCM. Mr. Meredith graduated from Pittsburg State University
and received his Juris Doctorate Degree with Honors from Washburn University.
 
Todd B. Miller, Senior Vice President/Human Resources. Mr. Miller joined MCM in
1992 as Vice President of Personnel and became Senior Vice President/Human
Resources in November 1998. Prior to joining MCM, he was a Sales Representative
for Russ Berrie & Company, a gift distributor, from 1988 through 1992. From 1986
through 1988 he worked for Bank IV, based in Wichita, Kansas in their trust
department as a Securities Investment Assistant and a Directed Business
Coordinator. Mr. Miller received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in
Management from Wichita State University.
 
Gary D. Patton, Senior Vice President/Information Systems. Mr. Patton joined MCM
in 1988 as the Management Information Systems ("MIS") Manager, was named Vice
President of Information Systems in 1992 and was named Senior Vice President of
Information Systems in November 1998. He has been responsible for the design and
implementation of MCM's proprietary systems. Mr. Patton has extensive software
and hardware training as well as sixteen years of professional experience in the
banking, insurance, and recovery industries. He has specialized in designing
proprietary programming for operations and management. His prior positions
include head of MIS at Consolidated Farmers Mutual Insurance and programmer for
Statdata & Associates. Mr. Patton attended Ardmore Higher Education Center, an
institution affiliated with Oklahoma University and Murray State College.
 
Ronald W. Bretches, Vice President and Controller. Mr. Bretches has served as
Vice President and Controller since June 1999 and has been an officer since
joining MCM in May 1998. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Bretches was Managing Vice
President of Allen, Gibbs, Houlik L.L.C., a public accounting firm. From 1993 to
1996, he was a tax and finance consultant, and was involved in the initial
public offering of a manufacturing company, the financial management, reporting
and accounting for a $50 million real estate development company, and numerous
project assignments in accounting, debt structuring and negotiations. From 1985
to 1993, Mr. Bretches was the Chief Financial Officer of a private investment
group and from 1979 to 1985 was an accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.
Mr. Bretches received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a major in
accounting from Emporia State University in Kansas and is a Certified Public
Accountant.
 
Eric D. Kogan, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Kogan has served since
March 1998 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development for Triarc
Companies, Inc. ("Triarc"), a consumer products company. Prior thereto, Mr.
Kogan had been Senior Vice President, Corporate Development from March 1995 to
March 1998 and Vice President Corporate Development from April 1993 to March
1995. Before joining Triarc, Mr. Kogan was a Vice President of Trian Group, L.P.
from September 1991 to April 1993 and an associate in the mergers and
acquisitions group of Farley Industries, an industrial holding company, from
1989 to August 1991. From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Kogan was an analyst in the mergers
and acquisitions department of Oppenheimer & Co. Mr. Kogan received his
undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,
and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Kogan has served as a director of
MCM since February 1998.
 
   
Peter W. May, Director. Mr. May has served since April 1993 as a director and
the President and Chief Operating Officer of Triarc. Prior to 1993, Mr. May was
President and Chief Operating Officer of Triangle Industries, Inc. from 1983
until December 1988, when that company was acquired by Pechiney, S.A., a leading
international metals and packaging company. Mr. May has also been a director of
National Propane Corporation, the managing general partner of National Propane
Partners, L.P., since April 1993,
    
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and a director of Ascent Entertainment Group, Inc. since June 1999. Mr. May
holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of Chicago and is a Certified
Public Accountant. Mr. May has served as a director of MCM since February 1998.
    
 
James D. Packer, Director. Mr. Packer has served since 1998 as the Managing
Director of Consolidated Press Holdings Limited ("CPH"), the private holding
company of the Packer family of Australia. In May 1998, Mr. Packer also became
Executive Chairman of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, having previously
served as its Chief Executive Officer since 1996. Prior to that time, Mr. Packer
held numerous positions at affiliates of CPH and Publishing and Broadcasting
Limited. Mr. Packer is also a director of Australian Consolidated Press Limited,
Nine Network Australia Limited and the Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation. Mr.
Packer holds a Higher School certificate from Cranbrook. Mr. Packer has served
as a director of MCM since February 1998.
 
Nelson Peltz, Director. Mr. Peltz has served since April 1993 as a director and
the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Triarc. Prior to 1993, Mr. Peltz was
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Triangle Industries, Inc. from 1983
until December 1988, when that company was acquired by Pechiney, S.A., a leading
international metals and packaging company. Mr. Peltz has also been a director
of National Propane Corporation, the managing general partner of National
Propane Partners, L.P., since April 1993. Mr. Peltz attended the University of
Pennsylvania, Wharton School. Mr. Peltz has served as a director of MCM since
February 1998.
 
Robert M. Whyte, Director. Mr. Whyte has served since 1986 as an investment
banker with Audant Investments Pty. Limited, most recently in the capacity of
Executive Chairman. Since 1997, Mr. Whyte has been a director of Publishing and
Broadcasting Limited, and also serves on the boards of various other companies.
From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Whyte held non-executive directorships of Advance Bank
Australia Limited and The Ten Group Limited. Mr. Whyte holds a Bachelor's degree
from the University of Sydney. Mr. Whyte has served as a director of MCM since
February 1998.
 
John Willinge, Director. Mr. Willinge has served since January 1998 as an
Executive Director of CPH. Prior to joining CPH, Mr. Willinge held various
management positions in the mining and oil and gas industries. He later worked
in the merchant banking group of Rothschild Australia Limited and the investment
banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Willinge holds a Bachelor of Applied
Science degree in mining engineering from the West Australian School of Mines, a
Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting and finance from the University of
Western Australia, and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard
Business School. Mr. Willinge has served as a director of MCM since February
1998.
 
In connection with the purchase of shares from MCM's existing stockholders in
February 1998, MCM Holding Company LLC ("MHC"), C.P. International Investments
Limited ("CP"), Frank Chandler and his family limited partnership and the other
stockholders of MCM entered into a stockholders' agreement. Among other things,
the stockholders' agreement provided that MCM would have seven directors, three
to be designated by MHC, three to be designated by CP, and one to be designated
by Mr. Chandler. Under this agreement, the Chandler director is Mr. Chandler;
the directors designated by MHC are Nelson Peltz, Peter W. May, and Eric D.
Kogan; and the directors designated by CP are James D. Packer, Robert M. Whyte,
and John Willinge. Each stockholder party to the agreement agreed to vote his
stock for the designated directors. Upon the closing of the offering described
in this prospectus, the stockholders' agreement terminates. See "Certain
Transactions."
 
Each of Messrs. Peltz, May and Kogan and Triarc own, directly or indirectly,
interests in MHC. CP is indirectly owned by CPH.
 
MCM's officers are elected annually by, and serve at the discretion of, the
board of directors. At each annual meeting of stockholders, directors are
elected to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders, until their
successors have been elected and qualified or until retirement, resignation or
removal.
 
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COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS
 
  Board of Directors' Meetings, Audit, Compensation, and Nominating Committees.
 
Our board of directors maintains a standing Audit Committee, Compensation
Committee, and Nominating Committee. Directors currently receive no annual
retainer fees or fees for attendance at board or committee meetings. Directors
are, however, reimbursed for their out-of-pocket expenses incurred in attending
board or committee meetings.
 
The Audit Committee is responsible for recommending to the full board of
directors the appointment of our independent accountants and reviews with those
accountants the scope of their audit and their report. The Audit Committee also
reviews and evaluates our accounting principles and system of internal
accounting controls. The Audit Committee consists of Messrs. Kogan and Whyte.
 
The Compensation Committee acts on matters relating to the compensation of
directors, senior management, and key employees, including the granting of stock
options. The Compensation Committee consists of Messrs. Kogan, May and Willinge.
 
The Nominating Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the full
board of directors with respect to director nominees. The Nominating Committee
consists of Messrs. Peltz and Packer.
 

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
 
This table sets forth the compensation earned by our Chief Executive Officer and
other executive officers whose compensation exceeded $100,000 in 1998.
 
                           SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                ANNUAL COMPENSATION
                                                        -----------------------------------
                                                                                ALL OTHER
         NAME AND PRINCIPAL POSITION            YEAR     SALARY      BONUS     COMPENSATION
         ---------------------------            ----    --------    -------    ------------
<S>                                             <C>     <C>         <C>        <C>
Frank Chandler................................  1998    $190,417    $25,000       $2,560(1)
President and Chief
Executive Officer
Bradley E. Hochstein..........................  1998     116,458     20,000          352(2)
Senior Vice President
Recovery
John Chandler.................................  1998      90,763     10,000        1,864(3)
Senior Vice President
Marketing
</TABLE>

 
---------------------------
 
(1) Includes $2,500 of 401(k) plan matching contributions and $60 of term life
    insurance premiums paid by MCM.
 
(2) Includes $291 of 401(k) plan matching contributions and $60 of term life
    insurance premiums paid by MCM.
 
(3) Includes $1,815 of 401(k) plan matching contributions and $49 of term life
    insurance premiums paid by MCM.
 
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
 
Frank Chandler, MCM's President and Chief Executive Officer, works under an
employment agreement that expires on February 13, 2001. The term of the
agreement will be automatically extended for one-year terms unless otherwise
terminated by either party. Mr. Chandler's agreement provides for a base salary
of $200,000 per year, subject to increase if specific operating revenue targets
are met. Mr. Chandler is eligible
 
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for an annual cash incentive bonus based on our annual cash incentive program.
The agreement provides that Mr. Chandler is entitled to the continued use of a
company automobile and certain other benefits. The agreement also contains
confidentiality and noncompete covenants. If MCM terminates Mr. Chandler without
cause, he would receive a severance package that would include one year's salary
and a pro rata portion of his annual bonus.
 
Bradley Hochstein works under an employment agreement that expires on February
13, 2000. The term of the agreement will be automatically extended for one-year
terms unless otherwise terminated by MCM or Mr. Hochstein. The agreement
provides for a base salary of $100,000 per year and a $20,000 bonus payable in
two installments in March and June of 1998. Mr. Hochstein is also eligible for
an incentive bonus based on our annual cash incentive program. The agreement
also contains confidentiality and noncompete covenants. If MCM terminates Mr.
Hochstein without cause, he would receive a severance package that would include
one year's salary and a pro rata portion of his annual bonus.
 
John Chandler works under an employment agreement that expires on February 13,
2000. The term of the agreement will be automatically extended for one-year
terms unless otherwise terminated by MCM or Mr. Chandler. The agreement provides
for a base salary of $90,000 per year. Mr. Chandler is eligible for an incentive
bonus based on our annual cash incentive program. The agreement also contains
confidentiality and noncompete covenants. If MCM terminates Mr. Chandler without
cause, he would receive a severance package that would include one year's salary
and a pro rata portion of his annual bonus.
 
On June 9, 1999, MCM hired R. Brooks Sherman, Jr. as its Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sherman works under an employment
agreement that expires June 9, 2000. The term of the agreement will be
automatically extended for one-year terms unless otherwise terminated by MCM or
Mr. Sherman. The agreement provides for a base salary of $125,000 per year and a
$25,000 starting bonus. Mr. Sherman is also eligible for annual incentive cash
bonuses based on MCM's and/or Mr. Sherman's performance assessed each year
relative to objectives agreed to in advance between Mr. Sherman and the board of
directors. The agreement also contains confidentiality and noncompete covenants.
If Mr. Sherman's employment is terminated for any reason other than for cause or
in the event of his death, disability or resignation, or if MCM gives notice
that it does not wish to extend the term of Mr. Sherman's employment agreement
for any additional period, he would receive a severance package that would
include 18 months' salary and a pro rata portion of his annual bonus. Mr.
Sherman would receive the same payments if, within 12 months following a change
in control of MCM, there is a material alteration of Mr. Sherman's duties,
authority, title or compensation or he is relocated outside of Phoenix, Arizona
without his consent. In connection with his employment, Mr. Sherman will be
granted options to purchase up to 50,000 shares of MCM common stock under the
MCM 1999 Equity Participation Plan described below.
 
   
Officer bonuses under our annual cash incentive plan are computed using a
sliding scale based upon MCM achieving targeted operating measures as defined
under the plan. For example, if MCM achieves 100% of its targeted operating
measures during the 1999 fiscal year, bonuses of approximately $0.6 million
would be paid; with the maximum aggregate bonus payout being approximately $1.2
million. Although discretionary bonuses were paid to officers in 1998, no
bonuses were paid under the annual cash incentive plan.
    
 
COMPENSATION UNDER PLANS
 
  1999 Equity Participation Plan
 
The MCM 1999 Equity Participation Plan will become effective at the closing of
this offering. We believe that the Plan will promote our success and enhance our
value by linking the personal interests of participants to those of our
stockholders and providing an incentive for outstanding performance.
 
Under the Plan, we may grant nonqualified stock options to our officers,
directors, employees and key consultants. The Plan will be administered by the
board of directors or by a committee consisting of at least two nonemployee
directors. The board or that committee will have authority to administer the
Plan,
 
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including the power to determine eligibility, the types and sizes of options,
the price and timing of options, and any vesting, including acceleration of
vesting, of options.
 
An aggregate of 250,000 shares of our common stock will be available for grant
under the Plan, subject to a proportionate increase or decrease in the event of
a stock split, reverse stock split, stock dividend, or other adjustment to our
shares of common stock. Under the Plan, the maximum number of shares of common
stock that may be granted to any employee during any fiscal year is 125,000.
 
The board may terminate or amend the Plan to the extent stockholder approval is
not required by law. Termination or amendment will not adversely affect options
previously granted under the Plan.
 
  401(k) Plan
 
Under our 401(k) plan, adopted January 1995, as revised January 1998, eligible
employees may direct that we withhold a portion of their compensation, up to a
legally established maximum, and contribute it to their account. All 401(k) plan
contributions are placed in a trust fund to be invested by the 401(k) plan's
trustee. The 401(k) plan permits participants to direct the investment of their
account balances among mutual or investment funds available under the plan. We
may provide a matching contribution up to 25% of a participant's contributions
under the plan. Amounts contributed to participants' accounts under the 401(k)
plan and any accrued earnings or interest on the accounts are generally not
subject to federal income tax until distributed to the participant and generally
may not be withdrawn until death, retirement or termination of employment.
 
INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
 
We are obligated in some situations, under our Certificate of Incorporation and
Bylaws to indemnify each of our directors and officers to the fullest extent
permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law. We must indemnify our
directors and officers with respect to all expenses, liability and losses
reasonably incurred or suffered in any action, suit or proceeding in which the
person was or is made or threatened to be made a party or is otherwise involved
by reason of the fact that the person is or was our director or officer. We are
obligated to pay the reasonable expenses of the directors or officers incurred
in defending the proceedings if the indemnified party agrees to repay all
amounts advanced by us if it is ultimately determined that the indemnified party
is not entitled to indemnification. See "Description of Capital
Stock -- Limitations on Liability of Officers and Directors." MCM also maintains
customary insurance covering directors and officers.
 
COMPENSATION COMMITTEE INTERLOCKS AND INSIDER PARTICIPATION
 
In 1998, MCM's board of directors or Frank Chandler, our President and Chief
Executive Officer, made all compensation decisions relating to MCM officers and
employees. The board of directors recently established a Compensation Committee,
which consists of Messrs. Kogan, May and Willinge. Prior to February 1998, the
board consisted of Mr. Chandler and Orvin Miller, who was then a stockholder,
the Chairman of the Board and Secretary of MCM. In February 1998, Mr. Miller
sold all of his MCM stock and resigned from the board and his offices with MCM.
 
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                       PRINCIPAL AND SELLING STOCKHOLDERS
 
This table sets forth information regarding the beneficial ownership of common
stock by:
 
  -     each person known by us to be a beneficial owner of more than 5% of the
        outstanding shares of our common stock;
 
  -     each of our directors and named executive officers; and
 
  -     all of our directors and executive officers as a group.
 
The table also describes the shares being offered and shares beneficially owned
after the offering by selling stockholders.
 
Unless otherwise indicated, each of the stockholders listed below has sole
voting and investment power with respect to the shares beneficially owned, and
the address of each of the listed stockholders is 500 West First Street,
Hutchinson, KS 67501. We describe material relationships between the selling
stockholders and us below under "Certain Transactions." As of June 14, 1999, MCM
had ten stockholders of record.
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                          SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED              SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED
                                            PRIOR TO THE OFFERING      SHARES        AFTER THE OFFERING
                                          --------------------------    BEING    --------------------------
NAME AND ADDRESS OF BENEFICIAL OWNER        NUMBER       PERCENTAGE    OFFERED     NUMBER     PERCENTAGE(1)
------------------------------------      -----------   ------------   -------   ----------   -------------
<S>                                       <C>           <C>            <C>       <C>          <C>
MCM Holding Company LLC(2)..............   1,729,396        35.0%      833,334      896,062         10.8%
  280 Park Avenue, 41st Floor
  New York, NY 10017
C.P. International Investments
  Limited(3)(4).........................   1,729,396        35.0%      833,333      896,063         10.8%
  2nd Floor, Block A
  Russel Court Street
  Stephen's Green,
  Dublin, Ireland
Frank Chandler(5).......................   1,000,579        20.3%           --    1,000,579         12.1%
Madison West Associates Corp.(2)........     603,787        12.2%      290,945      312,842          3.8%
  280 Park Avenue
  New York, NY 10017
Peter Stewart Nigel Frazer(4)...........     345,879         7.0%      166,667      179,212          2.2%
  Zetland Plantation
  Nevis, West Indies
Bradley Hochstein.......................      61,764         1.3%           --       61,764            *
John Chandler(5)........................      98,823         2.0%           --       98,823          1.2%
Eric D. Kogan(2)........................      98,823         2.0%       47,619       51,204            *
Peter W. May(2).........................     290,654         5.9%      140,056      150,598          1.8%
James D. Packer(3)......................          --          --            --           --           --
Nelson Peltz(2).........................     581,310        11.8%      280,112      301,198          3.6%
Robert M. Whyte(6)......................          --          --            --           --           --
John Willinge...........................          --          --            --           --           --
All directors and officers as a group
  (13 persons)(7).......................   2,387,242        48.3%      467,787    1,919,455         23.1%
</TABLE>

    
 
---------------------------
 
 *  Less than one percent.
 
   
(1) Assumes no exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option. If the
    underwriters fully exercise the over-allotment option, then the percentage
    ownership would be as follows: MCM Holding Company LLC (9.9%); C.P.
    International Investments Limited (9.9%); Mr. Frank Chandler (11.1%);
    Madison West Associates Corp. (3.5%); Mr. Frazer (2.0%); Mr. Hochstein
    (0.7%); Mr. John Chandler (1.1%); Mr. Kogan (0.6%); Mr. May (1.7%); Mr.
    Packer (0.0%); Mr. Peltz (3.3%); Mr. Whyte (0.0%); Mr. Willinge (0.0%); and
    all directors and offices as a group (21.2%).
    
 
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(2) MCM Holding Company LLC ("MHC") is the record owner of the listed shares.
    Immediately following the offering, MHC will distribute the shares to its
    members. Members who will receive in excess of 5% of our common stock and
    members who are our directors are listed separately in this table and
    include Madison West Associates Corp. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Triarc),
    Nelson Peltz and Peter W. May, each through family trusts, and Eric D.
    Kogan. Prior to the distribution, these persons may be deemed to be the
    beneficial owner of the aggregate number of shares held by MHC and to share
    voting and investment power with respect to the shares.
 
(3) C.P. International Investments Limited is owned through a series of
    subsidiaries by Consolidated Press International Holdings Limited. Kerry
    F.B. Packer and his family directly or indirectly beneficially own
    Consolidated Press International Holdings Limited. Mr. James D. Packer, a
    director of MCM, is the son of Mr. Kerry F.B. Packer. Mr. James D. Packer
    has no voting or investment power over the shares.
 
(4) Includes 345,879 shares owned by C.P. International Investments Limited as
    nominee of Peter Stewart Nigel Frazer. Mr. Frazer has granted voting and
    investment power over his shares to C.P. International Investments Limited,
    to be exercised in the same manner and to the same proportionate extent as
    applies to shares beneficially owned by C.P. International Investments
    Limited. Mr. Frazer is the father-in-law of Mr. Robert M. Whyte, a director
    of MCM. Mr. Whyte does not have voting or investment power over the shares.
 
(5) Frank Chandler holds 12,353 shares directly and 988,226 shares through the
    Chandler Family Limited Partnership. Mr. Chandler is the sole general
    partner of the partnership and has sole investment and voting power over the
    shares held by it. John Chandler, Mr. Chandler's son, is a limited partner
    of the partnership, but has no investment or voting power over the shares
    held by the partnership, and therefore none of those shares are included in
    John Chandler's holdings.
 
(6) See note (4) above.
 
(7) See notes (2) and (4), above. This amount does not include the aggregate
    amount of shares held by MCM Holding Company LLC. Includes options to
    purchase 32,941 shares exercisable within 60 days.
 
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                              CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS
 
STOCKHOLDERS' AGREEMENTS
 
In connection with the purchase of shares from MCM's existing stockholders in
February 1998, MCM and its stockholders, including MHC, CP and Frank Chandler
and his family limited partnership, entered into two separate agreements. The
agreements contained restrictions and requirements relating to the transfer of
shares by the stockholders and various rights among MCM and the stockholders to
buy one another's shares in specified instances, provided for the election of
directors designated by certain stockholders, provided for other corporate
governance procedures, and required that we indemnify our directors and obtain
director insurance. The two agreements will terminate in accordance with their
terms upon the closing of this offering. Under a new agreement, MHC and CP have
agreed that, if either of them sells shares, under certain circumstances, the
other will have the right to join in the sale. In addition, MCM has granted
demand and piggyback registration rights in favor of MHC and CP and their
transferees to facilitate resale of their shares of MCM common stock pursuant to
a registration rights agreement.
 
RELATIONSHIP WITH NATIONSBANK, N.A.
 
We have entered into a facility with NationsBank, N.A. for a revolving line of
credit of up to $15 million that expires July 15, 1999. Some of MCM's directors,
stockholders and affiliates have guaranteed the Nationsbank facility, including
Messrs. May, Chandler, Peltz and Kogan, directors of MCM, the Chandler Family
Limited Partnership, a stockholder, Triarc Companies, Inc., an affiliate of MCM
Holding Company LLC, a stockholder, and Consolidated Press Holdings Limited, an
affiliate of C.P. International Investments, a stockholder, and Peter Stewart
Nigel Frazer, who holds a beneficial interest in shares of MCM common stock. We
expect to repay this facility with the proceeds of this offering and to have the
related guarantees released.
 
OTHER RELATIONSHIPS WITH FINANCING INSTITUTIONS
 
We entered into a $28 million line of credit in 1998 with Nomura Asset Capital
Corporation. The line of credit was guaranteed up to $1 million by Messrs.
Chandler, Peltz and May, directors of MCM, and Triarc, an affiliate of MCM
Holding Company LLC, a stockholder. This line of credit was repaid in full in
1998 and these guarantees were released.
 
In addition, we maintain loans with the Bank of Kansas that have been guaranteed
by Mr. Chandler. We expect to repay all outstanding amounts, approximately $0.4
million, with the proceeds of this offering and to have the related guarantee
released.
 
LOAN FROM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
 
MCM borrowed $200,000 from Mr. Chandler, MCM's Chief Executive Officer, in 1992.
MCM repaid this loan in full in February 1998.
 
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                          DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK
 
GENERAL
 
We are authorized to issue 50,000,000 shares of common stock, $.01 par value,
and 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $.01 par value. Upon completion of the
offering, we will have 8,274,464 shares of common stock outstanding and no
shares of preferred stock outstanding. The following description of our capital
stock is qualified in its entirety by reference to our Certificate of
Incorporation, a copy of which is filed as an exhibit to the registration
statement of which this prospectus is a part. Of the total shares of common
stock authorized, 348,823 shares of common stock are reserved for issuance to
fulfill future grants under an employee stock incentive plan and obligations
under currently outstanding options outside of the plan. See
"Management -- Compensation Under Plans."
 
COMMON STOCK
 
Holders of common stock are entitled to one vote per share on all matters
submitted to a vote of stockholders generally. Stockholders have no right to
cumulate their votes in the election of directors. Accordingly, holders of a
majority of the outstanding shares of common stock entitled to vote in any
election of directors may elect all of the directors standing for election. We
do not intend to declare or pay any dividends on our shares of common stock in
the near future. See "Dividend Policy." Our Certificate of Incorporation gives
the holders of common stock no preemptive or other subscription or conversion
rights, and there are no redemption provisions with respect to the shares. All
outstanding shares of common stock are, and the shares offered hereby will be,
when issued and paid for, fully paid and non-assessable.
 
PREFERRED STOCK
 
The board of directors may, without further action of MCM's stockholders, issue
shares of preferred stock in one or more series and fix or alter the rights or
preferences thereof, including the voting rights, redemption provisions,
including sinking fund provisions, dividend rights, dividend rates, liquidation
preferences, conversion rights, and any other rights, preferences, privileges,
and restrictions of any wholly unissued series of preferred stock. The rights of
holders of common stock will be subject to, and may be adversely affected by,
the rights of holders of any preferred stock that may be issued in the future.
No shares of preferred stock are outstanding, and we have no present plans to
issue any preferred stock shares. The issuance of shares of preferred stock
could adversely affect the voting power of holders of common stock and could
have the effect of delaying, deferring, or preventing a change in our control or
other corporate action.
 
OPTIONS
 
In May 1998 we granted an option to one of our senior executives, to purchase
98,823 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $3.04 per share. The
options vest as follows: 32,941 on May 18, 1999; 32,941 on May 18, 2000; and
32,941 on May 18, 2001. His options generally expire on May 18, 2008 and are
subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments upon dividends and distributions
on the common stock, subdivisions or reclassifications of common stock, and
combinations of common stock.
 
The MCM 1999 Equity Participation Plan will become effective at the closing of
this offering. A total of 250,000 authorized shares of common stock are reserved
for issuance under that plan. Under this plan we may grant nonqualified stock
options to our officers, directors employees and key consultants. No awards have
been granted under this plan or are contemplated except as described below.
 
At the closing of this offering, we will grant to R. Brooks Sherman, Jr., our
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, an option to purchase
25,000 shares of common stock at the price offered to the public in this
offering. Within 30 days following the closing of this offering, we will grant
to Mr. Sherman an option to purchase an additional 25,000 shares of common stock
at a price equal to the fair market value on the date of grant. These options
will be granted under the Equity Participation Plan. Subject to
 
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continued employment, the options will vest in one-third increments on the
first, second and third anniversaries of the dates of grant and will expire 10
years after the dates of grant or earlier in certain circumstances. The options
are subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments upon dividends and
distributions on the common stock, subdivisions or reclassifications of common
stock, and combinations of common stock.
 
LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
 
Our Certificate of Incorporation provides that our directors shall not be
personally liable to us or our stockholders for monetary damages for breach of
fiduciary duty as a director, except for liability for:
 
        - any breach of the director's duty of loyalty to us or our
          stockholders;
 
        - acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional
          misconduct or a knowing violation of law;
 
        - payments of dividends or stock purchases or redemptions in violation
          of Section 174 of the Delaware General Corporation Law; or
 
        - any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal
          benefit.
 
Our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws also provide for indemnification of
our officers and directors to the fullest extent permitted by the Delaware
General Corporation Law, including some instances in which indemnification is
otherwise discretionary under the law. See "Management -- Indemnification of
Directors and Officers." We believe that these provisions are essential to
attracting and retaining qualified persons as directors and officers.
 
There is no pending litigation or proceeding involving any of our directors or
officers as to which indemnification is being sought. In addition, we are not
aware of any threatened litigation that may result in claims for indemnification
by any officer or director.
 
RESTRICTIVE PROVISIONS OF OUR BYLAWS AND CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
 
Our Certificate of Incorporation precludes an interested stockholder, generally
a holder of 15% of MCM's common stock, from engaging in a merger, asset sale or
other business combination with MCM for a period of 3 years after the date of
the transaction in which the person became an interested stockholder, unless one
of the following occurs:
 
        - prior to the time the stockholder became an interested stockholder,
          the board of directors approved either the business combination or the
          transaction which resulted in the person becoming an interested
          stockholder;
 
        - the stockholder owned at least 85% of the outstanding voting stock of
          the corporation, excluding shares held by directors who were also
          officers or held in certain employee stock plans, upon consummation of
          the transaction which resulted in a stockholder becoming an interested
          stockholder; or
 
        - the business combination was approved by the board of directors and by
          two-thirds of the outstanding voting stock of the corporation,
          excluding shares held by the interested stockholder.
 
In general, MCM's current major stockholders and their affiliates and
transferees are excepted from these limitations.
 
Our Bylaws require that, subject to certain exceptions, any stockholder desiring
to propose business or nominate a person to the board of directors at a
stockholders meeting must give notice of any proposals or nominations within a
specified time frame. In addition, the Bylaws provide that we will hold a
special meeting of stockholders only if three of our directors or the President
or the Chairman of the board of directors calls the meeting or if the holders of
a majority of the votes entitled to be cast at the meeting make a written demand
for the meeting. These provisions may have the effect of precluding a nomination
 
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for the election of directors or the conduct of business at a particular annual
meeting if the proper procedures are not followed or may discourage or deter a
third party from conducting a solicitation of proxies to elect its own slate of
directors or otherwise attempting to obtain control of MCM, even if the conduct
of such solicitation or such attempt might be beneficial to us and our
stockholders. For us to include a proposal in our annual proxy statement, the
proponent and the proposal must comply with the proxy proposal submission rules
of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
Our Certificate of Incorporation provides that it will require the vote of the
holders of at least two-thirds of the shares entitled to vote in the election of
directors to remove a director, with or without cause. In addition, stockholders
can amend or repeal our bylaws only with the vote of the holders of at least
two-thirds of our outstanding common stock.
 
TRANSFER AGENT AND REGISTRAR
 
The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is American Stock Transfer
and Trust.
 
                        SHARES ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE SALE
 
MCM will have 8,274,464 shares of common stock outstanding after the offering,
or 9,024,464 shares if the underwriters' overallotment is exercised in full. Of
those shares, the 5,000,000 shares of common stock sold in the offering,
5,750,000 shares if the underwriters' over-allotment option is exercised in
full, will be freely transferable without restriction, unless purchased by
persons deemed to be our "affiliates" as that term is defined in Rule 144 under
the Securities Act. The remaining 3,274,464 shares of common stock to be
outstanding immediately following the offering are "restricted" which means they
were originally sold in certain types of offerings that were not subject to a
registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These
restricted shares may only be sold through registration under the Securities Act
or under an available exemption from registration, such as provided through Rule
144 promulgated under the Securities Act. In general, under Rule 144 a person or
persons whose shares are aggregated including an affiliate, who has beneficially
owned the shares for one year or more, may sell in the open market within any
three-month period a number of shares that does not exceed the greater of:
 
  -     1% of the then outstanding shares of our common stock, which would be
        approximately 82,745 shares immediately after the offering; or
 
  -     the average weekly trading volume in the common stock on the Nasdaq
        during the four calendar weeks preceding the sale.
 
Sales under Rule 144 are also subject to limitations on the manner of sale,
notice requirements, and the availability of our current public information. A
person who is deemed not to have been our affiliate at any time during the three
months preceding a sale by him and who has beneficially owned his shares for at
least two years, may sell the shares in the public market under Rule 144(k)
without regard to the volume limitations, manner of sale provisions, notice
requirements, or the availability of current information we refer to above.
Under Rule 144, all of the restricted shares may be sold 90 days after the
closing of the offering. After restricted shares are properly sold in reliance
upon Rule 144, they will be freely tradeable without restrictions or
registration under the Securities Act, unless thereafter held by one of our
affiliates.
 
We have reserved an aggregate of 250,000 shares of common stock for issuance
under the MCM 1999 Equity Participation Plan and have granted an executive
officer an option to purchase 98,823 shares of common stock apart from that
plan. We intend to register the shares subject to the plan and the option on a
Form S-8 Registration Statement following the offering. Shares of common stock
issued under the plan or the executive officer's option agreement after the
effective date of any Registration Statement on Form S-8 will be available for
sale in the public market without restriction to the extent they are held by
persons who are not affiliates of MCM, and by affiliates under Rule 144.
 
The holders of the 3,274,464 shares of common stock outstanding not being sold
in the offering have agreed to a 180-day "lock-up" with respect to these shares.
This generally means they cannot
 
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sell these shares during the 180 days following the date of this prospectus. See
"Underwriting" for additional details. After the 180-day lock-up period, these
shares may be sold in accordance with Rule 144.
 
No trading market for the common stock existed prior to the offering. No
prediction can be made as to the effect, if any, that future sales of shares
under Rule 144 or otherwise will have on the market price prevailing from time
to time. Sales of substantial amounts of common stock into the public market
following the offering, or the perception that these sales could occur, could
adversely affect the then prevailing market price.
 
We have granted MHC and CP and their transferees demand and piggyback
registration rights with respect to their shares of our common stock.
 
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                                  UNDERWRITING
 
MCM and the selling stockholders have entered into an underwriting agreement
with the underwriters named below. CIBC World Markets Corp. and U.S. Bancorp
Piper Jaffray Inc. are acting as representatives of the underwriters.
 
The underwriting agreement provides for the purchase of a specific number of
shares of common stock by each of the underwriters. The underwriters'
obligations are several, which means that each underwriter is required to
purchase a specified number of shares, but is not responsible for the commitment
of any other underwriter to purchase shares. Subject to the terms and conditions
of the underwriting agreement, each underwriter has severally agreed to purchase
the number of shares of common stock set forth opposite its name below:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                        UNDERWRITER                           NUMBER OF SHARES
                        -----------                           ----------------
<S>                                                           <C>
CIBC World Markets Corp. ...................................
U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Inc. ............................
 
                                                                 ---------
     Total..................................................     5,000,000
                                                                 =========
</TABLE>

 
This is a firm commitment underwriting. This means that the underwriters have
agreed to purchase all of the shares offered by this prospectus, other than
those covered by the over-allotment option described below, if any are
purchased. Under the underwriting agreement, if an underwriter defaults in its
commitment to purchase shares, the commitments of non-defaulting underwriters
may be increased or the underwriting agreement may be terminated, depending on
the circumstances.
 
The shares should be ready for delivery on or about             , 1999, against
payment in immediately available funds. The representatives have advised MCM and
the selling stockholders that the underwriters propose to offer the shares
directly to the public at the public offering price that appears on the cover
page of this prospectus. In addition, the representatives may offer some of the
shares to certain securities dealers at the initial offering price less a
concession of $     per share. The underwriters may also allow, and the dealers
may reallow, a concession not in excess of $     per share to certain other
dealers. After the shares are released for sale to the public, the
representatives may change the offering price and other selling terms at various
times.
 
MCM has granted the underwriters an over-allotment option. This option, which is
exercisable for up to 30 days after the date of this prospectus, permits the
underwriters to purchase a maximum of 750,000 additional shares from MCM to
cover over-allotments. If the underwriters exercise all or part of this option,
they will purchase shares covered by the option at the initial public offering
price that appears on the cover page of this prospectus, less the underwriting
discount. If this option is exercised in full, the total price to public will be
$          million and the total proceeds to MCM will be $          million. The
underwriters have severally agreed that, to the extent the over-allotment option
is exercised, they will each purchase a number of additional shares
proportionate to the underwriter's initial amount reflected in the foregoing
table.
 
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The following table provides information regarding the amount of the discount to
be paid to the underwriters by MCM and the selling stockholders:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                               TOTAL WITHOUT EXERCISE OF   TOTAL WITH FULL EXERCISE OF
                                   PER SHARE     OVER-ALLOTMENT OPTION        OVER-ALLOTMENT OPTION
                                   ---------   -------------------------   ---------------------------
<S>                                <C>         <C>                         <C>
MCM..............................  $                  $                            $
Selling stockholders.............  $                  $                            $
                                                      ----------                   ----------
     Total..................................          $                            $
</TABLE>

 
MCM estimates that the total offering expenses of MCM and the selling
stockholders, excluding the underwriting discount, will be approximately
$700,000, all of which will be paid by MCM.
 
MCM and the selling stockholders have agreed to indemnify the underwriters
against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of
1933.
 
MCM, our officers, directors and stockholders have agreed to a 180-day "lock up"
with respect to 3,274,464 shares of common stock and certain other MCM
securities that they beneficially own, including securities that are convertible
into shares of common stock and securities that are exchangeable or exercisable
for shares of common stock. This means that, subject to certain exceptions, for
a period of 180 days following the date of this prospectus, MCM and these
persons may not offer, sell, pledge or otherwise dispose of these MCM securities
without the prior written consent of CIBC World Markets Corp.
 
The representatives have informed MCM that they do not expect discretionary
sales by the underwriters to exceed five percent of the shares offered by this
prospectus.
 
From time to time, CIBC World Markets Corp. provides financial advisory services
to MCM for which it receives customary compensation.
 
There is no established trading market for the shares. The offering price for
the shares will be determined by MCM and the representatives, based on the
following factors:
 
  -     prevailing market and general economic conditions;
 
  -     the market capitalizations, trading histories and states of development
        of other traded companies that MCM and the representatives believe to be
        comparable to MCM;
 
  -     MCM's results of operations in recent periods;
 
  -     MCM's current financial position;
 
  -     estimates of MCM's business potential;
 
  -     the present state of MCM's development; and
 
  -     the availability for sale in the market of a significant number of
        shares of common stock.
 
Rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission may limit the ability of the
underwriters to bid for or purchase shares before the distribution of the shares
is completed. However, the underwriters may engage in the following activities
in accordance with the rules:
 
  -     Stabilizing transactions -- The representatives may make bids or
        purchases for the purpose of pegging, fixing or maintaining the price of
        the shares, so long as stabilizing bids do not exceed a specified
        maximum.
 
  -     Over-allotments and syndicate covering transactions -- The underwriters
        may create a short position in the shares by selling more shares than
        are set forth on the cover page of this prospectus. If a short position
        is created in connection with the offering, the representatives may
        engage in syndicate covering transactions by purchasing the shares in
        the open market. The
 
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        representatives may also elect to reduce any short position by
        exercising all or part of the over-allotment option.
 
  -     Penalty bids -- If the representatives purchase shares in the open
        market in a stabilizing transaction or syndicate covering transaction,
        they may reclaim a selling concession from the underwriters and selling
        group members who sold those shares as part of this offering.
 
Stabilization and syndicate covering transactions may cause the price of the
shares to be higher than it would be in the absence of these transactions. The
imposition of a penalty bid might also have an effect on the price of the shares
if it discourages resales of the shares.
 
Neither MCM nor the underwriters make any representation or prediction as to the
effect that the transactions described above may have on the price of the
shares. These transactions may occur on the Nasdaq National Market or otherwise.
If these transactions are commenced, they may be discontinued without notice at
any time.
 

                                 LEGAL MATTERS
 
The validity of the shares of common stock is being passed upon for us by Snell
& Wilmer L.L.P., Phoenix, Arizona. Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP, New York, New
York is acting as counsel for the underwriters.
 

                                    EXPERTS
 
The consolidated financial statements of MCM Capital Group, Inc. at December 31,
1997 and 1998 and for each of the three years in the period ended December 31,
1998 appearing in this Prospectus and Registration Statement have been audited
by Ernst & Young LLP, independent auditors, as set forth in their report thereon
appearing elsewhere herein, and are included in reliance on this report given on
the authority of Ernst & Young LLP as experts in accounting and auditing.
 
                      WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
 
We have filed a registration statement on Form S-1 under the Securities Act with
respect to the common stock offered hereby with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Please see the registration statement and the exhibits and schedules
filed as part of the registration statement for further information about us and
our common stock. A copy of the registration statement, including the exhibits
and schedules thereto, and any other documents we file may be inspected without
charge at the Public Reference Section of the Commission at Room 1024, Judiciary
Plaza, 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549 and at the following
Regional Offices of the Commission: New York Regional Office, 7 World Trade
Center, 13th Floor, New York, New York 10048; and Chicago Regional Office, 500
West Madison Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, Illinois 60661. Copies of the
registration statement and the exhibits and schedules thereto can be obtained
from the Public Reference Section of the Commission upon payment of prescribed
fees. Information about the operation of the Public Reference Section may be
obtained by calling the Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330. The Commission maintains
an Internet web site that contains reports, proxy and information statements and
other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the
Commission. Our filings with the Commission are available to the public at that
site which is http://www.sec.gov.
 
Prior to filing the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part,
we were not subject to the reporting requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ("Exchange Act"). Upon effectiveness
of the registration statement, we will become subject to the informational and
periodic reporting requirements of the Exchange Act, and in accordance with the
Exchange Act, will file periodic reports, proxy statements and other information
with the Commission. Periodic reports, proxy statements and other information
will be available for inspection and copying at the
 
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public reference facilities and other regional offices we refer to above. We
intend to register the securities offered by the registration statement under
the Exchange Act simultaneously with the effectiveness of the registration
statement and to furnish our stockholders with annual reports containing
financial statements examined and reported on by our independent public
accountants, and quarterly reports for the first three fiscal quarters of each
fiscal year containing unaudited interim financial information.
 
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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
                   INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
             YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1996, 1997 AND 1998 (AUDITED)
             THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 1998 AND 1999 (UNAUDITED)
 

<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
Report of Independent Auditors..............................  F-2

Financial Statements
Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition..............  F-3
Consolidated Statements of Operations.......................  F-4
Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity.............  F-5
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.......................  F-6
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements..................  F-8
</TABLE>

 
                                       F-1

<PAGE>   60
 
   

                         REPORT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
    
 
   
The Board of Directors and Stockholders
    
   
MCM Capital Group, Inc.
    
 
   
We have audited the accompanying consolidated statements of financial condition
of MCM Capital Group, Inc. (formerly Midland Corporation of Kansas) and its
subsidiaries (the Company) as of December 31, 1997 and 1998, and the related
consolidated statements of operations, stockholders' equity and cash flows for
each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 1998. These financial
statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our
responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on
our audits.
    
 
   
We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting
the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
    
 
   
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in
all material respects, the consolidated financial position of MCM Capital Group,
Inc. at December 31, 1997 and 1998, and the consolidated results of its
operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended
December 31, 1998, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
    
 
   
                                                 /s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP
    
 
                                          --------------------------------------
   
                                                    Ernst & Young LLP
    
 
   
Kansas City, Missouri
    
   
April 29, 1999, except for

    
   
  Note 13 as to which the date
    
   
  is June 25, 1999
    
 
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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
                 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               DECEMBER 31           MARCH 31
                                                        -------------------------   -----------
                                                           1997          1998          1999
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
                                                                                    (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                                     <C>           <C>           <C>
ASSETS
Cash..................................................  $   476,749   $ 4,657,822   $ 2,244,102
Investment in receivable portfolios (Note 2)..........   15,410,835     2,052,421     6,473,562
Retained interest in securitized receivables (Note
  3)..................................................           --    23,985,898    25,402,808
Property and equipment, net (Notes 4 and 5)...........    1,008,547     3,852,287     4,510,829
Other assets..........................................       67,434       279,777     1,663,083
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
Total assets..........................................  $16,963,565   $34,828,205   $40,294,384
                                                        ===========   ===========   ===========
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities..............  $   429,290   $ 1,607,808   $ 1,229,167
Servicing liability (Note 3)..........................           --     3,607,476     2,964,665
Notes payable and other borrowings (Note 5)...........   14,774,468     7,005,302    14,980,265

Capital lease obligations.............................           --       505,844       489,806
Put warrants (Note 9).................................      206,000            --            --
Deferred income tax liability (Note 6)................           --     8,179,926     7,593,469
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
Total liabilities.....................................   15,409,758    20,906,356    27,257,372
Redeemable common stock (Note 12).....................           --            --            --
Commitments and contingencies (Note 10)...............           --            --            --
Stockholders' equity:
  Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 5,000,000 shares
  authorized (Note 13)................................           --            --            --
  Common stock, no par value in 1997; $.01 par value
  in 1998 and 1999, 50,000,000 shares authorized,
  4,941,131 shares issued and outstanding (Note 13)...           --        49,411        49,411
  Additional paid-in capital..........................      200,000        80,589        80,589
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (Note 3).....           --     4,882,883     4,822,454
  Retained earnings...................................    1,353,807     8,908,966     8,084,558
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
Total stockholders' equity............................    1,553,807    13,921,849    13,037,012
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity............  $16,963,565   $34,828,205   $40,294,384
                                                        ===========   ===========   ===========
</TABLE>

    
 
See accompanying notes.
 
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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
                     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                THREE MONTHS ENDED
                                            YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31                   MARCH 31
                                     -------------------------------------   ------------------------
                                        1996         1997         1998          1998         1999
                                     ----------   ----------   -----------   ----------   -----------
                                                                                   (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                  <C>          <C>          <C>           <C>          <C>
Revenues:
  Income from receivable
     portfolios....................  $2,387,184   $3,200,492   $15,951,540   $3,046,870   $   569,308
  Income from retained interest....          --           --            --           --     1,659,606
  Gain on sales of receivable
     portfolios (Note 3)...........     994,884    2,013,660    10,818,135      169,329            --
  Servicing fees and related
     income........................          --           --       105,394           --     1,971,373
                                     ----------   ----------   -----------   ----------   -----------
                                      3,382,068    5,214,152    26,875,069    3,216,199     4,200,287
Expenses:
  Salaries and employee benefits...   1,649,634    2,064,379     7,471,937      883,254     3,683,766
  Other operating expenses.........     199,506      338,034     2,200,045      286,658       815,562
  General and administrative
     expenses......................     305,778      489,918     1,290,114      119,508       738,593
  Depreciation and amortization....      96,589      156,108       426,485       40,839       205,000
                                     ----------   ----------   -----------   ----------   -----------
Total expenses.....................   2,251,507    3,048,439    11,388,581    1,330,259     5,442,921
                                     ----------   ----------   -----------   ----------   -----------
                                      1,130,561    2,165,713    15,486,488    1,885,940    (1,242,634)
Other income and expense:
  Interest expense.................      97,293      722,568     2,981,983      620,938       218,520
  Other (income) expense...........      48,282       96,535       (95,747)      (6,323)      (90,574)
                                     ----------   ----------   -----------   ----------   -----------
Total other expense................     145,575      819,103     2,886,236      614,615       127,946
                                     ----------   ----------   -----------   ----------   -----------
Income (loss) before income taxes
  and extraordinary charge.........     984,986    1,346,610    12,600,252    1,271,325    (1,370,580)
Provision for income taxes (Note
  6)...............................     390,566      539,953     5,065,460      478,385      (546,172)
                                     ----------   ----------   -----------   ----------   -----------
Income (loss) before extraordinary
  charge...........................     594,420      806,657     7,534,792      792,940      (824,408)
Extraordinary charge, net of income
  tax benefit of $114,847 (Note
  8)...............................          --           --       179,633      179,633            --
                                     ----------   ----------   -----------   ----------   -----------
Net income (loss)..................  $  594,420   $  806,657   $ 7,355,159   $  613,307   $  (824,408)
                                     ==========   ==========   ===========   ==========   ===========
Basic earnings per share (Note 13):
  Income (loss) before
     extraordinary charge..........  $      .12   $      .16   $      1.52   $      .16   $      (.17)
  Extraordinary charge.............          --           --           .03          .04            --
                                     ----------   ----------   -----------   ----------   -----------
Net income (loss)..................  $      .12   $      .16   $      1.49   $      .12   $      (.17)
                                     ==========   ==========   ===========   ==========   ===========
Diluted earnings per share (Note
  13):
  Income before extraordinary
     charge........................  $      .12   $      .16   $      1.51   $      .15   $      (.16)
  Extraordinary charge.............          --           --           .04          .03            --
                                     ----------   ----------   -----------   ----------   -----------
Net income.........................  $      .12   $      .16   $      1.47   $      .12   $      (.16)
                                     ==========   ==========   ===========   ==========   ===========
Shares used for computation (in
  thousands) (Note 13):
  Basic............................       4,941        4,941         4,941        4,941         4,941
  Diluted..........................       4,941        4,941         4,996        5,316         5,020
</TABLE>

    
 
See accompanying notes.
 
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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
                CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                            ACCUMULATED
                                                ADDITIONAL    RETAINED         OTHER
                                      COMMON     PAID-IN      EARNINGS     COMPREHENSIVE
                                       STOCK     CAPITAL      (DEFICIT)       INCOME          TOTAL
                                      -------   ----------   -----------   -------------   -----------
<S>                                   <C>       <C>          <C>           <C>             <C>
Balance at December 31, 1995........  $    --   $ 200,000    $   (47,270)   $       --     $   152,730
  Net income........................       --          --        594,420            --         594,420
                                      -------   ---------    -----------    ----------     -----------
Balance at December 31, 1996........       --     200,000        547,150            --         747,150
  Net income........................       --          --        806,657            --         806,657
                                      -------   ---------    -----------    ----------     -----------
Balance at December 31, 1997........       --     200,000      1,353,807            --       1,553,807
  Net income........................       --          --      7,355,159            --       7,355,159
  Unrealized gain (Note 3)..........       --          --             --     4,882,883       4,882,883
                                                                                           -----------
  Comprehensive income..............                                                        12,238,042
  Issuance of put options on
     redeemable common stock (Note
     12)............................       --    (200,000)    (3,649,203)           --      (3,849,203)
  Issuance of common stock warrants
     (Note 9).......................       --     130,000             --            --         130,000
  Repricing of put options on
     redeemable common stock (Note
     12)............................       --          --      3,849,203            --       3,849,203
  Recapitalization of Company's
     common stock (Note 13).........   49,411     (49,411)            --            --              --
                                      -------   ---------    -----------    ----------     -----------
Balance at December 31, 1998........   49,411      80,589      8,908,966     4,882,883      13,921,849
  Net loss (unaudited)..............       --          --       (824,408)           --        (824,408)
  Unrealized loss (unaudited).......       --          --             --       (60,429)        (60,429)
                                                                                           -----------
  Comprehensive loss (unaudited)....                                                          (884,837)
                                      -------   ---------    -----------    ----------     -----------
Balance at March 31, 1999
  (unaudited).......................  $49,411   $  80,589    $ 8,084,558    $4,822,454     $13,037,012
                                      =======   =========    ===========    ==========     ===========
</TABLE>

 
See accompanying notes.
 
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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
                     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                   THREE MONTHS ENDED
                                             YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31                     MARCH 31
                                    -----------------------------------------   -------------------------
                                       1996           1997           1998          1998          1999
                                    -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   -----------
                                                                                       (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                 <C>           <C>            <C>            <C>           <C>
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income........................  $   594,420   $    806,657   $  7,355,159   $   613,307   $  (824,408)
Adjustments to reconcile net
  income to net cash provided by
  (used in) operating activities:
  Depreciation and amortization...       96,589        156,108        426,485        40,839       205,000
  Amortization of debt discount...           --         68,000        268,000       138,000            --
  Gain on sales of receivable
     portfolios...................     (994,884)    (2,013,660)   (10,818,135)     (169,329)           --
  Loss on sales of property and
     equipment....................      182,478             --         16,953            --            --
  Extraordinary loss on early
     extinguishment of debt.......           --             --        179,633       179,633            --
  Deferred income tax expense
     (benefit)....................        8,566          8,566      5,106,951       516,700      (546,171)
  Income accrued on retained
     interest.....................           --             --             --            --    (1,659,606)
  Amortization of servicing
     liability....................           --             --             --            --      (642,811)
  Increase in service fee
     receivable...................           --             --             --            --      (409,585)
  Increase in other assets........           --             --       (279,777)           --         9,583
  Increase (decrease) in accounts
     payable and accrued
     liabilities..................       85,979       (101,598)     1,178,518      (211,189)     (378,641)
                                    -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   -----------
Net cash provided by (used in)
  operating activities............      (26,852)    (1,075,927)     3,433,787     1,107,961    (4,246,639)
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from sales of receivable
  portfolios......................    2,244,990      5,765,466     37,201,753       989,571            --
Net (accretion) collections
  applied to principal of
  receivable portfolios...........      786,288      1,926,379       (503,031)     (944,043)     (243,054)
Purchases of receivable
  portfolios......................   (4,216,247)   (18,248,711)   (24,762,456)   (4,842,165)   (4,178,087)
Purchases of property and
  equipment.......................     (478,199)      (166,577)    (2,813,563)     (751,442)     (863,542)
Proceeds from sales of property
  and equipment...................       40,335             --         32,229            --            --
                                    -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   -----------
Net cash provided by (used in)
  investing activities............   (1,622,833)   (10,723,443)     9,154,932    (5,548,079)   (5,284,683)
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from notes payable and
  other borrowings................    1,907,548     12,440,680     23,573,831    21,549,966     9,031,160
Repayment of notes payable and
  other borrowings................     (287,819)      (284,213)   (31,480,997)  (16,426,558)   (1,056,197)
Payment on termination of put
  warrants........................           --             --       (206,000)     (206,000)           --
</TABLE>

    
 
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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
              CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS -- (CONTINUED)
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                   THREE MONTHS ENDED
                                             YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31                     MARCH 31
                                    -----------------------------------------   -------------------------
                                       1996           1997           1998          1998          1999
                                    -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   -----------
                                                                                       (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                 <C>           <C>            <C>            <C>           <C>
Capitalized loan costs relating to
  financing arrangement...........  $        --   $         --   $         --   $        --   $  (841,323)
Net repayment of capital lease
  obligation......................           --             --             --            --       (16,038)
Prepayment fees and penalties on
  early extinguishment of debt....           --             --       (294,480)     (294,480)           --
                                    -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   -----------
Net cash provided by (used in)
  financing activities............    1,619,729     12,156,467     (8,407,646)    4,622,928     7,117,602
                                    -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   -----------
Net increase (decrease) in cash...      (29,956)       357,097      4,181,073       182,810    (2,413,720)
Cash, beginning of period.........  $   149,608   $    119,652   $    476,749   $   476,749   $ 4,657,822
                                    -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   -----------
Cash, end of period...............  $   119,652   $    476,749   $  4,657,822   $   659,559   $ 2,244,102
                                    ===========   ============   ============   ===========   ===========
</TABLE>

 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                   THREE MONTHS ENDED
                                             YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31                     MARCH 31
                                    -----------------------------------------   -------------------------
                                       1996           1997           1998          1998          1999
                                    -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   -----------
                                                                                       (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                 <C>           <C>            <C>            <C>           <C>
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH
  FLOW INFORMATION
Cash paid during the period for:
  Interest........................  $    97,293   $    525,013   $  2,670,254   $   619,908   $   286,758
                                    ===========   ============   ============   ===========   ===========
  Income taxes....................  $   172,297   $    672,690   $     50,038   $   127,330   $        --
                                    ===========   ============   ============   ===========   ===========
SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF NONCASH
  INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Property and equipment acquired
  under capital leases............  $        --   $         --   $    522,685   $        --   $        --
                                    ===========   ============   ============   ===========   ===========
Recognition of servicing
  liability.......................  $        --   $         --   $  3,607,476   $        --   $        --
                                    ===========   ============   ============   ===========   ===========
Recognition of retained interest
  in securitized receivables......  $        --   $         --   $ 14,857,759   $        --   $        --
                                    ===========   ============   ============   ===========   ===========
SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF NONCASH
  FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Issuance of common stock warrants
  in connection with
  line-of-credit agreements.......  $        --   $    206,000   $    130,000   $        --   $        --
                                    ===========   ============   ============   ===========   ===========
Issuance of put options on
  redeemable common stock.........  $        --   $         --   $  3,849,203   $ 3,849,203   $        --
                                    ===========   ============   ============   ===========   ===========
</TABLE>

 
See accompanying notes.
 
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<PAGE>   66
 
                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
                   NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
                        DECEMBER 31, 1996, 1997 AND 1998
 
1.  SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
  Ownership and Description of Business
 
MCM Capital Group, Inc. (MCM Capital), formerly Midland Corporation of Kansas,
is a holding company whose principal asset is its investment in its wholly-owned
subsidiary, Midland Credit Management Inc. (Midland Credit) (collectively
referred to herein as the Company). The Company is a financial services company
specializing in the recovery, restructuring, resale and securitization of
receivable portfolios acquired at deep discounts. The Company's receivable
portfolios consist primarily of charged-off domestic credit card receivables
purchased from national financial institutions and major retail corporations.
Acquisitions of receivable portfolios are financed by operations and borrowings
from third parties.
 
  Principles of Consolidation
 
The consolidated financial statements include MCM Capital and its wholly-owned
subsidiary, Midland Credit. All material intercompany transactions and balances
have been eliminated.
 
  Interim Reporting
 
The accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements as of March
31, 1999 and for the three months ended March 31, 1998 and 1999, including such
information included in the notes to the consolidated financial statements, are
unaudited. The Company believes that such information includes all adjustments
(consisting of only normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly
the financial position, results of operations and cash flows on a basis
consistent with that of the consolidated financial statements as of December 31,
1998 and the year then ended. Operating results for the interim period are not
necessarily indicative of the results for any other interim period or for an
entire year.
 
  Investment in Receivable Portfolios
 
The Company accounts for its investment in receivable portfolios on the accrual
basis of accounting in accordance with the provisions of the AICPA's Practice
Bulletin 6, "Amortization of Discounts on Certain Acquired Loans." Static pools
are established with accounts having similar attributes, based on specific
seller and timing of acquisition. Once a static pool is established, the
receivables are permanently assigned to the pool. The discount (i.e., the
difference between the cost of each static pool and the related aggregate
contractual receivable balance) is not recorded since the Company expects to
collect a relatively small percentage of each static pool's contractual
receivable balance. As a result, each static pool is initially recorded at cost.
 
The Company accounts for each static pool as a unit for the economic life of the
pool (similar to one loan) for recognition of income from receivable portfolios,
for collections applied to principal of receivable portfolios and for provision
for loss or impairment. Income from receivable portfolios is accrued based on
the effective interest rate determined for each pool applied to each pool's
original cost basis, adjusted for unpaid accrued income and principal paydowns.
The effective interest rate is the internal rate of return determined based on
the timing and amounts of anticipated future cash flow projections for each
pool.
 
The Company monitors impairment of receivable portfolios based on discounted
projected future cash flows of each portfolio compared to each portfolio's
carrying amount. The discount rate is based on an acceptable rate of return
adjusted for specific risk factors. The receivable portfolios are evaluated for
impairment periodically by management based on current market and cash flow
assumptions. Provisions
 
                                       F-8

<PAGE>   67
                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
for losses are charged to earnings when it is determined that the investment in
a receivable portfolio is greater than the present value of expected future cash
flows. No provision for losses was recorded as of December 31, 1998, 1997 or
1996.
 
  Securitization Accounting
 
Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 125, "Accounting for
Transfers and Servicing of Financial Assets and Extinguishments of Liabilities,"
requires an entity to recognize the financial and servicing assets it controls
and the liabilities it has incurred and to derecognize financial assets when
control has been surrendered. The basis of securitized financial assets is
allocated to the receivables sold, the servicing asset or liability and retained
interest based on their relative fair values at the transfer date in determining
the gain on the securitization transaction.
 
  Retained Interest in Securitized Receivables
 
The retained interest is treated as a debt security classified as
available-for-sale in accordance with SFAS No. 115, "Accounting for Certain
Investments in Debt and Equity Securities," and is carried at fair value. At the
time of securitization, the retained interest is initially recorded at the basis
allocated in accordance with SFAS No. 125. This original cost basis is adjusted
to fair value, which is based on the discounted anticipated future cash flows on
a "cash out" basis, with such adjustment (net of related deferred income taxes)
recorded as a component of other comprehensive income. The cash out method
projects cash collections to be received only after all amounts owed to
investors have been remitted.
 
Income on the retained interest is accrued based on the effective interest rate
applied to its original cost basis, adjusted for accrued interest and principal
paydowns. The effective interest rate is the internal rate of return determined
based on the timing and amounts of anticipated future cash flow projections for
the underlying pool of securitized receivables.
 
   
The Company monitors impairment of the retained interest based on discounted
anticipated future cash flows of the underlying receivables on a cash out basis
compared to the original cost basis of the retained interest, adjusted for
accrued interest and principal paydowns. The discount rate is based on an
acceptable rate of return adjusted for specific risk factors. The retained
interest is evaluated for impairment by management quarterly based on current
market and cash flow assumptions applied to the underlying receivables.
Provisions for losses are charged to earnings when it is determined that the
retained interest's original cost basis, adjusted for accrued interest and
principal paydowns, is greater than the present value of expected future cash
flows. No provision for losses was recorded as of December 31, 1998 or March 31,
1999 (unaudited).
    
 
The retained interest is held by a wholly-owned, bankruptcy remote, special
purpose subsidiary of the Company. The value of the retained interest, and its
associated cash flows, would not be available to satisfy claims of creditors of
the Company.
 
  Servicing Liability
 
The Company records a servicing liability related to its obligation to service
securitized receivables. The servicing liability is amortized in proportion to
and over the estimated period of servicing for third-party acquirers of
securitized receivables. The amortization of the servicing liability is included
in servicing fees and related income in the consolidated statements of
operations. The sufficiency of the servicing liability is assessed based on the
fair value of the servicing contract as compared to the carrying amount of the
servicing liability. Fair value is estimated by discounting anticipated future
net servicing revenues or losses using assumptions the Company believes market
participants would use in their estimates of future servicing income and
expense.
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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
  Property and Equipment
 
Property and equipment are recorded at cost, less accumulated depreciation.
Provision for depreciation is computed using the straight-line or an accelerated
method over the estimated useful lives of the assets as follows:
 

<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
Buildings and equipment.....................................  15 to 25 years
Furniture and fixtures......................................         7 years
Computer hardware and software..............................    3 to 5 years
Transportation vehicles.....................................         5 years
</TABLE>

 
Maintenance and repairs are charged to expense in the year incurred.
Expenditures for major renewals that extend the useful lives of fixed assets are
capitalized and depreciated over the useful lives of such assets.
 
  Income Taxes
 
Deferred income taxes are provided on temporary differences between the
financial reporting bases and income tax bases of the Company's assets and
liabilities.
 
  Stock-Based Compensation
 
The Company has elected to follow Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 25
(APB 25), "Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees," and related
interpretations in accounting for its employee stock options rather than the
alternative fair value accounting provided for under SFAS No. 123, "Accounting
and Disclosure for Stock-Based Compensation." In accordance with APB 25,
compensation cost relating to stock options granted by the Company is measured
as the excess, if any, of the market price of the Company's stock at the date of
grant over the exercise price of the stock options.
 
  Comprehensive Income
 
In 1998, the Company adopted SFAS No. 130, "Reporting Comprehensive Income,"
which establishes new rules for the reporting and display of comprehensive
income and its components; however, the adoption of this statement had no impact
on the Company's net income or stockholders' equity. SFAS No. 130 requires
unrealized gains or losses on available-for-sale securities to be included in
other comprehensive income. Adoption of this statement had no effect on prior
year financial statements, as the Company held no components of comprehensive
income.
 
  Fair Values of Financial Instruments
 
The following methods and assumptions were used by the Company to estimate the
fair value of each class of financial instruments:
 
     Investment in receivable portfolios: Investment in receivable portfolios is
     recorded at cost. The fair value is estimated based on recent acquisitions
     of similar receivable portfolios or discounted expected future cash flows.
     The discount rate is based on an acceptable rate of return adjusted for
     specific risk factors. The carrying value of the investment in receivable
     portfolios reported in the statements of financial condition approximates
     fair value.
 
     Retained interest in securitized receivables: Fair value is estimated by
     discounting anticipated future cash flows using a discount rate based on
     specific risk factors. The anticipated future cash flows are projected on a
     cash out basis to reflect the restriction of cash flows until the investors
     have been fully
 
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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     paid. The retained interest in securitized receivables is recorded at fair
     value in the accompanying statements of financial condition.
 
     Notes payable and other borrowings:  The carrying amount reported in the
     statements of financial position approximates fair value for notes payable
     which are of a short-term nature. For other borrowings, fair value is
     estimated by discounting anticipated future cash flows using market rates
     of debt instruments with similar terms and remaining maturities. The
     carrying amount of other borrowings approximates fair value.
 
  Use of Estimates
 
The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with
generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates
and assumptions that affect amounts reported in the consolidated financial
statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those
estimates.
 
Significant estimates have been made by management with respect to the timing
and amount of collection of future cash flows from receivable portfolios, as
well as the estimated costs to service securitized receivables. Actual results
are likely to differ from these estimates making it reasonably possible that a
change in these estimates could occur within one year. On a quarterly basis,
management reviews the estimate of future collections, and it is reasonably
possible that its assessment of collectibility may change based on actual
results and other factors.
 
  Concentrations of Risk
 
During 1998, all of the Company's purchases of receivable portfolios were from
two companies. These companies each have a significant presence in the retail
credit card industry and process a substantial volume of transactions. If the
Company was unable to continue to purchase receivable portfolios from these
companies or they were unable to provide adequate volume to the Company, the
Company would need to establish relationships with other retail credit card
issuers and institutions.
 
  Earnings Per Share
 
   
The following table sets forth the number of shares used in the computation of
basic and diluted earnings per share in accordance with the provisions of SFAS
No. 128, "Earnings Per Share":
    
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                         THREE MONTHS ENDED
                                         YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31               MARCH 31
                                    ---------------------------------   ---------------------
                                      1996        1997        1998        1998        1999
                                    ---------   ---------   ---------   ---------   ---------
                                                                             (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                 <C>         <C>         <C>         <C>         <C>
Denominator for basic earnings per
  share -- weighted-average
  shares..........................  4,941,131   4,941,131   4,941,131   4,941,131   4,941,131
Effect of dilutive securities:
  Warrants (Note 9)...............         --          --      30,595     374,716          --
  Employee stock options (Note
     11)..........................         --          --      24,212          --      79,320
                                    ---------   ---------   ---------   ---------   ---------
Dilutive potential common
  shares..........................         --          --      54,807     374,716      79,320
Denominator for diluted earnings
  per share -- adjusted
  weighted-average shares and
  assumed conversions.............  4,941,131   4,941,131   4,995,938   5,315,847   5,020,451
</TABLE>

    
 
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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
2.  INVESTMENT IN RECEIVABLE PORTFOLIOS
 
The following summarizes the changes in the balance of the investment in
receivable portfolios for the following periods:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                THREE MONTHS
                                              YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31               ENDED
                                     ----------------------------------------     MARCH 31
                                        1996          1997           1998           1999
                                     -----------   -----------   ------------   ------------
                                                                                (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                  <C>           <C>           <C>            <C>
BALANCE, BEGINNING OF PERIOD.......  $   660,456   $ 2,840,309   $ 15,410,835    $2,052,421
  Purchase of receivable
     portfolios....................    4,216,247    18,248,711     24,762,456     4,178,087
  Securitization of receivable
     portfolios....................           --            --    (33,848,409)           --
  Cost of receivable portfolios
     sold..........................   (1,250,106)   (3,751,806)    (4,775,492)           --
  Net accretion (collections)
     applied to principal of
     receivable portfolios.........     (786,288)   (1,926,379)       503,031       243,054
                                     -----------   -----------   ------------    ----------
BALANCE, END OF PERIOD.............  $ 2,840,309   $15,410,835   $  2,052,421    $6,473,562
                                     ===========   ===========   ============    ==========
</TABLE>

 
3.  SECURITIZATION OF RECEIVABLE PORTFOLIOS
 
On December 30, 1998, Midland Receivables 98-1 Corporation, a qualified
special-purpose entity formed by the Company, issued securitization notes in the
principal amount of $33 million, which bear a fixed rate of interest of 8.63%.
The notes are collateralized by the credit card receivables securitized by the
Company with a carrying amount of $33.8 million at the time of transfer. The
transaction was accounted for as a sale under the provisions of SFAS No. 125. As
a result, the Company recorded a retained interest and servicing liability and
recognized a pretax gain of $9.3 million.
 
In connection with the securitization, the Company receives a servicing fee
equal to 20% of the gross monthly collections of the securitized receivables.
The benefits of servicing the securitized receivables are not expected to
adequately compensate the Company for performing the servicing; therefore, the
Company has recorded a servicing liability of $3,607,476 in accordance with SFAS
No. 125. The Company recorded no amortization of this servicing liability during
1998 since the transaction closed on December 30, 1998.
 
As a result of the securitization transaction, the Company recorded a retained
interest in securitized receivables. The retained interest is collateralized by
the credit card receivables that were securitized, adjusted for amounts owed to
the noteholders. At the time of the transaction, the Company recorded the
retained interest at an allocated basis in the amount of $15,847,759 based on
its relative fair value, as discussed in Note 1. The allocated basis amount was
adjusted to a fair value of $23,985,898. The adjustment, net of deferred income
taxes of $3,255,256, was recorded as a separate component of stockholders'
equity and reported as other comprehensive income.
 
In estimating the fair value of the retained interest, the Company has estimated
net cash flows, after repayment of notes, related interest and other fees, based
on the Company's historical collection results for similar receivables and
discounted at 30%.
 
In accordance with the terms of securitization, the Company deposited $990,000
with the securitization trustee to be used as a reserve for the benefit of
securitization investors. This amount, less any portion required to satisfy
obligations of the securitization, will be returned to the Company upon payment
of amounts due to securitization investors. This amount is included in the
$23,985,898 retained interest in securitized receivables recorded in the
accompanying statements of financial condition as of December 31, 1998.
 
                                      F-12

<PAGE>   71
                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
4.  PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
Property and equipment consist of the following components:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                      DECEMBER 31
                                               -------------------------     MARCH 31
                                                  1997          1998           1999
                                               ----------    -----------    -----------
                                                                            (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                            <C>           <C>            <C>
Land and buildings...........................  $  762,387    $   822,978    $   833,650
Furniture and fixtures.......................     724,458      1,288,858      1,404,094
Computer equipment and software..............     282,089      2,171,327      2,818,346
Transportation vehicles......................     135,148         76,149         76,149
Telephone equipment..........................          --        802,479        893,094
                                               ----------    -----------    -----------
                                                1,904,082      5,161,791      6,025,333
Accumulated depreciation and amortization....    (895,535)    (1,309,504)    (1,514,504)
                                               ----------    -----------    -----------
                                               $1,008,547    $ 3,852,287    $ 4,510,829
                                               ==========    ===========    ===========
</TABLE>

 
5.  NOTES PAYABLE AND OTHER BORROWINGS
 
   
At December 31, 1997 and 1998, and March 31, 1999 (unaudited), the Company had
available unused lines of credit in the amount of $1,090,780, $8,438,180 and
$407,020, respectively. The Company is obligated under the following borrowings
as of the dates indicated:
    
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                      DECEMBER 31
                                               -------------------------     MARCH 31
                                                  1997           1998          1999
                                               -----------    ----------    -----------
                                                                            (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                            <C>            <C>           <C>
Revolving lines of credit, net of debt
  discount, fixed rates ranging from 10% to
  12%........................................  $12,271,220    $       --    $        --
Revolving line of credit, 7.75%, unsecured,
  due July 15, 1999..........................           --     6,561,820     14,592,980
Term note, 1% over prime rate (9.5%).........    1,656,460            --             --
Various installment obligations, 9%..........      446,788       443,482        387,285
Notes payable to stockholders, rates ranging
  from 10% to 12%............................      400,000            --             --
                                               -----------    ----------    -----------
                                               $14,774,468    $7,005,302    $14,980,265
                                               ===========    ==========    ===========
</TABLE>

 
Borrowings under the Company's revolving line of credit at December 31, 1998 are
guaranteed by certain stockholders of MCM Capital.
 
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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
6.  INCOME TAXES
 
The provision for income taxes on income before extraordinary charge consists of
the following for the years ended December 31:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                      1996        1997         1998
                                                    --------    --------    ----------
<S>                                                 <C>         <C>         <C>
Current expense (benefit):
  Federal.........................................  $306,419    $422,096    $       --
  State...........................................    75,581     109,291       (41,491)
                                                    --------    --------    ----------
                                                     382,000     531,387       (41,491)
Deferred expense:
  Federal.........................................     6,864       6,864     4,036,000
  State...........................................     1,702       1,702     1,070,951
                                                    --------    --------    ----------
                                                       8,566       8,566     5,106,951
                                                    --------    --------    ----------
                                                    $390,566    $539,953    $5,065,460
                                                    ========    ========    ==========
</TABLE>

 
The Company has recorded a deferred income tax benefit in 1998 in the amount of
$114,847 pertaining to an extraordinary loss on the early extinguishment of
debt, which has been reported in the net operating losses component of deferred
tax assets in the following table.
 
Deferred tax expense for 1998 includes a benefit of $694,239 related to a net
operating loss carryforward. The Company has net operating loss carryforwards of
$1,892,356. The current year net operating loss of $1,718,868 expires in the
year 2018. The remaining balance expires in the year 2006. The Company has not
recorded any valuation allowance against deferred income tax assets as of
December 31, 1997 and 1998.
 
The net deferred tax liability or asset consists of the following as of December
31:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                1997         1998
                                                              --------    -----------
<S>                                                           <C>         <C>
Deferred tax assets:
  Net operating losses......................................  $ 67,434    $   761,673
  Accrued expenses..........................................        --        126,844
                                                              --------    -----------
                                                                67,434        888,517
Deferred tax liabilities:
  Gain on securitization of receivables.....................        --      3,747,205
  Unrealized gain on retained interest in securitized
     receivables............................................        --      3,255,256
  Difference in recognition of income from receivable
     portfolios.............................................        --      1,912,265
  Difference in basis of depreciable assets.................        --        153,717
                                                              --------    -----------
                                                                    --      9,068,443
                                                              --------    -----------
Net deferred tax asset (liability)..........................  $ 67,434    $(8,179,926)
                                                              ========    ===========
</TABLE>

 
The securitization transaction qualified as a financing for income tax purposes;
therefore, the Company recorded a deferred tax liability in the amount of
$3,747,205, as no gain was recorded for income tax purposes. The Company's
deferred tax liability at December 31, 1998 includes $3,255,256 related to the
unrealized gain on retained interest reported as a separate component of
stockholders' equity.
 
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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
The differences between the total income tax expense and the income tax expense
computed using the applicable federal income tax rate were as follows for the
years ended December 31:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                      1996        1997         1998
                                                    --------    --------    ----------
<S>                                                 <C>         <C>         <C>
Computed "expected" federal income taxes..........  $334,895    $480,967    $4,410,088
Increase (decrease) in income taxes resulting
  from:
  State income taxes, net.........................    47,782      68,622       669,149
  Other adjustments, net..........................     7,889      (9,636)      (13,777)
                                                    --------    --------    ----------
                                                    $390,566    $539,953    $5,065,460
                                                    ========    ========    ==========
</TABLE>

 
7.  LEASES
 
In November 1997, the Company began leasing office facilities in Phoenix,
Arizona to accommodate expansion of its collection operations. During 1998, the
Company expanded its facilities under this lease. The lease is structured as an
operating lease, and the Company incurred related rent expense in the amount of
$38,916 and $197,550 during 1997 and 1998, respectively. Commitments for future
minimum rentals are presented below for the years ending December 31:
 

<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
1999........................................................  $  529,504
2000........................................................     536,504
2001........................................................     566,315
2002........................................................     569,578
2003........................................................     380,387
                                                              ----------
                                                              $2,582,288
                                                              ==========
</TABLE>

 
The Company leases certain property and equipment through capital leases. These
long-term leases are noncancelable and expire on varying dates through 2003. At
December 31, 1998, the cost of assets under capital leases is $522,685. The
related amortization expense and accumulated amortization at December 31, 1998
and for the year then ended was $30,256. Amortization of assets under capital
leases is included in depreciation and amortization expense.
 
Future minimum lease payments under capital lease obligations consist of the
following for the years ending December 31:
 

<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
1999........................................................  $173,368
2000........................................................   185,592
2001........................................................   185,592
2002........................................................    38,904
2003........................................................    26,165
                                                              --------
                                                               609,621
Less amount representing interest...........................   103,777
                                                              --------
                                                              $505,844
                                                              ========
</TABLE>

 
8.  EXTRAORDINARY CHARGE
 
In connection with the early extinguishment of debt under one of the Company's
previous bank credit agreements, the Company recognized an extraordinary loss in
1998 of $179,633, net of income tax benefit of $114,847, resulting from payment
of prepayment fees and penalties.
 
                                      F-15

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                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
9.  COMMON STOCK WARRANTS
 
In November 1997, MCM Capital issued put warrants in connection with a
three-month line-of-credit agreement entered into by the Company. In connection
with the expiration of the line-of-credit agreement in February 1998, the holder
of the warrants exercised its put option and the Company repurchased the
warrants for $206,000. As a result, the Company recorded a liability in 1997 for
the put warrants in the amount of $206,000, which was paid in 1998, and a
corresponding debt discount in the same amount. The Company recognized interest
expense in the amount of $68,000 and $138,000 during 1997 and 1998,
respectively, associated with the amortization of the related debt discount.
 
In September 1998, MCM Capital issued common stock warrants in connection with a
three-month line-of-credit agreement entered into by the Company. The warrants
were valued at $130,000 on the date of issuance, which was recorded as debt
discount and amortized to interest expense during 1998. In connection with the
expiration of the line-of-credit agreement in December 1998, the warrants were
returned to the Company at no cost.
 
10.  PURCHASE COMMITMENT OBLIGATION
 
The Company is obligated under a credit card accounts sale agreement (the
Agreement) with its largest supplier (the Seller) to purchase all accounts put
to the Company by the Seller subject to certain restrictions as defined by the
Agreement. Under the Agreement, the Seller is required to sell a minimum amount
of the accounts available-for-sale to the Company each month at a set price.
 
11.  STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
 
During 1998, MCM Capital granted stock options to purchase 98,823 shares of its
common stock for $3.04 per share (representing the estimated market value of the
Company's common stock on date of grant) in connection with an executive's
employment agreement. These options will vest in equal increments over a period
of three years from the date of grant and have a term of 10 years. No other
options are outstanding at December 31, 1998. Since the exercise price of the
stock options was equal to the estimated market value of the underlying common
stock at the date of grant, no compensation expense was recognized in accordance
with APB 25.
 
Pro forma information regarding net income and earnings per share is required by
SFAS No. 123 and has been determined as if MCM Capital had accounted for these
stock options under the fair-value method of SFAS No. 123. The fair value for
these options was estimated to be $120,000 at the date of grant using the
minimum-value method with the following assumptions for the year ended December
31, 1998: risk-free interest rate of 5.1%, dividend yield of 0%, an estimated
market value of the Company's common stock on the date of grant of $3.04 and an
expected life of the options of 10 years.
 
For purposes of pro forma disclosures, the estimated fair value of the options
is amortized to expense over the options' vesting period. The Company's pro
forma information for 1998 follows:
 

<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
Pro forma net income........................................  $7,332,159
Pro forma earnings per share:
  Basic.....................................................  $      .75
  Diluted...................................................  $      .74
</TABLE>

 
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<PAGE>   75
                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                    (FORMERLY MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS)
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
12.  REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK
 
The Company's Stockholders' Agreement (the Agreement) dated February 13, 1998
granted put options to certain minority stockholders, who collectively hold 30%
(1,482,339 shares) of the Company's common stock. If exercised, the options
obligate the Company to acquire the shares, for cash, at an amount based on
operating results of the Company, as defined in the Agreement. Such options
expire in the event the Company completes an initial public offering. The
Company's obligation under the Agreement is reported outside of stockholders'
equity with an offsetting charge to stockholders' equity.
 
The Company's obligation for the redeemable stock was recorded at $3.8 million
on the date of grant, as determined based on earnings computed on a tax basis as
outlined in the Agreement. As of December 31, 1998, the carrying amount of the
Company's obligation was adjusted to zero, as a result of the net operating loss
for tax purposes for the year ended December 31, 1998.
 
   
13.  PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK
    
 
   
MCM Capital has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange
Commission for an underwritten initial public offering of its shares of common
stock (the Offering). On June 25, 1999, MCM Capital merged with Midland
Corporation of Kansas in which:
    
 
   
     - MCM Capital is the surviving corporation;
    
 
   
     - the authorized capital stock of the surviving corporation consists of
       50,000,000 shares of $.01 par value common stock and 5,000,000 shares of
       $.01 par value preferred stock; and
    
 
   
     - the stockholders of Midland Corporation of Kansas received 4.941 shares
       of MCM Capital common stock for each share of Midland Corporation of
       Kansas common stock outstanding, having the effect of a 4.941-to-1 stock
       split.
    
 
   
All share and per share information included in the accompanying consolidated
financial statements have been adjusted to give retroactive effect to the change
in the number of shares outstanding as a result of the merger.
    
 
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                            [MCM CAPITAL GROUP LOGO]
 
                                5,000,000 SHARES
 
                                  COMMON STOCK
 
                          ---------------------------
 
                                   PROSPECTUS
                          ---------------------------
 
                                           , 1999
 
                               CIBC WORLD MARKETS
 
                           U.S. BANCORP PIPER JAFFRAY
 
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YOU SHOULD RELY ONLY ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS PROSPECTUS. NO DEALER,
SALESPERSON OR OTHER PERSON IS AUTHORIZED TO GIVE INFORMATION THAT IS NOT
CONTAINED IN THIS PROSPECTUS. THIS PROSPECTUS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL NOR IS IT
SEEKING AN OFFER TO BUY THESE SECURITIES IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE THE OFFER OR
SALE IS NOT PERMITTED. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS PROSPECTUS IS CORRECT
ONLY AS OF THE DATE OF THIS PROSPECTUS, REGARDLESS OF THE TIME OF THE DELIVERY
OF THIS PROSPECTUS OR ANY SALE OF THESE SECURITIES.
DEALER PROSPECTUS DELIVERY OBLIGATION: UNTIL             , 1999 (25 DAYS AFTER
THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE OFFERING) ALL DEALERS THAT EFFECT TRANSACTIONS IN THESE
SECURITIES, WHETHER OR NOT PARTICIPATING IN THIS OFFERING, MAY BE REQUIRED TO
DELIVER A PROSPECTUS. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE DEALERS' OBLIGATION TO DELIVER
A PROSPECTUS WHEN ACTING AS UNDERWRITERS AND WITH RESPECT TO THEIR UNSOLD
ALLOTMENTS OR SUBSCRIPTIONS.
 

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                                   PART II
 
                     INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS
 

ITEM 13.  OTHER EXPENSES OF ISSUANCE AND DISTRIBUTION.
 
This table sets forth the estimated expenses in connection with the distribution
of the securities being registered hereunder, other than underwriting discounts
and commissions:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                            ITEM                               AMOUNT
                            ----                              --------
<S>                                                           <C>
  Securities and Exchange Commission Fee....................  $ 23,978
  NASD filing fee...........................................     9,125
* Blue Sky fees and expenses................................     5,000
* Printing and engraving expenses...........................   200,000
* Legal fees and expenses...................................   300,000
* Accounting fees and expenses..............................   130,000
* Transfer agent and registrar's fees.......................     3,500
* Miscellaneous expenses....................................    28,397
                                                              --------
       Total................................................  $700,000
                                                              ========
</TABLE>

 
---------------------------
 
* Estimated.
 

ITEM 14.  INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS.
 
Our Certificate of Incorporation provides that our directors shall not be
personally liable to us or our stockholders for monetary damages for breach of
fiduciary duty as a director, except for liability for: (i) any breach of the
director's duty of loyalty to us or our stockholders; (ii) acts or omissions not
in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of
law; (iii) liability for payments of dividends or stock purchases or redemptions
in violation of Section 174 of the Delaware General Corporation Law; or (iv) any
transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. In
addition, our Certificate of Incorporation provides that we will, to the fullest
extent authorized by the Delaware General Corporation Law, as the same exists or
may hereafter be amended (but, in the case of any such amendment, only to the
extent that such amendment permits the corporation to provide broader
indemnification rights than such law permitted the corporation to provide prior
to such amendment), indemnify and hold harmless any person who was or is a
party, or is threatened to be made a party to or is otherwise involved in any
threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil,
criminal, administrative or investigative by reason of the fact that such person
is or was our director or officer, or is or was serving at our request as a
director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint
venture, trust or other enterprise, including service with respect to an
employee benefit plan (hereinafter an "Indemnitee") against expenses,
liabilities and losses (including attorneys' fees, judgments, fines, excise
taxes or penalties paid in connection with the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act of 1974, as amended, and amounts paid in settlement) reasonably
incurred or suffered by such Indemnitee in connection therewith; provided,
however, that except as otherwise provided with respect to proceedings to
enforce rights to indemnification, we shall indemnify any such Indemnitee in
connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such Indemnitee only
if such proceeding or part thereof was authorized by our board of directors.
 
The right to indemnification set forth above includes the right for us to pay
the expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred in defending any such
proceeding in advance of its final disposition; provided, however, that, if the
Delaware General Corporation Law requires, an advancement of expenses incurred
by an Indemnitee in his capacity as a director or officer (and not in any other
capacity in which service was or is rendered by such Indemnitee, including,
without limitation, service to an employee benefit plan) shall be made only upon
 
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delivery to us of an undertaking, by or on behalf of such Indemnitee, to repay
all amounts so advanced if it shall ultimately be determined by final judicial
decision from which there is not further right to appeal that such Indemnitee is
not entitled to be indemnified for such expenses under this section or
otherwise. The rights to indemnification and to the advancement of expenses
conferred herewith are contract rights and continue as to an Indemnitee who has
ceased to be a director, officer, employee or agent and inures to the benefit of
the Indemnitee's heirs, executors and administrators.
 
The Delaware General Corporation Law provides that indemnification is
permissible only when the director, officer, employee, or agent acted in good
faith and in a manner reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best
interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or
proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe the conduct was unlawful. The
Delaware General Corporation Law also precludes indemnification in respect of
any claim, issue, or matter as to which an officer, director, employee, or agent
shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the
extent that the Court of Chancery or the court in which such action or suit was
brought shall determine that, despite such adjudication of liability but in view
of all the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably
entitled to indemnity for such expenses which the Court of Chancery or such
other court shall deem proper.
 
We have agreed to indemnify the underwriters and their controlling persons, and
the underwriters have agreed to indemnify us and our controlling persons,
against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.
Reference is made to the Underwriting Agreement filed as part of the Exhibits
hereto.
 
See Item 17 for information regarding our undertaking to submit to adjudication
the issue of indemnification for violation of the securities laws.
 

ITEM 15.  RECENT SALES OF UNREGISTERED SECURITIES.
 
   
MCM reincorporated from Kansas to Delaware by way of a merger of Midland
Corporation of Kansas, a Kansas corporation, with and into MCM. In the merger,
each share of Midland Corporation of Kansas' issued and outstanding common stock
was exchanged for 4.941 shares of MCM's common stock and each option to purchase
a share of Midland Corporation of Kansas' common stock was exchanged for an
option to purchase 4.941 shares of MCM's common stock.
    
 
Exemption from registration for this transaction was claimed pursuant to Rule
145 under the Securities Act for transactions the sole purpose of which is to
change the issuer's domicile within the United States.
 
On September 14, 1998, MCM issued to Nomura Asset Capital Corporation warrants
to purchase 516,846 shares (post-split) of our common stock. The warrants were
issued in consideration of Nomura extending the maturity date of a $28 million
loan that was outstanding to Midland Credit Management, Inc., a subsidiary of
MCM. On December 31, 1998, the warrants were cancelled as part of the payoff of
the loan. The warrants were issued under the private placement exemption in
Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
 
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ITEM 16.  EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES.
 
(a) Exhibits:
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
EXHIBIT
NO.                              DESCRIPTION
-------                          -----------
<S>      <C>
 1       Form of Underwriting Agreement(1)
 2       Plan of Merger
 3.1     MCM's Restated Certificate of Incorporation
 3.2     MCM's By-Laws(1)
 5       Opinion of Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.(1)
10.1     Form of Indenture and Servicing Agreement relating to MCM's
         securitization program
10.2     Form of Receivables Contribution Agreement relating to MCM's
         securitization program
10.3     Form of Insurance and Reimbursement Agreement relating to
         MCM's securitization program+
10.4     Indenture and Servicing Agreement relating to the warehouse
         facility+
10.4.1   First Amendment to Indenture and Servicing Agreement
         relating to the warehouse facility
10.5     Receivables Contribution Agreement relating to the warehouse
         facility+
10.6     Insurance and Reimbursement Agreement relating to the
         warehouse facility+
10.7     Employment Agreement between MCM and R. Brooks Sherman,
         Jr.(1)
10.8     Employment Agreement between MCM and Frank Chandler+(1)
10.9     Employment Agreement between MCM and John Chandler+(1)
10.10    Employment Agreement between MCM and Bradley Hochstein+(1)
10.11    Real Estate Mortgage on behalf of Bank of Kansas(1)
10.12    Net Industrial Building Lease by and between MCM and 4405 E.
         Baseline Road Limited Partnership for the property located
         at 4310 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, Arizona (the "Office
         Lease")(1)
10.13    First Amendment to the Office Lease(1)
10.14    Second Amendment to the Office Lease(1)
10.15    Third Amendment to the Office Lease(1)
10.16    Fourth Amendment to the Office Lease(1)
10.17    Credit Card Accounts Sale Agreement among Midland Credit
         Management, Inc. and other parties+
10.18    First Amendment to Credit Card Accounts Sale Agreement+(1)
10.19    Second Amendment to Credit Card Accounts Sale Agreement+
10.20    Receivable Purchase Agreement between Midland Credit
         Management, Inc. and other parties+
10.21    Amendment of Receivable Purchase Agreement+(1)
10.22    Form of Registration Rights Agreement(1)
10.23    MCM 1999 Equity Participation Plan
10.24    Form of Option Agreement under MCM 1999 Equity Participation
         Plan(1)
21       List of Subsidiaries(1)
23.1     Consent of Ernst & Young LLP
</TABLE>

    
 
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<PAGE>   80
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
EXHIBIT
NO.                              DESCRIPTION
-------                          -----------
<S>      <C>
23.2     Consent of Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (included in the opinion
         filed as Exhibit 5)(1)
24       Powers of Attorney (set forth on signature page included in
         registration statement)(1)
27.1     Financial Data Schedule for the fiscal year ended December
         31, 1998(1)
27.2     Financial Data Schedule for the three months ended March 31,
         1999(1)
</TABLE>

    
 
---------------------------
 
(1) Previously filed.
 
 +  Certain confidential portions of these exhibits were omitted by means of
    redacting a portion of the text and replacing it with an asterisk. These
    exhibits have been filed separately with the Secretary of the Commission
    without the redaction pursuant to the Registrant's application requesting
    confidential treatment under Rule 406 under the Securities Act.
 
(b) Financial Statement Schedules:
 
None.
 

ITEM 17.  UNDERTAKINGS.
 
Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of
1933 (the "Securities Act") may be permitted to our directors, officers and
controlling persons under the provisions of our Certificate of Incorporation,
Bylaws or laws of the State of Delaware or otherwise, we have been advised that
in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is
against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore,
unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such
liabilities (other than our payment of expenses incurred or paid by one of our
directors, officers or controlling persons in the successful defense of any
action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling
person in connection with the securities being registered, we will, unless in
the opinion of our counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent,
submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such
indemnification by us is against public policy as expressed in the Securities
Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
 
We hereby undertake to provide to the underwriters at the closing specified in
the underwriting agreements, certificates in such denominations and registered
in such names as required by the underwriters to permit prompt delivery to each
purchaser.
 
We undertake that:
 
(1) For purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, the
    information omitted from the form of prospectus filed as part of this
    registration statement in reliance upon Rule 430A and contained in a form of
    prospectus filed by us under Rule 424(b)(1) or (4) or 497(h) under the
    Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of this registration statement as
    of the time it was declared effective.
 
(2) For the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each
    post-effective amendment that contains a form of prospectus shall be deemed
    to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered
    therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to
    be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
 
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<PAGE>   81
 

                                   SIGNATURES
 
   
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, MCM CAPITAL GROUP,
INC. has duly caused this Amendment No. 3 to Registration Statement No.
333-77483 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly
authorized, in the City of Hutchinson, State of Kansas, on this 25th day of
June, 1999.
    
 
                                      MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
 
   
                                      By: /s/ FRANK CHANDLER
    
                                         ---------------------------------------
   
                                          Name: Frank Chandler
    
                                          Title: President and Chief Executive
                                                 Officer
 
   
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this amendment to
Registration Statement No. 333-77483 has been signed by the following persons in
the capacities and on the dates indicated.
    
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                NAME AND SIGNATURE                                 TITLE                    DATE
                ------------------                                 -----                    ----
<C>                                                  <S>                                <C>
 
                /s/ FRANK CHANDLER                   Director, President and Chief      June 25, 1999
---------------------------------------------------    Executive Officer (Principal
                  Frank Chandler                       Executive Officer)
 
                         *                           Executive Vice President Chief     June 25, 1999
---------------------------------------------------    Financial Officer and Treasurer
              R. Brooks Sherman, Jr.                   (Principal Financial and
                                                       Accounting Officer)
 
                         *                           Chairman of the Board of           June 25, 1999
---------------------------------------------------    Directors
                   Eric D. Kogan
 
                         *                           Director                           June 25, 1999
---------------------------------------------------
                   Peter W. May
</TABLE>

    
 
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<PAGE>   82
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                NAME AND SIGNATURE                                 TITLE                    DATE
                ------------------                                 -----                    ----
<C>                                                  <S>                                <C>
                         *                           Director                           June 25, 1999
---------------------------------------------------
                  James D. Packer
 
                         *                           Director                           June 25, 1999
---------------------------------------------------
                   Nelson Peltz
 
                         *                           Director                           June 25, 1999
---------------------------------------------------
                  Robert M. Whyte
 
                         *                           Director                           June 25, 1999
---------------------------------------------------
                   John Willinge
 
              *By /s/ FRANK CHANDLER
  ----------------------------------------------
        (Frank Chandler, Attorney-in-fact)
</TABLE>

    
 
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<PAGE>   83
 

                                 EXHIBIT INDEX
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
EXHIBIT
NO.                              DESCRIPTION
-------                          -----------
<S>      <C>
 1       Form of Underwriting Agreement(1)
 2       Form of Plan of Merger(1)
 3.1     Form of MCM's Restated Certificate of Incorporation(1)
 3.2     MCM's By-Laws(1)
 5       Opinion of Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.(1)
10.1     Form of Indenture and Servicing Agreement relating to MCM's
         securitization program
10.2     Form of Receivables Contribution Agreement relating to MCM's
         securitization program
10.3     Form of Insurance and Reimbursement Agreement relating to
         MCM's securitization program+
10.4     Indenture and Servicing Agreement relating to the warehouse
         facility+
10.4.1   First Amendment to Indenture and Servicing Agreement
         relating to the warehouse facility
10.5     Receivables Contribution Agreement relating to the warehouse
         facility+
10.6     Insurance and Reimbursement Agreement relating to the
         warehouse facility+
10.7     Employment Agreement between MCM and R. Brooks Sherman,
         Jr.(1)
10.8     Employment Agreement between MCM and Frank Chandler+(1)
10.9     Employment Agreement between MCM and John Chandler+(1)
10.10    Employment Agreement between MCM and Bradley Hochstein+(1)
10.11    Real Estate Mortgage on behalf of Bank of Kansas(1)
10.12    Net Industrial Building Lease by and between MCM and 4405 E.
         Baseline Road Limited Partnership for the property located
         at 4310 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, Arizona (the "Office
         Lease")(1)
10.13    First Amendment to the Office Lease(1)
10.14    Second Amendment to the Office Lease(1)
10.15    Third Amendment to the Office Lease(1)
10.16    Fourth Amendment to the Office Lease(1)
10.17    Credit Card Accounts Sale Agreement among Midland Credit
         Management, Inc. and other parties+
10.18    First Amendment to Credit Card Accounts Sale Agreement+(1)
10.19    Second Amendment to Credit Card Accounts Sale Agreement+
10.20    Receivable Purchase Agreement between Midland Credit
         Management, Inc. and other parties+
10.21    Amendment of Receivable Purchase Agreement+(1)
10.22    Form of Registration Rights Agreement(1)
10.23    Form of MCM 1999 Equity Participation Plan(1)
10.24    Form of Option Agreement under MCM 1999 Equity Participation
         Plan(1)
21       List of Subsidiaries(1)
23.1     Consent of Ernst & Young LLP
23.2     Consent of Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (included in the opinion
         filed as Exhibit 5)(1)
</TABLE>

    
 
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<PAGE>   84
 
   

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
EXHIBIT
NO.                              DESCRIPTION
-------                          -----------
<S>      <C>
24       Powers of Attorney (set forth on signature page included in
         registration statement)(1)
27.1     Financial Data Schedule for the fiscal year ended December
         31, 1998(1)
27.2     Financial Data Schedule for the three months ended March 31,
         1999(1)
</TABLE>

    
 
---------------------------
 
(1) Previously filed.
 
 +  Certain confidential portions of these exhibits were omitted by means of
    redacting a portion of the text and replacing it with an asterisk. These
    exhibits have been filed separately with the Secretary of the Commission
    without the redaction pursuant to the Registrant's application requesting
    confidential treatment under Rule 406 under the Securities Act.
 
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<PAGE>   1
                                                                     Exhibit 2



                          AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER

   
         This Agreement and Plan of Merger, is made as of June 24, 1999, by and
among Midland Corporation of Kansas, a Kansas corporation ("Midland") and MCM
Capital Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("MCM").
    

                              W I T N E S S E T H:

         WHEREAS, Midland is a corporation duly organized and existing under the
laws of the State of Kansas;

         WHEREAS, MCM is a corporation duly organized and existing under the
laws of the State of Delaware;

         WHEREAS, the authorized capital stock of Midland is: (i) 3,000,000
shares of common stock, without par value ("Midland Common Stock"), of which
1,000,000 are issued and outstanding;

         WHEREAS, the authorized capital stock of MCM is: (i) 50,000,000 shares
of common stock, par value $.01 per share ("MCM Common Stock"), of which 1,000
shares are issued and outstanding; and (ii) 5,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock
("MCM Preferred Stock") par value $.01 per share, of which no shares are issued
and outstanding;

         WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of Midland and MCM deem it advisable
and in the best interests of their respective corporations and shareholders that
Midland be merged with and into MCM, with MCM being the surviving corporation
(the "Reincorporation Merger");

         WHEREAS, the Boards of Directors and stockholders
 of Midland and MCM
have approved this Agreement by resolutions duly adopted in accordance with the
laws of their respective jurisdictions of incorporation; and

         WHEREAS, Midland and MCM desire to effect the Reincorporation Merger as
a plan of reorganization in accordance with the provisions of Section
368(a)(1)(F) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code");

         NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements
set forth herein, and in accordance with applicable law, the parties hereto
agree as follows:

<PAGE>   2
                                    ARTICLE I

                             REINCORPORATION MERGER

         1.01     Surviving Corporation.

                  (a) The effective time of the Reincorporation Merger (the
"Effective Time") shall occur at the latest of: (i) the time and date that
shareholders of each of Midland and MCM approve this Agreement and the
Reincorporation Merger; (ii) the time and date that a certificate of merger is
duly filed with the Secretary of State of Delaware with respect to the
Reincorporation Merger or such later date and time as is set forth therein; and
(iii) the time and date that articles of merger are duly filed with the
Secretary of State of Kansas with respect to the Reincorporation Merger or such
later date and time as is set forth therein.

                  (b) At the Effective Time, Midland shall be merged with and
into MCM, with MCM being the surviving corporation of the Reincorporation
Merger. At the Effective Time, the separate corporate existence of Midland shall
cease and MCM shall possess all the rights, privileges, powers, and franchises
of a public and private nature and be subject to all the restrictions,
disabilities, and duties of each of Midland and MCM (collectively, the
"Constituent Corporations"); and all and singular, the rights, privileges,
powers and franchises of each of the Constituent Corporations, and all property,
real, personal, or mixed, and all debts due to each of the Constituent
Corporations on whatever account, as well for stock subscriptions as all other
things in action belonging to each of the Constituent Corporations, shall be
vested in MCM; and all property, rights, and privileges, powers, and franchises,
and all and every other interest shall be thereafter as effectually the property
of MCM as they were of the respective Constituent Corporations, and the title to
any real estate vested by deed or otherwise in either of such Constituent
Corporations shall not revert or be in any way impaired by reason of the Merger;
but all rights of creditors and all liens upon any property of Midland shall be
preserved unimpaired. To the extent permitted by law, any claim existing or
action or proceeding pending by or against either of the Constituent
Corporations may be prosecuted as if the Reincorporation Merger had not taken
place. All debts, liabilities, and duties of the respective Constituent
Corporations shall thenceforth attach to MCM and may be enforced against it to
the same extent as if such debts, liabilities, and duties had been incurred or
contracted by it. All corporate acts, plans, policies, agreements, arrangements,
approvals, and authorizations of Midland, its shareholders, Board of Directors
and committees thereof, officers and agents which were valid and effective
immediately prior to the Effective Time, shall be taken for all purposes as the
acts, plans, policies, agreements, arrangements, approvals, and authorizations
of MCM and shall be effective and binding thereon as the same were with respect
to Midland. The employees and agents of Midland shall become the employees and
agents of MCM and continue to be entitled to the same rights and benefits which
they enjoyed as employees and agents of Midland. The requirements of any plans
or agreements of Midland involving the issuance or purchase by Midland of
certain shares of its capital stock shall be satisfied by the issuance or
purchase of a like number of shares of MCM subject to the adjustments
contemplated in Section 1.04 hereof.

                                        2

<PAGE>   3
         1.02     Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws.

                  (a) From and after the Effective Time, the Certificate of
Incorporation of MCM, as in effect immediately prior to the Effective Time,
shall continue to be the Certificate of Incorporation of MCM, until altered,
amended, or repealed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware.

                  (b) From and after the Effective Time, the Bylaws of MCM, as
in effect immediately prior to the Effective Time, shall continue to be the
Bylaws of MCM, until altered, amended, or repealed in accordance with the laws
of the State of Delaware.

         1.03     Directors and Officers.

                  (a) The number of directors of MCM immediately prior to the
Effective Time shall continue to be the number of directors of MCM from and
after the Effective Time until such number is altered in accordance with the
laws of the State of Delaware. The directors of MCM immediately prior to the
Effective Time shall continue to be the directors of MCM from and after the
Effective Time and shall hold office from and after the Effective Time in
accordance with the Bylaws of MCM until their respective successors are duly
appointed or elected and qualified.

                  (b) The officers of Midland immediately prior to the Effective
Time shall be the officers of MCM from and after the Effective Time and shall
hold the same offices from and after the Effective Time in accordance with the
Bylaws of MCM until their respective successors are duly appointed or elected
and qualified or until retirement, resignation or removal.

         1.04     Terms of Merger.

                  (a) At the Effective Time, the shares of capital stock of
Midland shall be converted into shares of capital stock of MCM as follows: each
share of Midland Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the
Effective Time shall, automatically and without further act of Midland, MCM, or
any holder thereof, be extinguished and converted into 4.941131 issued and
outstanding and fully paid and nonassessable shares of MCM Common Stock subject
to the same terms, conditions, and restrictions, if any, as existed immediately
prior to the Effective Time.

                  (b) Each person who, as a result of the Reincorporation
Merger, holds one or more certificates representing one or more shares of
Midland Common Stock may surrender any such certificate to MCM, and upon such
surrender, MCM shall, within a reasonable time, deliver to such person, in
substitution and exchange therefor, one or more certificates evidencing the
number of shares of MCM Common Stock that such person is entitled to receive in
accordance with the terms of this Agreement, in substitution for the number of
shares of Midland Common Stock represented by each certificate so surrendered;
provided, however, that no such holder shall be required to surrender any such
certificate until such certificate otherwise would be surrendered for transfer
on the books of the issuing corporation in the ordinary course of business.

                                        3

<PAGE>   4
                  (c) At the Effective Time, all of the shares of capital stock
of MCM issued or outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall,
automatically and without further act of Midland, MCM, or any holder thereof, be
cancelled and cease to exist, without any consideration being payable therefor.

                  (d) At the Effective Time, each option to purchase a share of
Midland Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, shall
automatically and without further act of Midland, MCM, or any holder thereof,
become an option to purchase 4.941131 shares of MCM Common Stock, at an exercise
price adjusted accordingly, but otherwise subject to the same terms and
conditions.

   
                  (e) No fractional shares will be issued pursuant to the
Reincorporation Merger, and the number of shares of MCM Common Stock into which
shares of Midland Common Stock shall be converted shall be rounded upward or
downward to the nearest whole share, and the number of shares issuable upon
exercise of options to purchase Midland Common Stock that become options to
purchase MCM Common Stock will be rounded upward or downward to the nearest
whole share.
    

                                   ARTICLE II

                                  MISCELLANEOUS

         2.01 Consent to Service of Process. MCM hereby consents and agrees,
effective as of the Effective Time, to be sued and served with process in the
State of Kansas in any proceeding for the enforcement of any obligations of
Midland and in any proceeding for the enforcement of the rights, if any, of a
dissenting shareholder of Midland against MCM. MCM hereby irrevocably appoints
the Kansas Secretary of State as its agent to accept service of process in any
such proceeding from and after the Effective Time. MCM hereby agrees that it
will pay to the dissenting shareholders of Midland the amount, if any, to which
they shall be entitled under the General Corporation Laws of the State of Kansas
with respect to dissenting shareholders.

         2.02 Accounting Matters. Except as herein provided with respect to the
cancellation of the outstanding shares of Midland, MCM agrees that, upon the
Effective Time, the assets, liabilities, reserves and accounts of Midland and
MCM shall be taken up or continued on the books of MCM in the amounts at which
such assets, liabilities, reserves, and accounts shall have been carried on the
books of Midland and MCM immediately prior to the Effective Time, subject to
such adjustments, and such elimination of intercompany items, as may be
appropriate to give effect to the Reincorporation Merger.

         2.03 Expenses of Reincorporation Merger. From and after the Effective
Time, MCM shall pay all unpaid expenses of carrying this Agreement into effect
and accomplishing the Reincorporation Merger.

         2.04 Further Assurances. If, at any time from and after the Effective
Time, MCM shall consider or be advised that any further assignment or assurance
in law is necessary or desirable to vest in MCM the title to any property or
rights of Midland, the proper officers of MCM are hereby authorized, in the name
of Midland or otherwise, to execute and make all such proper assignments and
assurances in law, and to do all other things necessary or proper to vest such
property or rights in MCM and otherwise to carry out the purposes of this
Agreement.


                                        4

<PAGE>   5
         2.05 Approval. This Agreement shall be submitted for approval by the
holders of Midland Common Stock at an annual or special meeting of shareholders
or by unanimous written consent, and this Agreement constitutes the approval
thereof by written consent of Midland in its capacity as sole shareholder of
MCM.

         2.06 Termination and Abandonment. At any time prior to the Effective
Time and for any reason, this Agreement may be terminated and abandoned by the
Board of Directors of Midland, notwithstanding approval of this Agreement by the
shareholders of Midland and MCM. Upon any such termination, this Agreement shall
become null and void and have no effect, without any liability to any person on
the part of Midland or MCM or their shareholders, directors, or officers.

         2.07 Amendment. At any time prior to the Effective Time and for any
reason, this Agreement may be amended, notwithstanding approval of this
Agreement by the shareholders of Midland or MCM, by an agreement in writing
executed in the same manner as this Agreement; provided, however, that after
approval of this Agreement by the shareholders of Midland, this Agreement may
not be amended, without such further approval as is required by law, to the
extent that such amendment would: (i) alter or change the amount or kind of
shares to be received by the shareholders of MCM or Midland in the
Reincorporation Merger; (ii) alter or change any term of the Certificate of
Incorporation of MCM; or (iii) effect any alteration or change that would
adversely affect the shareholders of Midland or MCM.


                                             MIDLAND CORPORATION OF KANSAS
                                             a Kansas corporation
Attest:

   

By:/s/Gregory G. Meredith                   By:/s/ Frank I. Chandler  
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         Secretary                             Name:Frank I. Chandler
                                               Title:President and Chief
                                                     Executive Officer



                                            MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
                                            a Delaware corporation
Attest:


By:/s/Gregory G. Meredith                   By:/s/ Frank I. Chandler     
   ----------------------------                --------------------------------
         Secretary                             Name:Frank I. Chandler
                                               Title:President and Chief
                                                     Executive Officer
    

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                                                                     Exhibit 3.1



                      RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
                                       OF
                             MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.

                The name of the corporation is MCM Capital Group, Inc. and it
was incorporated in the State of Delaware on April 29, 1999. This Restated
Certificate of Incorporation was duly adopted in accordance with Section 242 and
Section 245 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

                                   ARTICLE ONE

                The name of the corporation is MCM Capital Group, Inc.

                                   ARTICLE TWO

                The address of the corporation's registered office in the State
of Delaware is 1209 Orange Street, in the City of Wilmington, County of New
Castle, Delaware 19801. The name of its registered agent at such address is The
Corporation Trust Company.

                                  ARTICLE THREE

                The purpose of the corporation is to engage in any lawful act or
activity for which corporations may be organized under the General Corporation
Law of the State of Delaware.

                                  ARTICLE FOUR

                The corporation shall have perpetual existence.

                                  ARTICLE FIVE

                A. The corporation is authorized to issue two classes of shares
of stock to be designated, respectively, "Common Stock" and "Preferred Stock";
the total number of shares of Common Stock that the corporation shall have
authority to issue is 50,000,000 and each of such shares
 shall have a par value
of $.01; and the total number of shares of Preferred Stock that the corporation
shall have the authority to issue is 5,000,000 and each of such shares shall
have a par value of $.01.

                B. Shares of Preferred Stock may be issued from time to time in
one or more series as may from time to time be determined by the Board of
Directors of the corporation, each of said series to be distinctly designated.
The voting powers, preferences and relative, participating, optional, and other
special rights, and the qualifications, limitations,

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or restrictions thereof, if any, of each such series may differ from those of
any and all other series of Preferred Stock at any time outstanding, and the
Board of Directors is hereby expressly granted authority to fix or alter, by
resolution or resolutions, the designation, number, voting powers, preferences,
and relative, participating, optional, and other special rights, and the
qualifications, limitations, and restrictions thereof, of each such series to
the fullest extent permitted by law.

                                   ARTICLE SIX

                The Board of Directors of the corporation has the power to
adopt, amend, and repeal any or all of the Bylaws of the corporation.

                                  ARTICLE SEVEN

                Election of members to the Board of Directors need not be by
written ballot unless the Bylaws of the corporation shall so provide.

                Meetings of the stockholders of the corporation may be held
within or without the State of Delaware, as the Bylaws may provide. The books of
the corporation may be kept (subject to any provision contained in the Delaware
General Corporation Law) outside the State of Delaware at such place or places
as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors or in the
Bylaws of the corporation.

                The stockholders of the corporation shall have the power to
remove any director or the entire board of directors of the corporation, with or
without cause, only upon the vote of the holders of two-thirds of the shares
entitled to vote for the election of directors.

                                  ARTICLE EIGHT

                A director of the corporation shall not be personally liable to
the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary
duty as a director, except for liability: (i) for any breach of the director's
duty of loyalty to the corporation or its stockholders; (ii) for acts or
omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing
violation of law; (iii) under Section 174 of the Delaware General Corporation
Law; or (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper
personal benefit. If the Delaware General Corporation Law is amended to
authorize corporate action further eliminating or limiting the personal
liability of directors, then the liability of a director of the corporation
shall be eliminated or limited to the fullest extent permitted by the Delaware
General Corporation Law, as so amended. Any repeal or modification of this
provision shall not adversely affect any right or protection of a director of
the corporation existing at the time of such repeal or modification. The
limitation of liability provided herein shall continue after a director has
ceased to occupy such position as to acts or omissions occurring during such
director's term of terms of office.


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                                  ARTICLE NINE

                A. The corporation shall to the fullest extent authorized by the
Delaware General Corporation Law, as the same exists or may hereafter be amended
(but, in the case of any such amendment, only to the extent that such amendment
permits the corporation to provide broader indemnification rights than such law
permitted the corporation to provide prior to such amendment), indemnify and
hold harmless any person who was or is a party, or is threatened to be made a
party to or is otherwise involved in any threatened, pending or completed
action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or
investigative by reason of the fact that such person is or was a director or
officer of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the
corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation,
partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, including service with
respect to an employee benefit plan (hereinafter an "Indemnitee") against
expenses, liabilities and losses (including attorneys' fees, judgments, fines,
excise taxes or penalties paid in connection with the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act of 1974, as amended, and amounts paid in settlement) reasonably
incurred or suffered by such Indemnitee in connection therewith; provided,
however, that except as provided in this section with respect to proceedings to
enforce rights to indemnification, the corporation shall indemnify any such
Indemnitee in connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such
Indemnitee only if such proceeding or part thereof was authorized in advance by
the Board of Directors of this corporation.

                B. The right to indemnification conferred in this section shall
include the right to be paid by the corporation the expenses (including
attorneys' fees) incurred in defending any such proceeding in advance of its
final disposition; provided, however, that, if the Delaware General Corporation
Law requires, an advancement of expenses incurred by an Indemnitee in his
capacity as a director or officer (and not in any other capacity in which
service was or is rendered by such Indemnitee, including, without limitation,
service to an employee benefit plan) shall be made only upon delivery to the
corporation of an undertaking, by or on behalf of such Indemnitee, to repay all
amounts so advanced if it shall ultimately be determined by final judicial
decision from which there is not further right to appeal that such Indemnitee is
not entitled to be indemnified for such expenses under this section or
otherwise. The rights to indemnification and to the advancement of expenses
conferred in this section shall be contract rights and such rights shall
continue as to an Indemnitee who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee
or agent and shall inure to the benefit of the Indemnitee's heirs, executors and
administrators.

                C. If a claim under the two preceding paragraphs of this section
is not paid in full by the corporation within sixty (60) days after a written
claim has been received by the corporation, except in the case of a claim for an
advancement of expenses, in which case the applicable period shall be twenty
(20) days, the Indemnitee may at any time thereafter bring suit against the
corporation to recover the unpaid amount of the claim. If successful in whole or
in part in any such suit, or in a suit brought by the corporation to recover an
advancement of expenses pursuant to the terms of an undertaking, the Indemnitee
shall be entitled to be paid


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also the expense of prosecuting or defending such suit. In (i) any suit brought
by the Indemnitee to enforce a right to indemnification hereunder (but not in a
suit brought by the Indemnitee to enforce a right to an advancement of expenses)
and (ii) in any suit brought by the corporation to recover an advancement of
expenses pursuant to the terms of an undertaking, the corporation shall be
entitled to recover such expenses only upon a final adjudication that the
Indemnitee has not met any applicable standard for indemnification set forth in
the Delaware General Corporation Law. Neither the failure of the corporation
(including its board of directors, independent legal counsel, or its
stockholders) to have made a determination prior to the commencement of such
suit that indemnification of the Indemnitee is proper in the circumstances
because the Indemnitee has met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in
the Delaware General Corporation Law, nor an actual determination by the
corporation (including its board of directors, independent legal counsel, or its
stockholders) that the Indemnitee has not met such applicable standard of
conduct, shall create a presumption that the Indemnitee has not met the
applicable standard of conduct or, in the case of such a suit brought by the
Indemnitee, be a defense to such suit. In any suit brought by the Indemnitee to
enforce a right to indemnification or to an advancement of expenses hereunder,
or brought by the corporation to recover an advancement of expenses pursuant to
the terms of an undertaking, the burden of proving that the Indemnitee is not
entitled to be indemnified, or to such advancement of expenses under this
section or otherwise shall be on the corporation.

                D. The rights to indemnification and advancement of expenses
conferred in this section shall not be exclusive of any other rights which any
person may have or hereafter acquire under any statute, the corporation's
certificate of incorporation, as it may be amended or restated from
time-to-time, any agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors, or
otherwise. No amendment or repeal of this Article Nine shall apply to or have
any effect on any right to indemnification provided hereunder with respect to
any acts or omissions occurring prior to such amendment or repeal.

                E. The corporation shall have the power to purchase and maintain
insurance, at its expense, to protect itself and any director, officer, employee
or agent of the corporation or another corporation, partnership, joint venture,
trust or other enterprise (including an employee benefit plan) against any
expense, liability or loss, whether or not the corporation would have the power
to indemnify such person against such expense, liability or loss under the
Delaware General Corporation Law. The corporation may also create a trust fund,
grant a security interest and/or use other means (including, but not limited to
letters of credit, surety bonds and/or similar arrangements), as well as enter
into contracts providing indemnification to the full extent authorized or
permitted by law and including as part thereof provisions with respect to any or
all of the foregoing, to ensure the payment of such amounts as may become
necessary to effect indemnification as provided therein, or elsewhere.

                F. For purposes of this section, references to the "corporation"
shall include any subsidiary of this corporation from and after the acquisition
thereof by this corporation, so that any person who is a director, officer,
employee or agent of such subsidiary after the acquisition thereof by this
corporation shall stand in the same position under the provisions


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of this section as such person would have had such person served in such
position for this corporation.

                G. The corporation may, to the extent authorized from time to
time by the board of directors, grant rights to indemnification and to the
advancement of expenses to any employee or agent of the corporation to the
fullest extent of the provisions of this section with respect to the
indemnification and advancement of expenses of directors and officers of the
corporation.

                                   ARTICLE TEN

                A. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Restated
Certificate of Incorporation or any provision of law, the corporation shall not,
following the closing of the initial public offering of the corporation's Common
Stock (the "IPO Date"), engage in any business combination with any interested
stockholder unless: (1) prior to the time that such stockholder became an
interested stockholder, but after the IPO Date, the board of directors of the
corporation approved either the business combination or the transaction which
resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder; (2) upon
consummation of the transaction which resulted in the stockholder becoming an
interested stockholder (provided that such transaction was consummated after the
IPO Date), the interested stockholder owned at least 85% of the voting stock of
the corporation outstanding at the time the transaction commenced, excluding for
purposes of determining the number of shares outstanding those shares owned (i)
by persons who are directors and also officers and (ii) employee stock plans in
which employee participants do not have the right to determine confidentially
whether shares held subject to the plan will be tendered in a tender or exchange
offer; or (3) at or subsequent to the time that such stockholder became an
interested stockholder, but after the IPO Date, the business combination is
approved by the board of directors and authorized at an annual or special
meeting of stockholders, and not by written consent, by the affirmative vote of
at least 66-2/3% of the outstanding voting stock which is not owned by the
interested stockholder.

                B. The restrictions contained in this Article Ten shall not
apply if:

                   (1) the corporation does not have a class of voting stock
that is (i) listed on a national securities exchange; (ii) authorized for
quotation on an The NASDAQ Stock Market; or (iii) held of record by more than
2,000 stockholders, unless any of the foregoing results from action taken,
directly or indirectly, by an interested stockholder or from a transaction in
which a person becomes an interested stockholder;

                   (2) a stockholder becomes an interested stockholder
inadvertently and (i) as soon as practicable divests itself of ownership of
sufficient shares so that the stockholder ceases to be an interested stockholder
and (ii) would not, at any time within the 3-year period immediately prior to a
business combination between the corporation and such


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stockholder, have been an interested stockholder but for the inadvertent
acquisition of ownership; or

                   (3) the business combination is proposed prior to the
consummation or abandonment of and subsequent to the earlier of the public
announcement or the notice required hereunder of a proposed transaction which:
(i) constitutes one of the transactions described in the second sentence of this
paragraph; (ii) is with or by a person who either was not an interested
stockholder during the previous 3 years or who became an interested stockholder
during the previous 3 years or who became an interested stockholder with the
approval of the Corporation's board of directors; and (iii) is approved or not
opposed by a majority of the members of the board of directors then in office
(but not less than 1) who were directors prior to any person becoming an
interested stockholder after the IPO Date or were recommended for election or
elected to succeed such directors by a majority of such directors. The proposed
transactions referred to in the preceding sentence are limited to (x) a merger
or consolidation of the corporation (except for a merger in respect of which,
pursuant to section 251(f) of the Delaware General Corporation Law, no vote of
the stockholders of the corporation is required); (y) a sale, lease, exchange,
mortgage, pledge, transfer or their disposition (in one transaction or a series
of transactions), whether as part of a dissolution or otherwise, of assets of
the corporation or of any direct or indirect majority-owned subsidiary of the
corporation (other than to any direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiary or to
the corporation) having an aggregate market value equal to 50% or more of either
the aggregate market value of all of the assets of the corporation determined on
a consolidated basis or the aggregate market value of all the outstanding stock
of the corporation; or (z) a proposed tender or exchange offer for 50% or more
of the outstanding voting stock of the corporation. The corporation shall give
not less than 20 days notice to all interested stockholders prior to the
consummation of any of the transactions described in clauses (x) or (y) of the
second sentence of this paragraph.

                C. As used in this Article Ten only, the term:

                   (1) "affiliate" means a person that directly, or indirectly
through one or more intermediates, controls, or is controlled by, or is under
common control with, another person.

                   (2) "associate," when used to indicate a relationship with
any person, means (i) any corporation, partnership, unincorporated association
or other entity of which such person is a director, officer or partner or is,
directly or indirectly, the owner of 20% or more of any class of voting stock,
(ii) any trust or other estate in which such person has at least a 20%
beneficial interest or as to which such person serves as trustee or in a similar
fiduciary capacity, and (iii) any relative or spouse of such person, or any
relative of such spouse, who has the same residence as such person or (iv) any
parent, sibling or child of such person and any sibling of a parent of such
person or any child of such sibling.


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                   (3) "business combination," when used in reference to the
corporation and any interested stockholders, means:

                       (i) any merger or consolidation of the corporation or any
direct or indirect majority-owned subsidiary of the corporation with (A) the
interested stockholder, or (B) with any other corporation, partnership,
unincorporated association or other entity if the merger or consolidation is
caused by the interested stockholder and as a result of such merger or
consolidation subsection (a) of this Article Ten is not applicable to the
surviving corporation;

                       (ii) any sale, lease, exchange, mortgage, pledge,
transfer or other disposition (in one transaction or a series of transactions)
except proportionately as a stockholder of the corporation, to or with the
interested stockholder, whether as part of a dissolution or otherwise, of assets
of the corporation or of any direct or indirect majority-owned subsidiary of the
corporation which assets have an aggregate market value equal to 10% or more of
either the aggregate market value of all the assets of the corporation
determined on a consolidated basis or the aggregate market value of all the
outstanding stock of the corporation;

                       (iii) any transaction which results in the issuance or
transfer by the corporation or by any direct or indirect majority-owned
subsidiary of the corporation of any stock of the corporation or of such
subsidiary to the interested stockholder, except (A) pursuant to the exercise,
exchange or conversion of securities exercisable for, exchangeable for or
convertible into stock of the corporation or any such subsidiary which
securities were outstanding prior to the later of (I) time that the interested
stockholder became such and (II) the IPO date, (B) pursuant to a merger under
Section 251(g) of the Delaware General Corporation Law, (C) pursuant to a
dividend or distribution paid or made, or the exercise, exchange or conversion
of securities exercisable for, exchangeable for or convertible into stock of the
corporation or any such subsidiary which security is distributed, pro rata to
all holders of a class or series of stock of such corporation subsequent to the
time the interested stockholder became such, (D) pursuant to an exchange offer
by the corporation to purchase stock made on the same terms to all holders of
said stock, or (E) any issuance or transfer of stock by the corporation;
provided, however, that in no case under (C)-(E) above shall there be an
increase in the interested stockholder's proportionate share of the stock of any
class or series of the corporation or of the voting stock of the corporation;

                       (iv) any transaction involving the corporation or any
direct or indirect majority-owned subsidiary of the corporation which has the
effect, directly or indirectly, of increasing the proportionate share of the
stock of any class or series, or securities convertible into the stock of any
class or series, of the corporation or of any such subsidiary which is owned by
the interested stockholder, except as a result of immaterial changes due to
fractional share adjustments or as a result of any purchase or redemption of any
shares of stock not caused, directly or indirectly, by the interested
stockholder; or


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                       (v) any receipt by the interested stockholder of the
benefit, directly or indirectly (except proportionately as a stockholder of the
corporation) of any loans, advances, guarantees, pledges, or other financial
benefits (other than those expressly permitted in subparagraphs (i)-(iv) above)
provided by or through the corporation or any direct or indirect majority-owned
subsidiary.

                   (4) "control," including the terms "controlling," "controlled
by" and "under common control with," means the possession, directly or
indirectly , of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and
policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting stock, by
contract, or otherwise. A person who is the owner of 20% or more of the
outstanding voting stock of any corporation, partnership, unincorporated
association or entity shall be presumed to have control of such corporation, in
the absence of proof by a preponderance of the evidence to the contrary.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a presumption of control shall not apply where
such person holds voting stock, in good faith and not for the purpose of
circumventing this Article Ten, as an agent, bank, broker, nominee, custodian or
trustee for one or more owners who do not individually or as a group have
control of such entity.

                   (5) "interested stockholder": means any person (other than
the corporation) that (i) is the owner of 15% or more of the outstanding voting
stock of the corporation, or (ii) is an affiliate or associate of the
corporation and was the owner of 15% or more of the outstanding voting stock of
the corporation at any time within the three-year period immediately prior to
the date on which it is sought to be determined whether such person is an
interested stockholder, and the affiliates and associates of such person;
provided, however, that the term "interested stockholder" shall not include any
person whose ownership of shares in excess of the 15% limitation set forth
herein is the result of action taken solely by the corporation; provided that
such person shall be an interested stockholder if thereafter he acquires
additional shares of voting stock of the corporation, except as a result of
further corporate action not caused, directly or indirectly, by such person. For
the purpose of determining whether a person is an interested stockholder, the
voting stock of the corporation deemed to be outstanding shall include stock
deemed to be owned by the person through application of paragraph (9) of this
subsection but shall not include any other unissued stock of such corporation
which may be issuable pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding,
or upon exercise of conversion rights, warrants or options, or otherwise.

                   Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall (a) (i)
Triarc Companies, Inc., Nelson Peltz, or Peter W. May or (ii) Consolidated Press
Holdings Limited, C.P. International Investments Limited, or Peter Stewart Nigel
Fraser, or any of their respective affiliates and associates (each, a
"Grandfathered Person"), be or become an interested stockholder so long as the
percentage of shares of voting stock of the corporation a Grandfathered Person
owns does not exceed the percentage of shares of voting stock it owned
immediately prior to the IPO Date plus one percent (1%) (the "Percentage")
(provided that a Grandfathered Person shall not be or become an interested
stockholder as a result of corporate action taken solely by the corporation that
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exceed the Percentage if thereafter the Grandfathered Person does not acquire
additional shares of voting stock of the corporation except as a result of
further corporate action taken by the corporation) or (b) a person who acquires
ownership of any of the shares of Common Stock owned by a Grandfathered Person,
or the affiliates or associates of any such person (other than pursuant to a
sale made (i) in a registered public offering, (ii) pursuant to Rule 144 under
the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or (iii) through a normal brokerage
transaction or to a dealer in the securities), be or become an interested
stockholder solely by becoming the owner of such shares so long as any such
person, and its affiliates or associates, do not own more than the Percentage
plus one percent (1%) (the "Transferee Percentage") (provided that no such
person shall be or become an interested stockholder as a result of action taken
solely by the corporation that causes such person to exceed the Transferee
Percentage if thereafter the person does not acquire additional shares of voting
stock of the corporation except as a result of further corporate action taken by
the corporation).

                   (6) "person" means any individual, corporation, partnership,
unincorporated association or other entity.

                   (7) "stock" shall mean, with respect to any corporation,
capital stock, and with respect to any other entity, any equity interest.

                   (8) "voting stock" means, with respect to any corporation,
stock of any class or series entitled to vote generally in the election of
directors, and with respect to any entity that is not a corporation, any equity
interest entitled to vote generally in the election of the governing body of
such entity.

                   (9) "owner" including the terms "own" and "owned" when used
with respect to any stock means a person that individually or with or through
any of its affiliates or associates:

                       (i) beneficially owns such stock, directly or indirectly;
or

                       (ii) has (A) the right to acquire such stock (whether
such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time)
pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding, or upon the exercise of
conversion rights, exchange rights, warrants or options, or otherwise; provided,
however, that a person shall not be deemed the owner of stock tendered pursuant
to a tender or exchange offer made by such person or any of such person's
affiliates or associates until such tendered stock is accepted for purchase or
exchange; or (B) the right to vote such stock pursuant to any agreement,
arrangement or understanding; provided, however, that a person shall not be
deemed the owner of any stock because of such person's right to vote such stock
if the agreement, arrangement or understanding to vote such stock arises solely
from a revocable proxy or consent given in response to a proxy or consent
solicitation made to 10 or more persons; or

                       (iii) has any agreement, arrangement or understanding for
the purpose of acquiring, holding, voting (except voting pursuant to a revocable
proxy or consent as described in item (B) of clause (ii) of this paragraph), or
disposing of such stock with any


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other person that beneficially owns, or whose affiliates or associates
beneficially own, directly or indirectly, such stock.

                D. The corporation hereby elects not to be governed by Section
203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law.

                E. The corporation expressly denies the application of the
Arizona Corporate Takeover Laws, Arizona Revised Statutes Sections 10-2701
et seq., or any successor thereto.

                                 ARTICLE ELEVEN

                The corporation reserves the right to amend, alter, change, or
repeal any provision contained in this Certificate of Incorporation, in the
manner now or hereafter prescribed by the Delaware General Corporation Law.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC., caused this
Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be signed by the undersigned duly
authorized officer who declares under penalty of perjury that the matters set
forth in the foregoing Restated Certificate of Incorporation are true and
correct to his knowledge.

   
Dated: June 24, 1999.
    

                                    MCM CAPITAL GROUP, INC.


   

                                    By: /s/Gregory G. Meredith
                                        ________________________________________
                                        Gregory G. Meredith
                                        Secretary

    

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                                                                  EXHIBIT 10.1

                                                                  EXECUTION COPY


                        INDENTURE AND SERVICING AGREEMENT


                              --------------------


                      MIDLAND RECEIVABLES 98-1 CORPORATION


                                    as Issuer


                                       and


                  NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
                         as Trustee and Backup Servicer


                                       and


                        MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC.,


                                   as Servicer


                                       and





                        ASSET GUARANTY INSURANCE COMPANY
                                 as Note Insurer


                          Dated as of December 1, 1998


                              --------------------


                 MIDLAND RECEIVABLES-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 1998-1


                           ---------------------------

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                                TABLE OF CONTENTS



<TABLE>
<S>                                                                         <C>
SECTION 1.01   Definitions ..............................................     1


SECTION 1.02   Interpretation ...........................................    14


SECTION 2.01   Creation of Trust Estate .................................    15


SECTION 2.02   Custody Of  Receivable Files .............................    16


SECTION 2.03   Acceptance By Trustee ....................................    17


SECTION 2.04   Representations and Warranties of Issuer as to the
               Receivables ..............................................    17


SECTION 2.05   Reacquisition of Receivables Upon Breach .................    18


SECTION 2.06   Duties of Servicer as Custodian ..........................    19


SECTION 2.07   Instructions; Authority to Act ...........................    20


SECTION 2.08   Indemnification of Custodian .............................    20


SECTION 2.09   Effective Period and Termination .........................    21


SECTION 2.10   Agent for Service ........................................    21


SECTION 2.11   Satisfaction and Discharge of Indenture ..................    21


SECTION 2.12   Application of Trust Money ...............................    22



SECTION 3.01   Duties of Servicer .......................................    22


SECTION 3.02   Collection of Receivable Payments ........................    23


SECTION 3.03   Covenants of Servicer ....................................    23


SECTION 3.04   Purchase of Receivables Upon
 Breach and Other Events .....    25


SECTION 3.05   Servicing Fee; Payment of Certain Expenses By Servicer ...    25


SECTION 3.06   Monthly Servicer Report; Servicer's Remittance Date
               Certificate ..............................................    26


SECTION 3.07   Annual Statement as to Compliance; Notice of Default .....    26
</TABLE>



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<TABLE>
<S>                                                                         <C>
SECTION 3.08   Periodic Accountants Report ..............................    27


SECTION 3.09   Quarterly Servicer's Compliance Report ...................    27


SECTION 3.10   Access to Certain Documentation and Information ..........    28


SECTION 3.11   Reports to Noteholders, the Rating Agency and the
               Placement Agent ..........................................    28


SECTION 3.12   Tax Treatment ............................................    28


SECTION 4.01   Accounts .................................................    29


SECTION 4.02   Collections ..............................................    30


SECTION 4.03   Additional Deposits ......................................    30


SECTION 4.04   Allocations and Payments .................................    30


SECTION 4.05   Reserve Account ..........................................    33


SECTION 4.06   Note Payment Account .....................................    34


SECTION 4.07   Statements to Noteholders ................................    35


SECTION 5.01   The Policy ...............................................    35


SECTION 5.02   Claims Under Policy ......................................    35


SECTION 5.03   Surrender of Policy ......................................    36


SECTION 5.04   Rights of Subrogation and Assignment .....................    36


SECTION 6.01   The Notes ................................................    37


SECTION 6.02   Authentication and Delivery of the Notes .................    38


SECTION 6.03   Registration of Transfer and Exchange of Notes ...........    38


SECTION 6.04   Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost or Stolen Notes ...............    42


SECTION 6.05   Persons Deemed Owners ....................................    43


SECTION 6.06   Access to List of Noteholders' Names and Addresses .......    43


SECTION 6.07   Surrendering of Notes ....................................    43


SECTION 6.08   Maintenance of Office or Agency ..........................    43


SECTION 7.01   Representations of Issuer ................................    44
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SECTION 7.02   Reacquisition of Receivables Upon Breach .................    50


SECTION 7.03   Liability of Issuer ......................................    51


SECTION 7.04   Merger or Consolidation of, or Assumption of the
               Obligations of, the Issuer; Certain Limitations ..........    51


SECTION 7.05   Limitation on Liability of Issuer and Others .............    53


SECTION 7.06   Issuer May Own Notes .....................................    53


SECTION 7.07   Covenants of Issuer ......................................    53


SECTION 8.01   Representations of Servicer ..............................    58


SECTION 8.02   Liability of Servicer; Indemnities .......................    60


SECTION 8.03   Merger or Consolidation of, or Assumption of the
               Obligations of, the Servicer .............................    61


SECTION 8.04   Limitation on Liability of Servicer and Others ...........    62


SECTION 8.05   Servicer Not to Resign ...................................    62


SECTION 8.06   Backup Servicing .........................................    63


SECTION 8.07   General Covenants of Servicer ............................    64


SECTION 9.01   Servicer Default .........................................    69


SECTION 9.02   Consequences of a Servicer Default .......................    71


SECTION 9.03   Backup Servicer to Act; Appointment of 
               Successor Servicer........................................    72


SECTION 9.04   Notification to Note Insurer, Noteholders, Rating Agency
               and Placement Agent ......................................    73


SECTION 9.05   Waiver of Past Servicer Defaults .........................    73


SECTION 9.06   [Reserved] ...............................................    74


SECTION 9.07   Subservicers .............................................    74


SECTION 9.08   Events of Default ........................................    75


SECTION 9.09   Acceleration of Maturity; Rescission and Annulment .......    76
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SECTION 9.10   Collection of Indebtedness and Suits for Enforcement by
               Trustee ..................................................    77


SECTION 9.11   Remedies .................................................    77


SECTION 9.12   Trustee May File Proofs of Claim .........................    78


SECTION 9.13   Trustee May Enforce Claims without Possession of Notes ...    78


SECTION 9.14   Application of Money Collected ...........................    79


SECTION 9.15   Limitation on Suits ......................................    79


SECTION 9.16   Unconditional Rights of Noteholders to Receive Principal
               and Interest .............................................    80


SECTION 9.17   Restoration of Rights and Remedies .......................    80


SECTION 9.18   Rights and Remedies Cumulative ...........................    80


SECTION 9.19   Delay or Omission Not Waiver .............................    80


SECTION 9.20   Control by Controlling Party .............................    80


SECTION 9.21   Waiver of Past Defaults ..................................    81


SECTION 9.22   Undertaking for Costs ....................................    81


SECTION 9.23   Waiver of Stay or Extension Laws .........................    81


SECTION 9.24   Sale of Trust Estate .....................................    82


SECTION 9.25   Action on Notes ..........................................    83


SECTION 9.26   No Recourse to Other Trust Estates or Other Assets of the
               Issuer ...................................................    84


SECTION 9.27   License ..................................................    84


SECTION 10.01  Duties of Trustee ........................................    84


SECTION 10.02  Trustee's Certificate ....................................    86


SECTION 10.03  Trustee's Release of Removed Receivables .................    86


SECTION 10.04  Certain Matters Affecting the Trustee ....................    86


SECTION 10.05  Limitation on Trustee's Liability ........................    88
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SECTION 10.06  Trustee May Not Own Notes ................................    89


SECTION 10.07  Trustee's Fees and Expenses ..............................    89


SECTION 10.08  Indemnity of Trustee, Backup Servicers and Successor
               Servicer .................................................    89


SECTION 10.09  Eligibility Requirements for Trustee .....................    90


SECTION 10.10  Resignation or Removal of Trustee ........................    90


SECTION 10.11  Successor Trustee ........................................    91


SECTION 10.12  Merger or Consolidation of Trustee .......................    92


SECTION 10.13  Appointment of Co-Trustee or Separate Trustee ............    92


SECTION 10.14  Representations and Warranties of Trustee ................    93


SECTION 10.15  Tax Returns ..............................................    94


SECTION 10.16  Trustee May Enforce Claims Without Possession of Notes ...    94


SECTION 10.17  Suit for Enforcement .....................................    94


SECTION 10.18  Rights of Noteholders to Direct Trustee ..................    95


SECTION 10.19  Confidential Information .................................    95


SECTION 11.01  Redemption at the Option of the Issuer; Election to 
               Redeem....................................................    96


SECTION 11.02  Deposit of Redemption Amount .............................    96


SECTION 11.03  Notice of Redemption by the Trustee ......................    96


SECTION 11.04  Surrendering of Notes ....................................    96


SECTION 12.01  Amendment ................................................    97


SECTION 12.02  Protection of Title to Trust Estate ......................    98


SECTION 12.03  Limitation of Rights of Noteholders ......................   100


SECTION 12.04  Governing Law ............................................   101


SECTION 12.05  Notices ..................................................   101
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SECTION 12.06  Severability of Provisions; Counterparts .................   101


SECTION 12.07  Assignment ...............................................   101


SECTION 12.08  No Petition ..............................................   102


SECTION 12.09  Noteholder Direction .....................................   102


SECTION 12.10  No Substantive Review of Compliance Documents ............   102
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This Indenture and Servicing Agreement, dated as of December 1, 1998 (the
"Agreement") is executed by and among Midland Receivables 98-1 Corporation, as
issuer (the "Issuer"), Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, as trustee
(in such capacity, the "Trustee"), and as backup servicer (in such capacity, the
"Backup Servicer"), Midland Credit Management, Inc., as servicer (the
"Servicer") and Asset Guaranty Insurance Company, as note insurer (the "Note
Insurer").

In consideration of the mutual agreements herein contained, each party agrees as
follows for the benefit of the other parties and the Noteholders to the extent
provided herein:

                                    ARTICLE I
                                  DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1.01 DEFINITIONS.

         Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, whenever used herein,
the following words and phrases, unless the context otherwise requires, shall
have the following meanings:

         "Accounts" means the Collection Account, the Reserve Account and the
Note Payment Account.

         "Accredited Investor" shall have the meaning assigned to such term in
Rule 501(a)(1), (2), (3) or (7) of Regulation D under the Securities Act.

         "Acquisition Payment" means, with respect to any Removed Receivable
acquired by the Issuer or the Servicer under this Agreement and as of the
Remittance Date on which the "Acquisition Payment" must be made, the excess, if
any, of (i) the product of the Original Note Balance and a fraction, the
numerator of which is the Charged-Off Balance of such Receivable and the
denominator of which is the Charged-Off Balance of all the Receivables over (ii)
the product of the aggregate amount of all Net Proceeds collected, received or
otherwise recovered on and after the Closing Date with respect to such Removed
Receivable, and a factor equal to .80; in each case determined as of such
Remittance Date.

         "Additional Servicing Fee" means the amount, calculated in accordance
with Section 9.03, which is payable to the Successor Servicer and which exceeds
the amount of the Servicing Fee.

         "Adverse Claim" means a lien, security interest, charge, encumbrance or
other right or claim of any Person.

         "Affiliate" means, with respect to any specified Person, any other
Person controlling or controlled by or under common control with such specified
Person. For the purposes of this definition, "control," when used with respect
to any specified Person, means the power to direct the management and policies
of such Person, directly or indirectly, whether through the ownership of voting
securities, by contract or otherwise; and the term "controlling" and
"controlled" have meanings correlative to the foregoing.

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         "Agreement" means this Indenture and Servicing Agreement, relating to
Midland Receivables-Backed Notes, Series 1998-1 dated as of December 1, 1998
among Midland Receivables 98-1 Corporation, as Issuer, Norwest Bank Minnesota,
National Association, as Trustee and Backup Servicer, Midland Credit Management,
Inc., as Servicer, and Asset Guaranty Insurance Company, as Note Insurer, as the
same may be amended or supplemented from time to time.

         "Applicants" shall have the meaning specified in Section 6.06.

         "Asset Sale Agreement" means each agreement entered into between
Midland Credit Management, Inc., and each Originating Institution in connection
with the purchase of the Receivables therein from such Originating Institution.

         "Available Funds" means, with respect to any Payment Date and the
immediately preceding Determination Date, the sum of (i) the Net Proceeds with
respect to each Receivable and received in the Collection Account during the
Collection Period then most recently concluded, plus (ii) all available funds on
deposit in the Collection Account (other than Net Proceeds of Receivables) as of
the opening of business of the Trustee on such Determination Date.

         "Backup Servicer" means Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association
and any successor in interest.

   
         "Backup Servicing Fee" means the fee payable to the Backup Servicer on
each Payment Date for services rendered pursuant to this Agreement, which shall
be equal to the greater of $1,250 per month or an amount per month equal to
one-twelfth of fifteen basis points (0.15%) per annum times the average daily
Note Balance during the preceding Collection Period.
    

         "Benefit Plan" means with respect to any Person any employee benefit
plan as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA in respect of which the Person or any
ERISA Affiliate of such Person is, or at any time during the immediately
preceding six years was, an "employer" as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.

         "Business Day" means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, or a day
on which banking institutions in the State of Kansas, the State of Minnesota or
the State of New York are required or authorized by law, regulation, executive
order or governmental decree to be closed.

         "Bylaws" means the bylaws of Issuer.

         "Certificate of Incorporation" means the Certificate of Incorporation
of the Issuer.

         "Charged-Off Balance" means, with respect to each Receivable, the
original charged-off balance as required to be set forth in the related Schedule
of Receivables.

         "Closing Date" means December 30, 1998.

         "Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

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         "Collection Account" means the segregated account or accounts, each of
which shall be an Eligible Account, established and maintained pursuant to
Section 4.01 and entitled "Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, as
Trustee for Midland Receivables-Backed Notes, Series 1998-1 Collection Account."

         "Collection Period" means, with respect to any Remittance Date,
Determination Date or Payment Date, the period beginning on the first day of the
calendar month immediately preceding the month in which such Remittance Date,
Determination Date or Payment Date occurs and ending on the last day of such
calendar month; provided, however, that the initial Collection Period begins on
the Closing Date.

         "Consumer Account" means any consumer bank or retail credit card
account.

         "Controlling Party" means, at any time during which an Insurer Default
shall be in effect, the Noteholders with Voting Interests of at least 51% of all
outstanding Voting Interests and, at all other times, the Note Insurer.

         "Corporate Trust Office" means the office of the Trustee at which at
any particular time its corporate trust business shall be principally
administered, which office at the date of execution of this Agreement is located
at Sixth Street and Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55479-0070,
Attention: Corporate Trust Services/Asset-Backed Administration.

         "Customary Procedures" means the customary practices, policies,
standards and procedures of the Servicer relating to the acquisition and
collection of comparable defaulted consumer receivables that it services for
itself or others, in each case as in effect on the Closing Date (which include
backup servicing files, disaster recovery plans and enforcement of rights under
Asset Sale Agreements), as the same may be modified by the Servicer from time to
time thereafter with, in each case of a material change thereto, prompt notice
to the Note Insurer.

         "Cut-Off Date" means November 8, 1998.

         "Determination Date" means, with respect to any Payment Date, the
second Business Day immediately preceding such Payment Date.

         "Eligible Account" means (A) a segregated account or accounts
maintained with an institution the deposits of which are insured by the Bank
Insurance Fund or the Savings Association Insurance Fund of the FDIC, the
unsecured and uncollateralized debt obligations of which shall be rated "AA" or
better by the Required Rating Agencies then providing a long term debt rating
for such institution and in the highest available short term rating category by
the Required Rating Agencies then providing a short term debt rating for such
institution, and that is (i) a federal savings and loan association duly
organized, validly existing and in good standing under the federal banking laws,
(ii) a banking or savings and loan association duly organized, validly existing
and in good standing under the applicable laws of any state, (iii) a national
banking association duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under
the federal banking laws, or (iv) a principal subsidiary of a bank holding
company, or (B) a segregated trust account (which shall be a "special deposit
account") maintained in the trust department of a federal or state chartered
depository institution or trust company, having capital and surplus of not less
than $50,000,000, acting in its fiduciary capacity. Any Eligible Accounts
maintained

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with the Trustee shall conform to the preceding clause (B). Any Account
maintained at an institution other than the Trustee must be subject to an
agreement with such institution among Servicer, Issuer and Trustee which must be
satisfactory to Note Insurer in form and substance.

         "ERISA" means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as
amended.

         "ERISA Affiliate" means with respect to any Person (a) any corporation
which is a member of the same controlled group of corporations (within the
meaning of Section 414(b) of the Code) as such Person; (b) a trade or business
(whether or not incorporated) under common control (within the meaning of
Section 414(c) of the Code) with such Person, or (c) a member of the same
affiliated service group (within the meaning of Section 414(m) of the Code) as
such Person, any corporation described in clause (a) above or any trade or
business described in clause (b) above.

         "Event of Default" shall have the meaning specified in Section 9.08.

         "Exchange Act" means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

         "FDIC" means the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and its
successors.

         "Final Payment Date" shall mean the earlier of January 15, 2004 or (ii)
the Payment Date which follows the Payment Date on which all proceeds of a sale
of the Trust Estate pursuant to Section 9.24 were distributed.

         "FNMA" means the Federal National Mortgage Association, and its
successors.

         "GAAP" means generally accepted accounting principles that are (i)
consistent with the principles promulgated or adopted by the Financial
Accounting Standards Board and its predecessors, as in effect from time to time,
and (ii) consistently applied with past financial statements of the Servicer and
its subsidiaries; provided that a certified public accountant would, insofar as
the use of such accounting principles is pertinent, be in a position to deliver
an unqualified opinion (other than a qualification regarding changes in
generally accepted accounting principles) as to financial statements in which
such principles have been properly applied.

         "Insolvency Event" means, with respect to a specified Person, (a) the
filing of a decree or order for relief by a court having jurisdiction in the
premises in respect of such Person or any substantial part of its property in an
involuntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar
law now or hereafter in effect, or the filing of a petition against such Person
in an involuntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other
similar law now or hereafter in effect, which case remains unstayed and
undismissed within 30 days of such filing, or the appointing of a receiver,
liquidator, assignee,. custodian, trustee, sequestrator or similar official for
such Person or for any substantial part of its property, or the ordering of the
winding-up or liquidation of such Persons business; or (b) the commencement by
such Person of a voluntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or
other similar law now or hereafter in effect, or the consent by such Person to
the entry of an order for relief in an involuntary case under any such law, or
the consent by such Person to the appointment of or taking possession by a
receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee, sequestrator or similar

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official for such Person or for any substantial part of its property, or the
making by such Person of any general assignment for the benefit of creditors, or
the failure by such Person generally to pay its debts as such debts become due
or the admission by such Person of its inability to pay its debts generally as
they become due.

         "Insolvency Proceeding" means any proceeding of the sort described in
the definition of Insolvency Event.

         "Insurance Agreement" means the Insurance and Reimbursement Agreement
between the Servicer, the Issuer and Asset Guaranty Insurance Company, dated as
of the Closing Date.

         "Insurer Default" means the occurrence of any of the following:

                  (i) the Note Insurer shall fail to pay when, as and in the
         amounts required, any amount payable under the Policy and such failure
         continues unremedied for two Business Days; (ii) the Superintendent of
         Insurance of the State of New York (or any Person succeeding to the
         duties of such Superintendent) (for the purpose of this paragraph (b),
         the "Superintendent") shall apply for an order (A) pursuant to Section
         7402 of the New York Insurance Law (or any successor provisions
         thereto), directing him to rehabilitate the Note Insurer, (B) pursuant
         to Section 7404 of the New York Insurance Law (or any successor
         provision thereto), directing him to liquidate the business of the Note
         Insurer or (C) pursuant to Section 7416 of the New York Insurance Law
         (or any successor provision thereto), dissolving the corporate
         existence of the Note Insurer and such application shall not be
         dismissed or withdrawn during a period 60 consecutive days or a court
         of competent jurisdiction enters an order granting the relief sought;
         (iii) the Superintendent shall determine that the Note Insurer is
         insolvent within the meaning of Section 1309 of the New York Insurance
         Law; (iv) the Note Insurer shall commence a voluntary case or other
         proceeding seeking rehabilitation, liquidation, reorganization or other
         relief with respect to itself or its debts under any bankruptcy,
         insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect or seeking
         the appointment of a trustee, receiver, liquidator, custodian or other
         similar official of it or any substantial part of its property, or
         shall consent to any such relief or to the appointment of or taking
         possession by any such official in an involuntary case or other
         proceeding commenced against it, or shall make a general assignment for
         the benefit of creditors; or (v) an involuntary case or other
         proceeding shall be commenced against the Note Insurer seeking
         rehabilitation, liquidation, reorganization or other relief with
         respect to it or its debts under a bankruptcy, insolvency or other
         similar law now or hereafter in effect or seeking the appointment of a
         trustee, receiver, liquidator, custodian or other similar official of
         it or any substantial part of its property and such case or proceeding
         is not dismissed or otherwise terminated within a period of 60
         consecutive days or a court of competent jurisdiction enters an order
         granting the relief sought in such case or proceeding.

         "Interest Carryover Shortfall" means, with respect to any Payment Date,
the excess, if any, of (i) the Interest Distributable Amount for such Payment
Date and all prior Payment Dates, over (ii) the amount of interest, if any,
actually paid to Noteholders on such Payment Date and all prior Payment Dates.

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         "Interest Distributable Amount" means, with respect to any Payment
Date, the product of (A) one-twelfth of the Note Rate and (B) the Note Balance
as of the last day of the immediately preceding Collection Period or, in the
case of the initial Payment Date, the Original Note Balance; provided, however,
that with respect to the initial Payment Date, the amount calculated in
accordance with the preceding clause shall be multiplied by a fraction, the
numerator of which is the number of days from and including the Closing Date
through and including January 30, 1999 and the denominator of which is 30.

         "Interest Distribution Period" means, with respect to any Payment Date,
the period of time from the Closing Date to the first Determination Date, and
thereafter from each Determination Date to the next Determination Date.

         "Investment Company Act" means the Investment Company Act of 1940, as
amended.

         "Issuer" means Midland Receivables 98-1 Corporation, in its capacity as
issuer of the Notes pursuant to this Agreement, and each successor thereto (in
the same capacity) pursuant to Section 7.04.

         "Lien" means any security interest, lien, charge, pledge, equity or
encumbrance of any kind.

         "Monthly Servicer Report" means an Officer's Certificate of the
Servicer completed and executed pursuant to Section 3.06, substantially in the
form attached hereto as Exhibit A.

         "Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Agency" means Duff & Phelps
Credit Rating Co., Fitch IBCA, Inc., Moody's Investors Service, Inc. and
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, or any successor thereto.

         "Net Proceeds" means, with respect to a Receivable, all monies
representing collected available funds net of NSF checks received or otherwise
recovered from or for the account of the related Obligor on such Receivable
including, without limitation in connection with a Sale thereof. Third-Party
Fees incurred in connection with collecting a Receivable will be deducted from
collections on such Receivable by such third parties or by the Servicer on their
behalf and will not constitute Net Proceeds.

   
         "Note" means one of the 8.63% Midland Receivables-Backed Notes, Series
1998-1 executed by the Issuer and authenticated by the Trustee in substantially
the form attached hereto as Exhibit C.
    

         "Note Balance" shall initially equal, on the Closing Date, the Original
Note Balance and, as of any subsequent date of determination, shall equal the
Original Note Balance less all amounts paid to Noteholders on previous Payment
Dates and applied in reduction of the Note Balance pursuant to Section
4.04(b)(viii) or pursuant to Section 4.04(b)(ix)(A) through (D), inclusive.

         "Note Insurer" means Asset Guaranty Insurance Company.

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         "Note Insurer Obligations" means all amounts from time to time payable
to the Note Insurer hereunder, under the Premium Letter or under the Insurance
Agreement, whether constituting principal or interest, whether fixed or
contingent, and howsoever arising (including, without limitation, all
Reimbursement Obligations, and any and all such interest, premiums, fees and
other obligations that accrue after the commencement of an Insolvency Proceeding
relating to the Issuer or the Servicer, in each such case whether or not allowed
as a claim in such Insolvency Proceeding).

         "Note Insurer Premium" means the premium payable to the Note Insurer in
respect of the Policy, in an amount equal to the product of (i) one-twelfth of a
per annum rate equal to the Premium Rate and (ii) the average daily Note Balance
during the preceding Collection Period.

         "Note Payment Account" means the segregated account or accounts, each
of which shall be an Eligible Account, established and maintained pursuant to
Section 4.01 and entitled "Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, as
Trustee for Midland Receivables-Backed Notes, Series 1998-1, Note Payment
Account."

         "Note Rate" means 8.63% per annum, calculated on the basis of a 360-day
year consisting of 12 30-day months.

         "Note Register" means the register maintained pursuant to Section 6.03.

         "Note Registrar" means the Trustee unless a successor thereto is
appointed pursuant to Section 6.03. The Note Registrar initially designates its
offices at Sixth Street and Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55479-0070
as its offices for purposes of Section 6.07.

         "Noteholder" means the Person in whose name a Note is registered in the
Note Register, except that, solely for the purposes of giving certain consents,
waivers, requests or demands pursuant to this Agreement the interests evidenced
by any Note registered in the name of, or in the name of a Person or entity
holding for the benefit of, the Issuer, the Servicer or any Person actually
known to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee to be controlling, controlled by
or under common control with the Issuer or the Servicer, shall not be taken into
account in determining whether the requisite percentage necessary to effect any
such consent, waiver, request or demand shall have been obtained.

         "Obligor" on a Receivable means any Person who owes or may be liable
for payments under such Receivable.

         "Officer's Certificate" means a certificate signed by a Responsible
Officer of the Issuer or the Servicer, as the case may be, and delivered to the
Trustee and Note Insurer.

         "Opinion of Counsel" means a written opinion of counsel, who may be an
employee of or outside counsel to the Person responsible for providing such
opinion, and which opinion shall be reasonably acceptable to the Trustee, the
Note Insurer and the other recipients thereof.

         "Original Note Balance" means $33,000,000.

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         "Originating Institution" means any Person from which the Seller has
acquired any Receivables and their successors and assigns.

         "Payment Date" means the fifteenth day of each calendar month or, if
such day is not a Business Day, the next succeeding Business Day, commencing
February 15, 1999.

         "PBGC" shall mean the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and any
Person succeeding to the functions thereof.

         "Permitted Investments" means, at any time, any one or more of the
following obligations and securities:

                  (i) obligations of, and obligations fully guaranteed as to
         timely payment of principal and interest by, the United States or any
         agency thereof, provided such obligations are backed by the full faith
         and credit of the United States;

                  (ii) general obligations of, or obligations guaranteed by,
         FNMA or any state of the United States or the District of Columbia,
         which are then rated the highest available credit rating for such
         obligations by the Required Rating Agencies then providing such a
         rating;

                  (iii) demand deposits, time deposits, or certificates of
         deposit of any depository institution or trust company (including the
         Trustee) organized under the laws of the United States or of any state
         thereof, the District of Columbia (or any branch of a foreign bank
         licensed under the laws of the United States of America or any State
         thereof) and subject to supervision and examination by banking
         authorities of one or more of such jurisdictions, provided that the
         short-term unsecured debt obligations of such depository institution or
         trust company are then rated the highest available credit rating for
         such obligations by the Required Rating Agencies then providing such a
         rating;

                  (iv) repurchase obligations held by the Trustee that are
         acceptable to the Trustee with respect to any security described in
         clauses (i) or (ii) hereof or any other security issued or guaranteed
         by any other agency or instrumentality of the United States, in either
         case entered into with a federal agency or a depository institution or
         trust company (acting as principal) described in clause (iii) above,
         provided that the party agreeing to repurchase such obligations shall
         have the highest available short-term debt rating from the Required
         Rating Agencies then providing such a rating; and

                  (v) freely redeemable shares in money market funds (including
         such funds for which the Trustee or an Affiliate of the Trustee serves
         as an investment advisor, administrator, shareholder servicing agent
         and/or custodian or subcustodian) which invest solely in the types of
         instruments and obligations described in clauses (i) through (iv)
         above, so long as such funds are then rated in the highest available
         rating category for money market funds by the Required Rating Agencies
         then providing such a rating and notwithstanding that (i) the Trustee
         or an Affiliate of the Trustee may charge and collect fees and expenses
         from such funds for services rendered, (ii) the Trustee charges and
         collects fees and expenses for services rendered pursuant to this
         Agreement and (iii) services performed for such funds and pursuant to
         this Agreement may converge at any

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         time. Each of the Issuer and the Servicer hereby specifically
         authorizes the Trustee or an Affiliate of the Trustee to charge and
         collect all fees and expenses from such funds for services rendered to
         such funds, in addition to any fees and expenses the Trustee may charge
         and collect for services rendered pursuant to this Agreement;

                  (vi) commercial paper having, at the time of the investment or
         contractual commitment to invest therein, the highest available credit
         rating for such obligations by the required Rating Agencies then
         providing such a rating;

                  (vii) bankers' acceptances (with a maturity of one month or
         less) issued by any depository institution or trust company referred to
         in clause (iii) above;

                  (viii) money market mutual funds that can be liquidated on a
         single day's notice and which are registered under the Investment
         Company Act of 1940, as amended, whose shares are registered under the
         Securities Act and have the highest available credit rating for such
         obligations by the required Rating Agencies then providing such a
         rating;

                  (ix) any other investment grade investment as may be
         acceptable to the required Rating Agencies and the Controlling Party,
         as evidenced by a writing to that effect;

provided that each of the foregoing investments above shall mature no later than
the Business Day prior to the Payment Date immediately following the date of
purchase thereof (other than in the case of the investment of monies in
instruments of which the entity at which the related Account is located is the
obligor, which may mature on the related Payment Date), and shall be required to
be held to such maturity; and provided further that each of the Permitted
Investments may be purchased by the Trustee through an Affiliate of the Trustee.

         Permitted Investments are only those which are acquired by the Trustee
in its name and in its capacity as Trustee, and with respect to which (a) the
Trustee has noted its interest therein on its books and records, and (b) the
Trustee has purchased such investments for value without notice of any adverse
claim thereto (and, if such investments are securities or other financial assets
or interests therein, within the meaning of Section 8-102 of the UCC, without
acting in collusion with a securities intermediary in violating such securities
intermediary's obligations to entitlement holders in such assets, under Section
8-504 of the UCC, to maintain a sufficient quantity of such assets in favor of
such entitlement holders), and (c) either (i) such investments are in the
possession of the Trustee, or (ii) such investments, (A) if certificated
securities and in bearer form, have been delivered to the Trustee, or in
registered form, have been delivered to the Trustee and either registered by the
issuer in the name of the Trustee or endorsed by effective endorsement to the
Trustee or in blank; (B) if uncertificated securities, the ownership of which
has been registered to the Trustee on the books of the issuer thereof (or
another person, other than a securities intermediary, either becomes the
registered owner of the uncertified security on behalf of the Trustee or, having
previously become the registered owner, acknowledges that it holds for the
Trustee); or (C) if securities entitlements (within the meaning of Section 8-102
of the UCC) representing interests in securities or other financial assets (or
interests therein) held by a securities intermediary (within the meaning of said
Section 8-102), a securities intermediary indicates by book entry that a
security or other financial asset has been credited to the Trustee's

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securities account with such securities intermediary. No Permitted Investment
may be purchased at a premium.

         "Permitted Sale Receivable" means any Receivable that the Servicer has
determined to be uncollectable.

         "Person" means any legal person, including any individual, corporation,
partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, association, joint stock
company, trust, unincorporated organization or government or any agency or
political subdivision thereof.

         "Placement Agent" means Rothschild Inc.

         "Policy" means the Financial Guaranty Insurance Policy issued pursuant
to the Insurance Agreement.

         "Pool" means a particular group of Receivables designated as such in
the Schedule of Receivables.

         "Premium Letter" means the letter agreement between the Note Insurer
and the Issuer, dated as of the Closing Date.

         "Premium Rate" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Premium
Letter.

         "Proprietary Information" shall have the meaning specified in Section
6.09.

         "Purchase Price" means the amount paid by Seller to purchase a
Receivable.

         "Purchaser" means Midland Receivables 98-1 Corporation, in its capacity
as transferee of the Receivables under the Receivables Contribution Agreement.

         "Qualified Institutional Buyer" has the meaning assigned to such term
in Rule 144A under the Securities Act.

         "Rating Agency" means Standard & Poor's Rating Services, a division of
McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

         "Receivable" means any receivable generated under or in connection with
a Consumer Account identified in a Schedule of Receivables delivered by Seller
to Issuer in connection with the Receivables Contribution Agreement.

         "Receivable File" means the documents described in Section 2.02
pertaining to a particular Receivable.

         "Receivables Contribution Agreement" means the Receivables Contribution
Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, between the Seller and the Purchaser.

         "Record Date" means, with respect to each Payment Date, the last
Business Day of the Collection Period immediately preceding such Payment Date.
Any amount stated "as of a Record Date" or "on a Record Date" shall give effect
to all applications of collections, and all payments

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to any party under this Agreement or to the related Obligor, as the case may be,
in each case as determined as of the opening of business of the Note Registrar
on the related Record Date.

         "Redemption Amount" means, with respect to a redemption of the Notes by
the Issuer pursuant to Section 11.01, an amount equal to the sum of (i) the Note
Balance as of the date the Issuer elects to redeem the Notes, (ii) all accrued
and unpaid interest on the Notes through the end of the Collection Period
immediately preceding the Payment Date as of which such redemption will occur,
and (iii) all outstanding Note Insurer Obligations then due and payable.

         "Reimbursement Obligations" means the sum of (i) each payment made
under the Policy and (ii) interest on any payment made under the Policy from the
date of the payment until the date the Note Insurer is repaid, in full and in
cash, at an annual rate equal to the "Prime Rate" (as hereinafter defined) plus
100 basis points (calculated on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed
in a 360 day year). The term "Prime Rate" means the interest rate published in
the "Money Rates" column in The Wall Street Journal and referred to therein as
the "Prime Rate;" any change in such Prime Rate shall correspondingly change the
interest rate as of the date of any such change.

         "Remittance Date" means, with respect to any Payment Date, the third
Business Day next preceding such Payment Date.

         "Removed Receivable" means a Receivable which the Servicer is obligated
to acquire pursuant to Section 3.04, or which the Issuer is obligated to
reacquire pursuant to Section 2.05 or 7.02, or the Issuer has elected to
reacquire pursuant to Section 11.01.

         "Required Rating Agencies" means with respect to any debtor or
indebtedness the Rating Agency and one other Nationally Recognized Statistical
Rating Agency; provided that none of the other such Nationally Recognized
Statistical Rating Agencies has given a lower rating to the relevant debtor or
indebtedness than the Rating Agency and such other Nationally Recognized
Statistical Rating Agency (in which case, for the avoidance of doubt, such other
nationally recognized statistical rating agency giving the lower rating shall be
one of the "Required Rating Agencies").

   
         "Required Reserve Amount" means the amount required to be deposited in
the Reserve Account on the Closing Date and thereafter maintained in the Reserve
Account for so long as the Notes are outstanding, such amount being equal to the
greater of (a) three percent (3%) of the Note Balance and (b) two percent (2%)
of the Original Note Balance.
    

         "Reserve Account" means the segregated account or accounts, each of
which shall be an Eligible Account, established and maintained pursuant to
Section 4.01 and entitled "Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, as
Trustee for Midland Receivables-Backed Notes, Series 1998-1, Reserve Account."

         "Reserve Fund Reimbursement Amount" means, with respect to any Payment
Date, the excess of the Required Reserve Amount over the amount then on deposit
in the Reserve Account.

         "Responsible Officer" means,

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                  (i) when used with respect to the Trustee, any officer within
         the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, including any vice
         president, assistant vice president, assistant treasurer, assistant
         secretary or any other officer of the Trustee customarily performing
         functions similar to those performed by any of the above designated
         officers and also, with respect to a particular matter, any other
         officer to whom such matter is referred because of such officer's
         knowledge of and familiarity with such particular subject, and

                  (ii) when used with respect to the Issuer or the Servicer, the
         president or the chief financial officer of the Issuer or the Servicer,
         as the case may be.

         "Sale" means any sale of any portion of the Trust Estate.

         "Schedule of Receivables" means each Schedule of Receivables containing
a true and complete list of Receivables delivered to the Trustee by the Issuer
in connection with the Receivable Contribution Agreement and incorporated by
reference herein.

         "Securities Act" means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

         "Seller" means Midland Credit Management, Inc., in its capacity as
transferor of the Receivables under the Receivables Contribution Agreement.

         "Servicer" means Midland Credit Management, Inc., in its capacity as
servicer of the Receivables pursuant to this Agreement, and each successor
thereto (in the same capacity) appointed pursuant to Section 9.03.

         "Servicer Default" shall have the meaning specified in Section 9.01.

         "Servicer's Remittance Date Certificate" means an Officer's Certificate
of the Servicer completed and executed pursuant to Section 3.06 and delivered to
the Trustee, in each case specifying Removed Receivables in respect of which the
making of an Acquisition Payment is required hereunder, prepared by the Servicer
as of the opening of business of the Trustee on each applicable Remittance Date.

   
         "Servicing Fee" means the fee payable to the Servicer on each Payment
Date, calculated pursuant to Section 3.05, for services rendered during the
related Collection Period, which shall be, for any Payment Date, equal to 20% of
all Net Proceeds during such Collection Period other than Net Proceeds from a
sale pursuant to Section 3.13. The term "Servicing Fee" shall also mean the
additional amounts payable to a Successor Servicer for servicing pursuant to
Section 9.03, but only to the extent such amounts do not exceed the amount
calculated in accordance with the preceding sentence; all amounts in excess
thereof are herein called the "Additional Servicing Fee".
    

         "Subservicers" shall have the meaning specified in Section 9.07.

         "Successor Servicer" means any entity appointed as a successor to the
Servicer pursuant to Section 9.03.

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         "Third-Party Fees" means, with respect to a Receivable and any
Collection Period, the amount of any fees or compensation paid or owed to
unrelated third-parties (generally, contingency fee lawyers) retained or
otherwise engaged by the Servicer under fee or compensation arrangements that
are contingent upon, and determined by reference to, amounts recovered in
respect of the related Receivable.

         "Transaction Documents" means, collectively, this Agreement, the
Receivables Contribution Agreement, the Schedule of Receivables, the Notes, the
Policy, the Insurance Agreement, the Premium Letter, and each of the other
documents, instruments and agreements entered into in connection with any of the
foregoing or the transactions contemplated thereby.

         "Transfer" shall have the meaning specified in Section 6.03(g). It is
expressly provided that the term "Transfer" in the context of the Notes
includes, without limitation, any distribution of the Notes by (i) a corporation
to its shareholders, (ii) a partnership to its partners, (iii) a limited
liability company to its members, (iv) a trust to its beneficiaries or (v) any
other business entity to the owners of the beneficial interests in such entity.

         "Transferee Certificate" means a certificate in the form of Exhibit D-2
or D-3.

         "Transition Fees" shall have the meaning specified in Section 9.02.

         "Trust" means the trust created by this Agreement.

         "Trust Estate" or "Midland Receivables-Backed Notes, Series 1998-1
Trust Estate" means the trust estate established under this Agreement for, the
benefit of the Noteholders and the Note Insurer, which consists of the property
described in Section 2.01(b).

         "Trust Property" means the property, or interests in property,
constituting the Trust Estate from time to time.

         "Trustee" means Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, and any
successor trustee appointed pursuant to Section 10.11.

         "Trustee Fee" means the fee payable to the Trustee on each Payment Date
for services rendered under this Agreement, which shall be equal to the greater
of $250 per month or an amount per month equal to one-twelfth of three and
one/half basis points (.035%) per annum times the average daily Note Balance.

         "Trustee's Certificate" means a certificate completed and executed by a
Responsible Officer of the Trustee pursuant to Section 10.02 or 10.03,
substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B.

         "UCC" means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of
Kansas.

         "United States" means the United States of America.

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         "Vice President" of any Person means any vice president of such Person,
whether or not designated by a number or words before or after the title "Vice
President," who is a duly elected officer of such Person.

         "Voting Interests" means the aggregate voting power evidenced by the
Notes,; corresponding to the outstanding Note Balance of the Notes held by
individual Noteholders; provided, however, that where the Voting Interests are
relevant in determining whether the vote of the requisite percentage of
Noteholders necessary to effect any consent, waiver, request or demand shall
have been obtained, the Voting Interests shall be deemed to be reduced by the
amount equal to the Voting Interests (without giving effect to this provision)
represented by the interests evidenced by any Note registered in the name of, or
in the name of a Person or entity holding for the benefit of, the Issuer, the
Servicer or any Person actually known to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee to
be an Affiliate of either or both of the Issuer and the Servicer.

         SECTION 1.02 INTERPRETATION.

         Unless otherwise indicated in this Agreement:

         (a) reference to and the definition of any document (including this
Agreement) shall be deemed a reference to such document as it may be amended or
modified from time to time;

         (b) all references to an "Article," "Section," "Schedule" or "Exhibit"
are to an Article or Section hereof or to a Schedule or an Exhibit attached
hereto;

         (c) defined terms in the singular shall include the plural and vice
versa, and the masculine, feminine or neuter gender shall include all genders;

         (d) the words "hereof," "herein" and "hereunder" and words of similar
import when used in this Agreement shall refer to this Agreement as a whole and
not to any particular provision of this Agreement;

         (e) in the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a
later specified date, the word "from" means "from and including" and the words
"to" and "until" each means "to but excluding";

         (f) periods of days referred to in this Agreement shall be counted in
calendar days unless Business Days are expressly prescribed and references in
this Agreement to months and years shall be to calendar months and calendar
years unless otherwise specified;

         (g) accounting terms not otherwise defined herein and accounting terms
partly defined herein to the extent not defined, shall have the respective
meanings given to them under GAAP; and

         (h) the headings in this Agreement are for the purpose of reference
only and do not limit or affect its meaning.

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                                   ARTICLE II
             CREATION OF TRUST ESTATE; CUSTODY OF RECEIVABLE FILES
                REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING RECEIVABLES; DISCHARGE

SECTION 2.01 CREATION OF TRUST ESTATE.

         (a) Upon the execution of this Agreement by the parties hereto, there
is hereby created for the benefit of the Noteholders and the Note Insurer the
Midland Receivables-Backed Notes, Series 1998-1 Trust Estate. The Issuer,
pursuant to the mutually agreed upon terms contained in this Agreement, hereby
grants a security interest to the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and the
Note Insurer, in all of its right, title and interest in and to the Trust
Estate, including, without limitation, Receivables and any proceeds related
thereto, and such other items as shall be specified in this Agreement.

         (b) In consideration of the Trustee's delivery to the Issuer of
authenticated Notes, in authorized denominations, in an aggregate amount equal
to the Original Note Balance, the Issuer does hereby grant a security interest
to the Trustee, in trust for the benefit of the Noteholders and the Note
Insurer, all pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, in the following property
and rights in property, whether now owned or existing or hereafter acquired or
arising, whether tangible or intangible, and wheresoever located:

                  (i) all right, title and interest of the Issuer in and to the
         Receivables and all monies due thereon or paid thereunder or in respect
         thereof (including, without limitation, any fees and charges paid by
         Obligors and any proceeds of any Sales) on and after the Closing Date
         (including any Acquisition Payments made with respect to Removed
         Receivables reacquired by the Issuer pursuant to Section 2.05 or 7.02
         or Removed Receivables acquired by the Servicer pursuant to Section
         3.04), net of any Third-Party Fees;

                  (ii) the rights of the Issuer as Purchaser under the
         Receivables Contribution Agreement to enforce the obligations of the
         Seller thereunder;

                  (iii) the Collection Account, the Note Payment Account and the
         Reserve Account, and all monies, "securities," "instruments,"
         "accounts" "general intangibles," "chattel paper," "financial assets,"
         "investment property" (the terms in quotations are defined in the UCC)
         and other property on deposit or credited to the Collection Account,
         the Note Payment Account, and the Reserve Account from time to time
         (whether or not constituting or derived from payments, collections or
         recoveries received, made or realized in respect of the Receivables);

                  (iv) all right, title and interest of the purchaser in, to and
         under each Asset Sale Agreement, and all related documents, instruments
         and agreements pursuant to which the Seller acquired, or acquired an
         interest in, any of the Receivables from an Originating Institution;

                  (v) all payments due under the Policy;

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                  (vi) all books, records and documents relating to the
         Receivables in any medium, including without limitation paper, tapes,
         disks and other electronic media;

                  (vii) all other monies, securities, reserves and other
         property now or at any time in the possession of the Trustee or its
         bailee, agent or custodian and relating to any of the foregoing; and

                  (viii) all proceeds, products, rents and profits of any of the
         foregoing and all other amounts payable in respect of the foregoing;
         including, without limitation, proceeds of insurance policies insuring
         any of the foregoing or any indemnity or warranty payable by reason of
         loss or damage to or otherwise in respect of any of the foregoing.

         (c) The parties hereto intend that the security interest granted under
this Agreement shall give the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and the Note
Insurer a first priority perfected security interest in, to and under the
Receivables, and all other property described in this Section 2.01 as a part of
the Trust Estate and all proceeds of any of the foregoing in order to secure the
Note Insurer obligations and the obligations of the Issuer to the Trustee, the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer under the Notes, this Agreement, the Insurance
Agreement and all of the other Transaction Documents. The Trustee on behalf of
the Noteholders and the Note Insurer shall have all the rights, powers and
privileges of a secured party under the UCC. The Issuer agrees to execute and
file all filings (including filings under the UCC) and take all other actions
reasonably necessary in any jurisdiction to provide third parties with notice of
the security interest granted pursuant to this Agreement and to perfect such
security interest under the UCC.

         (d) The Issuer shall ensure that from and after the time of the grant
of the security interest in this Trust Estate, the master computer records
(including any back-up archives) maintained by or on behalf of the Issuer that
refer to any Receivable indicate clearly the interest in the Receivables and
that the Receivables is subject to a security interest in favor of the Trustee.
Indication of the interest of the Trustee in a Receivable shall be deleted from
or modified on such computer records when, and only when, the Receivable has
been paid in full or has been acquired, assigned or released pursuant to this
Agreement.

         SECTION 2.02 CUSTODY OF RECEIVABLE FILES.

         In order to assure uniform quality in servicing the Receivables and to
reduce administrative costs, the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and the
Note Insurer, upon the execution and delivery of this Agreement, revocably
appoints the Servicer, and the Servicer accepts such appointment, to act as the
agent of the Trustee as custodian of the following documents to each Receivable:

                  (i) the related Asset Sale Agreement;

                  (ii) any other documents received from or made available by
         the related Originating Institution in respect of such Receivable;

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                  (iii) a copy of the marked computer records indicating the
         interest of the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and the Note
         Insurer, as evidenced by the Schedule of Receivables; and

                  (iv) any and all other documents that the Issuer or the
         Servicer, as the case may be, shall keep on file, in accordance with
         its customary procedures, relating to such Receivable or the related
         Obligor.

         SECTION 2.03 ACCEPTANCE BY TRUSTEE.

         The Trustee hereby acknowledges its acceptance, on behalf of the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer, pursuant to this Agreement, of the security
interest in and to the Receivables and the other Trust Property granted by the
Issuer pursuant to this Agreement, and declares and shall declare from and after
the date hereof that the Trustee, on behalf of the Noteholders and the Note
Insurer, holds and shall hold such Trust Property, pursuant to the trusts set
forth in this Agreement.

         SECTION 2.04 REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ISSUER AS TO THE
                      RECEIVABLES.

         The Issuer does hereby make the following representations and
warranties as of the Closing Date on which (i) the Trustee is relying in
accepting the Receivables and the other Trust Property and authenticating the
Notes; (ii) the Noteholders are relying in purchasing the Notes; (iii) the Note
Insurer is relying in issuing the Policy; and (iv) the Rating Agency is relying
in providing its rating of the Notes.

         (a) Characteristics of Receivables. Each such Receivable is payable in
United States dollars, has been purchased by Midland Credit Management, Inc.
from the related Originating Institution under an Asset Sale Agreement with such
Originating Institution in accordance with the Customary Procedures of Midland
Credit Management, Inc., and has been subsequently transferred, assigned and
conveyed by the Seller to the Issuer pursuant to the Receivables Contribution
Agreement.

         (b) Schedule of Receivables. The information set forth in the Schedule
of Receivables is true and correct in all material respects as of the close of
business on the Cut-Off Date, and the Issuer owned no other Receivables as of
the Cut-Off Date.

         (c) No Government Obligors. None of the Receivables are due from the
United States or any state or local government, or from any agency, department
or instrumentality of the United States or any state or local government.

         (d) Employee Obligors. None of the Receivables are due from any
employee of the Seller, the Issuer or any of their respective Affiliates.

         (e) Good Title. No Receivable has been transferred, assigned, conveyed
or pledged by the Issuer to any Person other than the Trustee. The Issuer has
good and marketable title to each Receivable, free and clear of all Liens and
rights of others; the Trustee on behalf of the

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Noteholders and the Note Insurer has a first priority perfected security
interest in, each Receivable, free and clear of all Liens and rights of others;
and such security interest has been perfected under the UCC and any other
applicable law.

         (f) No Impairment of Rights. As of the Closing Date, the Issuer has not
taken any action that, or failed to take any action the omission of which, would
impair the rights of the Trustee or the Noteholders or the Note Insurer with
respect to any such Receivable; provided, however, that the writing down of any
Receivable balance in accordance with Customary Procedures shall not be deemed
an impairment of the rights of any of the Trustee, the Noteholders or the Note
Insurer.

         (g) No Fraudulent Use. As of the Closing Date, no Receivable has been
identified by the Issuer or reported to the Issuer by the related Originating
Institution as having resulted from fraud perpetrated by any Person with respect
to the related account.

         (h) All Filings Made. All filings (including UCC filings) necessary in
any jurisdiction to provide third parties with notice of the transfer and
assignment herein contemplated, and to give the Trustee on behalf of the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer a first priority perfected security interest in
the Receivables shall have been made.

         (i) UCC Status. No Receivable is secured by "real property" or
"fixtures" or evidenced by an "instrument" under and as defined in the UCC.

         (j) Location of Receivable Files. As of the Closing Date, each
Receivable File is kept by the Servicer at its offices at 500 West First Street,
Hutchinson, Kansas 67504, or such other address permitted pursuant to Section
2.06(b).

         SECTION 2.05 REACQUISITION OF RECEIVABLES UPON BREACH.

         (a) Upon discovery by the Issuer or the Servicer or upon the actual
knowledge of a Responsible Officer of the Trustee of a breach of any of the
representations and warranties of the Issuer set forth in Section 2.04, the
party discovering such breach shall give prompt written notice to the others.
If, as a result of such breach, any Receivable is rendered uncollectible or the
Trustee's rights in, to or under such Receivable or the proceeds thereof are
materially impaired or such proceeds are not available for any reason to the
Trustee free and clear of any Lien, then (i) the Issuer shall repay a portion of
the Note Balance equal to the Acquisition Payment related to such Receivable or
(ii) if the Seller has the right to demand, or is obligated to accept,
substitution of Receivables of equal or greater value from the Originating
Institution (the "Substitute Receivables") of the affected Receivables upon such
a breach under the applicable Asset Sale Agreement, and the Seller has
contributed (or simultaneously with the removal of the Receivables affected by
such breach, will contribute) such Substitute Receivables to the Issuer pursuant
to the Receivables Contribution Agreement, the Issuer shall cause Substitute
Receivables to become subject to this lien under this Indenture; and, in each
case, if necessary, the Issuer shall enforce the obligation of the Seller under
the Receivables Contribution Agreement to reacquire such Receivable from the
Issuer, unless such breach shall have been cured within 30 days after the
earlier to occur of the discovery of such breach by the Issuer or receipt of
written notice of such breach by the Issuer, such that the relevant
representation and warranty shall be true and correct in all material respects
as if made on such day, and the Issuer

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shall have delivered to the Trustee, the Note Insurer and each Noteholder an
Officer's Certificate describing the nature of such breach and the manner in
which the relevant representation and warranty became true and correct. This
reacquisition or substitution obligation shall pertain to all representations
and warranties of the Issuer contained in Section 2.04, whether or not the
Issuer has knowledge of the breach at the time of the breach or at the time the
representations and warranties were made. The Issuer will be obligated to the
accept any reassignment of a Receivable as set forth above on the Remittance
Date following the date on which such reassignment obligation arises. In
consideration of the reacquisition of any such Receivable, on the Remittance
Date immediately following the date on which such reassignment obligation
arises, the Issuer shall remit the Acquisition Payment of such Receivable to the
Collection Account in the manner specified in Section 4.03 or shall cause
Substitution Receivables to become a part of the Trust Property hereunder.

         (b) Upon any such reacquisition or substitution, the Trustee on behalf
of the Noteholders and the Note Insurer shall, without further action, be deemed
to release its security interest in, to and under the Removed Receivable so
reacquired, all monies due or to become due with respect thereto after the
aforementioned Remittance Date and all proceeds thereof. The Trustee shall
execute such documents and instruments of release and take such other actions as
shall be reasonably requested by the Issuer to effect the security interest
release pursuant to this Section. The sole remedies of the Trustee, the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer with respect to a breach of the Issuer's
representations and warranties pursuant to Section 2.04 shall be to require the
Issuer to reacquire the related Receivable pursuant to this Section and to
enforce the Issuer's obligation hereunder to enforce the obligation of the
Seller under the Receivables Contribution Agreement to reacquire such Receivable
from the Issuer. The Trustee shall have no duty to conduct any affirmative
investigation as to the occurrence of any condition requiring the reacquisition
of any Receivable pursuant to this Section, except as otherwise provided in
10.02.

         SECTION 2.06 DUTIES OF SERVICER AS CUSTODIAN.

         (a) Safekeeping. The Servicer, in its capacity as custodian, shall hold
the Receivable Files in its possession from time to time on behalf of the
Trustee for the use and benefit of the Note Insurer and all present and future
Noteholders, and maintain such accurate and complete accounts, records and
computer systems pertaining to each Receivable File as shall enable the Trustee
to comply with this Agreement. In performing its duties as custodian, the
Servicer shall act with reasonable care, using that degree of skill and
attention that it exercises with respect to the receivable files of comparable
defaulted receivables that the Servicer services for itself or others. The
Servicer shall conduct, or cause to be conducted, periodic examinations of the
files of receivables owned or serviced by it, which shall include the Receivable
Files held by it under this Agreement, and of the related accounts, records and
computer systems, in such a manner as shall enable the Trustee to verify the
accuracy of the Servicer's record keeping; provided however, that the Trustee
shall be under no obligation to verify the accuracy of the Servicer's
record-keeping unless requested to do so in writing by the Note Insurer, the
Noteholders with Voting Interest in excess of 50% or the Rating Agency. Any such
written request shall specify in detail the procedures to be employed by the
Trustee. The Servicer shall promptly report to the Trustee any failure on its
part to hold the Receivable Files and maintain its accounts, records and

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computer systems as herein provided and promptly take appropriate action to
remedy any such failure.

         (b) Maintenance of and Access to Records. The Servicer shall maintain
each Receivable File at its offices at 500 West First Street, Hutchinson, Kansas
67504, or at such other office as shall be specified to the Trustee and the Note
Insurer by 30 days' prior written notice, provided that the Servicer shall have
taken all actions necessary or reasonably requested by the Trustee or the Note
Insurer to amend any existing financing statements and continuation statements,
and file additional financing statements and any other steps reasonably
requested by the Trustee or the Note Insurer to further perfect or evidence the
rights, claims or security interests of any of the Trustee or the Note Insurer
under any of the Transaction Documents. The Servicer shall make available to the
Trustee, the Note Insurer and the Noteholders or their duly authorized
representatives, attorneys or auditors the Receivable Files and the accounts,
records and computer systems maintained by the Servicer with respect thereto
upon not less than two Business Days prior written notice for examination during
normal business hours; provided, however, that the Noteholders will only be
entitled to the access provided in this subclause (b) in the event of a Servicer
Default.

         (c) Release of Documents. Upon written instruction from the Trustee,
the Servicer shall release any document in the Receivable Files to the Trustee
or its agent or designee, as the case may be, at such place or places as the
Trustee may designate, as soon as practicable. Nothing in this Section shall
impair the obligation of the Servicer to observe any applicable law prohibiting
disclosure of information regarding the Obligors, which obligation shall be
evidenced by an Opinion of Counsel to such effect, and the failure of the
Servicer to provide access as provided in this Section as a result of such
obligation shall not constitute a breach of this Section. The Servicer shall not
be responsible for any loss occasioned by the failure of the Trustee to return
any document or any delay in doing so.

         SECTION 2.07 INSTRUCTIONS; AUTHORITY TO ACT.

         The Servicer shall be deemed to have received proper instructions with
respect to the Receivable Files upon its receipt of written instructions signed
by a Responsible Officer of the Trustee. A certified copy of a bylaw or of a
resolution of the board of directors of the Trustee shall constitute conclusive
evidence of the authority of any such Responsible Officer to act and shall be
considered in full force and effect until receipt by the Servicer of written
notice to the contrary given by the Trustee.

         SECTION 2.08 INDEMNIFICATION OF CUSTODIAN.

         The Servicer, as custodian of the Receivable Files, shall indemnify the
Trustee for any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, compensatory damages,
payments, costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever (including reasonable
attorney's fees and expenses incurred in connection with defending against any
such claim) that may be imposed on, incurred or asserted against the Trustee as
the result of any improper act or omission in any way relating to the
maintenance and custody of the Receivable Files by the Servicer, as custodian;
provided, however, that the

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Servicer shall not be liable for any portion of any such amount resulting from
the willful misfeasance, bad faith or gross negligence of the Trustee.

         SECTION 2.09 EFFECTIVE PERIOD AND TERMINATION.

         The Servicer's appointment as custodian of the Receivable Files shall
become effective as of the Closing Date and shall continue in full force and
effect so long as it is the Servicer under this Agreement. If the Servicer shall
resign as Servicer pursuant to Section 8.05 or if all of the rights and
obligations of the Servicer have been terminated pursuant to Section 9.02, the
appointment of the Servicer as custodian of the Receivable Files shall
immediately terminate. As soon as practicable after any termination of such
appointment, the Servicer shall deliver the Receivable Files to the Trustee or
its agent at such place or places as the Trustee may reasonably designate.

         SECTION 2.10 AGENT FOR SERVICE.

         The agent for service for the Issuer shall be its President whose
address is 76 Willowbrook, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502, and the agent for service
for the Servicer shall be its President whose address is 500 West First Street,
Hutchinson, Kansas 67504.

         SECTION 2.11 SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE OF INDENTURE.

         Whenever the following conditions shall have been satisfied:

         (a) an amount sufficient to pay and discharge the outstanding Note
Balance, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes, has been paid to the
Noteholders;

         (b) the Issuer has paid or caused to be paid all other sums payable
hereunder by the Issuer;

         (c) the Issuer has paid or caused to be paid all Note Insurer
Obligations then outstanding to the Note Insurer;

         (d) the obligation of the Note Insurer under the Policy shall have been
terminated; and

         (e) the Issuer has delivered to the Trustee an Officers' Certificate of
the Issuer and an Opinion of Counsel each stating that all conditions precedent
herein provided for the satisfaction and discharge of this Agreement with
respect to the Notes and the Policy have been complied with;

then this Agreement and the lien, rights and interests created hereby shall
cease to be of further effect with respect to the Notes, and the Trustee shall,
at the expense of the Issuer, (i) execute and deliver all such instruments as
may be necessary to acknowledge the satisfaction and discharge of this Agreement
with respect to the Notes, (ii) pay, or assign or transfer and deliver, to the
Issuer, all cash, securities and other property held by it as part of the Trust
Estate or other assets remaining after satisfaction of the conditions specified
in clauses (a), (b) and (c) above,

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and (iii) arrange for the cancellation, surrender and termination of the Policy
pursuant to the terms thereof and of the Insurance Agreement.

         Notwithstanding the satisfaction and discharge of this Agreement with
respect to the Notes, the obligations of the Issuer to the Trustee under Section
10.07, the obligations of the Trustee to the Issuer, the Servicer and to the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer under Section 4.04, the obligations of the
Trustee to the Noteholders and the Note Insurer under Section 4.07, and rights
to receive payments of principal of and interest on the Notes, and payment of
Note Insurer Obligations, and the rights, privileges and immunities of the
Trustee under Article X, shall survive.

         SECTION 2.12 APPLICATION OF TRUST MONEY.

         All money deposited with the Trustee pursuant to Sections 4.02 and 4.03
shall be held in trust and applied by it, in accordance with the provisions of
the Notes, the Insurance Agreement and this Agreement to the payment to the
Persons entitled thereto, of the principal, interest, fees, costs and expenses
for whose payment such money has been deposited with the Trustee.

                                  ARTICLE III
                   ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICING OF RECEIVABLES

         SECTION 3.01 DUTIES OF SERVICER.

         (a) The Servicer, as agent for the Trustee, shall manage, service,
administer and make collections on and in respect of the Receivables with
reasonable care, using that degree of skill and attention that the Servicer
exercises with respect to all comparable defaulted consumer receivables that it
services for itself or others (whether or not the Servicer shall then be
servicing comparable defaulted consumer receivables for itself or others). The
Servicer's duties shall include collecting and posting all payments, responding
to inquiries of Obligors or by federal, state or local government authorities
with respect to the Receivables, investigating delinquencies, implementation of
payment plans, sending payment information to Obligors, reporting tax
information to Obligors in accordance with its customary practices, accounting
for collections, publishing monthly and annual statements to the Trustee with
respect to payments, generating federal income tax information and performing
the other duties specified herein. In performing the above-referenced services,
the Servicer shall perform in accordance with Customary Procedures and shall
have full power and authority, acting alone, to do any and all things in
connection with such managing, servicing, administration and collection that it
may deem necessary or desirable.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Servicer shall be
authorized and empowered by the Trustee to execute and deliver, on behalf of
itself, the Trustee, the Noteholders, the Note Insurer, or any of them, any and
all instruments of satisfaction or cancellation, or of partial or full release
or discharge and all other comparable instruments, with respect to the
Receivables. To the extent not prohibited by applicable law, the Servicer is
hereby authorized to commence, in its own name or in the name of the Issuer or
the Trustee, a legal proceeding to enforce a Receivable or to commence or
participate in a legal proceeding (including without limitation a bankruptcy

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proceeding) relating to or involving a Receivable. If the Servicer commences or
participates in such a legal proceeding in its own name, the Trustee and the
Issuer shall thereupon be deemed to have automatically assigned, solely for the
purpose of collection on behalf of the party retaining an interest in such
Receivable, such Receivable and the other property conveyed as part of the Trust
Estate pursuant to Section 2.01 with respect to such Receivable to the Servicer
for purposes of commencing or participating in any such proceeding as a party or
claimant, and the Servicer is authorized and empowered by the Trustee and the
Issuer to execute and deliver in the Servicer's name any notices, demands,
claims, complaints, responses, affidavits or other documents or instruments in
connection with any such proceeding (to the fullest extent permitted by
applicable law). If in any enforcement suit or legal proceeding it shall be held
that the Servicer may not enforce a Receivable on the grounds that it shall not
be a real party in interest or a holder entitled to enforce such Receivable, the
Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and the Note Insurer shall, at the
Servicer's expense and written direction, take reasonable steps to enforce such
Receivable. To the extent an assignment is prohibited, prior consent by the
Trustee is hereby given to Servicer authorizing the forwarding of Receivables to
legal counsel (selected by Servicer) for the purpose of commencing legal
proceedings on behalf of the Issuer or the Trustee. It being understood by
Servicer that nothing contained herein will permit or allow Servicer to control
or interfere with the relationship between counsel, Issuer or the Trustee, but
Servicer is hereby authorized on behalf of the Issuer or the Trustee to receive
and convey information and instructions in order to facilitate and coordinate
the collection of forwarded Receivables. The Servicer shall deposit or cause to
be deposited into the Collection Account, within one Business Day of its receipt
thereof, all Net Proceeds realized in connection with any such action pursuant
to Section 4.02. The Trustee and the Issuer shall furnish the Servicer with any
powers of attorney and other documents and take any other steps which the
Servicer may deem reasonably necessary or appropriate to enable the Servicer to
carry out its servicing and administrative duties under this Agreement.

         SECTION 3.02 COLLECTION OF RECEIVABLE PAYMENTS.

         The Servicer shall make reasonable efforts to collect all payments due
and payable in connection with the Receivables, and shall at all times follow
the Customary Procedures in so doing. The Servicer shall be authorized to write
down the balance of any Receivable in accordance with the Customary Procedures
without the prior consent of the Trustee; provided however, that such write-down
will not affect the rights of the Noteholders or the Note Insurer to any amounts
thereafter collected with respect to such Receivable. The Servicer may, in
accordance with the Customary Procedures, waive any charges or fees that
otherwise may be collected in the ordinary course of servicing the Receivables.

         SECTION 3.03 COVENANTS OF SERVICER.

         The Servicer hereby makes the following covenants with respect to each
Receivable on which the Trustee is relying in accepting the Receivables in trust
and authenticating the Notes:

                  (a)      Fulfillment of Obligations. The Servicer shall duly
                           fulfill all obligations on its part to be fulfilled
                           pursuant to this Indenture under or in connection
                           with the Receivables, shall perform such

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                           obligations in accordance with the Customary
                           Procedures, and shall maintain in effect all licenses
                           and qualifications required in order to service the
                           Receivables and shall comply in all respects with all
                           other requirements of law in connection with
                           servicing the Receivables, the failure to comply with
                           which would have a material adverse effect on the
                           rights or interests of the Noteholders or the Note
                           Insurer.


                  (b)      No Rescission or Cancellation. The Servicer shall not
                           permit any rescission or cancellation of the
                           Receivables except as ordered by a court of competent
                           jurisdiction or other governmental authority;
                           provided, however, that the writing down of the
                           Receivables balance in accordance with Customary
                           Procedures shall not be deemed a rescission or
                           cancellation of such Receivables.

                  (c)      No Impairment. The Servicer shall not take or fail to
                           take any action in breach of this Indenture that
                           would impair the rights of the Trustee, the Trust
                           Estate, the Noteholders or the Note Insurer with
                           respect to the Receivables; provided, however, that
                           the writing down of the Receivables balance in
                           accordance with Customary Procedures shall not be
                           deemed an impairment of the rights of the Trustee,
                           the Noteholders or the Note Insurer. The Servicer
                           shall not engage in any pattern of conduct under
                           which it intentionally elects (i) to write down a
                           Receivables balance from an Obligor rather than
                           writing down amounts due from the same Obligor which
                           are not a part of the Receivables or (ii) to apply a
                           payment received from an Obligor to a Consumer
                           Account which is not a Receivable rather than to a
                           Receivable (unless expressly instructed to do so by
                           the Obligor), if the Servicer has actual knowledge
                           that such write-downs or payment applications
                           discriminate against the Noteholders, or with
                           knowledge that the effect of such intentional
                           election is to discriminate against the Noteholders.

                  (d)      No Instruments. Except in connection with its
                           enforcement or collection of the Receivables, the
                           Servicer shall take no action to cause any
                           Receivables to be evidenced by any instruments (as
                           defined in the UCC) and if any Receivable is so
                           evidenced (whether or not in connection with such
                           enforcement or collection), it shall be assigned to
                           the Servicer as provided in Section 3.04.

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         SECTION 3.04 PURCHASE OF RECEIVABLES UPON BREACH AND OTHER EVENTS.

         Upon discovery by the Issuer or the Servicer or upon the actual
knowledge of a Responsible Officer of the Trustee of a breach of any of the
covenants of the Servicer set forth in Section 3.03 that materially and
adversely affects the rights or interests of the Noteholders or the Note
Insurer, the party discovering such breach shall give prompt written notice to
the others. If, as a result of such breach, any Receivables are rendered
uncollectible or the Trustee's rights in, to or under such Receivables or the
proceeds thereof are materially impaired or such proceeds are not available for
any reason to the Trustee free and clear of any Lien, the Servicer shall acquire
from the Issuer such Receivables, unless such breach shall have been cured
within thirty (30) days after the earlier to occur of the discovery of such
breach by the Servicer or receipt of written notice of such breach by the
Servicer, such that the relevant covenant shall be true and correct in all
material respects as if made on such day, and the Servicer shall have delivered
to the Trustee a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Servicer describing
the nature of such breach and the manner in which the relevant covenant became
true and correct. The Servicer will be obligated to accept the assignment of
such Receivables as set forth above on the Remittance Date following the date on
which such assignment obligation arises. In consideration of the acquisition of
any such Receivables, on the Remittance Date immediately following the date on
which such acquisition obligation arises, the Servicer shall remit the
Acquisition Payment of such Receivables to the Collection Account in the manner
specified in Section 4.03. Upon any such acquisition, and the remitting of the
Release Payment to the Collection Account, the Trustee on behalf of the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer shall, without further action, be deemed to
have released its security interest in, to and under such Removed Receivables,
all monies due or to become due with respect thereto after the aforementioned
Remittance Date and all proceeds thereof. The Trustee shall execute such
documents and take such other actions as shall be reasonably requested by the
Servicer to further evidence such release. The sole remedy of the Trustee, the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer with respect to a breach pursuant to Section
3.03 shall be to require the Servicer to acquire the related Receivables
pursuant to this Section, except as otherwise provided in Section 8.02, 9.01 or
9.08. The Trustee shall have no duty to conduct any affirmative investigation as
to the occurrence of any condition requiring the acquisition of any Receivable
pursuant to this Section except as otherwise provided in Section 10.02.

         SECTION 3.05 SERVICING FEE; PAYMENT OF CERTAIN EXPENSES BY SERVICER.

         As compensation for the performance of its obligations hereunder, the
Servicer shall be entitled to receive on each Payment Date the Servicing Fee as
provided in Section 4.04. Except to the extent otherwise provided herein, the
Servicer shall be required to pay from its servicing compensation all expenses
incurred in connection with servicing the Receivables including, without
limitation, recovery and collection expenses related to the enforcement of the
Receivables (other than those specified in the following proviso), payment of
the fees and disbursements of the Rating Agency and independent accountants and
all other fees and expenses that are not expressly stated in this Agreement to
be payable by the Trustee, the Noteholders, the Note Insurer or the Issuer;
provided, however, that the Servicer shall not be liable for any liabilities,
costs or expenses of the Trustee, the Noteholders or the Note Insurer

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arising under any tax law, including without limitation any federal, state or
local income or franchise taxes or any other tax imposed on or measured by
income (or any interest or penalties with respect thereto or arising from a
failure to comply therewith), except as otherwise expressly provided in this
Agreement.

         SECTION 3.06 MONTHLY SERVICER REPORT; SERVICER'S REMITTANCE DATE
                      CERTIFICATE.

         (a) On or before 11:00 a.m. New York, New York time on each
Determination Date, the Servicer shall deliver to the Trustee and to the Note
Insurer a Monthly Servicer Report executed by a Responsible Officer of the
Servicer substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A, including a
CD-ROM or computer tape listing all Receivables subject to this Agreement at the
end of such Collection Period (and setting forth such additional information as
requested by the Trustee, the Note Insurer, the Rating Agency or any Noteholder
from time to time, which information the Servicer is able to reasonably provide)
containing all information necessary to make the payments required by Section
4.04 in respect of the Collection Period and Interest Distribution Period
immediately preceding the date of such Monthly Servicer Report and all
information necessary for the Trustee to send statements to Noteholders and the
Note Insurer pursuant to Section 4.07(a).

         (b) On or before 11:00 a.m. New York, New York time on each Remittance
Date on which the Issuer or the Servicer, as applicable, shall be obligated
hereunder to acquire a Removed Receivable, the Servicer shall deliver to the
Trustee and the Note Insurer a Servicer's Remittance Date Certificate
identifying each such Removed Receivable acquired by reference to the related
Obligor's account number (as specified in the Schedule of Receivables), and the
amount of the Acquisition Payment with respect thereto.

         SECTION 3.07 ANNUAL STATEMENT AS TO COMPLIANCE; NOTICE OF DEFAULT.

         (a) The Servicer shall deliver to the Note Insurer and the Trustee, on
or before March 1 of each calendar year, beginning in March 2000, an Officer's
Certificate executed by the chief financial officer of the Servicer, stating
that (i) a review of the activities of the Servicer during the preceding
12-month period ended December 31 (or, in the case of the first such statement,
from the Closing Date through December 31, 1999) and of its performance under
this Agreement has been made under the supervision of the officer executing the
Officer's Certificate, and (ii) to such officer's knowledge, based on such
review, the Servicer has fulfilled all its obligations under this Agreement in
all material respects throughout such period or, if there has been a default in
the fulfillment of any such obligation, specifying each such default known to
such officer and the nature and status thereof.

         (b) The Servicer shall deliver to the Note Insurer and the Trustee,
promptly after having obtained knowledge thereof, but in no event later than
three Business Days thereafter, an Officer's Certificate specifying the nature
and status of any Servicer Default or Event of Default, or other occurrence
which would have a material adverse effect on the rights or interests of the
Note Insurer.

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         SECTION 3.08 PERIODIC ACCOUNTANTS REPORT.

         The Servicer, at its own expense, shall cause Ernst & Young LLP or
another firm of nationally recognized independent public accountants acceptable
to the Note Insurer (who may also render other services to the Servicer or to
the Issuer) to deliver to the Note Insurer and Trustee a report of agreed upon
procedures acceptable to the Controlling Party with respect to the Servicer's
accounting for matters regarding the Trust Estate including cash receipts,
account posting and remittances to the Accounts during the preceding reporting
period. The first reporting period is from the Closing Date through January 31,
1999, and each subsequent reporting period is each subsequent month thereafter
through April 30, 1999, and thereafter the reporting period shall be each
subsequent calendar quarter commencing June 30, 1999, unless any report is not
reasonably acceptable to the Note Insurer then such shorter or longer time as
the Note Insurer shall determine from time to time by written notice to the
Servicer (with a copy to the Trustee). Each such report must be delivered within
forty-five (45) days after the end of each reporting period. Such report shall
also indicate that the firm is independent with respect to the Issuer and the
Servicer within the meaning of the Code of Professional Ethics of the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In the event such independent public
accountants require the Trustee to agree to the procedures to be performed by
such firm in any of the reports required to be prepared pursuant to this Section
3.08, the Servicer shall direct the Trustee in writing to so agree; it being
understood and agreed that the Trustee will deliver such letter of agreement in
conclusive reliance upon the direction of the Servicer, and the Trustee has not
made any independent inquiry or investigation as to, and shall have no
obligation or liability in respect of, the sufficiency, validity or correctness
of such procedures.

         SECTION 3.09 QUARTERLY SERVICER'S COMPLIANCE REPORT.

         The Servicer, at its own expense, shall cause Ernst & Young LLP or
another firm of nationally recognized independent public accountants (who may
also render other services to the Servicer or to the Issuer) to deliver to the
Trustee and the Note Insurer, within thirty days after the end of each calendar
quarter of each year, beginning with the calendar quarter ending in March of
1999, a report concerning the activities of the Servicer during the preceding
calendar quarter to the effect that such accountants have performed agreed-upon
procedures acceptable to the Controlling Party with respect to each of the
Monthly Servicer Reports for the period under review. The report should specify
the procedures performed on such Monthly Servicer Reports (which procedures
should include recalculating all calculations contained in such Monthly Servicer
Reports and taking other pertinent information from supporting schedules of the
Servicer) and any exceptions, if any, shall be set forth therein. Such report
shall also indicate that the firm is independent with respect to the Issuer and
the Servicer within the meaning of the Code of Professional Ethics of the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In the event such
independent public accountants require the Trustee to agree to the procedures to
be performed by such firm in any of the reports required to be prepared pursuant
to this Section 3.09, the Servicer shall direct the Trustee in writing to so
agree; it being understood and agreed that the Trustee will deliver such letter
of agreement in conclusive reliance upon the direction of the Servicer, and the
Trustee has not made any independent inquiry or investigation as to, and shall
have no obligation or liability in respect of, the sufficiency, validity or
correctness of such procedures.

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         SECTION 3.10 ACCESS TO CERTAIN DOCUMENTATION AND INFORMATION.

         The Servicer shall provide the Note Insurer, the Trustee and the
Noteholders with access to the documentation relating to the Receivables as
provided in Section 2.06(b). In each case, access to documentation relating to
the Receivables shall be afforded without charge but only upon reasonable
request and during normal business hours at the offices of the Servicer. Nothing
in this Section shall impair the obligation of the Servicer to observe any
applicable law prohibiting disclosure of information regarding the Obligors,
which obligation shall be evidenced by an Opinion of Counsel to such effect, and
the failure of the Servicer to provide access as provided in this Section as a
result of such obligation shall not constitute a breach of this Section.

         SECTION 3.11 REPORTS TO NOTEHOLDERS, THE RATING AGENCY AND THE
                      PLACEMENT AGENT.

         The Trustee shall provide to the Note Insurer, each Noteholder, the
Rating Agency and the Placement Agent a copy of each (i) Servicer's Remittance
Date Certificate, (ii) Monthly Servicer Report, (iii) Officer's Certificate of
annual statement as to compliance described in Section 3.07(a), (iv) Officer's
Certificate with respect to Servicer Defaults and Events of Default, described
in Section 3.07(b), (v) accountants' report described in Section 3.08, (vi)
accountants' report described in Section 3.09, and (vii) Trustee's Certificate
delivered pursuant to Section 10.02 or 10.03.

         SECTION 3.12 TAX TREATMENT.

         Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, the Issuer
has entered into this Agreement with the intention that for federal, state and
local income and franchise tax purposes (i) the Notes, which are characterized
as indebtedness at the time of their issuance, will qualify as indebtedness
secured by the Receivables and (ii) neither the Trust nor the Trust Estate shall
be treated as an association or publicly traded partnership taxable as a
corporation. The Issuer, by entering into this Agreement, each Noteholder, by
its acceptance of a Note and each purchaser of a beneficial interest therein, by
accepting such beneficial interest, agree to treat such Notes as debt for
federal, state and local income and franchise tax purposes. The Trustee shall
treat the Trust Estate as a security device only, and shall not file tax returns
or obtain an employer identification number on behalf of the Trust Estate. The
provisions of this Agreement shall be construed in furtherance of the foregoing
intended tax treatment.

         Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Trust is required to be
recognized as a partnership for federal or state income tax purposes, including
by reason of a determination by the Internal Revenue Service or any other taxing
authority that the Trust constitutes a partnership for income tax purposes, the
Issuer and the Noteholders agree that payments made to the Noteholders pursuant
to Section 4.04(b)(iv) shall be treated as "guaranteed payments" (within the
meaning of Section 707(c) of the Code) and all remaining taxable income or loss
and any separably allocable items thereof shall be allocated to the Issuer.

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         SECTION 3.13 SALE OF PERMITTED SALE RECEIVABLES.

         The Servicer, as agent of the Trustee, may sell any Permitted Sale
Receivable in arm's length transactions with third parties who are not
Affiliates of the Issuer or the Servicer; provided that the aggregate Purchase
Price for all Permitted Sale Receivables sold in any Collection Period does not
exceed $75,000 in any Collection Period. The Net Proceeds must be in immediately
available funds. The Servicer shall deliver to the Trustee and the Noteholders
and the Note Insurer no later than three (3) Business Days preceding the date of
such sale, an Officer's Certificate of the Servicer, identifying the Permitted
Sale Receivables, and identifying the material terms of the transaction
including without limitation the identity of the purchaser and the price for
which the Permitted Sale Receivables are to be sold.
    

                                   ARTICLE IV
                             THE ACCOUNTS; PAYMENTS;
                            STATEMENTS TO NOTEHOLDERS

         SECTION 4.01 ACCOUNTS.

         The Trustee shall establish and maintain, or cause to be established
and maintained, the Collection Account, the Reserve Account and the Note Payment
Account, each of which shall be an Eligible Account, for the benefit of the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer. All amounts held in the Collection Account,
the Reserve Account or the Note Payment Account shall, to the extent permitted
by this Agreement and applicable laws, rules and regulations, be invested in
Permitted Investments by the depository institution or trust company then
maintaining such Account only upon written direction of the Issuer, provided,
however, in the event the Issuer fails to provide such written direction to the
Trustee, and until the Issuer provides such written direction, the Trustee shall
invest in Permitted Investments satisfying the requirements of clause (v) of the
definition thereof. Investments held in Permitted Investments in the Accounts
shall not be sold or disposed of prior to their maturity. Earnings on investment
of funds in the Collection Account and Reserve Account shall remain in such
Accounts for disposition in accordance with this Agreement. Earnings on
investment of funds in the Note Payment Account shall be remitted by the Trustee
to the Collection Account promptly upon receipt thereof in the Note Payment
Account. Any losses and investment expenses relating to any investment of funds
in any of the Accounts shall be for the account of the Issuer, which shall
deposit or cause to be deposited the amount of such loss (to the extent not
offset by income from other investments of funds in the related Account) in the
related Account immediately upon the realization of such loss. The taxpayer
identification number associated with each of the Accounts shall be that of the
Issuer and the Issuer will report for federal, state and local income tax
purposes the income, if any, earned on funds in the relevant Account. The Issuer
hereby acknowledges that all amounts on deposit in each Account (including
investment earnings thereon) are held in trust by the Trustee for the benefit of
the Noteholders and the Note Insurer, subject to any express rights of the
Issuer set forth herein, and shall remain at all times during the term of this
Agreement under the sole dominion and control of the Trustee. Payments from the
Collection Account shall be made only on the Business Day prior to the Payment
Date and only to the Note Payment Account.

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         SECTION 4.02 COLLECTIONS.

         Each of the Servicer and the Issuer shall remit to the Collection
Account all Net Proceeds it receives or otherwise obtains from or on behalf of
the Obligors from or in respect of the Receivables on the next Business Day
after receipt thereof, by ACH transfer from the account into which payments from
or on behalf of Obligors are initially deposited. Other than as specifically
contemplated pursuant to Section 4.03, the Servicer shall not remit to the
Collection Account, and shall take all reasonable actions to prevent other
Persons from remitting to the Collection Account, amounts which do not
constitute payments, collections or recoveries received, made or realized in
respect of the Receivables, and the Trustee will return to Issuer any such
amounts upon receiving written evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee
that such amounts are not a part of the Trust Estate.

         SECTION 4.03 ADDITIONAL DEPOSITS.

         (a) The following additional deposits shall be made to the Collection
Account, as applicable: (i) the Issuer shall remit the aggregate Acquisition
Payments with respect to Removed Receivables reacquired pursuant to Section 2.05
or 7.02; and (ii) the Servicer shall remit the aggregate Acquisition Payments
with respect to Removed Receivables acquired pursuant to Section 3.04.

         (b) The following deposits shall be made to the Note Payment Account,
as applicable: the Issuer shall remit the Redemption Amount pursuant to Section
11.02; (ii) the Note Insurer shall remit any required payment pursuant to the
Policy; (iii) the Trustee shall transfer all Available Funds from the Collection
Account to the Note Payment Account on the Business Day prior to the Payment
Date.

         (c) All deposits required to be made pursuant to this Section by the
Issuer or the Servicer, as the case may be, may be made in the form of a single
deposit. All deposits required to be made by the Note Insurer, shall be made in
immediately available funds, no later than the date and time required pursuant
to the terms of the Policy.

         SECTION 4.04 ALLOCATIONS AND PAYMENTS.

         (a) On each Determination Date, the Servicer shall calculate (i) the
amount of funds on deposit in each of the Accounts and the amount of Available
Funds, and (ii) as applicable, the Trustee Fee, the Backup Servicing Fee, the
Servicing Fee, the Additional Servicing Fee, the Interest Distributable Amount,
the Required Reserve Amount, the Reserve Fund Reimbursement Amount, the amount
to be paid to Noteholders in respect of principal, and the amount payable by the
Note Insurer pursuant to the Policy, which amounts shall be set forth in the
Monthly Servicer Report for the related Payment Date. The Servicer shall send
the Monthly Servicer Report to the Trustee and the Note Insurer by 11:00 a.m.
New York, New York time on each such Determination Date.

         (b) On each Payment Date, the Trustee shall make the following payments
from the applicable Accounts in the following order of priority and in the
amounts set forth in the Monthly Servicer Report for such Payment Date; provided
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made only to the extent of funds then on deposit in the applicable Account, and
provided, further that payments from the Note Payment Account shall be made only
on the Payment Date:

                  (i) to the Trustee (A) from Available Funds transferred from
         the Collection Account to the Note Payment Account, an amount equal to
         the sum of the Trustee Fee for such Payment Date, plus all accrued and
         unpaid Trustee Fees, if any, for prior Payment Dates, plus all
         reasonable out of pocket expenses (but only up to $200,000 during the
         term of this Agreement) to which the Trustee is entitled to payment (to
         the extent expressly set forth under this Agreement) provided that (B)
         if Available Funds transferred from the Collection Account to the Note
         Payment Account are insufficient to pay the amount described in clause
         (A) above, the Trustee will withdraw from the Reserve Account an amount
         equal to the lesser of the amount then on deposit in the Reserve
         Account and the amount of such shortfall for disbursement to the
         Trustee in reduction of such shortfall;

                  (ii) to the Servicer, from the Available Funds transferred
         from the Collection Account to the Note Payment Account, an amount
         equal to the sum of the Servicing Fee for the related Collection
         Period, plus all accrued and unpaid Servicing Fees, if any, for prior
         Collection Periods (plus an amount equal to any Transition Fees then
         owing to the Successor Servicer, if any);

                  (iii) to the Backup Servicer (A) from Available Funds
         transferred from the Collection Account to the Note Payment Account,
         the Backup Servicer Fee for such Payment Date, plus all accrued and
         unpaid Backup Servicer Fees, if any, for prior Payment Dates, plus all
         reasonable out of pocket expenses to which the Backup Servicer is
         entitled to payment (to the extent expressly set forth under this
         Agreement) provided that (B) if Available Funds transferred from the
         Collection Account to the Note Payment Account are insufficient to pay
         the amount described in clause (A) above, the Trustee will withdraw
         from the Reserve Account an amount equal to the lesser of the amount
         then on deposit in the Reserve Account and the amount of such shortfall
         for disbursement to the Backup Servicer in reduction of such shortfall;

                  (iv) to the Noteholders, pro rata, based on their respective
         Note Balances (A) from Available Funds transferred from the Collection
         Account to the Note Payment Account, an amount equal to the sum of the
         Interest Distributable Amount for such Payment Date, plus any
         outstanding amount of Interest Carryover Shortfall, if any, for prior
         Payment Dates provided that (B) if Available Funds transferred from the
         Collection Account to the Note Payment Account, are insufficient to pay
         the amount described in clause (A) above, the Trustee will withdraw
         from the Reserve Account an amount equal to the lesser of the amount
         then on deposit in the Reserve Account and the amount of such interest
         shortfall for disbursement to the Noteholders in reduction of such
         shortfall, and provided further that (C) if the amount described in
         clause (A) above remains unpaid after the application of amounts
         withdrawn from the Reserve Account in accordance with clause (B) above,
         the Trustee will withdraw from the amount remitted by the Note Insurer
         to the Note Payment Account for disbursement to the Noteholders in
         reduction of such shortfall an amount equal to the lesser of the amount
         then on deposit in the Note

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         Payment Account pursuant to a payment by the Note Insurer and the
         amount of such interest shortfall;

                  (v) for so long as no Insurer Default shall have occurred and
         be continuing, to the Note Insurer, (A) from Available Funds
         transferred from the Collection Account to the Note Payment Account the
         sum of (x) the Note Insurer Premium for such Payment Date, plus (y) all
         accrued but unpaid Note Insurer Premiums, if any, for prior Payment
         Dates plus (z) the aggregate amount of all other Note Insurer
         Obligations payable to the Note Insurer and outstanding on such Payment
         Date, provided that (B) if Available Funds transferred from the
         Collection Account to the Note Payment Account are insufficient to pay
         the amounts due the outstanding Note Insurer Obligations then payable,
         the Trustee will withdraw from the Reserve Account an amount equal to
         the lesser of the amount then on deposit in the Reserve Account and the
         amount of such shortfall, and remit such lesser amount to the Note
         Insurer in reduction of such shortfall;

                  (vi) to the Reserve Account, from Available Funds transferred
         from the Collection Account to the Note Payment Account, an amount
         equal to the lesser of remaining Available Funds and the Reserve Fund
         Reimbursement Amount for such Payment Date, if applicable;

                  (vii) to the Successor Servicer, from Available Funds
         transferred from the Collection Account to the Note Payment Account, an
         amount equal to (A) the Additional Servicing Fee for the related
         Collection Period, plus all accrued and unpaid Additional Servicing
         Fees, if any, for prior Collection Periods, provided that (B) if
         Available Funds transferred from the Collection Account to the Note
         Payment Account are insufficient to pay the amount described in clause
         (A) above, the Trustee will withdraw from the Reserve Account an amount
         equal to the lesser of the amount then on deposit in the Reserve
         Account and the amount of such shortfall for disbursement to the
         Successor Servicer in reduction of such shortfall;

                  (viii) to the Noteholders, pro rata based on their respective
         Note Balances, if such Payment Date is a Payment Date on which the
         Issuer is making or is required to make an Acquisition Payment, any
         remaining Available Funds transferred from the Collection Account to
         the Note Payment Account to the extent of the required Acquisition
         Payment;

                  (ix) to the Noteholders, pro-rata, based on their respective
         Note Balances (A) any remaining Available Funds transferred from the
         Collection Account to the Note Payment Account in reduction of the Note
         Balance of the Notes, until such Note Balance is reduced to zero, (B)
         if such Payment Date is the Payment Date on which the Issuer is
         effecting an optional redemption of the Notes pursuant to Section
         11.01, and there is an outstanding Note Balance after payment of the
         amounts described in clause (A) above, the Trustee will disburse to the
         Noteholders for payment on the Note Balance any amounts deposited in
         the Note Payment Account by the Issuer in respect of the Redemption
         Amount pursuant to Section 11.02, (C) if such Payment Date is the Final
         Payment Date or the Payment Date on which the Issuer is effecting an
         optional redemption of the Notes pursuant to Section 11.01, and there
         is an outstanding Note

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         Balance (after payment of the amounts described in clauses (A) and (B)
         above), the Trustee will withdraw from all remaining funds on deposit
         in the Collection Account and remit to the Note Payment Account, an
         amount equal to the lesser of the amount then on deposit in the
         Collection Account and the amount of the outstanding Note Balance and
         remit such lesser amount to the Noteholders in reduction of the
         outstanding Note Balance, (D) if on the Final Payment Date there is an
         outstanding Note Balance (after payment of the amounts described in
         clauses (A), (B) and (C) above), the Trustee will withdraw from the
         Reserve Account an amount equal to the lesser of the amount then on
         deposit in the Reserve Account and the amount of the outstanding Note
         Balance and remit such lesser amount to the Noteholders in reduction of
         the outstanding Note Balance, and (E) if on the Final Payment Date
         there is an outstanding Note Balance after all amounts have been
         withdrawn from the Reserve Account in accordance with clause (D) above,
         the Trustee will disburse to the Noteholders for payment on the Note
         Balance any amounts deposited in the Note Payment Account by the Note
         Insurer; and

                  (x) remaining amounts in the following order of priority: (A)
         any of the Trustee's reasonable, out of pocket expenses to which the
         Trustee is entitled to payment (to the extent expressly set forth in
         this Agreement) which have exceeded $200,000 in the aggregate during
         the term of this Agreement; then to (B) any amounts which would have
         been paid to the Note Insurer under subsection (b)(v) but for the
         occurrence and continuation of an Insurer Default; and then (C) to the
         Issuer.

If the Trust is required to be recognized as a partnership for federal or state
income tax purposes, including by reason of a determination by the Internal
Revenue Service or any other taxing authority that the Trust constitutes a
partnership for income tax purposes, amounts withheld by the Trust in compliance
with federal and state income tax laws, including without limitation, amounts
withheld with respect to foreign persons in accordance with the Code, shall be
treated for all purposes of this Agreement as amounts actually paid to the
relevant Noteholder.

         (c) The Servicer shall on each Payment Date instruct the Trustee to
distribute to each Noteholder of record on the related Record Date by wire
transfer of immediately available funds, the amount to be paid to such
Noteholder in respect of the related Note on such Payment Date. The Servicer
shall on each Payment Date instruct the Trustee to distribute to the Note
Insurer by wire transfer of immediately available funds, the amount to be paid
to the Note Insurer on such Payment Date.

         SECTION 4.05 RESERVE ACCOUNT.

         (a) Pursuant to Section 4.01, the Trustee shall establish and maintain
the Reserve Account which shall be an Eligible Account, for the benefit of the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer. On or prior to the Closing Date, the Issuer
shall deposit an amount equal to the Required Reserve Amount into the Reserve
Account. Thereafter, the Trustee shall deposit into the Reserve Account on each
Payment Date, to the extent of funds then on deposit in the Note Payment Account
an amount equal to the lesser of (x) Available Funds remaining on such Payment
Date after required payments pursuant to Section 4.04(b)(i) through (v), and (y)
the Reserve Fund Reimbursement Amount.

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         (b) Consistent with the limited purposes for which the Reserve Account
is to be established, (x) on each Payment Date, an amount equal to the aggregate
of amounts described in Sections 4.04(b)(i)(B), 4.04(b)(iii)(B), 4.04(b)(iv)(B),
4.04(b)(v)(B) (if no Insurer Default has occurred and is continuing) and
4.04(b)(vii)(B) and 4.04(b)(ix)(D), if any, shall be withdrawn from the Reserve
Account by the Trustee and remitted to the Trustee, the Backup Servicer, the
Noteholders or the Note Insurer (as the case may be) for payment as described in
those Sections, and (y) upon payment of all sums payable hereunder with respect
to the Notes, any amounts then on deposit in the Reserve Account shall be
remitted by the Trustee to the Note Insurer to the extent of any unpaid Note
Insurer Obligations then outstanding, until all such Note Insurer Obligations
are paid in full, and any remaining amounts then on deposit in the Reserve
Account shall be released from the lien of the Trust Estate and paid to the
Issuer.

Amounts held in the Reserve Account shall be invested in Permitted Investments
at the direction of the Issuer as provided in Section 4.01. Such investments
shall not be sold or disposed of prior to their maturity.

         (c) The Trustee shall pay to the Issuer on each Payment Date the amount
by which the amount in the Reserve Account exceeds the Required Reserve Amount,
after giving effect to all distributions required to be made from the Reserve
Account or the Note Payment Account on such date.

         SECTION 4.06 NOTE PAYMENT ACCOUNT.

         (a) Pursuant to Section 4.01, the Trustee shall establish and maintain
the Note Payment Account which shall be an Eligible Account, for the benefit of
the Noteholders and the Note Insurer. The Note Payment Account shall be funded
to the extent that (x) the Issuer shall remit the Redemption Amount pursuant to
Section 11.02, (y) the Note Insurer shall remit any required payment pursuant to
the Policy, or (z) the Trustee shall remit the Available Funds from the
Collection Account pursuant to Section 4.03.

         (b) On each Payment Date, an amount equal to the aggregate of amounts
described in Section 4.04(b) shall be withdrawn from the Note Payment Account by
the Trustee and remitted to the Noteholders and other persons or Accounts
described therein for payment as described in that Section, and upon payments of
all sums payable hereunder with respect to the Notes, any amounts then on
deposit in the Note Payment Account shall be remitted by the Trustee to the Note
Insurer to the extent of any unpaid Note Insurer Obligations then outstanding,
until all such Note Insurer Obligations are paid in full, and any remaining
amounts then on deposit in the Note Payment Account shall be released from the
lien of the Trust Estate and paid to the Issuer.

         (c) Amounts held in the Note Payment Account shall be invested in
Permitted Investments at the direction of the Issuer as provided in Section
4.01. Such investments shall not be sold or disposed of prior to their maturity.

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         SECTION 4.07 STATEMENTS TO NOTEHOLDERS.

         (a) On each Payment Date, the Trustee shall include with each payment
to each Noteholder of record and the Note Insurer the Monthly Servicer Report
furnished pursuant to Section 3.06, setting forth for the related Collection
Period the information provided in Exhibit A.

         (b) Within a reasonable period of time after the end of each calendar
year, but not later than the latest date permitted by law, the Trustee shall
mail a statement or statements prepared by the Servicer to the Note Insurer and
each Person who at any time during such calendar year shall have been a
Noteholder that provides the information that the Servicer actually knows is
necessary under applicable law for the preparation of the income tax returns of
such Noteholders.

                                   ARTICLE V
                                   THE POLICY

         SECTION 5.01 THE POLICY.

         The Servicer and the Issuer agree, simultaneously with the execution
and delivery of this Agreement, to cause the Note Insurer to issue the Policy to
the Trustee for the benefit of the Trust in accordance with the terms thereof
and the Insurance Agreement.

         SECTION 5.02 CLAIMS UNDER POLICY.

         (a) If on any Determination Date the Servicer has reported to the
Trustee in the Monthly Servicer Report that the Servicer has determined that (A)
as of the opening of business of the Trustee on such Determination Date, the
amount of Available Funds on deposit in the Collection Account, together with
any amounts on deposit in the Reserve Account and the Note Payment Account, are
insufficient to provide for the payment in full of the Interest Distributable
Amount payable on the related Payment Date (after giving effect to each payment
required to be made prior to such payment on such Payment Date pursuant to
Section 4.04(b)), and/or (B) if such Payment Date is the Final Payment Date and
the Note Balance has not been reduced to zero prior to such Determination Date,
and all amounts then on deposit in the Collection Account, together with any
amounts then on deposit in the Reserve Account and the Note Payment Account are
insufficient to make a payment to the Noteholders reducing the Note Balance to
zero (after giving effect to each payment required to be made prior to such
payment on the Final Payment Date pursuant to Section 4.04(b)), then by 2:00
p.m., New York time on such Determination Date, the Trustee shall deliver to the
Note Insurer and the Servicer a completed notice for payment in the form set
forth as Exhibit A to the Policy (the "Notice for Payment"), and shall confirm
delivery of such Notice for Payment, each as specified in the Policy. The Notice
for Payment shall specify the amount of the Interest Deficiency Draw Amount
and/or the Final Principal Deficiency Amount (as each such term is defined in
the Policy) and shall constitute a claim pursuant to the Policy. Upon receipt of
any payments on behalf of the Trust under the Policy, the Trustee shall deposit
any Interest Deficiency Draw Amount and/or Principal Deficiency Draw Amount in
the Note Payment Account. Such amounts shall be distributed pursuant to Section
4.04.

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         (b) The Trustee shall receive in the Note Payment Account, as
attorney-in-fact of each Noteholder, any payment from the Note Insurer and
disburse the same to each Noteholder, for the purposes and in the respective
amounts required in accordance with the provisions of Section 4.04.

         (c) The Trustee shall keep complete and accurate records of the amount
of payments received from the Note Insurer and the Note Insurer shall have the
right to inspect such records at reasonable times upon one Business Days' prior
notice to the Trustee. The statements the Trustee prepares in the normal course
of business with respect to accounts similar in nature to the Note Payment
Account shall fulfill the record requirements of this Section.

         (d) If any of the payments guaranteed by the Policy are voided (a
"Preference Event") pursuant to a final and non-appealable order under any
applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law in an Insolvency
Proceeding and, as a result of such a Preference Event, the Trustee is required
to return such voided payment, or any portion of such voided payment, made in
respect of the Notes (an "Avoided Payment"), the Trustee shall furnish to the
Note Insurer (x) a certified copy of a final order of a court exercising
jurisdiction in such Insolvency Proceeding to the effect that the Trustee is
required to return any such payment or portion thereof during the term of the
Policy because such payment was voided under applicable law, with respect to
which order the appeal period has expired without an appeal having been filed
(the "Final Order"), (y) an assignment, in form reasonably satisfactory to the
Note Insurer, irrevocably assigning to the Note Insurer all rights and claims of
the Trustee relating to or arising under such Avoided Payment and (z) a Notice
for Payment appropriately completed and executed by the Trustee. Such payment
shall be disbursed to the receiver, conservator, debtor-in-possession or trustee
in bankruptcy named in the Final Order and not to the Trustee directly. The
Trustee is not permitted to make a claim on the Trust or on any Noteholder for
payments made to Noteholders which are characterized as preference payments by
any bankruptcy court having jurisdiction over any bankrupt Obligor unless
ordered to do so by such bankruptcy court.

         SECTION 5.03 SURRENDER OF POLICY.

         The Trustee shall surrender the Policy to the Note Insurer for
cancellation upon its expiration in accordance with the terms thereof.

         SECTION 5.04 RIGHTS OF SUBROGATION AND ASSIGNMENT.

         (a) The parties hereto agree that to the extent the Note Insurer makes
any payment with respect to the Notes under the Policy, the Note Insurer shall
become subrogated to the rights of the recipients of such payments to the extent
of such payments (including, without limitation, to the fullest extent permitted
by law, all rights of the Trustee and each Noteholder in the conduct of any
related Insolvency Proceeding). In furtherance and not by way of limitation of
the foregoing, and subject to and conditioned upon any payment with respect to
the Notes by or on behalf of the Note Insurer, the Trustee shall assign, and the
Noteholders, by reason of their acquisition and holding of the Notes, shall be
deemed to have agreed to the assignment, to the Note Insurer, of all rights to
the payment of interest or principal with respect to the Notes which are then
due for payment, together with all other rights and remedies of the Trustee or
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Noteholders with respect to the Notes (including, without limitation, all rights
of the Trustee and each Noteholder in the conduct of any related Insolvency
Proceeding), to the extent of all payments made by the Note Insurer with respect
to the Notes. The Trustee shall take all such actions and deliver all such
instruments as may be reasonably requested or required by the Note Insurer to
effectuate the purpose or provisions of the foregoing subrogation and/or
assignment. For the avoidance of doubt, any payment made under the Policy in
respect of interest or principal due under the Notes shall not reduce in any
manner the amount of interest or principal (or the Note Balance) otherwise due
hereunder or under the Notes.

         (b) The foregoing rights of subrogation and assignment described in
clause (a) above are in all cases in addition to, and not in limitation of, all
equitable rights of subrogation and other rights and remedies otherwise
available to the Note Insurer in respect of payments under the Policy, and the
Note Insurer hereby specifically reserves all such rights and remedies.

                                   ARTICLE VI
                                    THE NOTES

         SECTION 6.01 THE NOTES.

         (a) The Notes shall be non-recourse obligations of the Issuer and the
Trust Estate shall be the sole source of payments of principal thereof and
interest thereon. Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary contained
herein, the Notes shall not be considered a general obligation of the Issuer for
any purpose.

         (b) The Notes shall be issued on the Closing Date and the Note Balance
shall accrue interest at the Note Rate from and including the Closing Date.

         (c) The Notes shall be substantially in the form attached hereto as
Exhibit C, and shall be issuable in minimum denominations of $1,000,000 and
integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. The Notes shall each be executed
by the Issuer and authenticated by the Trustee by the manual or facsimile
signature of a Responsible Officer of the Trustee. Notes bearing the manual or
facsimile signatures of individuals who were, at the time when such signatures
were affixed, authorized to sign on behalf of the Issuer or the Trustee shall be
valid and binding obligations of the Issuer, notwithstanding that such
individuals or any of them have ceased to be so authorized prior to the
authentication and delivery of such Notes or did not hold such offices at the
date of such Notes. The Notes shall be dated the date of their authentication.

         (d) The Notes shall be issued only in a transaction (or transactions)
that was not required to be registered under the Securities Act. For purposes of
the preceding sentence, the term "Securities Act" shall mean the provisions
thereof exclusive of Regulation S (17 CFR 230.901 through 230.904).

         SECTION 6.02 AUTHENTICATION AND DELIVERY OF THE NOTES.

         The Trustee shall cause to be authenticated and delivered to or upon
the order of the Issuer, in exchange for the Receivables and the other property
included in the Trust Estate, simultaneously with the assignment, transfer and
conveyance to the Trustee of the Receivables

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and the constructive delivery to the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders of the
Receivable Files and the other components of the Trust Estate, the Notes duly
authenticated by the Trustee, in authorized denominations equaling in the
aggregate the Note Balance. No Note shall be entitled to any benefit under this
Agreement or be valid for any purpose, unless there appears thereon a
certificate of authentication substantially in the form set forth in the form of
such Note attached hereto as Exhibit C, executed by the Trustee by manual or
facsimile signature, and such certificate upon any Note shall be conclusive
evidence, and the only evidence, that such Note has been duly authenticated and
delivered under this Agreement.

         SECTION 6.03 REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER AND EXCHANGE OF NOTES.

         (a) The Note Registrar shall maintain a Note Register in which, subject
to such reasonable regulations as it may prescribe, the Note Registrar shall
provide for the registration of the Notes and transfers and exchanges thereof as
provided in this Agreement. The Trustee is hereby initially appointed Note
Registrar for the purpose of registering the Notes and transfers and exchanges
thereof as provided in this Agreement. In the event that, subsequent to the
Closing Date, the Trustee notifies the Servicer that it is unable to act as Note
Registrar, the Servicer shall appoint another bank or trust company, agreeing to
act in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement applicable to it, and
otherwise acceptable to the Trustee, to act as successor Note Registrar under
this Agreement.

         (b) Subject to the provisions of this Agreement, upon surrender for
registration of transfer of any Note at the Corporate Trust Office, the Issuer
shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in the name of
the designated transferee or transferees, one or more new Notes in authorized
denominations of a like aggregate principal amount.

         (c) Notes may be exchanged for other Notes of authorized denominations
of a like aggregate principal amount, at the option of the related Noteholder
upon surrender of the Note to be exchanged at any such office or agency.
Whenever any Note is so surrendered for exchange, the Issuer shall execute and
the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver the Note that the Noteholder making
the exchange is entitled to receive. Every Note presented or surrendered for
registration of transfer or exchange shall be accompanied by a written
instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Trustee and the Note
Registrar duly executed by the Noteholder thereof or his or her attorney duly
authorized in writing.

         (d) No service or other charge shall be made for any registration of
transfer or exchange of Notes by the Trustee or the Servicer, but the Trustee
may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or governmental charge
that may be imposed in connection with any transfer or exchange of Notes.

         (e) Any Notes surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange
shall be canceled and subsequently destroyed by the Trustee.

         (f) Each purchaser of a Note or of a beneficial interest therein shall
be deemed to have represented and warranted, by accepting such Note or
beneficial interest as follows:

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                  (i) it is acquiring the Notes for its own account or for an
         account with respect to which it exercises sole investment discretion,
         and that it or such account is a Qualified Institutional Buyer or an
         Accredited Investor acquiring the Notes for investment purposes and not
         for distribution;

                  (ii) it acknowledges that the Notes have not been registered
         under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be
         sold except as permitted below;

                  (iii) it understands and agrees that such Notes are being
         offered only in a transaction not involving any public offering within
         the meaning of the Securities Act, and that such Notes may be resold,
         pledged or transferred only in accordance with Section 6.03(g) below
         (1) to a person who the transferor reasonably believes after due
         inquiry is, and who has certified that it is, a Qualified Institutional
         Buyer that purchases for its own account or for the account of a
         Qualified Institutional Buyer to whom notice is given that the resale,
         pledge or transfer is being made in reliance on Rule 144A or (2) to an
         institution that is an Accredited Investor who has certified that it is
         an Accredited Investor purchasing for its own account or for the
         account of another Accredited Investor [(unless the purchaser is a bank
         acting in its fiduciary capacity)];

                  (iv) it understands that the following legend will be placed
         on the Notes, unless otherwise agreed by the Issuer:

         "THIS NOTE HAS NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES
ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "SECURITIES ACT") OR ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS, AND
MAY NOT BE SOLD OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED, PLEDGED OR HYPOTHECATED EXCEPT IN
COMPLIANCE WITH THE SECURITIES ACT AND APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THE
TRANSFER OF THIS NOTE IS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS SET
FORTH IN THE INDENTURE AND SERVICING AGREEMENT UNDER WHICH THIS NOTE IS ISSUED
(A COPY OF WHICH IS AVAILABLE FROM THE TRUSTEE UPON REQUEST). PROSPECTIVE
PURCHASERS ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE SELLER OF ANY NOTES MAY BE RELYING ON
THE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 5 OF THE SECURITIES
ACT PROVIDED BY RULE 144A UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT."

                  (v) it (x) has such knowledge and experience in financial and
         business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of
         its prospective investment in the Notes; and (y) it (or any account for
         which it is purchasing) has the ability to bear the economic risks of
         its prospective investment for an indefinite period and can afford the
         complete loss of such investment; and

                  (vi) it understands that the Issuer, the Placement Agent and
         others will rely upon the truth and accuracy of the foregoing
         acknowledgments, representations, warranties and agreements and agrees
         that if any of the acknowledgments,

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         representations, warranties and agreements deemed to have been made by
         it by its purchase of the Notes are no longer accurate, it shall
         promptly notify the Issuer and the Placement Agent. If it is acquiring
         the Notes as a fiduciary or agent for one or more investor accounts, it
         represents that it has sole investment discretion with respect to each
         such account and it has full power to make the foregoing
         acknowledgments, representations, warranties and agreements on behalf
         of each such account; and

                  (vii) it understands that the Notes may not be transferred to
         an Employee Plan, or an entity, account or other pooled investment fund
         the underlying assets of which include or are deemed to include
         Employee Plan assets by reason of an Employee Plans involvement in the
         entity, account or other pooled investment fund unless the Holder or
         prospective transferee delivers to the Trustee an opinion of counsel
         (which counsel and opinion shall be reasonably acceptable to the
         Issuer, Servicer and Trustee) as provided in this Agreement. The
         Issuer, Servicer, Trustee and Backup Servicer shall not be responsible
         for confirming or otherwise investigating whether a proposed transferee
         is an employee benefit plan, trust or account subject to ERISA, or
         described in Section 4975(e)(1)of the Code

                  (viii) in the case of the acquisition of Notes, directly or
         indirectly, by a partnership, limited liability company, S corporation,
         grantor trust, or any other "flow-through entity" (within the meaning
         of United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.7704-1(h)(3)) ( a
         "Flow-Through Entity"), the Flow-Through Entity, on behalf of each
         beneficial owner of interests, directly and indirectly, in such
         Flow-Through Entity, acknowledges that (A) use of such Flow-Through
         Entity to acquire and hold Notes (as opposed to direct acquisition or
         ownership of Notes by the beneficial owners of the Flow- Through
         Entity) is not motivated by, or a direct consequence of, efforts to
         qualify for the "private placement" safe harbor of United States
         Treasury Regulations Section 1.7704-1(h) pursuant to which the
         Flow-Through Entity, rather than each beneficial owner owning a direct
         or indirect interest in the Flow-Through Entity, is counted as a
         partner in determining whether there are fewer than one hundred (100)
         partners in the Trust (assuming for purposes of the foregoing that the
         Trust were classified as a partnership for federal and state income tax
         purposes and not solely as a security device for such purposes) and,
         hence, whether the Notes are not treated as "readily tradable" on a
         "secondary market' or the "substantial equivalent thereof" (all as
         defined in United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.7704-1 et.
         seq.) by reason of such safe harbor.

                  (ix) it understands that there are restrictions on the
         transfer of Notes that are intended to avoid classification of the
         Trust as a "publicly traded partnership" within the meaning of the
         Section 7704(b) of the Code.

         (g) No sale, pledge or other transfer (a "Transfer") of any Notes shall
be made unless that Transfer is made pursuant to an effective registration
statement under the Securities Act, and effective registration or qualification
under applicable state securities laws, or is made in a transaction that does
not require such registration or qualification. If such a Transfer is made
without registration under the Securities Act (other than in connection with the
initial issuance thereof by the Issuer, the Placement Agent or the initial
purchasers),then the Note Registrar shall refuse to register such Transfer
unless it receives (and upon receipt, may conclusively rely upon)

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either: (i) a certificate from the Noteholder desiring to effect such Transfer
substantially in the form attached as Exhibit D-1 hereto, and a certificate from
such Noteholder's prospective transferee substantially in the form attached as
either Exhibit D-2 hereto or as Exhibit D-3 hereto; or (ii) an Opinion of
Counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Issuer and the Note Registrar to the
effect that such Transfer may be made without registration under the Securities
Act and/or applicable state securities laws(which Opinion of Counsel shall not
be an expense of the Trust Estate or of the Issuer, the Servicer, the Trustee or
the Note Registrar in their respective capacities as such), together with the
written certification(s) as to the facts surrounding such Transfer from the
Noteholder desiring to effect such Transfer and/or such Noteholder's prospective
transferee on which such Opinion of Counsel is based. None of the Issuer, the
Trustee or the Note Registrar is obligated to register or qualify the Notes
under the Securities Act or any other securities law or to take any action not
otherwise required under this Agreement to permit the transfer of any Note
without registration or qualification. Any Holder of a Note desiring to effect
such a Transfer shall, and upon acquisition of such a Note shall be deemed to
have agreed to, indemnify the Trustee, the Note Registrar and the Issuer against
any liability that may result if the Transfer is not so exempt or is not made in
accordance with such federal and state laws. In connection with a Transfer of
the Notes, the Issuer shall furnish upon request of a Noteholder to such Holder
and any prospective purchaser designated by such Noteholder the information
required to be delivered under paragraph (d)(4) of Rule 144A of the Securities
Act.

         (h) No Transfer of any Notes shall be made if such Transfer would
result in the beneficial ownership of Notes by more than 75 Persons; provided,
however, that no Transfer of Notes shall be made if the transferee of Notes is a
Flow-Through Entity (as defined in Section 6.3(f)(viii)), unless such
Flow-Through Entity is able to make and makes the acknowledgment in Section
6.3(f)(viii). The Trustee shall be authorized to rely on a determination by the
Servicer or the Issuer, in written form, as to whether or not any Transfer is
authorized under this Section 6.03(h). Each Noteholder, by its acceptance of a
Note, acknowledges and agrees that the foregoing restriction on transfer of the
Notes is reasonable given the potentially adverse treatment to the Trust and the
Noteholders of classification of the Partnership as a "publicly traded
partnership" within the meaning of Section 7704(b) of the Code.

         (i) In no event shall a Note be transferred to an employee benefit
plan, trust annuity or account subject to ERISA or a plan described in Section
4975(e)(1) of the Code (or any such plan, trust or account, including any Keogh
(HR-10) plans, individual retirement accounts or annuities and other employee
benefit plans subject to Section 408 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code being
referred to herein as an "Employee Plan") or an entity, account or other pooled
investment fund the underlying assets of which include or are deemed to include
Employee Plan assets by reason of an Employee Plan's investment in the entity,
account or other pooled investment fund, unless the Holder or prospective
transferee delivers to the Trustee an opinion of counsel (which counsel and
opinion shall be reasonably acceptable to the Issuer, Servicer and Trustee) to
the effect that (i) such transfer would not reasonably be likely to cause the
underlying assets of the Trust to constitute Employee Plan assets, or (ii) that
the transfer or sale of the Note to the prospective transferee, the subsequent
management, administration, servicing and operation of the Trust and the
ownership of the Note by the prospective transferee would not reasonably be
likely to constitute a violation of the prohibited transaction rules of ERISA or
the Code for which no statutory exception or administrative exemption applies.
In connection with the delivery of such opinion, the Issuer, the Servicer, the
Trustee and the Backup Servicer shall

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cooperate with the Holder and the prospective transferee and, upon reasonable
request of such Holder or prospective transferee, provide such information as
may be necessary to render or evaluate such opinion. Such opinion of counsel
shall be at the expense of the Holder or the proposed transferee providing the
opinion. The Issuer, Servicer, Trustee and Backup Trustee shall not be
responsible for confirming or otherwise investigating whether a proposed
transferee is an employee benefit plan, trust or account subject to ERISA, or
described in Section 4975(e)(1) of the Code. Notwithstanding anything to the
contrary herein, the foregoing restriction on sale or transfer to an Employee
Plan or an entity, account or other pooled investment fund deemed to include
Employee assets shall not apply to or prevent the initial issuance, transfer or
sale, or any subsequent issuance, transfer or sale, of a Note to an insurance
company, insurance servicer or insurance organization qualified to do business
in a state that purchases Notes with funds held in one or more of its general
accounts.

         (j) To the extent permitted under applicable law, the Trustee shall be
under no liability to any Person for any registration of transfer of any Note
that is in fact not permitted by this Section 6.03 or for making any payments
due to the Noteholder thereof or taking any other action with respect to such
Noteholder under the provisions of this Agreement so long as the transfer was
registered by the Trustee in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement.

         SECTION 6.04 MUTILATED, DESTROYED, LOST OR STOLEN NOTES.

         (a) If (i) any mutilated Note is surrendered to the Note Registrar, or
the Note Registrar receives evidence to its satisfaction of the destruction,
loss or theft of any Note, and (ii) there is delivered to the Note Registrar,
the Note Insurer, the Trustee and the Issuer such security or indemnity as may
be required by them to save each of them harmless (the general obligation of an
institutional investor that is investment grade rated being sufficient
indemnity), then, in the absence of notice that such Note has been acquired by a
bona fide purchaser, the Issuer shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate
and deliver, in exchange for or in lieu of any such mutilated, destroyed, lost
or stolen Note, a new Note of like tenor and denomination or ownership interest,
as applicable. In connection with the issuance of any new Note under this
Section, the Issuer or the Trustee may require the payment by the Noteholder
thereof of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that
may be imposed in relation thereto.

         (b) If, after the delivery of such replacement Note or payment with
respect to a destroyed, lost or stolen Note, a bona fide purchaser of the
original Note in lieu of which such replacement Note was issued presents for
payment such original Note, the Issuer and the Trustee shall be entitled to
recover such replacement Note (or such payment) from the Person to whom it was
delivered or any Person taking such replacement Note from such Person to whom
such replacement Note was delivered or any assignee of any such Person, except a
bona fide purchaser, and shall be entitled to recover upon the security or
indemnity provided therefor to the extent of any loss, damage, cost or expense
incurred by the Issuer or the Trustee in connection therewith.

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         SECTION 6.05 PERSONS DEEMED OWNERS.

         Prior to due presentation of a Note for registration of transfer, the
Trustee, the Note Registrar and any of their respective agents may treat the
Person in whose name any Note is registered as the owner of such Note for the
purpose of receiving payments pursuant to Section 4.04 and for all other
purposes whatsoever, and neither the Trustee, the Note Registrar nor any of
their respective agents shall be affected by any notice to the contrary.

         SECTION 6.06 ACCESS TO LIST OF NOTEHOLDERS' NAMES AND ADDRESSES.

         The Note Registrar shall furnish or cause to be furnished to the
Servicer, within 15 days after receipt by the Note Registrar of a written
request therefor from the Servicer, a list of the names and addresses of the
Noteholders as of the most recent Record Date. If three or more Noteholders, or
one or more Noteholders evidencing not less than 25% of the Voting Interests
(hereinafter referred to as "Applicants"), apply in writing to the Trustee, and
such application states that the Applicants desire to communicate with other
Noteholders with respect to their rights under this Agreement or under the Notes
and such application is accompanied by a copy of the communication that such
Applicants propose to transmit, then the Trustee shall, within five Business
Days after the receipt of such application, afford such Applicants access,
during normal business hours, to the current list of Noteholders as reflected in
the Note Register. Every Noteholder, by receiving and holding a Note, agrees
with the Servicer and the Trustee that neither the Servicer nor the Trustee
shall be held accountable by reason of the disclosure of any such information as
to the names and addresses of the Noteholders under this Agreement, regardless
of the source from which such information was derived.

         SECTION 6.07 SURRENDERING OF NOTES.

         Each Noteholder shall surrender its Note within 14 days after receipt
of the final payment received in connection therewith, whether by optional
redemption of the Issuer or otherwise. Each Noteholder, by its acceptance of the
final payment with respect to its Note, will be deemed to have relinquished any
further right to receive payments under this Agreement and any interest in the
Trust Estate. Each Noteholder shall indemnify and hold harmless the Issuer, the
Trustee and any other Person against whom a claim is asserted in connection with
such Noteholder's failure to tender the Note to the Trustee for cancellation.

         SECTION 6.08 MAINTENANCE OF OFFICE OR AGENCY.

         The Trustee shall maintain in the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota, an
office or offices or agency or agencies where Notes may be surrendered for
registration of transfer or exchange and where notices and demands to or upon
the Trustee in respect of the Notes and this Agreement may be served. The
Trustee initially shall designate the Corporate Trust Office as its office for
such purposes. The Trustee shall give prompt written notice to the Issuer, the
Servicer and the Noteholders of any change in the location of the Note Register
or any such office or agency.

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         SECTION 6.09 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.

         Each purchaser of a Note or of a beneficial interest therein (a
"Holder") shall be deemed to have agreed to comply by this Section 6.09 by
accepting such Note or beneficial interest. Each Holder acknowledges that it may
obtain information relating to the Servicer or the Issuer which is of a
confidential and proprietary nature ("Proprietary Information"). Such
Proprietary Information may include, but is not limited to, non-public trade
secrets, know how, invention techniques, processes, programs, schematics, source
documents, data, and financial information. Each Holder shall at all times, both
during the term of this Agreement and for a period of three (3) years after its
termination, keep in trust and confidence all such Proprietary Information, and
shall not use such Proprietary Information other than as required to enforce its
rights under its Note, nor shall any Holder disclose any such Proprietary
Information without the written consent of the Servicer or the Issuer. Each
Holder further agrees to immediately return all Proprietary Information
(including copies thereof) in its possession, custody, or control upon
termination of this Agreement for any reason.

         No Holder shall disclose, advertise or publish the existence or the
terms or conditions of this Agreement without prior written consent of the
Servicer or the Issuer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Section 6.09 shall
not prohibit disclosure of information that is required to be disclosed by each
Holder pursuant to federal or state laws or regulation. In particular each
Holder agrees that it shall not, without the prior consent of the Servicer or
the Issuer, disclose the existence of this Agreement or any of the terms herein
to any Person other than (i) counsel to each Holder (ii) an employee or director
of each Holder with a need to know in order to implement this Agreement and only
if such employee or director or counsel agrees to maintain the confidentiality
of this Agreement or (iii) a bona fide purchaser or potential purchaser of the
Note. The parties hereto agree that the Servicer and/or the Issuer shall have
the right to enforce these nondisclosure provisions by an action for specific
performance filed in any court of competent jurisdiction in the State of Kansas.

                                  ARTICLE VII
                                   THE ISSUER

         SECTION 7.01 REPRESENTATIONS OF ISSUER.

         The Issuer hereby makes the following representations on which the
Trustee is relying in accepting the Receivables in trust and authenticating the
Notes and the Note Insurer is relying in issuing the Policy. The representations
shall speak as of the execution and delivery of this Agreement and shall survive
the grant of a security interest in or the transfer of the Receivables to the
Trustee.

         (a) Organization and Good Standing. The Issuer is duly organized and
validly existing as a corporation in good standing under the laws of the State
of Delaware, with power and authority to own its properties and to conduct its
business as such properties are currently owned and such business is presently
conducted, and had at all relevant times, and now has, power, authority and
legal right to acquire, own, hold, transfer, assign and convey the Receivables.

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         (b) Due Qualification. The Issuer is duly qualified to do business as a
foreign corporation in good standing, and has obtained all necessary licenses
and approvals in Kansas and in all other jurisdictions in which the ownership or
lease of property or the conduct of its business requires such qualifications,
licenses or approvals, the noncompliance with which would have a material
adverse effect on the Note Insurer or the Noteholders.

         (c) Power and Authority. The Issuer has the power and authority to
execute and deliver this Agreement and the other Transaction Documents to which
it is a party, and to carry out their respective terms; the Issuer has full
power and authority to grant a security interest in the Trust Estate and has
duly authorized such grant to the Trustee by all necessary action; and the
execution, delivery and performance by the Issuer of this Agreement and each of
the other Transaction Documents to which it is a party has been duly authorized
by all necessary action of the Issuer.

         (d) Valid Transfers; Binding Obligations. This Agreement evidences a
valid grant of a first priority perfected security interest under the UCC in the
Receivables, and such other portion of the Trust Estate as to which a security
interest may be perfected under the UCC, which is effective for so long as the
Notes or the Note Insurer Obligations remain outstanding, enforceable against
creditors of and purchasers from the Issuer, and each of the Transaction
Documents to which the Issuer is a party constitutes a legal, valid and binding
obligation of the Issuer enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as
enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other
similar laws affecting creditors' rights generally or by general equity
principles.

         (e) No Violation. The consummation of the transactions contemplated by
this Agreement and the other Transaction Documents and the fulfillment of the
terms of this Agreement and the other Transaction Documents do not conflict
with, result in any breach of any of the terms or provisions of, nor constitute
(with or without notice or lapse of time) a default under, its Certificate of
Incorporation or Bylaws of the Issuer or any indenture, agreement or other
instrument to which the Issuer is a party or by which it shall be bound, nor
result in the creation or imposition of any Lien upon any of its properties
pursuant to the terms of any such indenture, agreement or other instrument
(other than this Agreement), nor violate any law, order, rule or regulation
applicable to the Issuer of any court or of any federal or state regulatory
body, administrative agency or other governmental instrumentality having
jurisdiction over the Issuer or its properties, which breach, default, conflict,
Lien or violation would have a material adverse effect on the rights or
interests of the Noteholders or the Note Insurer.

         (f) No Proceedings. There is no action, suit or proceeding before or by
any court or governmental agency or body, domestic or foreign, now pending, or
to the Issuer's knowledge, threatened, against or affecting the Issuer: (i)
asserting the invalidity of this Agreement, the Notes or any of the other
Transaction Documents to which the Issuer is a party, (ii) seeking to prevent
the issuance of the Notes or the consummation of any of the transactions
contemplated by this Agreement, or any of the other Transaction Documents, (iii)
seeking any determination or ruling that might materially and adversely affect
the performance by the Issuer of its obligations under, or the validity or
enforceability of, this Agreement, the Notes or any other Transaction Documents,
or (iv) relating to the Issuer and which might adversely affect the federal
income tax attributes of the Notes.

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         (g) No Subsidiaries. The Issuer has no subsidiaries.

         (h) Not an Investment Company. Neither the Issuer nor the Trust Estate
is an "investment company" or a company "controlled" by an "investment company"
within the meaning of the Investment Company Act, and none of the issuance of
the Notes, the execution and delivery of the Transaction Documents to which the
Issuer is a party, the acquisition by the Issuer of one or more Pools of
Receivables, or the performance by the Issuer of its obligations under the
Transaction Documents, or the use of the proceeds of the Notes by the Issuer
will violate any provision of the Investment Company Act, or any rule,
regulation or order issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission thereunder.

         (i) No Violation of Securities Act. The Issuer has not offered or sold,
and will not offer or sell, any Notes in any manner that would render the
issuance and sale of the Notes a violation of the Securities Act, or any state
securities or "Blue Sky" laws or require registration pursuant thereto, nor has
it authorized, nor will it authorize, any Person to act in such manner. No
registration under the Securities Act is required for the sale of the Notes as
contemplated hereby, assuming the accuracy of the Purchaser's representations
and warranties set forth in the Purchase Agreement and the compliance of
Placement Agent with its obligations under the Placement Agreement.

         (j) Truth and Completeness of Private Placement Memorandum. As of the
Closing Date, the Private Placement Memorandum does not contain an untrue
statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make
the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were
made, not misleading.

         (k) No Violation of Exchange Act or Regulations T, U or X. None of the
transactions contemplated in the Transaction Documents (including the use of the
proceeds from the sale of the Notes) will result in a violation of Section 8 of
the Exchange Act, or any regulations issued pursuant thereto, including
Regulations T, U and X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System,
12 C.F.R., Chapter II. The Issuer does not own nor does it intend to carry or
purchase any "margin security" within the meaning of said Regulation U,
including margin securities originally issued by it or any "margin stock" within
the meaning of said Regulation U.

         (l) All Tax Returns, True, Correct and Timely Filed. All material tax
returns required to be filed by the Issuer in any jurisdiction have in fact been
filed and all taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges upon the
Issuer or upon any of its properties, income of franchises shown to be due and
payable on such returns have been paid. To the best of the Issuers knowledge all
such tax returns were true and correct and the Issuer knows of no proposed
material additional tax assessment against it nor of any basis therefor. The
provisions for taxes on the books of the Issuer are in accordance with generally
accepted accounting principles.

         (m) No Restriction on Issuer Affecting its Business. The Issuer is not
a party to any contract or agreement, or subject to any charter or other
restriction which materially and adversely affects its business nor has it
agreed or consented to cause any of its properties to become subject to any Lien
other than the Lien created hereby.

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         (n) Perfection of Security Interest. All filings and recordings as may
be necessary to perfect the interest of the Issuer in the Receivables and such
other portion of the Trust Estate as to which a security interest may be
perfected under the UCC, have been accomplished and are in full force and
effect. All filings and recordings against the Issuer required to perfect the
security interest of the Trustee on such Receivables and such other portion of
the Trust Estate as to which a security interest may be perfected under the UCC,
have been accomplished and are in full force and effect. The Issuer will from
time to time, at its own expense, execute and file such additional financing
statements (including continuation statements) as may be necessary to ensure
that at any time, the interest of the Issuer in all of the Receivables and such
other portion of the Trust Estate as to which a security interest may be
perfected under the UCC, and the security interest of the Trustee on all of the
Receivables and such other portion of the Trust Estate as to which a security
interest may be perfected under the UCC are fully protected.

         (o) All Taxes, Fees and Charges Relating to Transaction and Transaction
Documents Paid. Any taxes, fees and other governmental charges in connection
with the execution and delivery of the Transaction Documents and the execution
and delivery and sale of the Notes have been or will be paid by the Issuer at or
prior to the Closing Date.

         (p) No Requirement that Issuer File a Registration Statement. There are
no contracts, agreements or understandings between the Issuer and any person
granting said person the right to require the Issuer to file a registration
statement under the Securities Act with respect to any Notes owned or to be
owned by such person.

         (q) No Broker, Finder or Financial Adviser Other than Rothschild. The
Issuer or any of its respective officers, directors, employees or agents has not
employed any broker, finder or financial adviser other than Rothschild Inc. or
incurred any liability for fees or commissions to any person other than
Rothschild Inc. in connection with the offering, issuance or sale of the Notes.

         (r) Notes Authorized, Executed, Authenticated, Validly Issued and
Outstanding. The Notes have been duly and validly authorized and, when duly and
validly executed and authenticated by the Trustee in accordance with the terms
of this Agreement and delivered to and paid for by each Purchaser as provided
herein, will be validly issued and outstanding and entitled to the benefits
hereof.

         (s) Location of Chief Executive Office and Records. The principal place
of business and chief executive office of the Issuer, and the office where
Issuer maintains all of its records, is located at 76 Willowbrook, Hutchinson,
Kansas 67502; provided that, at any time after the Closing Date, upon 30 days
prior written notice to each of the Servicer, the Note Insurer and the Trustee,
the Issuer may relocate its principal place of business and chief executive
office, and/or the office where it maintains all of its records, to another
location within the United States to the extent that the Issuer shall have taken
all actions necessary or reasonably requested by the Servicer, the Trustee or
the Note Insurer to amend its existing financing statements and continuation
statements, and file additional financing statements and to take any other steps
reasonably requested by the Servicer, the Trustee or the Note Insurer to further
perfect or evidence the rights, claims or security interests of any of the
Servicer, the Trustee or the Note Insurer under any of the Transaction
Documents.

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         (t) Ownership of the Issuer. One hundred percent (100%) of the issued
and outstanding shares of capital stock of the Issuer are directly owned (both
beneficially and of record) by Midland Credit Management, Inc. Such shares are
validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and no one other than Midland
Credit Management, Inc. has any options, warrants or other rights to acquire
shares of capital stock of and from the Issuer.

         (u) Solvency. The Issuer, both prior to and after giving effect to each
transfer and sale of Receivables identified in a Schedule of Receivables on the
Closing Date (i) is not "insolvent" (as such term is defined in Section
101(32)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code); (ii) is able to pay its debts as they become
due; and (iii) does not have unreasonably small capital for the business in
which it is engaged or for any business or transaction in which it is about to
engage.

         (v) Reporting and Accounting Treatment. For reporting and accounting
purposes, and in its books of account and records, the Issuer will treat each
transfer of Receivables pursuant to the Receivables Contribution Agreement as an
absolute sale and assignment of Midland Credit Management, Inc.'s full right,
title and ownership interest in each such Receivable and the Issuer has not in
any other manner accounted for or treated the transactions.

         (w) Governmental and Other Consents. No consents, approvals,
authorization or orders of, registration or filing with, or notice to any
governmental authority or court is required for the execution, delivery and
performance of, or compliance with, the Transaction Documents by the Issuer,
except such consent, approvals, authorizations, filings and notices that have
already been made or obtained.

         (x) Enforceability of Transaction Documents. Each of the Transaction
Documents to which it is a party has been duly authorized, executed and
delivered by the Issuer and constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation
of the Issuer, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms.

         (y) Accuracy of Information. The representations and warranties of the
Issuer in the Transaction Documents are true and correct in all material
respects as of the Closing Date and, except for representations and warranties
expressly made as of a different date, each Funding Date.

         (z) Separate Identity. The Issuer is operated as an entity separate
from Midland Credit Management, Inc. In addition, the Issuer:

                  (i) has its own board of directors,

                  (ii) has at least two independent directors who satisfy the
         definition of Independent Director provided in the Certificate of
         Incorporation who are not direct, indirect, or beneficial stockholders,
         officers, directors, employees, affiliates, associates, customers or
         suppliers of any of the Servicer or its Affiliates (other than, in the
         case of the Issuer, directors thereof) or relatives of any thereof,

                  (iii) maintains its assets in a manner which facilitates their
         identification and segregation from those of the Servicer,

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                  (iv) has all office furniture, fixtures and equipment
         necessary to operate its business,

                  (v) conducts all intercompany transactions with the Servicer
         on terms which the Issuer reasonably believes to be on an arm's-length
         basis,

                  (vi) has not guaranteed any obligation of the Servicer or any
         of its Affiliates, nor has it had any of its obligations guaranteed by
         any such entities and has not held itself out as responsible for debts
         of any such entity or for the decisions or actions with respect to the
         business affairs of any such entity,

                  (vii) has not permitted the commingling or pooling of its
         funds or other assets with the assets of the Servicer (other than in
         respect of items of payment and funds which may be commingled until
         deposit into the Collection Account in accordance with this Agreement),

                  (viii) has separate deposit and other bank accounts to which
         neither the Servicer nor any of its Affiliates has any access and does
         not at any time pool any of its funds with those of the Servicer or any
         of its Affiliates, except for such funds which may be commingled until
         deposit into the Collection Account in accordance with this Agreement,

                  (ix) maintains financial records which are separate from those
         of the Servicer or any of its Affiliates,

                  (x) compensates all employees, consultants and agents, or
         reimburses the Servicer from the Issuer's own funds, for services
         provided to the Issuer by such employees, consultants and agents,

                  (xi) conducts all of its business (whether in writing or
         orally) solely in its own name,

                  (xii) is not, directly or indirectly, named as a direct or
         contingent beneficiary or loss payee on any insurance policy covering
         the property of the Servicer or any of its Affiliates and has entered
         into no agreement to be named as such a beneficiary or payee,

                  (xiii) acknowledges that the Trustee and the Note Insurer are
         entering into the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the
         other Transaction Documents in reliance on the Issuers identity as a
         separate legal entity from the Servicer, and

                  (xiv) practices and adheres to company formalities such as
         complying with its By-laws and resolutions and the holding of regularly
         scheduled board of directors meetings.

         (aa) ERISA Compliant. The Issuer and all ERISA Affiliates are in
compliance with all applicable federal or state laws, including the rule and
regulations promulgated thereunder, relating to discrimination in the hiring,
promotion or pay of employees, any applicable federal or state wages and hours
law, and the provisions of the ERISA applicable to its business, except where
such noncompliance would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material
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Effect. The employee benefit plans, including employee welfare benefit plans
(the "Employee Plans") of the Issuer and all ERISA Affiliates have been operated
in compliance with the Code, all regulations, rulings and announcements
promulgated or issued thereunder and all other applicable governmental laws and
regulations (except to the extent such noncompliance would not, individually or
in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect). No reportable event under
Section 4043(b) of ERISA or any prohibited transaction under Section 406 of
ERISA has occurred with respect to any employee benefit Plan maintained by the
Issuer or any ERISA Affiliate (except to the extent that any such event or
transaction would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse
Effect). There are no pending or, to the Issuer's best knowledge, threatened,
claims by or on behalf of any employee plan, by any employee or beneficiary
covered under any such plan or by any governmental authority or otherwise
involving such plans or any of their respective fiduciaries (other than for
routine claims for benefits). All Employee Plans that are group health plans
have been operated in compliance with the group health plan continuation
coverage requirements of Section 4980B of the Code in all material respects
(except to the extent that such noncompliance would not, individually or in the
aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect). "Material Adverse Effect" means,
when used in connection with the Issuer, any development, change or effect that
is materially adverse to the business, properties, assets, net worth, condition
(financial or other), or results of operations of the Issuer or that reasonably
could be expected to be materially adverse to the prospects of the Issuer.
Neither the Issuer nor any of its ERISA Affiliates have a "defined benefit plan"
as defined in ERISA.

         SECTION 7.02 REACQUISITION OF RECEIVABLES UPON BREACH.

         (a) Upon discovery by the Issuer or the Servicer (which discovery shall
be deemed to have occurred upon the receipt of notice by a Responsible Officer
of the Issuer or the Servicer) or upon the actual knowledge of a Responsible
Officer of the Trustee of a breach of any of the representations and warranties
of the Issuer set forth in Section 7.01, the party discovering such breach shall
give prompt written notice to the others. If such breach has or would have a
material adverse effect on the rights or interests of the Noteholders or the
Note Insurer with respect to all or a portion of the Receivables, the Issuer
shall reacquire the Receivables and, if necessary, the Issuer shall enforce the
obligation of the Seller under the Receivables Contribution Agreement to
reacquire the Receivables from the Issuer, unless such breach shall have been
cured within thirty (30) days after the earlier to occur of the discovery of
such breach by the Issuer or receipt of written notice of such breach by the
Issuer, such that the relevant representation and warranty shall be true and
correct in all material respects as if made on such day, and the Issuer shall
have delivered to the Trustee a certificate of any Responsible Officer of the
Issuer describing the nature of such breach and the manner in which the relevant
representation and warranty became true and correct. This repurchase obligation
shall pertain to all representations and warranties of the Issuer contained in
Section 7.01, whether or not the Issuer has knowledge of the breach at the time
of the breach or at the time the representations and warranties were made. The
Issuer will be obligated to accept the reassignment of the Receivables as set
forth above on the Remittance Date next succeeding the date on which such
reassignment obligation arises. In consideration of the reacquisition of the
Receivables, on such Remittance Date, the Issuer shall remit the aggregate
Acquisition Payments of the Receivables to the Note Account in the manner
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in Section 4.03. The payment of such consideration, in immediately available
funds, will be considered a payment in full of the Receivables.

         (b) Upon any such reacquisition, the Trustee on behalf of the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer shall, without further action, be deemed to
have released its interest in, to and under the Removed Receivables, all monies
due or to become due with respect thereto after the aforementioned Remittance
Date and all proceeds thereof. The Trustee shall execute such documents and
instruments and take such other actions as shall be reasonably requested by the
Issuer to effect the security interest release pursuant to this Section.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Controlling Party may by delivery of prior
written notice waive any breach and repurchase the obligation of the Issuer
pursuant to this Section 7.02. The Trustee shall have no duty to conduct any
affirmative investigation as to the occurrence of any condition requiring the
reacquisition of the Receivables pursuant to this Section, except as otherwise
provided in Section 10.02.

         SECTION 7.03 LIABILITY OF ISSUER.

         The Issuer shall be liable in accordance with this Agreement only to
the extent of the obligations in this Agreement specifically undertaken by the
Issuer in such capacity under this Agreement and shall have no other obligations
or liabilities hereunder.

         SECTION 7.04 MERGER OR CONSOLIDATION OF, OR ASSUMPTION OF THE
                      OBLIGATIONS OF, THE ISSUER; CERTAIN LIMITATIONS.

         (a) Merger, Etc. Any corporation (i) into which the Issuer may be
merged or consolidated, (ii) which may result from any merger, conversion or
consolidation to which the Issuer shall be a party, or (iii) which may succeed
to all or substantially all of the business of the Issuer, which corporation or
in any of the foregoing cases executes an agreement of assumption to perform
every obligation of the Issuer under this Agreement, shall be the successor to
the Issuer under this Agreement without the execution or filing of any document
or any further act on the part of any of the parties to this Agreement, except
that if the Issuer in any of the foregoing cases is not the surviving entity,
then the surviving entity shall execute an agreement of assumption to perform
every obligation of the Issuer hereunder, and the surviving entity shall have
taken all actions necessary or reasonably requested by the Issuer, the Trustee
or the Note Insurer to amend its existing financing statements and continuation
statements, and file additional financing statements and to take any other steps
reasonably requested by the Issuer, the Trustee or the Note Insurer to further
perfect or evidence the rights, claims or security interests of any of the
Issuer, the Trustee or the Note Insurer under any of the Transaction Documents.
The Issuer (1) shall provide notice of any merger, consolidation or succession
pursuant to this Section to the Rating Agency, the Trustee, the Note Insurer,
the Noteholders and the Placement Agent, (2) for so long as the Notes are
outstanding, shall receive from the Rating Agency a letter to the effect that
such merger, consolidation or succession will not result in a qualification,
downgrading or withdrawal of the then-current rating on the Notes, and (3) shall
receive from the Controlling Party its prior written consent to such merger,
consolidation or succession, absent which consent, the Issuer shall not become a
party to such merger, consolidation or succession.

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         (b) Certain Limitations.

                  (i) The business, activities and purpose of the Issuer shall
         be limited as specified in its Certificate of Incorporation

                  (ii) So long as any outstanding debt of the Issuer or the
         Notes is rated by the Rating Agency, the Issuer shall not issue
         unsecured notes or otherwise borrow money unless (A) the Issuer has
         made a written request to the Rating Agency to issue unsecured notes or
         incur indebtedness and such notes or borrowings are rated by the Rating
         Agency the same as or higher than the rating afforded any outstanding
         rated debt or the Notes, and (B) such notes or borrowings (1) are fully
         subordinated (and which shall provide for payment only after payment in
         respect of all outstanding rated debt and/or the Notes) or are
         nonrecourse against any assets of the Issuer other than the assets
         pledged to secure such notes or borrowings, (2) do not constitute a
         claim against the Issuer in the event such assets are insufficient to
         pay such notes or borrowings and (3) where such notes or borrowings are
         secured by the collateral securing the rated debt or the Notes, such
         notes or borrowings are fully subordinated (and which shall provide for
         payment only after payment in respect of all outstanding rated debt
         and/or the Notes) to such rated debt or the Notes.

                  (iii) The Issuer shall not issue unsecured notes or otherwise
         borrow money, or otherwise grant any consensual Lien in favor of any
         Person (other than the Lien granted pursuant hereto) absent the prior
         written consent of the Controlling Party.

         (c) Unanimous Consent. Notwithstanding any other provision of this
Section and any provision of law, the Issuer shall not do any of the following
without the affirmative unanimous vote of all members of the Board of Directors
of the Issuer (which includes both Independent Directors, as such term is
defined in the Certificate of Incorporation).

                  (i) (A) dissolve or liquidate, in whole or in part, or
         institute proceedings to be adjudicated bankrupt or insolvent, (B)
         consent to the institution of bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings
         against it, (C) file a petition seeking or consent to reorganization or
         relief under any applicable federal or state law relating to
         bankruptcy, (D) consent to the appointment of a receiver, liquidator,
         assignee, trustee, sequestrator (or other similar official) of the
         corporation or a substantial part of its property, (E) make any
         assignment for the benefit of creditors, (F) admit in writing its
         inability to pay its debts generally as they become due, or (G) take
         any action in furtherance of the actions set forth in clauses (A)
         through (F) above; or

                  (ii) merge or consolidate with or into any other person or
         entity or sell or lease its property and all or substantially all of
         its assets to any person or entity; or

                  (iii) modify any provision of its Certificate of Incorporation
         or Bylaws.

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         SECTION 7.05 LIMITATION ON LIABILITY OF ISSUER AND OTHERS.

         The Issuer and any director or officer or employee or agent of the
Issuer may rely in good faith on the advice of counsel or on any document of any
kind, prima facie properly executed and submitted by any Person respecting any
matters arising under this Agreement. The Issuer shall not be under any
obligation to appear in, prosecute or defend any legal action that is not
incidental to its obligations as Issuer under this Agreement or as the acquirer
of the Receivables under the Receivables Contribution Agreement, and that in its
opinion may involve it in any expense or liability.

         SECTION 7.06 ISSUER MAY OWN NOTES.

         The Issuer and any Person controlling, controlled by or under common
control with the Issuer may, in its individual or any other capacity, become the
owner or pledgee of one or more Notes with the same rights as it would have if
it were not the Issuer or an affiliate thereof, except as otherwise specifically
provided in the definition of the term "Noteholder." The Notes so owned by or
pledged to the Issuer or such controlling or commonly controlled Person shall
have an equal and proportionate benefit under the provisions of this Agreement,
without preference, priority or distinction as among any of the Notes, except as
set forth herein with respect to, among other things, certain rights to vote,
consent or give directions to the Trustee as a Noteholder.

         SECTION 7.07 COVENANTS OF ISSUER.

         (a) Bylaws and Certificate of Incorporation. The Issuer hereby
covenants not to change, or agree to any change of, its Bylaws or Certificate of
Incorporation without (i) notice to the Trustee, the Rating Agency and the Note
Insurer, and (ii) the prior written consent of the Controlling Party.

         (b) Merger of the Issuer, Asset Sales and Purchases. Without the prior
written consent of the Controlling Party, the Issuer shall not merge with or
into or, or transfer or sell all or substantially all of its assets to, or buy
all or substantially all the assets of, any person.

         (c) Preservation of Existence. The Issuer hereby covenants to do or
cause to be done all things necessary on its part to preserve and keep in full
force and effect its existence as a corporation, and to maintain each of its
licenses, approvals, registrations or qualifications in all jurisdictions in
which its ownership or lease of property or the conduct of its business requires
such licenses, approvals, registrations or qualifications, except for failures
to maintain any such licenses, approvals, registrations or qualifications which,
individually or in the aggregate, would not have a material adverse effect on
the ability of Issuer to perform its obligations hereunder or under any of the
other Transaction Documents.

         (d) Compliance with Laws. The Issuer hereby covenants to comply in all
material respects with all applicable laws, rules and regulations and orders of
any governmental authority, the noncompliance with which would have a material
adverse effect on the business, financial condition or results of operations of
the Issuer or on the ability of the Issuer to repay the Notes or

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the Note Insurer Obligations, or perform any of its other obligations under this
Agreement or the other Transaction Documents.

         (e) Payment of Taxes. The Issuer hereby covenants to pay and discharge
promptly or cause to be paid and discharged promptly all taxes, assessments and
governmental charges or levies imposed upon the Issuer or upon its income and
profits, or upon any of its property or any part thereof, before the same shall
become in default, provided that the Issuer shall not be required to pay and
discharge any such tax, assessment, charge or levy so long as the validity or
amount thereof shall be contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and
the Issuer shall have set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect to
any such tax, assessments, charge or levy so contested, or so long as the
failure to pay any such tax, assessment, charge or levy would not have a
material adverse effect on the ability of the Issuer to perform its obligations
hereunder.

         (f) Exercise of Rights Under the Transaction Documents. The Issuer
hereby covenants to exercise its rights as the Purchaser under the Receivables
Contribution Agreement and take such other action in connection with the
Transaction Documents as may be appropriate or desirable, taking into account
the associated costs, to maximize the collection of amounts payable to the Trust
Estate.

         (g) Investments. The Issuer hereby covenants that it will not without
the prior written consent of the Controlling Party, acquire or hold any
indebtedness for borrowed money of another person, or any capital stock,
debentures, partnership interests or other ownership interests or other
securities of any Person, other than the Receivables acquired under any
Receivables Contribution Agreement.

         (h) Keeping Records and Books of Account. The Issuer hereby covenants
and agrees to maintain and implement administrative and operating procedures
(including, without limitation, an ability to recreate records evidencing the
Receivables in the event of the destruction or loss of the originals thereof)
and keep and maintain, all documents, books, records and other information
reasonably necessary or advisable for the collection of all Receivables
(including, without limitation, records adequate to permit the daily
identification of all collections with respect to, and adjustments of amounts
payable under, each Receivable).

         (i) Benefit Plan. The Issuer hereby covenants and agrees to comply in
all material respects with the provisions of ERISA, the Code, and all other
applicable laws, and the regulations and interpretations thereunder to the
extent applicable, with respect to each Benefit Plan. Issuer covenants that it
will not:

                  (i) engage in any non-exempt prohibited transaction (within
         the meaning of Code Section 4975 or ERISA Section 406) with respect to
         any Benefit Plan which would result in a material liability to the
         Issuer;

                  (ii) permit to exist any accumulated funding deficiency as
         defined in Section 302(a) of ERISA and Section 412(a) of the Code, with
         respect to any Benefit Plan which is subject to Section 302(q) of ERISA
         or 412 of the Code; or

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                  (iii) terminate any Benefit Plan of the Issuer or any ERISA
         Affiliate if such termination would result in any material liability to
         the Issuer or an ERISA Affiliate.

         (j) No Release. The Issuer shall not take any action and shall use its
best efforts not to permit any action to be taken by others that would release
any Person from any of such Persons covenants or obligations under any document,
instrument or agreement included in the Trust Estate, or which would result in
the amendment, hypothecation, subordination, termination or discharge of, or
impair the validity or effectiveness of, any such document, instrument or
agreement.

         (k) Separate Identity. The Issuer hereby covenants and agrees to take
all actions required to maintain the Issuers status as a separate legal entity.
Without limiting the foregoing, the Issuer shall:

                  (i) conduct all of its business, and make all communications
         to third parties (including all invoices (if any), letters, checks and
         other instruments) solely in its own name (and not as a division of any
         other Person), and require that its employees, if any, when conducting
         its business identify themselves as such (including, without
         limitation, by means of providing appropriate employees with business
         or identification cards identifying such employees as the Issuer's
         employees);

                  (ii) compensate all employees, consultants and agents directly
         or indirectly through reimbursement of the Servicer, from the Issuer's
         bank accounts, for services provided to the Issuer by such employees,
         consultants and agents and, to the extent any employee, consultant or
         agent of the Issuer is also an employee, consultant or agent of the
         Servicer, allocate the compensation of such employee, consultant or
         agent between the Issuer and the Servicer on a basis which reflects the
         respective services rendered to the Issuer and the Servicer;

                  (iii) (A) pay its own incidental administrative costs and
         expenses from its own funds, (B) allocate all other shared overhead
         expenses (including, without limitation, telephone and other utility
         charges, the services of shared employees, consultants and agents, and
         reasonable legal and auditing expenses) which are not reflected in the
         Servicing Fee, and other items of cost and expense shared between the
         Issuer and the Servicer, on the basis of actual use to the extent
         practicable, and to the extent such allocation is not practicable, on a
         basis reasonably related to actual use or the value of services
         rendered;

                  (iv) at all times have at least two (2) independent directors
         who satisfy the definition of Independent Director provided in the
         Certificate of Incorporation, and have at least one officer responsible
         for managing its day-to-day business and manage such business by or
         under the direction of its board of directors;

                  (v) maintain its books and records separate from those of any
         Affiliate;

                  (vi) prepare its financial statements separately from those of
         its Affiliates and ensure that any consolidated financial statement
         have notes to the effect that the Issuer is a separate entity whose
         creditors have a claim on its assets prior to those assets becoming

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         available to its equity holders and therefore to any of their
         respective creditors, as the case may be;

                  (vii) not commingle its funds or other assets with those of
         any of its Affiliates (other than in respect of items of payment or
         funds which may be commingled until deposit into the Collection Account
         in accordance with this Agreement), and not to hold its assets in any
         manner that would create an appearance that such assets belong to any
         such Affiliate, not maintain bank accounts or other depository accounts
         to which any such Affiliate is an account party, into which any such
         Affiliate makes deposits or from which any such Affiliate has the power
         to make withdrawals, and not act as an agent or representative of any
         of its Affiliates in any capacity;

                  (viii) not permit any of its Affiliates to pay the Issuer's
         operating expenses;

                  (ix) not guarantee any obligation of any of its Affiliates nor
         have any of its obligations guaranteed by any such Affiliate (either
         directly or by seeking credit based on the assets of such Affiliate),
         or otherwise hold itself out as responsible for the debts of any
         Affiliate;

                  (x) maintain at all times stationery separate from that of any
         Affiliate and have all its officers and employees conduct all of its
         business solely in its own name;

                  (xi) hold regular meetings of its board of directors in
         accordance with the provisions of its Certificate of Incorporation and
         otherwise take such actions as are necessary on its part to ensure that
         all corporate procedures required by its Certificate of Incorporation
         and Bylaws are duly and validly taken;

                  (xii) respond to any inquires with respect to ownership of a
         Receivable by stating that it is the owner of such contributed
         Receivable, and, if requested to do so, that the Trustee has been
         granted a security interest in such Receivable;

                  (xiii) on or before March 31 of each year, beginning in 1999,
         the Issuer shall deliver to the Trustee an Officer's Certificate
         stating that Issuer has, during the preceding year, observed all of the
         requisite company formalities and conducted its business and operations
         in such a manner as required for the Issuer to maintain its separate
         company existence from any other entity; and

                  (xiv) take such other actions as are necessary on its part to
         ensure that the facts and assumptions set forth in the
         non-consolidation opinion delivered by Issuer's counsel remain true and
         correct at all times.

         (l) Compliance with all Transaction Documents. The Issuer hereby
covenants and agrees to comply in all material respects with the terms of,
employ the procedures outlined in and enforce the obligations of the parties to
all of the Transaction Documents to which the Issuer is a party, and take all
such action to such end as may be from time to time reasonably requested by the
Trustee, and/or the Controlling Party, maintain all such Transaction Documents
in full force and effect and make to the parties thereto such reasonable demands
and requests for

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information and reports or for action as the Issuer is entitled to make
thereunder and as may be from time to time reasonably requested by the Trustee.

         (m) No Sales, Liens, Etc. Against Receivables and Trust Property. The
Issuer hereby covenants and agrees, except for releases specifically permitted
hereunder, not to sell, assign (by operation of law or otherwise) or otherwise
dispose of, or create or suffer to exist, any Lien (other than the Lien created
hereby) upon or with respect to, any Receivables or Trust Estate, or any
interest in either thereof, or upon or with respect to any Account, or assign
any right to receive income in respect thereof. The Issuer shall promptly, but
in no event later than one (1) Business Day after a Responsible Officer has
obtained actual knowledge thereof, notify the Trustee of the existence of any
Lien on any Receivables or Trust Estate, and the Issuer shall defend the right,
title and interest of each of the Issuer and the Trustee in, to and under the
Receivables and Trust Estate, against all claims of third parties.

         (n) No Change in Business. The Issuer covenants that it shall not make
any change in the character of its business.

         (o) No Change in Name, Etc. The Issuer covenants that it shall not make
any change to its corporate name, or use any trade names, fictitious names,
assumed names or "doing business as" names.

         (p) No Institution of Insolvency Proceedings. The Issuer covenants that
it shall not institute Insolvency Proceedings with respect to the Issuer or any
Affiliate thereof or consent to the institution of Insolvency Proceedings
against the Issuer or any affiliate thereof or take any action in furtherance of
any such action, or seek dissolution or liquidation in whole or in part of the
Issuer or any Affiliate thereof.

         (q) No Change in Chief Executive Office or Location of Records. The
Issuer covenants that it shall maintain its principal place of business and
chief executive office, and the office where it maintains its records, at 76
Willowbrook Hutchinson, Kansas 67502; provided that, at any time after the
Closing Date, upon 30 days' prior written notice to each of the Servicer, the
Note Insurer and the Trustee, the Issuer may relocate its principal place of
business and chief executive office, and/or the office where it maintains all of
its records, to another location within the United States to the extent that the
Issuer shall have taken all actions necessary or reasonably requested by the
Servicer, the Trustee or the Note Insurer to amend its existing financing
statements and continuation statements, and file additional financing statements
and to take any other steps reasonably requested by the Servicer, the Trustee or
the Note Insurer to further perfect or evidence the rights, claims or security
interests of any of the Servicer, the Trustee or the Note Insurer under any of
the Transaction Documents. As of the Funding Date, each Receivable File shall be
kept by the Servicer at its offices at 500 West First Street, Hutchinson, Kansas
67504, or at such other office of the Servicer permitted pursuant to Section
2.06(b).

         (r) Access to Certain Documentation and Information. The Issuer shall
provide the Note Insurer, the Trustee and the Noteholders with reasonable access
to the documentation relating to the Receivables required to be maintained at
the location described in Section 7.07(q). In each case, access to documentation
relating to the Receivables shall be afforded without charge but only upon
reasonable request and during normal business hours at the offices of the
Issuer.

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Nothing in this Section shall impair the obligation of the Issuer to observe any
applicable law prohibiting disclosure of information regarding the Obligors,
which obligation shall be evidenced by an Opinion of Counsel to such effect, and
the failure of the Issuer to provide access as provided in this Section as a
result of such obligation shall not constitute a breach of this Section.

         (s) Benefit Plan. The Issuer hereby covenants and agrees to comply in
all material respects with the provisions of ERISA, the Code, and all other
applicable laws, and the regulations and interpretations thereunder to the
extent applicable, with respect to each Benefit Plan. Issuer covenants that it
will not, and it will cause any ERISA Affiliate to not:

                  (i) engage in any non-exempt prohibited transaction (within
         the meaning of Code Section 4975 or ERISA Section 406) with respect to
         any Benefit Plan which would result in a material liability to the
         Issuer or the Servicer;

                  (ii) permit to exist any accumulated funding deficiency, as
         defined in Section 302(a) of ERISA and Section 412(a) of the Code, with
         respect to any Benefit Plan of the Issuer or any ERISA affiliate which
         is subject to Section 302(q) of ERISA or 412 of the Code;

                  (iii) terminate any Benefit Plan of the Issuer or any ERISA
         Affiliate so as to result in any material liability to the Issuer or an
         ERISA Affiliate; or

                  (iv) create any defined benefit plan (as defined in ERISA).

                                  ARTICLE VIII
                                  THE SERVICER

SECTION 8.01 REPRESENTATIONS OF SERVICER.

         The Servicer hereby makes the following representations on which the
Trustee is relying in accepting the Receivables in trust and authenticating the
Notes and the Note Insurer is relying in issuing the Policy. The representations
shall speak as of the execution and delivery of this Agreement and as of each
Funding Date and shall survive the grant of a security interest to the Trustee.


         (a) Organization and Good Standing. The Servicer is duly organized and
validly existing as a corporation in good standing under the laws of the State
of its incorporation, with corporate power and authority to own its properties
and to conduct its business as such properties are currently owned and such
business is presently conducted, and had at all relevant times, and now has,
corporate power, authority and legal right to acquire, own, hold, transfer,
convey and service the Receivables and to hold the Receivable Files as custodian
on behalf of the Issuer and Trustee.

         (b) Due Qualification. The Servicer is duly qualified to do business as
a foreign corporation in good standing, and has obtained all necessary licenses
and approvals in all jurisdictions in which the ownership or lease of property
or the conduct of its business (including the servicing of the Receivables as
required by this Agreement) requires such qualification, licenses and approvals
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licenses and approvals would not materially and adversely affect the rights or
interests of any of the Noteholders, the Note Insurer or the Trust Estate.

         (c) Power and Authority. The Servicer has the corporate power and
authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and each of the other
Transaction Documents to which it is a party, and to carry out its terms; and
the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement has been duly
authorized by the Servicer by all necessary corporate action.

         (d) Binding Obligations. This Agreement and each of the other
Transaction Documents to which the Servicer is a party constitutes a legal,
valid and binding obligation of the Servicer enforceable in accordance with its
terms, except as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency,
reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws affecting creditors' rights
generally or by general principles of equity.

         (e) No Violation. The consummation of the transactions contemplated by
this Agreement and each of the other Transaction Documents and the fulfillment
of the terms of this Agreement and each of the other Transaction Documents does
not conflict with, result in any breach of any of the terms and provisions of,
nor constitute (with or without notice or lapse of time) a default under, the
articles of incorporation or bylaws of the Servicer, or conflict with or breach
any of the material terms or provisions of, or constitute (with or without
notice or lapse of time) a default under, any indenture, agreement or other
instrument to which the Servicer is a party or by which it shall be bound; nor
result in the creation or imposition of any Lien upon any of its properties
pursuant to the terms of any such indenture, agreement or other instrument
(other than this Agreement); nor violate, any law, order, rule or regulation
applicable to the Servicer of any court or of any federal or state regulatory
body, administrative agency or other governmental instrumentality having
jurisdiction over the Servicer or its properties; which breach, default,
conflict, Lien or violation would have, or would have, a material adverse effect
on the rights or interests of the Noteholders or the Note Insurer.

         (f) No Proceedings. There is no action, suit or proceeding before or by
any court or governmental agency or body, domestic or foreign, now pending, or
to the Servicer's knowledge, threatened, against or affecting the Servicer: (i)
asserting the invalidity of this Agreement, the Notes, or any of the other
Transaction Documents, (ii) seeking to prevent the issuance of the Notes or the
consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any of
the other Transaction Documents, (iii) seeking any determination or ruling that
could reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect the performance
by the Servicer of its obligations under, or the validity or enforceability of,
this Agreement, the Notes or any of the other Transaction Documents, or (iv)
relating to the Servicer and which might adversely affect the federal income tax
attributes of the Notes.

         (g) No Subsidiaries. The Servicer has no subsidiaries other than the
Issuer and Midland Funding 98-A Corporation.

         (h) Not an Investment Company. The Servicer is not an "investment
company" or a company "controlled" by an "investment company" within the meaning
of the Investment Company Act, and none of the issuance of the Notes, the
execution and delivery of the Transaction Documents to which the Servicer is a
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obligations thereunder, will violate any provision of the Investment Company
Act, or any rule, regulation or order issued by the Securities and Exchange
Commission thereunder.

         (i) Year 2000. The Servicer represents and warrants that, to the best
of its knowledge, its computer and other systems used in servicing the
Receivables currently are capable of operating in a manner so that on and after
January 1, 2000 (i) the Servicer can service the Receivables in accordance with
the terms of this Agreement and (ii) the Servicer can operate its business in
the same manner as it is operating on the date hereof.

         (j) Finders Fee. No broker, finder or financial adviser other than
Rothschild Inc. has been employed by any of the Servicer or the Issuer in
connection with the offering and sale of the Notes or the transactions
contemplated hereby and neither the Servicer nor the Issuer has incurred any
liability for fees or commissions to any person other than Rothschild Inc. in
connection with the offering and sale of the Notes or the transactions
contemplated hereby.

         (k) No Violation of Securities Act. The Servicer has not offered or
sold, and will not offer or sell, any Notes in any manner that would render the
issuance and sale of the Notes a violation of the Securities Act or any state
securities or "Blue Sky" laws or require registration pursuant thereto, nor has
it authorized, nor will it authorize, any Person to act in such manner. No
registration under the Securities Act is required for the sale of the Notes as
contemplated hereby, assuming the accuracy of the Purchaser's representations
and warranties set forth in any Purchase Agreement and satisfaction by the
Placement Agent of its obligations set forth in paragraph 7 of the Placement
Agency Agreement.

         (l) No Violation of Exchange Act or Regulations T, U or X. None of the
transactions contemplated in the Transaction Documents (including the use of the
proceeds from the sale of the Notes) will result in a violation of Section 7 of
the Securities and Exchange Act, or any regulations issued pursuant thereto,
including Regulations T, U and X of the Board of Governors of the Federal
Reserve System, 12 C.F.R., Chapter II.

         SECTION 8.02 LIABILITY OF SERVICER; INDEMNITIES.

         (a) Obligations. The Servicer shall be liable in accordance herewith
only to the extent of the obligations specifically undertaken by the Servicer
under this Agreement and shall have no other obligations or liabilities under
this Agreement. Such obligations shall include the following:

         (i)      the Servicer shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the
         Trustee, the Note Insurer and the Trust Estate from and against any
         taxes that may at any time be asserted against the Trustee or the Trust
         Estate with respect to the transactions contemplated in this Agreement
         or any of the other Transaction Documents, including, without
         limitation, any sales, gross receipts, general corporation, tangible or
         intangible personal property, privilege or license taxes (but not
         including any taxes asserted with respect to, and as of the date of,
         the transfer of the Receivables to the Trust, the issuance and original
         sale of the Notes, or asserted with respect to ownership of the
         Receivables, or federal, state or local income or franchise taxes or
         any other tax, or other income taxes arising out of payments on the
         Notes, or any interest or penalties with respect thereto or


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         arising from a failure to comply therewith) and costs and expenses in
         defending against the same;

         (ii)     the Servicer shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the
         Trustee, the Trust Estate, the Noteholders and the Note Insurer from
         and against any and all costs, expenses, losses, claims, damages and
         liabilities to the extent that such cost, expense, loss, claim, damage
         or liability arose out of, and was imposed upon the Trustee, the Trust
         Estate, any Noteholder or the Note Insurer through the gross
         negligence, willful misfeasance or bad faith of the Servicer in
         connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the
         other Transaction Documents, or by reason of the breach by the Servicer
         of any of its representations, warranties or covenants hereunder or
         under any of the other Transaction Documents; and

         (iii)    the Servicer shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the
         Trustee from and against all reasonable costs, expenses, losses,
         claims, damages and liabilities arising out of or incurred in
         connection with the acceptance or performance of the trusts and duties
         contained in this Agreement, except to the extent that such cost
         expense, loss, claim, damage or liability: (A) shall be due to the
         willful misfeasance, bad faith or gross negligence of the Trustee, (B)
         shall arise from the breach by the Trustee of any of its
         representations or warranties set forth in Section 10.14, (C) relates
         to any tax other than the taxes with respect to which either the Issuer
         or the Servicer shall be required to indemnify the Trustee, or (D)
         shall arise out of or be incurred in connection with the performance by
         the Trustee of the duties as the Backup Servicer under this Agreement.

         (b) Expenses. Indemnification under this Section shall include, without
limitation, reasonable fees and expenses of counsel and expenses of litigation.
If the Servicer has made any indemnity payments pursuant to this Section and the
recipient thereafter collects any of such amounts from others, the recipient
shall promptly repay such amounts collected to the Servicer, without interest,
so long as no amounts are outstanding to the Trustee then due and owing to the
Trustee by the Servicer in which event such amounts shall offset such
obligations.

         (c) Survival. The provisions of this Section shall survive the
resignation or removal of the Servicer or the Trustee and the termination of
this Agreement.

         (d) Successor Servicer Liability. Notwithstanding anything to the
contrary contained in this Agreement, the Successor Servicer shall have no
liability or obligation with respect to any Servicer indemnification obligations
of any prior Servicer. Upon assuming its role as Successor Servicer, the
Successor Servicer shall be responsible only for the indemnification obligations
set forth in 7.02(a).

         SECTION 8.03 MERGER OR CONSOLIDATION OF, OR ASSUMPTION OF THE
                      OBLIGATIONS OF, THE SERVICER.

         Any corporation (i) into which the Servicer may be merged or
consolidated, (ii) which may result from any merger, conversion or consolidation
to which the Servicer shall be a party, or (iii) which may succeed to all or
substantially all of the business of the Servicer, which corporation in any of
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obligation of the Servicer under this Agreement, shall be the successor to the
Servicer under this Agreement without the execution or filing of any paper or
any further act on the part of any of the parties to this Agreement; provided,
however, that (i) such merger, consolidation or conversion shall not cause a
Servicer Default and (ii) prior to any such merger, consolidation or conversion
the Servicer shall have provided to the Trustee and the Noteholders a letter
from the Rating Agency indicating that such merger, consolidation or conversion
will not result in the qualification, reduction or withdrawal of the rating then
assigned to the Notes by the Rating Agency. The Servicer shall provide notice of
any merger, consolidation or succession pursuant to this Section to the Trustee,
the Noteholders, the Note Insurer, the Rating Agency and the Placement Agent.

         SECTION 8.04 LIMITATION ON LIABILITY OF SERVICER AND OTHERS.

         (a) Neither the Servicer nor any of its directors, officers, employees
or agents shall be under any liability to the Note Insurer, the Trustee or the
Noteholders, except as provided in this Agreement, for any action taken or for
refraining from the taking of any action pursuant to this Agreement, or for
errors in judgment; provided however, that this provision shall not protect the
Servicer or any such person against any liability that would otherwise be
imposed by reason of willful misfeasance, bad faith or negligence of the
Servicer in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and
any of the other Transaction Documents, or the breach by the Servicer of any of
its representations, warranties or covenants hereunder or under any of the other
Transaction Documents. The Servicer and any director, officer, employee or agent
of the Servicer may rely in good faith on any document of any kind prima facie
properly executed and submitted by any Person respecting any matters arising
under this Agreement.

         (b) The Servicer shall not be under any obligation to appear in,
prosecute, or defend any legal action that shall not be incidental to its duties
to service the Receivables in accordance with this Agreement; provided, however,
that the Servicer may undertake any reasonable action that it may deem necessary
or desirable in respect of this Agreement and the rights and duties of the
parties to this Agreement and the interests of the Noteholders under this
Agreement.

         (c) The Servicer and any director, officer, employee or agent of the
Servicer may rely in good faith on the advice of counsel or on any document of
any kind, prima facie properly executed and submitted by any Person respecting
any matters arising under this Agreement.

         SECTION 8.05 SERVICER NOT TO RESIGN.

         Subject to the provisions of Section 8.03, Midland Credit Management,
Inc. shall not resign from the obligations and duties hereby imposed on it as
Servicer under this Agreement except upon determination that the performance of
its duties under this Agreement shall no longer be permissible under applicable
law. Notice of any such determination permitting the resignation of Midland
Credit Management, Inc. shall be communicated to the Trustee, the Note Insurer,
the Noteholders and the Rating Agency at the earliest practicable time and any
such determination shall be evidenced by an Opinion of Counsel to such effect
delivered to the Trustee and the Noteholders concurrently with or promptly after
such notice. No such resignation shall become effective until the Backup
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responsibilities and obligations of Midland Credit Management, Inc. in
accordance with Sections 9.02 or 9.03.

         SECTION 8.06 BACKUP SERVICING.

         (a) Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association is hereby appointed to
act as Backup Servicer with respect to this Agreement and the transactions
contemplated hereby and by the other Transaction Documents.

         (b) The Servicer agrees to provide monthly to the Backup Servicer a
computer diskette or computer tape with all information necessary for the Backup
Servicer to perform all of the servicing obligations of the Servicer under this
Agreement. The Servicer further agrees to provide all updates with respect to
its computer processing necessary for the Backup Servicer to maintain a
continuous ability to fulfill the role of Successor Servicer under this
Agreement.

         (c) The Backup Servicer shall assume its duties as Successor Servicer
in accordance with Sections 9.02 and 9.03 except upon determination that the
Backup Servicer is legally unable to perform the duties of the Servicer under
this Agreement as provided in Section 9.03.

         (d) On or before 11 a.m., New York, New York time on each Determination
Date, the Servicer will deliver to the Backup Servicer a computer diskette (or
other electronic transmission) in a format acceptable to the Backup Servicer
containing the fields listed in Exhibit E hereto, which fields contain
information with respect to the Receivables as of the close of business on the
last day of the related Collection Period. The Backup Servicer shall not be
obligated to verify the information contained in such transmission or the
Monthly Servicer Report.

         (e) Other than the duties specifically set forth in this Agreement, the
Backup Servicer shall have no obligations hereunder, including without
limitation to supervise, verify, monitor or administer the performance of the
Servicer. The Backup Servicer shall have no liability for any actions taken or
omitted by the Servicer. The duties and obligations of the Backup Servicer shall
be determined solely by the express provisions of this Agreement and no implied
covenants or obligations shall be read into this Agreement against the Backup
Servicer. The Backup Servicer shall be entitled to all of the benefits and
indemnities afforded the Trustee pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement.
The Backup Servicer shall not be required to expend or risk its own funds or
otherwise incur financial liability in the performance of any of its duties
hereunder, or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers (other than in the
ordinary course of the performance of such duties or the exercise of such rights
or powers), if the repayment of such funds or adequate written indemnity against
such risk or liability is not reasonably assured to it in writing prior to the
expenditure or risk of such funds or incurrence of financial liability.

         (f) Neither the Backup Servicer nor any of its directors, officers,
employees or agents shall be under any liability to any of the parties hereto,
except as specifically provided in this Agreement, for any action taken or for
refraining from the taking of any action pursuant to this Agreement or for
errors in judgment; provided however, that this provision shall not protect the
Backup Servicer against any misfeasance, bad faith or gross negligence in the
performance of duties or by reason of reckless disregard of obligations and
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Backup Servicer and any of its directors, officers, employees or agents may rely
in good faith on the advice of counsel or on any document of any kind prima
facie properly executed and submitted by any Person respecting any matters
arising under this Agreement.

         (g) The parties expressly acknowledge and consent to Norwest Bank
Minnesota, National Association acting in the possible dual capacity of Backup
Servicer or successor Servicer and in the capacity as Trustee. Norwest Bank
Minnesota, National Association may, in such dual capacity, discharge its
separate functions fully, without hindrance or regard to conflict of interest
principals, duty of loyalty principles or other breach of fiduciary duties to
the extent that any such conflict or breach arises from the performance by
Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association of express duties set forth in this
Agreement in any of such capacities, all of which defenses, claims or assertions
are hereby expressly waived by the other parties hereto except in the case of
negligence, bad faith and willful misconduct by Norwest Bank Minnesota, National
Association.

         SECTION 8.07 GENERAL COVENANTS OF SERVICER.

         Midland Credit Management, Inc. covenants and agrees that from the
Closing Date until it is no longer the Servicer hereunder:

   
         (a) Board. Servicer will maintain a board of directors with not less
than two "independent directors" within the meaning of NASD Rule 4460(c) as in
effect on the date hereof.

         (b) Stockholder's Equity. On and after June 30, 1999, Servicer shall
not permit its consolidated Stockholder's Equity as required to be shown on its
consolidated financial statements to be less than the sum of (i) $1,750,000 plus
(ii) 50% of the net earnings of the Servicer for the period commencing on
October 1, 1998 and ending at the end of the Servicer's then most recent fiscal
quarter (treated for this purpose as a single accounting period). For purposes
of this section, if net earnings of the Servicer for any period shall be less
than zero, the amount calculated pursuant to clause (ii) above for such period
shall be zero.
    

         (c) Related Person Transaction. Without the prior written consent of
the Controlling Party (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or
delayed), Servicer shall not enter into any Related Person Transaction other
than on terms that are no less favorable to Servicer than those that would have
been obtained in a comparable transaction by Servicer with a non-Related Person.
The term "Related Person" means, as to Servicer, any shareholder, director,
officer or employee thereof or any Affiliate thereof or any relative of any of
them. The term "Related Person Transaction" means (i) any sale, lease, transfer
or other disposition of Servicer's property to any Related Person, or (ii) the
purchase, lease or other acquisition by Servicer of any property from any
Related Person, or (iii) the making of any contract, agreement, understanding,
loan, advance, guarantee, or other credit support with or for the benefit of any
Related Person.

         (d) Investments. The Servicer hereby covenants that it will not without
the prior written consent of the Controlling Party (which consent shall not be
unreasonably withheld or delayed), acquire or hold any indebtedness for borrowed
money of another person, or any capital stock, debentures, partnership interests
or other ownership interests or other securities of any Person,


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other than (i) Issuer and Midland Funding 98-A Corporation, and (ii) receivables
of similar type to the Receivables.

         (e) Sale of Assets. Without the prior written consent of the
Controlling Party (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed),
Servicer shall not convey, sell, lease, license, transfer or otherwise dispose
of, in one transaction or in a series of transactions, all or substantially all
of its assets, other than with respect to securitization transactions of its
receivables.

         (f) Bankruptcy. Servicer shall not take any action in any capacity to
file any bankruptcy, reorganization or Insolvency Proceedings against Issuer, or
cause Issuer to commence any reorganization, bankruptcy proceedings, or
Insolvency Proceedings under any applicable state or federal law, including
without limitation any readjustment of debt, or marshaling of assets or
liabilities or similar proceedings.

         (g) Legal Existence. Servicer shall do or cause to be done all things
necessary on its part to preserve and keep in full force and effect its
existence as a corporation in the jurisdiction of its incorporation, and to
maintain each of its licenses, approvals, registrations or qualifications in all
jurisdictions in which its ownership or lease of property or the conduct of its
business requires such licenses, approvals, registrations or qualifications;
except for failures to maintain any such licenses, approvals, registrations or
qualifications which, individually or in the aggregate, would not have a
material adverse effect on the ability of Servicer to perform its obligations
hereunder or under any of the other Transaction Documents.

         (h) Compliance With Laws. Servicer shall comply in all material
respects, with all laws, rules and regulations and orders of any governmental
authority applicable to its operation, the noncompliance with which failures
which would have a material adverse effect on the business, financial condition
or results of operations of the Servicer or on the ability of the Servicer to
perform its obligations hereunder or under any of the other Transaction
Documents.

         (i) Taxes. Servicer shall pay and discharge all taxes, assessments and
governmental charges or levies imposed upon Servicer or upon its income and
profits, or upon any of its property or any part thereof, before the same shall
become in default, provided that Servicer shall not be required to pay and
discharge any such tax, assessment, charge or levy so long as the validity or
amount thereof shall be contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and
Servicer shall have set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect to any
such tax, assessment, charge or levy so contested, or so long as the failure to
pay any such tax, assessment, charge or levy would not have a material adverse
effect on the ability of the Servicer to perform its obligations hereunder.

         (j) Financial Statements. Servicer shall maintain its financial books
and records in accordance with GAAP. Servicer shall furnish to the Note Insurer
and the Backup Servicer:

                  (i) Quarterly Statements. As soon as available and in any
         event within 45 days after the end of each of the calendar quarters of
         each fiscal year of the Servicer, the consolidated balance sheet of the
         Servicer and the related statements of income, shareholders' equity and
         cash flows, each for the period commencing at the end of the


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         preceding fiscal year and ending with the end of such fiscal quarter,
         prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied; and

                  (ii) Annual Statements. As soon as available and in any event
         within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Servicer, the
         balance sheets of the Servicer and the related statements of income,
         shareholder's equity and cash flows for, the fiscal year then ended,
         each prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied and reported
         on by a firm of nationally recognized independent public accountants.

         (k) Compliance with all Transaction Documents. The Servicer hereby
covenants and agrees to comply in all material respects with the terms of,
employ the procedures outlined in and enforce the obligations of the parties to
all of the Transaction Documents to which the Servicer is a party, and take all
such action to such end as may be from time to time reasonably requested by the
Trustee, maintain all such Transaction Documents in full force and effect and
make to the parties thereto such reasonable demands and requests for information
and reports or for action as the Servicer is entitled to make thereunder and as
may be from time to time reasonably requested by the Trustee.

         (l) No Change in Chief Executive Office or Location of Records. The
Servicer covenants that it shall maintain its principal place of business and
chief executive office, and the office where it maintains all of its records, at
500 West First Street, Hutchinson, Kansas 67504; provided that, at any time
after the Closing Date, upon 30 days' prior written notice to each of the
Issuer, the Note Insurer and the Trustee, the Servicer may relocate its
principal place of business and chief executive office, and/or the office where
it maintains all of its records, to another location within the United States to
the extent that the Servicer shall have taken all actions necessary or
reasonably requested by the Issuer, the Trustee or the Note Insurer to amend its
existing financing statements and continuation statements, and file additional
financing statements and to take any other steps reasonably requested by the
Issuer, the Trustee or the Note Insurer to further perfect or evidence the
rights, claims or security interests of any of the Issuer, the Trustee or the
Note Insurer under any of the Transaction Documents. As of the Funding Date,
each Receivable File shall be kept by the Servicer at its offices at 500 West
First Street, Hutchinson, Kansas 67504.

         (m) Maintenance of Insurance. The Servicer hereby covenants and agrees
to maintain one or more policies of "all-risk" property and general liability
insurance with financially sound and reputable insurers, providing coverage in
scope and amount which is at least consistent with the scope and amount of such
insurance coverage obtained by prudent and similarly situated Persons in the
same jurisdiction and the same business as Servicer.

         (n) Separate Identity. The Servicer hereby covenants and agrees to take
all actions required to maintain the Issuer's status as a separate legal entity.
Without limiting the foregoing, the Servicer shall not take any action or fail
to take any action that would result in the Issuer not satisfying any of the
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                  (i) Issuer shall conduct all of its business, and make all
         communications to third parties (including all invoices (if any),
         letters, checks and other instruments) solely in its own name (and not
         as a division of any other Person), and require that its employees, if
         any, when conducting its business identify themselves as such;

                  (ii) Issuer shall compensate all employees, consultants and
         agents directly or indirectly through reimbursement of the Servicer,
         from the Issuer's bank accounts, for services provided to the Issuer by
         such employees, consultants and agents and, to the extent any employee,
         consultant or agent of the Issuer is also an employee, consultant or
         agent of the Servicer, allocate the compensation of such employee,
         consultant or agent between the Issuer and the Servicer on a basis
         which reflects the respective services rendered to the Issuer and the
         Servicer;

                  (iii) Issuer shall (A) pay its own incidental administrative
         costs and expenses from its own funds, (B) allocate all other shared
         overhead expenses (including, without limitation, telephone and other
         utility charges, the services of shared employees, consultants and
         agents, and reasonable legal and auditing expenses) which are not
         reflected in the Servicing Fee, and other items of cost and expense
         shared between the Issuer and the Servicer, on the basis of actual use
         to the extent; practicable, and to the extent such allocation is not
         practicable, on a basis reasonably related to actual use or the value
         of services rendered;

                  (iv) Issuer shall at all times have at least two independent
         directors who satisfy the definition of Independent Director provided
         in the Certificate of Incorporation, and have at least one officer
         responsible for managing its day-to-day business and manage such
         business by or under the direction of its board of directors;

                  (v) Issuer shall maintain its books and records separate from
         those of any Affiliate;

                  (vi) Issuer shall prepare its financial statements separately
         from those of its Affiliates and ensure that any consolidated financial
         statement have notes to the effect that the Issuer is a separate entity
         whose creditors have a claim on its assets prior to those assets
         becoming available to its equity holders and therefore to any of their
         respective creditors, as the case may be;

                  (vii) Issuer shall not commingle its funds or other assets
         with those of any of its Affiliates (other than in respect of items of
         payment or funds which may be commingled until deposit into the
         Collection Account in accordance with this Agreement), and not to hold
         its assets in any manner that would create an appearance that such
         assets belong to any such Affiliate, not maintain bank accounts or
         other depository accounts to which any such Affiliate is an account
         party, into which any such Affiliate makes deposits or from which any
         such Affiliate has the power to make withdrawals, and not act as an
         agent or representative of any of its Affiliates in any capacity;

                  (viii) Issuer shall not permit any of its Affiliates to pay
         the Issuer's operating expenses;


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                  (ix) Issuer shall not permit Issuer to guarantee any
         obligation of any of its Affiliates nor have any of its obligations
         guaranteed by any such Affiliate (either directly or by seeking credit
         based on the assets of such Affiliate), or otherwise hold itself out as
         responsible for the debts of any Affiliate;

                  (x) Issuer shall maintain at all times stationery separate
         from that of any Affiliate and have all its officers and employees
         conduct all of its business solely in its own name;

                  (xi) Issuer shall hold regular meetings of its board of
         directors in accordance with the provisions of its Certificate of
         Incorporation and otherwise take such actions as are necessary on its
         part to ensure that all company procedures required by its Certificate
         of Incorporation and Bylaws are duly and validly taken;

                  (xii) Issuer shall respond to any inquires made directly to it
         with respect to ownership of a Receivable by stating that it is the
         owner of such contributed Receivable, and, if requested to do so, that
         the Trustee has been granted a security interest in such Receivable;
         and

                  (xiii) Issuer shall take such other actions as are necessary
         on its part to ensure that the facts and assumptions set forth in the
         non-consolidation opinion delivered by Issuers counsel remain true and
         correct at all times.

         (o) Benefit Plan. The Servicer hereby covenants and agrees to comply in
all material respects with the provisions of ERISA, the Code, and all other
applicable laws, and the regulations and interpretations thereunder to the
extent applicable, with respect to each Benefit Plan. Servicer covenants that it
will not, and it will cause any ERISA Affiliate to not:

                  (i) engage in any non-exempt prohibited transaction (within
         the meaning of Code Section 4975 or ERISA Section 406) with respect to
         any Benefit Plan which would result in a material liability to the
         Servicer;

                  (ii) permit to exist any accumulated funding deficiency, as
         defined in Section 302(a) of ERISA and Section 412(a) of the Code, with
         respect to any Benefit Plan of the Servicer or any ERISA affiliate
         which is subject to Section 302 of ERISA or 412 of the Code;

                  (iii) terminate any Benefit Plan of the Servicer or any ERISA
         Affiliate so as to result in any material liability to the Servicer or
         an ERISA Affiliate; or

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                                   ARTICLE IX
                  SERVICER DEFAULT; EVENTS OF DEFAULT; REMEDIES

SECTION 9.01 SERVICER DEFAULT.

         For purposes of this Agreement, each of the following shall constitute
a "Servicer Default":

         (a) any failure by the Servicer to deliver to the Trustee or the Note
Insurer the Monthly Servicer Report for the related Collection Period, or any
failure by the Servicer to make any payment, transfer or deposit, or deliver to
the Trustee any proceeds or payment required to be so delivered under the terms
of the Notes, this Agreement or any of the other Transaction Documents to which
it is a party, or to make any payment of the Note Insurer Obligations on the day
when due, in each case that continues unremedied for a period of one Business
Day after the earlier to occur of (x) actual discovery by a Responsible Officer
of the Servicer, or (y) the date on which written notice requiring the same to
be remedied has been given to the Servicer by the Trustee or the Controlling
Party; or

         (b) any failure on the part of the Servicer duly to observe or perform
any other covenants or agreements of the Servicer set forth in the Notes, this
Agreement, the Insurance Agreement, or any of the other Transaction Documents to
which the Servicer is a party, which failure (i) would have a material adverse
effect on the rights or interests of the Note Insurer, the Noteholders, the
Trustee or the Trust Estate and (ii) continues unremedied for a period of 30
days after the earlier to occur of (x) actual discovery by a Responsible Officer
of the Servicer or (y) the date on which written notice of such failure,
requiring the same to be remedied, shall have been given to the Servicer by the
Controlling Party or the Trustee; or the Servicer delegates its duties under the
Notes, this Agreement, the Insurance Agreement or any of the other Transaction
Documents to which it is a party, except as specifically permitted pursuant to
Section 9.07, and such delegation continues unremedied for a period of 15 days
after written notice, requiring such delegation to be remedied, shall have been
given to the Servicer by the Trustee or the Controlling Party; or

         (c) the entry of a decree or order by a court or agency or supervisory
authority having jurisdiction in the premises for the appointment of a trustee
in bankruptcy, conservator, receiver or liquidator for the Servicer in any
bankruptcy, insolvency, readjustment of debt, marshaling of assets and
liabilities or similar proceedings, or for the winding up or liquidation of
their respective affairs, and the continuance of any such decree or order
unstayed and in effect for a period of 30 consecutive days; or

         (d) the consent by the Servicer to the appointment of a trustee in
bankruptcy, conservator or receiver or liquidator in any bankruptcy, insolvency,
readjustment of debt, marshaling of assets and liabilities or similar
proceedings of or relating to the Servicer or substantially all of its property,
or the Servicer shall admit in writing its inability to pay its debts generally
as they become due, file a petition to take advantage of any applicable
insolvency or reorganization statute, make an assignment for the benefit of its
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         (e) any representation, warranty or certification made by Midland
Credit Management, Inc. in this Agreement, the Insurance Agreement or in any
other Transaction Document to which it is a party, or in any certificate
delivered pursuant to this Agreement, the Insurance Agreement or in any other
Transaction Document to which it is a party, proves to have been incorrect when
made, which (i) would have a material adverse effect on the rights of the
Noteholders, the Note Insurer or the Trust Estate, respectively (without regard
to any amount deposited in the Reserve Account), and (ii) if capable of remedy,
continues unremedied for a period of 30 days after the earlier to occur of (x)
actual discovery by a Responsible Officer of the Servicer or (y) the date on
which written notice thereof, requiring the same to be remedied, shall have been
given to the Servicer by the Controlling Party or the Trustee; or

   
         (f) The failure by the Servicer to make any required payment in excess
of $100,000 on any obligation of Servicer, other than Servicer's obligations to
make payment on account of trade accounts payable which are in dispute in the
normal course of business, within two (2) Business Days after Servicer has
received written notice from any such creditor of Servicer's failure to make
such payment; or

         (g) Beginning on April 1, 1999 and on the first date of each month
thereafter, for the preceding three calendar months (including any portion of
December, 1998 following the Closing Date), the average initial payment plan for
the Receivables is less than 50% of the average Charged-Off Balance related to
such Receivables; or

         (h) Servicer suffers the loss, suspension or other material impairment
of any required license or permit in any State of the United States (or the
District of Columbia) where Obligors are located which, in the aggregate for
such State (or the District of Columbia), accounts for more than $50,000,000 in
the initial Charge-Off Balances of Receivables, unless such loss, suspension or
impairment is cured within 60 days after any Responsible Officer of the Servicer
has actual knowledge of such loss, suspension or material impairment; or

         (i) The shareholders, on the Closing Date, of Midland Corporation of
Kansas ("MCK"), and their affiliates, do not own and control, directly or
indirectly (x) 15 % or more of the voting shares of MCK or (y) 15% or more of
the voting shares of the Seller, in each case in the aggregate on a fully
diluted basis or such lesser amount as may be acceptable to the Controlling
Party; or

         (j) On or before December 31, 2000, the beneficial owners of C.P.
International Investments Limited, MCM Holding Company LLC and/or Peter N.S.
Frazer and their affiliates, do not own and control, directly or indirectly (x)
10% or more of the voting shares of MCK or (y) 10% or more of the voting shares
of the Seller, in each case in the aggregate on a fully diluted basis or such
lesser amount as may be acceptable to the Controlling Party; or

         (k) Servicer sells, transfers, pledges or otherwise disposes of any of
its stock in Issuer, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, foreclosure or
other enforcement by a Person of its remedies against the Servicer, except
pursuant to a merger, consolidation or a sale of all or substantially all the
assets of Servicer in a transaction not prohibited by this Agreement; provided,
however, that the Servicer may pledge its stock in the Issuer to a secured
lender (x) in connection with a pledge of all or substantially all of the assets
of the Servicer to secure
    

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indebtedness owed to such lender for borrowed money, or (y) with the prior
written consent of the Note Insurer; or

         (l) the existence in any audit of Servicer required to be provided
hereunder of a material exception which may have a material adverse effect on
the Noteholders or the Note Insurer, as determined by the Note Insurer in the
reasonable exercise of its judgment.
    

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the cure periods referred to in each of clauses
(a), (f) and (h) above may be extended for an additional period of five Business
Days each, or such longer period not to exceed 30 Business Days as may be
acceptable to the Controlling Party, if such delay or failure was caused by an
act of God or other similar occurrence. Upon the occurrence of any such event
the Servicer shall not be relieved from using its best efforts to perform its
obligations in a timely manner in accordance with the terms of this Agreement
and the Servicer shall provide the Trustee, the Note Insurer, the Rating Agency,
the Placement Agent and the Noteholders prompt notice of such failure or delay
by it, together with a description of its effort to so perform its obligations.
The Servicer shall notify the Trustee and the Note Insurer in writing of any
Servicer Default that it discovers within one Business Day of such discovery.
The Trustee shall have no duty or obligation to determine whether or not a
Servicer Default has occurred.

         SECTION 9.02 CONSEQUENCES OF A SERVICER DEFAULT.

         (a) If a Servicer Default shall occur and be continuing, so long as
such Servicer Default has not been cured or waived pursuant to Section 9.05, the
Trustee shall, upon the direction of the Controlling Party, by notice then given
in writing to the Servicer and the Note Insurer terminate all (but not less than
all) of the rights and obligations of the Servicer, as Servicer under this
Agreement and the other Transaction Documents, and in and to the Receivables and
proceeds thereof. On or after the receipt by the Servicer of such written
notice, all authority and power of the Servicer under this Agreement, whether
with respect to the Notes, the Receivables, the Transaction Documents or
otherwise, shall, without further action, pass to and be vested in the Backup
Servicer pursuant to and under this Section or such Successor Servicer as may be
appointed under Section 9.03; and, without limitation, the Backup Servicer or
such Successor Servicer shall be hereby authorized and empowered to execute and
deliver, on behalf of the predecessor Servicer, as attorney-in-fact or
otherwise, any and all documents and other instruments, and to do or accomplish
all other acts or things necessary or appropriate to effect the purposes of such
notice of termination, whether to complete the transfer and endorsement of the
Receivables and related documents, or otherwise. The predecessor Servicer shall
cooperate with the Backup Servicer or the Successor Servicer, as applicable, in
effecting the termination of the responsibilities and rights of the predecessor
Servicer under this Agreement, including, without limitation, the transfer to
the Backup Servicer or the Successor Servicer, as applicable, for administration
by it of all cash amounts that shall at the time be held by the predecessor
Servicer for deposit with respect to the Receivables, or have been deposited by
the predecessor Servicer in the Accounts with respect to the Receivables or
thereafter received by the predecessor Servicer with respect to the Receivables.
All reasonable costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees)
incurred in connection with transferring the Receivable Files to the Backup
Servicer or the Successor Servicer, as applicable, and amending this Agreement
to reflect such succession as Servicer pursuant to this Section shall be paid
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and second, by the predecessor Servicer upon presentation of reasonable
documentation of such costs and expenses; provided, however, that the amount of
such costs and expenses shall not exceed $75,000 (the amount of such costs and
expenses are referred to herein as the "Transition Fees").

         (b) In addition to the remedial provisions set forth in clause (a)
above, and not by way of limitation of any remedies to which any of the Trustee,
the Note Insurer or the Noteholders are entitled upon the occurrence of a
Servicer Default, the Issuer and the Servicer acknowledge and agree that, so
long as a Servicer Default shall occur and be continuing, and such Servicer
Default has not been cured or waived pursuant to Section 9.05, the Trustee
shall, upon the direction of the Controlling Party by notice then given in
writing to the Servicer and the Note Insurer, direct the Servicer (or Backup
Servicer or Successor Servicer as the case may be) to (x) deposit all checks and
other items of collections received in respect of Receivables directly into an
Account immediately upon receipt, and/or (y) instruct each Obligor to remit all
collections in respect of receivables directly to an Account designated for such
purpose.

         SECTION 9.03 BACKUP SERVICER TO ACT; APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSOR SERVICER.

         On and after the time the Servicer receives a notice of termination
pursuant to Section 9.02 or tenders its resignation pursuant to Section 8.05,
the Backup Servicer shall, by an instrument in writing, assume the rights and
responsibilities of the Servicer in its capacity as Servicer under this
Agreement and the Insurance Agreement and the transactions set forth or provided
for in this Agreement and the Insurance Agreement, and shall be subject to all
the responsibilities, restrictions, duties and liabilities relating thereto
placed on the Servicer by the terms and provisions of this Agreement and the
Insurance Agreement; provided, however, that the Backup Servicer shall not be
liable for any acts, omissions or obligations of the Servicer prior to such
succession or for any breach by the Servicer of any of its representations and
warranties contained in this Agreement, in the Insurance Agreement or in any
related Transaction Document. Notwithstanding any other Section in this
Agreement to the contrary, should the Backup Servicer by any means become
successor servicer, the Backup Servicer shall not inherit any of the
indemnification obligations of any prior servicer including the original
servicer. The indemnification obligations of the Backup Servicer, upon becoming
a successor Servicer are expressly limited to the indemnification of the
Trustee, the Trust Estate, the Noteholders and the Note Insurer from and against
any and all costs, expenses, losses, claims, damages and liabilities to the
extent that such cost, expense, loss, claim, damage or liability arose out of,
and was imposed upon, the Trustee, the Trust Estate, any Noteholder or the Note
Insurer through the gross negligence, willful misfeasance or bad faith of the
Backup Servicer in its capacity as successor Servicer in connection with the
transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Transaction Documents.
As compensation therefor, the Backup Servicer shall be entitled to such
compensation (whether payable out of the Collection Account or otherwise) as the
Servicer would have been entitled to under this Agreement, plus any additional
amounts determined in the manner set forth below, if no such notice of
termination or resignation had been given. Notwithstanding anything herein to
the contrary, Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association shall not resign from
the obligations and duties imposed on it as Backup Servicer under this Agreement
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Agreement shall no longer be permissible under applicable law. Notice of any
such determination permitting the resignation of Norwest Bank Minnesota,
National Association shall be communicated to the Trustee, the Noteholders, the
Note Insurer, and the Rating Agency at the earliest practicable time and any
such determination shall be evidenced by an Opinion of Counsel to such effect
delivered to the Trustee and the Noteholders concurrently with or promptly after
such notice. In the event the Backup Servicer is unable or unwilling so to act,
it shall appoint or petition a court of competent jurisdiction to appoint any
established institution having a net worth of not less than $5,000,000 and whose
regular business includes the servicing of consumer receivables as a successor
servicer (a "Successor Servicer"). In connection with such appointment and
assumption, or the assumption by the Backup Servicer of the status of Successor
Servicer, the Backup Servicer may make such arrangements for the compensation of
such Successor Servicer (including itself) out of payments on or in respect of
the Receivables as determined in accordance with the next sentence. Any
Successor Servicer appointed pursuant to this Section 9.03 must have, and must
certify that it has, computer systems that will be used in its duties as
Servicer which will properly utilize dates beyond December 31, 1999, and shall
be entitled to compensation equal to the greater of (A) the Servicing Fee and
(B) the current "market rate" paid for servicing receivables similar to the
Receivables which rate shall be determined by averaging bids obtained from not
less than three entities experienced in the servicing of receivables similar to
the Receivables and that are not Affiliates of the Trustee, the Backup Servicer,
the Servicer or the Issuer and are reasonably acceptable to the Note Insurer;
provided however, that no such compensation shall be in excess of an amount
acceptable to the Controlling Party and the Rating Agency and provided that if
the Successor Servicer is an Affiliate of the Trustee, such fees will not exceed
the greater of the Servicing Fee or the lowest of the three bids obtained as
provided in this sentence. The Backup Servicer and such Successor Servicer shall
take such action, consistent with this Agreement, as shall be necessary to
effectuate any such succession. The Backup Servicer shall not be relieved of its
duties as Successor Servicer under this Section until the newly appointed
Successor Servicer shall have assumed the responsibilities and obligations of
the Servicer under this Agreement.

         SECTION 9.04 NOTIFICATION TO NOTE INSURER, NOTEHOLDERS, RATING AGENCY
                      AND PLACEMENT AGENT.

         Upon a Responsible Officer of the Trustee obtaining actual knowledge of
(i) the occurrence of a Servicer Default and the expiration of any cure period
applicable thereto or (ii) any termination of, or appointment of a successor to,
the Servicer pursuant to this Agreement, the Trustee shall give prompt written
notice thereof to Noteholders at their respective addresses appearing in the
Note Register and to the Rating Agency, the Note Insurer and the Placement
Agent.

         SECTION 9.05 WAIVER OF PAST SERVICER DEFAULTS.

         The Trustee shall at the direction of the Controlling Party waive any
Servicer Default or other default by the Servicer in the performance of its
obligations hereunder and its consequences, except a default in making any
required deposits to or payments from the Accounts in accordance with this
Agreement or in respect of a covenant or provision of this Agreement that under
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Noteholder. Upon any such waiver of a past default, such default shall cease to
exist, and any Servicer Default arising therefrom shall be deemed to have been
remedied for every purpose of this Agreement. No such waiver shall extend to any
subsequent or other default or impair any right consequent thereon except to the
extent expressly so waived.

         SECTION 9.06 [RESERVED]

         SECTION 9.07 SUBSERVICERS.

         (a) The Backup Servicer may, at its own expense, enter into
subservicing agreements with subservicers (the "Subservicers") for the servicing
and administration of all or any part of the Receivables. References in this
Agreement to actions taken or to be taken by the Backup Servicer in servicing
and managing the Receivables include actions taken by a Subservicer on behalf of
the Backup Servicer. Each Subservicer shall be authorized to transact business
in the state or states in which the related Receivables it is to service or
manage are situated, if and to the extent required by applicable law to enable
the Subservicer to perform its obligations hereunder and under the applicable
subservicing agreement. Each subservicing agreement shall be upon such terms and
conditions as are not inconsistent with this Agreement and as to which the
Backup Servicer and the Subservicer have agreed. For purposes of this Agreement,
the Backup Servicer shall be deemed to have received any payment when the
Subservicer receives such payment. The Backup Servicer shall notify the Trustee,
the Issuer, the Note Insurer and the Rating Agency in writing promptly upon the
appointment of any Subservicer.

         (b) As part of its servicing activities hereunder, the Backup Servicer,
for the benefit of the Trustee, the Note Insurer and the Noteholders, shall
enforce the obligations of each Subservicer under the related subservicing
agreement. Such enforcement, including, without limitation, the legal
prosecution of claims, termination of subservicing agreements and pursuit of
other appropriate remedies, shall be in accordance with the servicing standards
set forth herein. The Backup Servicer shall pay the costs of such enforcement at
its own expense and shall be reimbursed therefor only from (i) a general
recovery resulting from such enforcement only to the extent, if any, that such
recovery exceeds all amounts due in respect of the related Receivables, or (ii)
a specific recovery of costs, expenses or attorneys fees against the party
against whom such enforcement is directed.

         (c) Notwithstanding any subservicing agreement any of the provisions of
this Agreement relating to agreements or arrangements between the Backup
Servicer and a Subservicer, or reference to actions taken through a Subservicer
or otherwise, the Back-up Servicer shall remain obligated and liable to the
Trustee, the Note Insurer and the Noteholders for the servicing, managing,
collecting and administering of the Receivables and the other assets included in
the Trust Estate in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.1 without
diminution of such obligation or liability by virtue of such subservicing
agreement or arrangements or by virtue of indemnification from a Subservicer and
to the same extent and under the same terms and conditions as if the Backup
Servicer alone were servicing, managing, collecting and administering the
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         SECTION 9.08 EVENTS OF DEFAULT.

         "Event of Default" wherever used herein, means, with respect to Notes
issued hereunder, any one of the following events (whatever the reason for such
Event of Default and whether it shall be voluntary or involuntary or be effected
by operation of law or pursuant to any judgment, decree or order of any court or
any order, rule or regulation of any administrative or governmental body):

         (a) default in the payment of any interest, premiums or any other
amounts due and owing on any Note or in respect of the Note Insurer Obligations
(which default continues for a period of two Business Days) or failure to pay
the Notes or the Note Insurer Obligations in full on or before the Final
Maturity Date;

         (b) the Note Insurer is required to make a payment under the Policy;

         (c) if the Issuer shall breach or default in the due observance of any
of the covenants of the Issuer set forth in Section 7.07, other than the
covenants contained in Subsections (e), (f) or (h) thereof;

         (d) if the Issuer shall breach or default in the due observance or
performance of, any other of its covenants in this Agreement, which breach or
default would have a material adverse effect on the rights or interests of the
Note Insurer or the Noteholders, and such default shall continue for a period of
30 days after the earlier to occur of (x) actual discovery by a Responsible
Officer of the Servicer or (y) the date on which written notice of such failure,
requiring the same to be remedied, shall have been given to the Servicer by the
Note Insurer or the Trustee;

         (e) if any representation or warranty of the Issuer made in this
Agreement or any certificate or other writing delivered pursuant hereto or in
connection herewith shall prove to have been breached in any material respect as
of the time when the same shall have been made or deemed made, which breach
would have a material adverse effect on the rights or interests of the Note
Insurer or the Noteholders, and such breach shall continue for a period of 30
days after the earlier to occur of (x) actual discovery by a Responsible Officer
of the Servicer or (y) the date on which written notice of such failure,
requiring the same to be remedied, shall have been given to the Servicer by the
Note Insurer or the Trustee;

         (f) the entry of a decree or order for relief by a court having
jurisdiction in respect of the Issuer in an involuntary case under the federal
bankruptcy laws, as now or hereafter in effect, or any other present or future
federal or state bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law, or appointing a
receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, custodian, sequestrator or other
similar official of the Issuer or of any substantial part of its property, or
ordering the winding up or liquidation of the affairs of the Issuer and the
continuance of any such decree or order unstayed and in effect for a period of
30 consecutive days; or

         (g) the commencement by the Issuer of a voluntary case under the
federal bankruptcy laws, as now or hereafter in effect, or any other present or
future federal or state bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law, or the consent by
the Issuer to the appointment of or taking possession by a receiver, liquidator,
assignee, trustee, custodian, sequestrator or other similar official of the
Issuer or of any substantial part of its property or the making by the Issuer of
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the benefit of creditors or the failure by the Issuer generally to pay its debts
as such debts become due or the taking of corporate action by the Issuer in
furtherance of any of the foregoing;

         (h) the occurrence and continuation of a Servicer Default;

         (i) The IRS or the PBGC shall have filed notice of one or more Adverse
Claims against the Servicer, the Issuer or any of their ERISA Affiliates under
ERISA or the Code, which constitutes a Lien on the Receivables, and such notice
shall have remained in effect for more than thirty (30) Business Days unless,
prior to the expiration of such period, such Adverse Claims shall have been
adequately bonded by such Servicer, Issuer, or the ERISA Affiliate (as the case
may be) in a transaction with respect to which the Controlling Party has given
its prior written approval; or

         (j) The Issuer or the Trust Estate shall have become subject to
registration as an "investment company" within the meaning of the Investment
Company Act as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final and
non-appealable order.

         SECTION 9.09 ACCELERATION OF MATURITY; RESCISSION AND ANNULMENT.

                  If an Event of Default occurs and is continuing, then and in
         every such case, so long as such Event of Default has not been cured or
         waived pursuant hereto, the Trustee shall, upon the direction of the
         Controlling Party, by notice then given in writing to the Issuer, the
         Servicer and the Note Insurer, declare all of the Notes to be
         immediately due and payable and upon on any such declaration such
         Notes, in an amount equal to the Note Balance of such Notes, together
         with accrued and unpaid interest thereon to the date of such
         acceleration, and together with all unpaid Trustee Fees, Backup
         Servicing Fees, and Servicing Fees, shall become immediately due and
         payable. At any time after such a declaration of acceleration of
         maturity of the Notes has been made and before a judgment or decree for
         payment of the money due has been obtained by the Trustee as
         hereinafter in this Article provided, the Note Insurer by written
         notice to the Issuer and the Trustee, may rescind and annul such
         declaration and its consequences if:

         (a) the Issuer has paid or deposited with the Trustee a sum sufficient
to pay:

                  (i) all payments of principal of, and interest on, all Notes
         and all other amounts which would then be due hereunder or upon such
         Notes if the Event of Default giving rise to such acceleration had not
         occurred; and

                  (ii) all sums paid by the Trustee hereunder and the reasonable
         compensation, expenses and disbursements of the Trustee, its agents and
         counsel; and

         (b) all Events of Default, other than the nonpayment of the principal
of Notes which have become due solely by such acceleration, have been cured or
waived as provided in Section 9.21.


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         No such rescission shall affect any subsequent default or impair any
         right consequent thereon.

         SECTION 9.10 COLLECTION OF INDEBTEDNESS AND SUITS FOR ENFORCEMENT BY
                      TRUSTEE.

         Subject to the following sentence, if an Event of Default occurs and is
continuing, the Trustee may in its discretion proceed to protect and enforce its
rights and the rights of the Note Insurer and the Noteholders by any proceedings
the Trustee deems appropriate to protect and enforce any such rights, whether
for the specific enforcement of any covenant or agreement in this Agreement or
in aid of the exercise of any power granted herein, or enforce any other proper
remedy. Any proceedings brought by the Trustee on behalf of the Note Insurer or
the Noteholders or by the Note Insurer or any Noteholder against the Issuer
shall be limited to the preservation, enforcement and foreclosure of the liens,
assignments, rights and security interests under this Agreement and the other
Transaction Documents and no attachment, execution or other suit or process
shall be sought, issued or levied upon any assets, properties or funds of the
Issuer, other than the Trust Estate relative to the Notes in respect of which
such Event of Default has occurred. If there is a foreclosure of any such liens,
assignments, rights and security interests under this Agreement, by private
power of sale or otherwise, no judgment for any deficiency upon the indebtedness
represented by the Notes may be sought or obtained by the Trustee or any
Noteholder against the Issuer. The Trustee shall be entitled to recover the
costs and expenses expended by it pursuant to this Section 9.10 including
reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Trustee,
its agents and counsel.

         SECTION 9.11 REMEDIES.

         If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and the
Notes have been declared due and payable and such declaration and its
consequences have not been rescinded and annulled, the Trustee (subject to
Section 9.24, to the extent applicable) shall, at the direction of the
Controlling Party, and may (with the written consent of the Controlling Party)
at its discretion, do one or more of the following:

         (a) institute proceedings for the collection of all amounts then
payable on the Notes, or under this Agreement or under any of the other
Transaction Documents, whether by declaration or otherwise, enforce any judgment
obtained, and collect from the Issuer monies adjudged due, subject in all cases
to the provisions of Section 9.10;

         (b) in accordance with Section 9.24, sell the Trust Estate or any
portion thereof or rights or interest therein, at one or more public or private
Sales called and conducted in any manner permitted by law;

         (c) institute proceedings from time to time for the complete or partial
foreclosure of this Agreement with respect to the Trust Estate;

         (d) exercise any remedies of a secured party under the UCC and take any
other appropriate action to protect and enforce the rights and remedies of the
Trustee, the Note Insurer or the Noteholders hereunder subject in all cases to
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         (e) refrain from selling the Trust Estate and apply all Available Funds
pursuant to Section 9.14.

         SECTION 9.12 TRUSTEE MAY FILE PROOFS OF CLAIM.

         In case of the pendency of any receivership, insolvency, liquidation,
bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, composition or other judicial
proceeding relative to the Issuer or any other obligor upon any of the Notes or
the property of the Issuer or of such other obligor or their creditors, the
Trustee (irrespective of whether the Notes shall then be due and payable as
therein expressed or by declaration or otherwise and irrespective of whether the
Trustee shall have made any demand on the Issuer for the payment of any overdue
principal or interest) shall be entitled and empowered, by intervention in such
proceeding or otherwise to:

         (a) file and prove a claim for the whole amount of principal and
interest owing and unpaid in respect of the Notes and the Note Insurer
Obligations and file such other papers or documents as may be necessary or
advisable in order to have the claims of the Trustee (including any claim for
the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the
Trustee, its agents and counsel) and of the Noteholders allowed in such
Proceeding, and

         (b) collect and receive any moneys or other property payable or
deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same; and any receiver,
assignee, trustee, liquidator, or sequestrator (or other similar official) in
any such proceeding is hereby authorized by each Noteholder and the Note Insurer
to make such payments to the Trustee and, in the event that the Trustee shall
consent to the making of such payments directly to the Noteholders, to pay to
the Trustee any amount due to it for the reasonable compensation, expenses,
disbursements and advances of the Trustee, its agents and counsel, and any other
amounts due the Trustee under Section 10.07.

         Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to authorize the Trustee to
authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Noteholder or the
Note Insurer any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition
affecting any of the Notes or the rights of any Noteholder or the Note Insurer,
or to authorize the Trustee to vote in respect of the claim of any Noteholder or
the Note Insurer in any such Proceeding.

         SECTION 9.13 TRUSTEE MAY ENFORCE CLAIMS WITHOUT POSSESSION OF NOTES.

         All rights of action and claims under this Agreement or any of the
Notes or any of the other Transaction Documents may be prosecuted and enforced
by the Trustee without the possession of any of the Notes or the production
thereof in any proceeding relating thereto, and any such proceeding instituted
by the Trustee shall be brought in its own name as trustee of an express trust,
and any recovery of judgment shall be for the ratable benefit of the Noteholders
in respect of which such judgment has been recovered and shall be paid as
provided in Section 9.14.


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         SECTION 9.14 APPLICATION OF MONEY COLLECTED.

         If the Notes have been declared due and payable following an Event of
Default and such declaration and its consequences have not been rescinded and
annulled, any money collected by the Trustee with respect to such Notes pursuant
to this Article or otherwise and any other monies that may then be held or
thereafter received by the Trustee as security for such Notes shall be treated
like Available Funds and applied as provided in Section 4.04(b).

         SECTION 9.15 LIMITATION ON SUITS.

         No Noteholder shall have any right to institute any proceedings,
judicial or otherwise, with respect to this Agreement, or for the appointment of
a receiver or trustee, or for any other remedy hereunder, unless:

         (a) such Noteholder has previously given written notice to the Trustee
of a continuing Event of Default;

         (b) the Noteholders representing not less than 25% of the Voting
Interests shall have made written request to the Trustee to institute
proceedings in respect of such Event of Default in its own name as Trustee
hereunder (and such request shall have not been rescinded);

         (c) such Noteholders have offered to the Trustee indemnity in full
against the costs, expenses and liabilities to be incurred in compliance with
such request;

         (d) the Trustee for 60 days after its receipt of such notice, request
and offer of indemnity has failed to institute any such proceeding;

         (e) no direction inconsistent with such written request has been given
to the Trustee during such 60-day period by the Controlling Party; and

         (f) for so long as no Insurer Default is then in effect, the Note
Insurer shall have given its written consent to the Trustee to the pursuit by
the Trustee of such remedies;

it being understood and intended that no one or more Noteholders shall have any
right in any manner whatever by virtue of, or by availing of, any provision of
this Agreement to affect, disturb or prejudice the rights of any other
Noteholders or to obtain or to seek to obtain priority or preference over any
other Noteholders or to enforce any right under this Agreement, except in the
manner herein provided and for the equal and ratable benefit of all the
Noteholders.

         In the event the Trustee shall receive conflicting or inconsistent
requests and indemnity from two or more groups of Noteholders, each representing
less than 50% of the Voting Interests, and the Trustee shall not have received
any conflicting or inconsistent requests and indemnity from the Note Insurer at
such time, the Trustee in its sole discretion may determine what action, if any,
shall be taken notwithstanding any other provision herein to the contrary.


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         SECTION 9.16 UNCONDITIONAL RIGHTS OF NOTEHOLDERS TO RECEIVE PRINCIPAL
                      AND INTEREST.

         Subject to the provisions in this Agreement (including Section 9.10)
limiting the right to recover amounts due on a Note to recovery from amounts in
the Trust Estate, the Noteholder shall have the right to the extent permitted by
applicable law, which right is absolute and unconditional, to receive payment of
principal of and interest on such Note on the Final Payment Date and to
institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment and such right shall not
be impaired without the consent of such Noteholder.

         SECTION 9.17 RESTORATION OF RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

         If the Trustee, the Note Insurer or any Noteholder has instituted any
proceeding to enforce any right or remedy under this Agreement and such
proceeding has been discontinued or abandoned for any reason, or has been
determined adversely to the Trustee or to such Noteholder, then and in every
such case the Issuer, the Trustee, the Note Insurer and the Noteholders shall,
subject to any determination in such proceeding, be restored severally and
respectively to their former positions hereunder, and thereafter all rights and
remedies of the Trustee and the Noteholders shall continue as though no such
proceeding had been instituted.

         SECTION 9.18 RIGHTS AND REMEDIES CUMULATIVE.

         No right or remedy herein conferred upon or reserved to the Trustee, to
the Note Insurer or to the Noteholders is intended to be exclusive of any other
right or remedy, and every right and remedy shall, to the extent permitted by
law, be cumulative and in addition to every other right and remedy given
hereunder or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or otherwise. The
assertion or employment of any right or remedy hereunder, or otherwise, shall
not prevent the concurrent assertion or employment of any other appropriate
right or remedy.

         SECTION 9.19 DELAY OR OMISSION NOT WAIVER.

         No delay or omission of the Trustee, of the Note Insurer or of any
Noteholder to exercise any right or remedy accruing upon any Event of Default
shall impair any such right or remedy or constitute a waiver of any such Event
of Default or an acquiescence therein. Every right and remedy given by this
Article or by law to the Trustee, to the Note Insurer or to the Noteholders may
be exercised from time to time, and as often as may be deemed expedient, by the
Trustee, the Note Insurer or by the Noteholders, as the case may be.

         SECTION 9.20 CONTROL BY CONTROLLING PARTY.

         The Controlling Party shall have the right to direct the time, method
and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee
or exercising any trust or power conferred on the Trustee; provided that:

         (a) such direction shall not be in conflict with any rule of law, with
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         (b) any direction by Noteholders (if the Note Insurer is not the
Controlling Party) to the Trustee to undertake a Sale of the Trust Estate shall
be by the Noteholders representing the percentage of the outstanding Note
Balance of the Outstanding Notes specified in Section 9.24(b)(i), unless Section
9.24(b)(ii) is applicable; and

         (c) the Trustee may take any other action deemed proper by the Trustee
which is not inconsistent with such direction; provided, however, that, subject
to Section 10.01, the Trustee need not take any action which it determines might
involve it in liability or be unjustly prejudicial to the Noteholders not
consenting.

         SECTION 9.21 WAIVER OF PAST DEFAULTS.

                  The Controlling Party may on behalf of the Noteholders of all
         the Notes waive any past default hereunder and its consequences, except
         a default:

         (a) in the payment of any installment of principal of or interest on,
any Note; or

         (b) in respect of a covenant or provision hereof which under Section
12.01 cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the Noteholders.

         Upon any such waiver, such default shall cease to exist, and any Event
         of Default arising therefrom shall be deemed to have been cured for
         every purpose of this Agreement; but no such waiver shall extend to any
         subsequent or other default or impair any right consequent thereon.

         SECTION 9.22 UNDERTAKING FOR COSTS.

         All parties to this Agreement agree, and each Noteholder by his
acceptance of a Note hereunder shall be deemed to have agreed, that any court
may in its discretion require, in any suit for the enforcement of any right or
remedy under this Agreement, or in any suit against the Trustee for any action
taken, suffered or omitted by it as Trustee, the filing by any party litigant in
such suit of an undertaking to pay the costs of such suit, and that such court
may in its discretion assess reasonable costs, including reasonable attorneys'
fees, against any party litigant in such suit, having due regard to the merits
and good faith of the claims or defenses made by such party litigant; but the
provisions of this Section 9.22 shall not apply to any suit instituted by the
Trustee or the Note Insurer, to any suit instituted by any Noteholder, or group
of Noteholders representing more than 30% of the Voting Interests, or to any
suit instituted by any Noteholder for the enforcement of the payment of
principal of or interest on any Note on the Final Maturity Date.

         SECTION 9.23 WAIVER OF STAY OR EXTENSION LAWS.

         The Issuer covenants (to the extent that it may lawfully do so) that it
will not at any time insist upon, or plead, or in any manner whatsoever claim or
take the benefit or advantage of, any stay or extension of law wherever enacted,
now or at any time hereafter in force, which may affect the covenants in, or the
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it may lawfully do so) hereby expressly waives all benefit or advantage of any
such law, and covenants that it will not hinder, delay or impede the execution
of any power herein granted to the Trustee, but will suffer and permit the
execution of every such power as though no such law had been enacted.

         SECTION 9.24 SALE OF TRUST ESTATE.

         (a) The power to effect any sale (a "Sale") of any portion of the Trust
Estate pursuant to Section 9.11 shall not be exhausted by any one or more Sales
as to any portion of the Trust Estate remaining unsold, but shall continue
unimpaired until the entire Trust Estate shall have been sold or all amounts
payable on the Notes and under this Agreement with respect thereto, and all Note
Insurer Obligations shall have been paid. The Trustee may from time to time
postpone any public Sale by public announcement made at the time and place of
such Sale.

         (b) To the extent permitted by law, the Trustee shall not in any
private Sale sell or otherwise dispose of the Trust Estate, or any portion
thereof, unless:

                  (i) the Controlling Party shall consent to, or direct the
         Trustee to make such Sale; or

                  (ii) to the extent that an Insurer Default is then in effect,
         the proceeds of such Sale would be not less than the sum of all amounts
         due to the Trustee hereunder and the entire amount which would be
         distributable to the Note Insurer and the Noteholders, in full payment
         thereof in accordance with Section 9.14, on the Payment Date next
         succeeding the date of such Sale, together with any amounts then owing
         to the Note Insurer.

         The purchase by the Trustee of all or any portion of the Trust Estate
at a private Sale shall not be deemed a Sale or disposition thereof for purposes
of this Section 9.24(b).

         (c) Unless the Controlling Party has otherwise consented or directed
the Trustee, at any public Sale of all or any portion of the Trust Estate at
which a minimum bid equal to or greater than the amount described in paragraph
(ii) of subsection (b) of this Section 9.24 has not been established by the
Trustee and no Person bids an amount equal to or greater than such amount, the
Trustee shall prevent such sale and bid an amount at least $1.00 more than the
highest other bid in order to preserve the Trust Estate.

         (d) In connection with a Sale of all or any portion of the Trust
Estate:

                  (i) any of the Noteholders or the Note Insurer may bid for and
         purchase the property offered for Sale, and upon compliance with the
         terms of sale may hold, retain and possess and dispose of such
         property, without further accountability, and may, in paying the
         purchase money therefor, deliver any of the Notes or claims for
         interest thereon in lieu of cash up to the amount which shall, upon
         distribution of the Net Proceeds of such Sale, be payable thereon, and
         such Notes, in case the amounts so payable thereon shall be less than
         the amount due thereon, shall be returned to the holders thereof after
         being appropriately stamped to show such partial payment;


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                  (ii) the Trustee may bid for and acquire the property offered
         for Sale in connection with any public Sale thereof, and, in lieu of
         paying cash therefor, may make settlement for the purchase price by
         crediting the gross Sale price against the sum of (A) the amount which
         would be distributable to the Noteholders and the Note Insurer as a
         result of such Sale in accordance with Section 9.14 on the Payment Date
         next succeeding the date of such Sale and (B) the expenses of the Sale
         and of any proceedings in connection therewith which are reimbursable
         to it, without being required to produce the Notes in order to complete
         any such Sale or in order for the net Sale price to be credited against
         such Notes, and/or the Note Insurer Obligations, and any property so
         acquired by the Trustee shall be held and dealt with by it in
         accordance with the provisions of this Agreement;

                  (iii) the Trustee shall execute and deliver an appropriate
         instrument of conveyance transferring its interest in any portion of
         the Trust Estate in connection with a Sale thereof;

                  (iv) the Trustee is hereby irrevocably appointed the agent and
         attorney-in-fact of the Issuer to transfer and convey its interest in
         any portion of the Trust Estate in connection with a Sale thereof, and
         to take all action necessary to effect such Sale; and

                  (v) no purchaser or transferee at such a Sale shall be bound
         to ascertain the Trustee's authority, inquire into the satisfaction of
         any conditions precedent or see to the application of any moneys.

         (e) Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, if an
Event of Default specified in Section 9.08(a) is the Event of Default, or one of
the Events of Default, on the basis of which the Notes have been declared due
and payable, then the Trustee shall, at the direction of the Controlling Party,
sell the Trust Estate without compliance with this Section 9.24.

   
         (f) This Section 9.24(f) only applies during such time as the Rating
Agency has rated the financial strength of the Note Insurer below BBB-. If,
during such time, an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, then
notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, the Note
Insurer hereby agrees that the Noteholders with Voting Interests in excess of
50% of all outstanding Voting Interests shall have the right to direct the
Trustee to sell all or substantially all the Trust Estate pursuant to this
Agreement and applicable law, whether or not the Note Insurer is the Controlling
Party at such time. If the Note Insurer is the Controlling Party, then it shall
direct the Trustee to effect such a Sale of all or substantially all of the
Trust Estate promptly upon receiving written direction to do so from the
Noteholders with Voting Interests in excess of 50% of all outstanding Voting
Interests.
    

         SECTION 9.25 ACTION ON NOTES.

         The Trustee's right to seek and recover judgment under this Agreement
shall not be affected by the seeking, obtaining or application of any other
relief under or with respect to this Agreement. Neither the Lien of this
Agreement nor any rights or remedies of the Trustee, the Note Insurer or the
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Trustee against the Issuer or by the levy of any execution under such judgment
upon any portion of the Trust Estate.

         SECTION 9.26 NO RECOURSE TO OTHER TRUST ESTATES OR OTHER ASSETS OF THE
                      ISSUER.

         The Trust Estate granted to the Trustee as security for the Notes
serves as security only for the Notes. Holders of the Notes shall have no
recourse against the trust estate granted as security for any other series of
notes issued by the Issuer, and no judgment against the Issuer for any amount
due with respect to the Notes may be enforced against either the trust estate
securing any other series or any other assets of the Issuer, nor may any
prejudgment lien or other attachment be sought against any such other trust
estate or any other assets of the Issuer.

         SECTION 9.27 LICENSE.

         Servicer hereby licenses to each Successor Servicer on a non-exclusive
basis, a copy of the Servicer's software currently in use by Servicer for the
collection of accounts by Servicer, solely for the limited purpose of collecting
the Receivables. The licensee shall have no right to copy the software or
sub-license or assign this license except to another Successor Servicer. The
licensee shall not be obligated to pay any royalty or other fee to Servicer for
such license.

                                   ARTICLE X
                                   THE TRUSTEE

SECTION 10.01 DUTIES OF TRUSTEE.

         (a) The Trustee, both prior to and after the occurrence of a Servicer
Default, undertakes to perform such duties and only such duties as are
specifically set forth in this Agreement. The Trustee shall exercise such of the
rights and powers vested in it by this Agreement and use the same degree of care
and skill in their exercise, as a prudent person would exercise or use under the
circumstances in the conduct of his or her own affairs; provided, however, that
if the Trustee in its capacity as Backup Servicer assumes the duties of the
Servicer pursuant to Section 9.02 or 9.03, the Trustee in performing such duties
shall use the degree of skill and attention customarily exercised by a servicer
with respect to defaulted consumer receivables that it services for itself or
others.

         (b) The Trustee, upon receipt of all resolutions, certificates,
statements, opinions, reports, documents, orders or other instruments furnished
to the Trustee that shall be specifically required to be furnished pursuant to
any provision of this Agreement shall examine them to determine whether they
conform to the requirements of this Agreement.

         (c) No provision of this Agreement shall be construed to relieve the
Trustee from liability for its own negligent action, its own negligent failure
to act, its own bad faith or its own willful misfeasance; provided, however,
that:


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                  (i) prior to the occurrence of a Servicer Default actually
         known to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee, and after the curing or
         waiving of all such Servicer Defaults that may have occurred, the
         duties and obligations of the Trustee shall be determined solely by the
         express provisions of this Agreement, the Trustee shall not be liable
         except for the performance of such duties and obligations as are
         specifically set forth in this Agreement, no implied rights or
         obligations shall be read into this Agreement against the Trustee, the
         permissive right of the Trustee to do things enumerated in this
         Agreement shall not be construed as a duty and, in the absence of bad
         faith on the part of the Trustee, the Trustee may conclusively rely, as
         to the truth of the statements and the correctness of the opinions
         expressed therein, upon any certificates or opinions furnished to the
         Trustee and conforming to the requirements of this Agreement;

                  (ii) the Trustee shall not be personally liable for an error
         of judgment made in good faith by a Responsible Officer of the Trustee,
         unless it shall be proved that the Trustee was negligent in performing
         its duties in accordance with the terms of this Agreement; and

                  (iii) the Trustee shall not be personally liable with respect
         to any action taken, suffered or omitted to be taken in good faith in
         accordance with

                        (A)   the direction or consent of the Note Insurer (to
                              the extent that an Insurer Default is not then in
                              effect), or

                        (B)   the direction of Noteholders evidencing not less
                              than 25% of the Voting Interests (unless a
                              different percentage is otherwise specifically set
                              forth herein with respect to any applicable
                              action), together with the written consent of the
                              Note Insurer (to the extent that an Insurer
                              Default is not then in effect),

in each case relating to the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding
for any remedy available to the Trustee, or exercising any trust or power
conferred upon the Trustee, under this Agreement.

         (d) The Trustee shall not be required to expend or risk its own funds
or otherwise incur financial liability in the performance of any of its duties
under this Agreement, or in the exercise of any of its rights or powers, if
there shall be reasonable grounds for believing that the repayment of such funds
or adequate indemnity against such risk or liability is not reasonably assured
to it, and none of the provisions contained in this Agreement shall in any event
require the Trustee to perform, or be responsible for the manner of performance
of, any of the obligations of the Servicer under this Agreement except during
such time, if any, as the Trustee in its capacity as Backup Servicer shall be
the successor to, and be vested with the rights, duties, powers and privileges
of, the Servicer in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

         (e) Except for actions expressly authorized by this Agreement, the
Trustee shall take no action reasonably likely to impair the security interests
created or existing under any Receivable or to impair the value of any
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         (f) All information obtained by the Trustee regarding the Obligors and
the Receivables, whether upon the exercise of its rights under this Agreement or
otherwise, shall be maintained by the Trustee in confidence and shall not be
disclosed to any other Person, unless such disclosure is required by this
Agreement or any applicable law or regulation.

         SECTION 10.02 TRUSTEE'S CERTIFICATE.

         On or as soon as practicable after each date on which the Servicer or
Issuer acquires Removed Receivables, the Trustee, upon receipt of written notice
of such acquisition, shall submit to the Servicer or the Issuer, as applicable,
a Trustee's Certificate (substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit
B), identifying the acquirer and the Receivables so acquired, executed by the
Trustee and completed as to its date and the date of this Agreement, and
accompanied by a copy of the Monthly Servicer Report and the Servicer's
Remittance Date Certificate for the related Collection Period. The Trustee's
Certificate submitted with respect to such Payment Date shall operate, as of
such Payment Date, as an assignment without recourse, representation or
warranty, to the Issuer or the Servicer, as the case may be, of all the
Trustee's right, title and interest in and to such Removed Receivable and to the
other property conveyed to the Trust Estate pursuant to Section 2.01 with
respect to such Removed Receivable, and all security and documents relating
thereto, such assignment being an assignment outright and not for security.

         SECTION 10.03 TRUSTEE'S RELEASE OF REMOVED RECEIVABLES.

         With respect to all Removed Receivables, the Trustee shall, by a
Trustee's Certificate (substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B)
release, all the Trustee's right, title and interest in and to each Removed
Receivable and the other property included in the Trust Estate pursuant to
Section 2.01 with respect to such Removed Receivable, and all security and any
documents relating thereto; and the Issuer or the Servicer, as applicable, shall
thereupon own each such Removed Receivable, and all such related security and
documents, free of any further obligation to the Trustee or the Note Insurer or
the Noteholders with respect thereto. If in any enforcement suit or legal
proceeding it is held that the Servicer may not enforce a Removed Receivable on
the ground that it is not a real party in interest or a holder entitled to
enforce such Removed Receivable, the Trustee on behalf of the Note Insurer and
the Noteholders shall, at the Servicer's written direction and expense, take
such reasonable steps as the Trustee deems necessary to enforce the Removed
Receivable, including bringing suit in the Trustee's name or the names of the
Note Insurer or of the Noteholders.

         SECTION 10.04 CERTAIN MATTERS AFFECTING THE TRUSTEE.

         (a) Except as otherwise provided in Section 10.01:

                  (i) the Trustee may rely and shall be protected in acting or
         refraining from acting upon any resolution, Officer's Certificate,
         certificate of auditors or any other certificate, statement,
         instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, consent, order,
         appraisal, bond or other paper or document believed by it to be genuine
         and to have been signed or presented by the proper party or parties;


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                  (ii) the Trustee may consult with counsel and any advice of
         counsel or Opinion of Counsel shall be full and complete authorization
         and protection in respect of any action taken or suffered or omitted by
         it under this Agreement in good faith and in accordance with such
         advice of counsel or Opinion of Counsel;

                  (iii) the Trustee shall be under no obligation to exercise any
         of the rights or powers vested in it by this Agreement, or to
         institute, conduct or defend any litigation under this Agreement or in
         relation to this Agreement, at the request, order or direction of the
         Note Insurer or any of the Noteholders pursuant to the provisions of
         this Agreement, unless the Note Insurer or any such Noteholders shall
         have offered to the Trustee reasonable security or indemnity against
         the costs, expenses and liabilities that may be incurred therein or
         thereby (the general obligation of an institutional investor that is
         investment grade rated being sufficient indemnity); nothing contained
         in this Agreement shall, however, relieve the Trustee of the
         obligations, upon the occurrence of a Servicer Default actually known
         to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee (that shall not have been cured
         or waived), to exercise such of the rights and powers vested in it by
         this Agreement, and to use the same degree of care and skill in their
         exercise as a prudent person would exercise or use under the
         circumstances in the conduct of his or her own affairs;

                  (iv) the Trustee shall not be personally liable for any action
         taken, suffered or omitted by it in good faith and believed by it to be
         authorized or within the discretion or rights or powers conferred upon
         it by this Agreement;

                  (v) prior to the occurrence of a Servicer Default and after
         the curing or waiving of all Servicer Defaults that may have occurred,
         the Trustee shall not be bound to make any investigation into the facts
         of matters stated in any resolution, certificate, statement,
         instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, Consent order, approval,
         bond or other paper or document, unless requested in writing to do so
         by the Note Insurer or the Noteholders evidencing not less than 25% of
         the Voting Interests; provided, however, that if the payment within a
         reasonable time to the Trustee of the costs, expenses or liabilities
         likely to be incurred by it in the making of such investigation is, in
         the opinion of the Trustee, not reasonably assured to the Trustee by
         the security afforded to it by the terms of this Agreement, the Trustee
         may require reasonable indemnity against such cost, expense or
         liability as a condition to so proceeding; the reasonable expense of
         every such examination shall be paid by the Issuer or, if paid by the
         Trustee, shall be reimbursed by the Issuer upon demand; and nothing in
         this clause shall derogate from the obligation of the Servicer to
         observe any applicable law prohibiting disclosure of information
         regarding the Obligors; and

                  (vi) the Trustee may execute any of the trusts or powers under
         this Agreement or perform any duties under this Agreement either
         directly or by or through agents or attorneys or a custodian and shall
         not be liable or responsible for the misconduct or negligence of any of
         its agents or attorneys or a custodian appointed with due care by the
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         (b) No Noteholder will have any right to institute any proceeding with
respect to this Agreement, unless such Noteholder shall have given to the
Trustee written notice of default and shall have obtained the prior written
consent of the Note Insurer to the institution of such proceeding (in the event
that no Insurer Default is in effect at such time) and (i) the Servicer Default
arises from the Servicer's failure to remit collections or payments when due or
(ii) Noteholders evidencing not less than 25% of the Voting Interests have made
written request upon the Trustee to institute such proceeding in its own name as
Trustee thereunder, and have offered to the Trustee reasonable indemnity, and
the Trustee for 30 days has neglected or refused to institute any such
proceedings.

         SECTION 10.05 LIMITATION ON TRUSTEE'S LIABILITY.

         The Trustee makes no representations as to the validity or sufficiency
of this Agreement or of the Notes (other than the certificate of authentication
thereon, as applicable), or of any Receivable or related document. The Trustee
shall have no obligation to perform any of the duties of the Issuer or the
Servicer unless explicitly set forth in this Agreement. The Trustee shall at no
time have any responsibility or liability for or with respect to the legality,
validity and enforceability of any security interest in any Receivable, or the
perfection and priority of such a security interest or the maintenance of any
such perfection and priority, or for or with respect to the efficacy of the
Trust Estate or its ability to generate the payments to be paid to Noteholders
and the Note Insurer under this Agreement, including without limitation the
existence and contents of any Receivable or any computer file or other record
thereof; the validity of the assignment of any Receivable to the Trustee or of
any intervening assignment; the completeness of any Receivable; the performance
or enforcement of any Receivable; the compliance by the Issuer or the Servicer
with any covenant or the breach by the Issuer or the Servicer of any warranty or
representation made under this Agreement or in any related document and the
accuracy of any such warranty or representation prior to the Trustee's receipt
of notice or other discovery of any noncompliance therewith or any breach
thereof, any investment of monies by the Issuer or any loss resulting therefrom
(it being understood that the Trustee shall remain responsible as Trustee for
any property that it may hold as part of the Trust Estate); the acts or
omissions of the Issuer, the Servicer or any Obligor; any action of the Servicer
taken in the name of or as the agent of the Trustee; or any action by the
Trustee taken at the instruction of the Servicer; provided however, that the
foregoing shall not relieve the Trustee of its obligation to perform its duties
under this Agreement. Except with respect to a claim based on the failure of the
Trustee to perform its duties under this Agreement or based on the Trustee's
gross negligence, willful misconduct or bad faith, no recourse shall be had for
any claim based on any provision of this Agreement, the Notes or any Receivable
or assignment thereof against the institution serving as Trustee in its
individual capacity. The Trustee shall not have any personal obligation,
liability or duty whatsoever to any Noteholder, the Note Insurer or any other
Person with respect to any such claim, and any such claim shall be asserted
solely against the Trust Estate or any indemnitor who shall furnish indemnity as
provided in this Agreement. The Trustee shall not be accountable for the use or
application by the Issuer of the Notes or the proceeds thereof, if any, or for
the use or application of any funds paid to or collected by the Servicer in
respect of the Receivables. The Trustee shall have no responsibility for filing
any financing or continuation statement in any public office at any time or to
otherwise perfect or maintain the perfection of any security interest or lien
granted to it hereunder (unless the Trustee


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in its capacity as Backup Servicer shall have become the Successor Servicer) or
to prepare or file any Securities and Exchange Commission filing with respect to
the Notes or to record this Agreement.

         The recitals contained in this Agreement and in the Notes, except the
certificates of authentication on the Notes, shall be taken as the statements of
the Issuer, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for their correctness or
completeness. The Trustee makes no representations as to the validity or
condition of any Trust Estate or any part thereof, or as to the title of the
Issuer thereto or as to the security afforded thereby or hereby, or as to the
validity or genuineness of any securities at any time pledged and deposited with
the Trustee hereunder or as to the validity or sufficiency of this Agreement or
the Notes. The Trustee shall not be accountable for the use or application by
the Issuer of the Notes or the proceeds thereof or of any money paid to the
Issuer under any provisions hereof.

         The Trustee will not be responsible for any losses incurred in
connection with investments in Permitted Investments made in accordance with the
terms of this Agreement, other than losses arising out of the Trustee's gross
negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct.

         SECTION 10.06 TRUSTEE MAY OWN NOTES.

         The Trustee in its individual or any other capacity may become the
owner or pledgee of Notes. The Trustee in its individual or any other capacity
may deal with the Issuer and the Servicer in banking transactions, with the same
rights as it would have if it were not the Trustee.

         SECTION 10.07 TRUSTEE'S FEES AND EXPENSES.

         The Trustee shall be entitled to reasonable compensation (which shall
not be limited by any provision of law in regard to the compensation of a
trustee of an express trust) for all services rendered by it in the execution of
the trusts created by this Agreement and in the exercise and performance of any
of the powers and duties of the Trustee under this Agreement, which shall equal
the Trustee Fee, paid as provided in Section 4.04, and payment or reimbursement
for all reasonable expenses and disbursements (including the reasonable
compensation and the expenses and disbursements of its counsel and of all
persons not regularly in its employ) incurred or made by the Trustee in defense
of any action brought against it in connection with this Agreement except any
such expense or disbursement as may arise from its gross negligence, willful
misfeasance or bad faith or that is the responsibility of Noteholders under this
Agreement. Additionally, the Servicer, pursuant to Section 8.02, shall indemnify
the Trustee with respect to certain matters.

         SECTION 10.08 INDEMNITY OF TRUSTEE, BACKUP SERVICERS AND SUCCESSOR
                       SERVICER.

         Upon the appointment of a Backup Servicer or a Successor Servicer
pursuant to Section 9.02 or 9.03, such Backup Servicer, Successor Servicer and
the Trustee and their respective agents and employees shall be indemnified by
the Trust Estate and held harmless against any loss, liability, or expense
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incurred in connection with the acceptance of performance of the trusts and
duties contained in this Agreement to the extent that (i) the Successor
Servicer, Backup Servicer or the Trustee, as the case may be, shall not be
indemnified for such loss, liability or expense by the Servicer pursuant to
Section 9.02 or 9.03; (ii) such loss, liability, or expense shall not have been
incurred by reason of the Successor Servicer's, the Backup Servicer's or the
Trustee's willful misfeasance, bad faith or gross negligence; and (iii) such
loss, liability or expense shall not have been incurred by reason of the
Successor Servicer's, the Backup Servicer's or the Trustee's breach of its
respective representations and warranties pursuant to Sections 9.02, 9.03, 10.09
and 10.14, respectively.

         The Successor Servicer, the Backup Servicer and/or the Trustee shall be
entitled to the indemnification provided by this Section only to the extent all
amounts due the Servicer, the Note Insurer and all Noteholders pursuant to
Section 4.04 have been paid in full and all amounts required to be deposited in
the Reserve Account with respect to any Payment Date pursuant to Section 4.05
have been so deposited.

         SECTION 10.09 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR TRUSTEE.

         Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Trustee under this
Agreement shall at all times be a bank having its corporate trust office in the
same state (or the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) as
the location of the Corporate Trust Office as specified in this Agreement;
organized and doing business under the laws of such state (or the District of
Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) or the United States; authorized
under such laws to exercise corporate trust powers; having a combined capital
and surplus of at least $50,000,000 and subject to supervision or examination by
federal or state authorities; and shall have the highest available long-term
unsecured debt rating by the Required Rating Agencies then providing such a
rating or be otherwise acceptable to the Rating Agency and the Controlling
Party, as evidenced by a letter to such effect from the Rating Agency (which
acceptance may be evidenced in the form of a letter, dated on or shortly before
the Closing Date, assigning an initial rating to the Notes) and the Note Insurer
(as applicable).

         If the Trustee shall publish reports of condition at least annually,
pursuant to law or to the requirements of the aforesaid supervising or examining
authority, then for the purpose of this Section, the combined capital and
surplus of such corporation shall be deemed to be its combined capital and
surplus as set forth in its most recent report of condition so published. In
case at any time the Trustee shall cease to be eligible in accordance with the
provisions of this Section, the Trustee shall resign immediately in the manner
and with the effect specified in Section 10.10.

         SECTION 10.10 RESIGNATION OR REMOVAL OF TRUSTEE.

         (a) The Trustee may at any time resign and be discharged from the
trusts created by this Agreement by giving at least 30 days' prior written
notice thereof to the Servicer, the Note Insurer and the Noteholders. Upon
receiving such notice of resignation, the Servicer shall promptly appoint a
successor Trustee acceptable to the Noteholders and the Note Insurer by written
instrument, in duplicate, one copy of which instrument shall be delivered to the
resigning Trustee and one copy to the successor Trustee. If no successor Trustee
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appointed and have accepted appointment within 30 days after the giving of such
notice of resignation, the resigning Trustee may petition any court of competent
jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor Trustee.

         (b) If at any time the Trustee shall cease to be eligible in accordance
with the provisions of Section 10.09 and shall fail to resign after written
request therefor by the Servicer or the Controlling Party, or if at any time the
Trustee shall be legally unable to act, or shall be adjudged bankrupt or
insolvent, or a receiver of the Trustee or of its property shall be appointed,
or any public officer shall take charge or control of the Trustee or of its
property or affairs for the purpose of rehabilitation, conservation or
liquidation, then the Controlling Party may remove the Trustee. If the Trustee
is removed under the authority of the immediately preceding sentence, the
Servicer shall promptly appoint a successor Trustee acceptable to the
Controlling Party, by written instrument, in duplicate, one copy of which
instrument shall be delivered to the Trustee so removed and one copy to the
successor Trustee, and pay all fees owed to the outgoing Trustee.

         (c) Any resignation or removal of the Trustee and appointment of a
successor Trustee pursuant to any of the provisions of this Section shall not
become effective until acceptance of appointment by the successor Trustee as
provided in Section 10.11. The Servicer shall give the Rating Agency, the
Placement Agent, the Note Insurer and the Noteholders notice of any such
resignation or removal of the Trustee and appointment and acceptance of a
successor Trustee.

         SECTION 10.11 SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE.

         Any successor Trustee appointed as provided in Section 10.10 shall
execute, acknowledge and deliver to the Servicer and to its predecessor Trustee
an instrument accepting such appointment under this Agreement, and thereupon the
resignation or removal of the predecessor Trustee shall become effective and
such successor Trustee, without any further act, deed or conveyance, shall
become fully vested with all the rights, powers, duties and obligations of its
predecessor under this Agreement, with like effect as if originally named as
Trustee. The predecessor Trustee shall deliver to the successor Trustee all
documents and statements held by it under this Agreement; and the Servicer, the
Note Insurer and the predecessor Trustee shall execute and deliver such
instruments and do such other things as may reasonably be required for fully and
certainly vesting and confirming in the successor Trustee all such rights,
powers, duties and obligations. No successor Trustee shall accept appointment as
provided in this Section unless at the time of such acceptance such successor
Trustee shall be eligible under the provisions of Section 10.09. Upon acceptance
of appointment by a successor Trustee as provided in this Section, the Servicer
shall mail notice of the successor of such Trustee under this Agreement to all
Noteholders at their addresses as shown in the Note Register and shall give
notice. by mail to the Rating Agency and the Placement Agent and the Note
Insurer. If the Servicer fails to mail such notice within ten (10) days after
acceptance of appointment by the successor Trustee, the successor Trustee shall
cause such notice to be mailed at the expense of the Servicer.


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         SECTION 10.12 MERGER OR CONSOLIDATION OF TRUSTEE.

         Any corporation (i) into which the Trustee may be merged or
consolidated, (ii) which may result from any merger, conversion, or
consolidation to which the Trustee shall be a party or (iii) which may succeed
to all or substantially all the corporate trust business of the Trustee, which
corporation executes an agreement of assumption to perform every obligation of
the Trustee under this Agreement, shall be the successor of the Trustee
hereunder, provided such corporation shall be eligible pursuant to Section
10.09, without the execution or filing of any instrument or any further act on
the part of any of the parties hereto, anything herein to the contrary
notwithstanding. Notice of any such merger shall be given by the Trustee to the
Rating Agency, the Placement Agent and the Noteholders and the Note Insurer.

         SECTION 10.13 APPOINTMENT OF CO-TRUSTEE OR SEPARATE TRUSTEE.

         Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement, at any time,
for the purpose of meeting any legal requirements of any jurisdiction in which
any part of the Trust Estate may at the time be located, the Servicer and the
Trustee acting jointly shall have the power and shall execute and deliver all
instruments to appoint one or more Persons approved by the Trustee to act as
co-trustee, jointly with the Trustee or separate trustee or separate trustees,
of all or any part of the Trust Estate, and to vest in such Person, in such
capacity and for the benefit of the Noteholders and the Note Insurer, such title
to the Trust Estate, or any part thereof, and, subject to the other provisions
of this Section, such powers, duties, obligations, rights and trusts as the
Servicer and the Trustee may consider necessary or desirable. If the Servicer
shall not have joined in such appointment within 15 days after the receipt by it
of a request so to do, or in the case a Servicer Default shall have occurred and
be continuing, the Trustee alone shall have the power to make such appointment.
Each co-trustee or separate trustee under this Agreement shall be required to
meet the terms of eligibility as a successor trustee pursuant to Section 10.09
but no notice of a successor Trustee pursuant to Section 10.11 and no notice to
Noteholders or the Note Insurer of the appointment of any co-trustee or separate
trustee shall be required pursuant to Section 10.11.

         Each separate trustee and co-trustee shall, to the extent permitted by
law, be appointed and act subject to the following provisions and conditions:

                  (i) all rights, powers, duties and obligations conferred or
         imposed upon the Trustee shall be conferred upon and exercised or
         performed by the Trustee and such separate trustee or co-trustee
         jointly (it being understood that such separate trustee or co-trustee
         is not authorized to act separately without the Trustee joining in such
         act), except to the extent that under any law of any jurisdiction in
         which any particular act or acts are to be performed (whether as
         Trustee under this Agreement or as successor to the Servicer under this
         Agreement), the Trustee shall be incompetent or unqualified to perform
         such act or acts, in which event such rights, powers, duties and
         obligations (including the holding of title to the Trust Estate or any
         portion thereof in any such jurisdiction) shall be exercised and
         performed singly by such separate trustee or co-trustee, but solely at
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                  (ii) no trustee under this Agreement shall be personally
         liable by reason of any act or omission of any other trustee under this
         Agreement;

                  (iii) the Servicer and the Trustee acting jointly (or during
         the continuation of a Servicer Default, the Trustee alone) may at any
         time accept the resignation of or remove any separate trustee or
         co-trustee; and

                  (iv) the Trustee shall remain primarily liable for the actions
         of any separate trustees and co-trustee.

         Any notice, request or other writing given to the Trustee shall be
deemed to have been given to each of the then separate trustees and co-trustees,
as effectively as if given to each of them. Every instrument appointing any
separate trustee or co-trustee shall refer to this Agreement and the conditions
of this Section. Each separate trustee and co-trustee, upon its acceptance of
the mats conferred, shall be vested with the estates or property specified in
its instrument of appointment, either jointly with the Trustee or separately, as
may be provided therein, subject to all the provisions of this Agreement,
including, but not limited to, every provision of this Agreement relating to the
conduct of, affecting the liability of, or affording protection to, the Trustee.
Each such instrument shall be filed with the Trustee and a copy thereof given to
the Servicer.

         Any separate trustee or co-trustee may at any time appoint the Trustee
its agent or attorney-in-fact with full power and authority, to the extent not
prohibited by law, to do any lawful act under or in respect of this Agreement on
its behalf and in its name. If any separate trustee or co-trustee shall die,
become incapable of acting, resign or be removed, all of its estates,
properties, rights, remedies and trusts shall vest in and be exercised by the
Trustee, to the extent permitted by law, without the appointment of a new or
successor trustee. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement,
the appointment of any separate trustee or co-trustee shall not relieve the
Trustee of its obligations and duties under this Agreement.

         SECTION 10.14 REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF TRUSTEE.

         The Trustee hereby makes the following representations and warranties
on which the Issuer and the Noteholders are relying:

                  (i) Organization and Good Standing. The Trustee is a national
         banking association duly organized, validly existing and in good
         standing;

                  (ii) Power and Authority. The Trustee has full power,
         authority and right to execute, deliver and perform this Agreement and
         has taken all necessary action to authorize the execution, delivery and
         performance by it of this Agreement;

                  (iii) No Violation. The execution, delivery and performance by
         the Trustee of this Agreement (a) shall not violate any provision of
         any law governing the banking and trust powers of the Trustee or, to
         the best of the Trustee's knowledge, any order, writ, judgment, or
         decree of any court, arbitrator, or governmental authority applicable
         to the Trustee or any of its assets, (b) shall not violate any
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         the Trustee, and (c) shall not violate any provision of, or constitute,
         with or without notice or lapse of time, a default under, or result in
         the creation or imposition of any Lien on any properties included in
         the Trust Estate pursuant to the provisions of any mortgage, indenture,
         contract, agreement or other undertaking to which it is a party, which
         violation, default or Lien could reasonably be expected to materially
         and adversely affect the Trustee's performance or ability to perform
         its duties under this Agreement or the transactions contemplated in
         this Agreement;

                  (iv) No Authorization Required. The execution, delivery and
         performance by the Trustee of this Agreement shall not require the
         authorization, consent, or approval of, the giving of notice to, the
         filing or registration with, or the taking of any other action in
         respect of, any governmental authority or agency regulating the banking
         and corporate trust activities of the Trustee; and

                  (v) Duly Executed. This Agreement shall have been duly
         executed and delivered by the Trustee and shall constitute the legal,
         valid, and binding agreement of the Trustee, enforceable in accordance
         with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy,
         insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws affecting
         creditors' rights generally or by general principles of equity.

         SECTION 10.15 TAX RETURNS.

         In the event the Trustee shall be required to file tax returns on
behalf of the Trust Estate, the Servicer shall prepare or shall cause to be
prepared any tax returns required to be filed by the Trust Estate and shall
remit such returns to the Trustee for signature at least five days before such
returns are due to be filed. The Trustee, upon request, shall furnish the
Servicer with all such information known to the Trustee as may be reasonably
required in connection with the preparation of all tax returns of the Trust
Estate, and shall, upon request, execute such returns.

         SECTION 10.16 TRUSTEE MAY ENFORCE CLAIMS WITHOUT POSSESSION OF NOTES.

         All rights of action and claims under this Agreement or the Notes may
be prosecuted and enforced by the Trustee without the possession of any of the
Notes or the production thereof in any proceeding relating thereto, and any such
proceeding instituted by the Trustee shall be brought in its own name as
Trustee. Any recovery of judgment shall, after provision for the payment of the
reasonable compensation, expenses and disbursements of the Trustee, its agents
and counsel, be for the ratable benefit of the Note Insurer and the Noteholders
in respect of which such judgment has been obtained, in the order of priority
specified in Section 4.04(b)(i).

         SECTION 10.17 SUIT FOR ENFORCEMENT.

         If a Servicer Default shall occur and be continuing, the Trustee, in
its discretion may, subject to the provisions of Section 10.01, proceed to
protect and enforce its rights and the rights of the Note Insurer and the
Noteholders under this Agreement by a suit, action or proceeding in equity or at
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contained in this Agreement or in aid of the execution of any power granted in
this Agreement or for the enforcement of any other legal, equitable or other
remedy as the Trustee, being advised by counsel, shall deem most effectual to
protect and enforce any of the rights of the Trustee, the Note Insurer or the
Noteholders.

         SECTION 10.18 RIGHTS OF NOTEHOLDERS TO DIRECT TRUSTEE.

         The Controlling Party shall have the right to direct the time, method
and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the Trustee,
or exercising any trust or power conferred on the Trustee; provided however,
that subject to Section 10.01, the Trustee shall have the right to decline to
follow any such direction if the Trustee being advised by counsel determines
that the action so directed may not lawfully be taken, or if the Trustee in good
faith shall, by a Responsible Officer of the Trustee, determine that the
proceedings so directed would be illegal or subject it to personal liability or
be unduly prejudicial to the rights of the Note Insurer or Noteholders not
parties to such direction; provided, further, however, that nothing in this
Agreement shall impair the right of the Trustee to take any action deemed proper
by the Trustee and which is not inconsistent with such direction by the
Noteholders.

         SECTION 10.19 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.

         The Trustee acknowledges that, in the course of meeting its respective
duties and obligations under this Agreement, it may obtain Proprietary
Information relating to the Servicer or the Issuer. Such Proprietary Information
may include, but is not limited to, non-public trade secrets, know how,
invention techniques, processes, programs, schematics, source documents, data,
and financial information. The Trustee shall at all times, both during the term
of this Agreement and for a period of three (3) years after its termination,
keep in trust and confidence all such Proprietary Information, and shall not use
such Proprietary Information other than in the course of its duties under this
Agreement, nor shall the Trustee disclose any such Proprietary, Information
without the written consent of the Servicer or the Issuer unless legally
required to disclose such information. The Trustee further agrees to immediately
return all Proprietary Information (including copies thereof) in its possession,
custody, or control upon termination of this Agreement for any reason.

         The Trustee shall not disclose, advertise or publish the existence or
the terms or conditions of this Agreement without prior written consent of the
Servicer or the Issuer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Section 10.19 shall
not prohibit disclosure of information that is required to be disclosed by the
Trustee pursuant to federal or state laws or regulation. Notwithstanding any
provision of this Agreement to the contrary, this Section 10.19 shall not
prohibit disclosure of information that is required in a judicial,
administrative or governmental proceeding to disclose any Proprietary
Information, nor shall it prohibit disclosure of information that is required in
the event of a Servicer Default. In particular the Trustee agrees that it shall
not, without the prior consent of the Servicer or the Issuer, disclose the
existence of this Agreement or any of the terms herein to any Person other than
counsel to the Trustee or an employee or director of the Trustee with a need to
know in order to implement this Agreement and only if such employee or director
or counsel agrees to maintain the confidentiality of this Agreement. The parties
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enforce these nondisclosure provisions by an action for specific performance
filed in any court of competent jurisdiction in the State of Kansas or Arizona.

                                   ARTICLE XI
                                   REDEMPTION

SECTION 11.01 REDEMPTION AT THE OPTION OF THE ISSUER; ELECTION TO REDEEM.

         The Issuer shall have the option to redeem the Notes in full on any
Payment Date on or after the Payment Date on which the Note Balance is less than
10% of the Original Note Balance. The election of the Issuer to redeem the Notes
pursuant to this Section shall be evidenced by delivery to the Trustee no later
than the last Business Day of the month preceding the month in which the Payment
Date as of which such redemption will be effected occurs of an Officer's
Certificate of the Issuer stating the Issuer's intention to redeem the Notes and
specifying the Redemption Amount therefor. No prepayment premium or penalty is
payable with respect to any such redemption.

         SECTION 11.02 DEPOSIT OF REDEMPTION AMOUNT.

         In the case of any redemption pursuant to Section 11.01, the Issuer
shall, on or before the Remittance Date preceding the Payment Date on which such
redemption is to be effected, deposit in the Note Payment Account pursuant to
Section 4.03 an amount equal to the Redemption Amount and shall thereafter
succeed to all interests in and to the Trust Estate subject to Section 2.11. The
Redemption Amount shall be paid as provided in Section 4.04(b).

         SECTION 11.03 NOTICE OF REDEMPTION BY THE TRUSTEE.

         Upon receipt of notice from the Issuer of its election to redeem the
Notes pursuant to Section 11.01 and deposit by the Issuer of the Redemption
Amount pursuant to Section 11.02, the Trustee shall provide notice of redemption
of the Notes by first class mail, postage prepaid, mailed no later than the
Business Day following the date on which such deposit was made, to the Note
Insurer at its address herein and to each Noteholder at such Noteholder's
address as listed in the Note Register. Notice of redemption of Notes shall be
given by the Trustee in the name and at the expense of the Issuer, as
applicable.

         SECTION 11.04 SURRENDERING OF NOTES.

         Each Noteholder shall surrender its Note within fourteen (14) days
after receipt of the final payment due in connection therewith. Each Noteholder,
by its acceptance of the final payment with respect to its Note, will be deemed
to have relinquished any further right to receive payments under this Agreement
and any interest in the Trust Estate. Each Noteholder shall indemnify and hold
harmless the Issuer, the Trustee, the Note Insurer and any other Person against
whom a claim is asserted in connection with such Noteholder's failure to tender
the Note to the Trustees for cancellation.


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                                  ARTICLE XII
                            MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SECTION 12.01 AMENDMENT.

         (a) This Agreement may be amended by the Issuer, the Servicer and the
Trustee, without the consent of the Note Insurer or any of the Noteholders, to
cure any ambiguity, to correct or supplement any provision in this Agreement
which may be inconsistent with any other provision of this Agreement, to add,
change or eliminate any other provision of this Agreement with respect to
matters or questions arising under this Agreement that shall not be inconsistent
with the provisions of this Agreement or to add or provide for any credit
enhancement (other than the Policy) provided that any such action shall not, as
evidenced by an Officer's Certificate of the Issuer delivered to the Trustee and
the Note Insurer by the Issuer, adversely affect in any material respect the
interests of the Note Insurer or the Noteholders, provided further, that any
such action shall not, as evidenced by an Officer's Certificate of the Issuer
delivered to the Trustee and the Note Insurer by the Issuer, adversely affect in
any material respect the interests of the Note Insurer or the Noteholders.

         (b) This Agreement may also be amended from time to time by the Issuer,
the Servicer and the Trustee, and the Note Insurer, with the consent of
Noteholders evidencing not less than 66-2/3% of the Voting Interests (which
consent of any Noteholder given pursuant to this Section or pursuant to any
other provision of this Agreement shall be conclusive and binding on such
Noteholder and on all future holders of such Note and of any Note issued upon
the transfer thereof or in exchange thereof or in lieu thereof whether or not
notation of such consent is made upon the Note), for the purpose of adding any
provisions to or changing in any manner or eliminating any of the provisions of
this Agreement, or of modifying in any manner the rights of such Noteholders;
provided, however, that no such amendment shall (i) except as otherwise provided
in Section 12.01(a), reduce in any manner the amount of, or delay the timing of,
any payments that shall be required to be made on any Note or deposits of
amounts to be so paid or the Required Reserve Amount of the Reserve Account
without the consent of each Noteholder (provided that an amendment of the terms
of a Servicer Default shall not be deemed to be within the scope of this clause
(i)); (ii) change the definition or the manner of calculating the interest
accrued on the Notes without the consent of each Noteholder; (iii) reduce the
aforesaid percentage of the Voting Interest required to consent to any such
amendment, without the consent of each Noteholder; or (iv) adversely affect the
rating of the Notes by the Rating Agency without the consent of Noteholders
evidencing not less then 66-2/3% of the Voting Interests (but excluding for
purposes of such calculation and action all Notes held by the Issuer, the
Servicer or any of their affiliates).

         (c) Prior to the execution of any amendment or consent thereto pursuant
to this Section 12.01, the Trustee shall furnish written notification of the
substance of such amendment or consent to the Rating Agency and the Placement
Agent.

         (d) Promptly after the execution of any amendment or consent thereto
pursuant to Section 12.01(b), the Trustee shall furnish written notification of
the substance of such amendment or consent to each Noteholder. It shall not be
necessary for the consent of Noteholders pursuant to Section 12.01(b) to approve
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shall be sufficient if such consent shall approve the substance thereof. The
manner of obtaining such consents and of evidencing the authorization by
Noteholders of the execution thereof shall be subject to such reasonable
requirements as the Trustee may prescribe.

         (e) Prior to the execution of any amendment to this Agreement, the
Trustee shall be entitled to receive and rely upon an Opinion of Counsel stating
that the execution of such amendment is authorized or permitted by this
Agreement. The Trustee may, but shall not be obligated to, enter into any such
amendment which affects the Trustee's own rights, duties or immunities under
this Agreement or otherwise.

         (f) There will be no change in the identity of the Servicer, the Backup
Servicer or the Trustee without the prior written consent of the Controlling
Party, subject to the rights of the Backup Servicer and the Trustee to resign in
accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

         (g) This Agreement may be amended by the Issuer, the Servicer, the
Trustee and the Note Insurer with the consent of the Noteholders to make any
change required to minimize the possibility of classification of the Company as
a "publicly traded partnership" within the meaning of Code Section 7704(b),
assuming for purposes of the foregoing that the Trust were classified as a
partnership for federal or state income tax purposes and not solely as a
security device for such purposes. Further, this Agreement may be amended by the
Issuer, the Servicer, the Trustee and the Note Insurer without the consent of
the Noteholders to minimize the restrictions on transfers of the Notes described
in Section 6.03(h) if the Issuer, in reliance upon an opinion of counsel
delivered to the Trustee and the Note Insurer, determines that such amendment
would not otherwise result in classification of the trust or render the Trust
susceptible to classification as a "publicly traded partnership" within the
meaning of Code Section 7704(b) assuming for purposes of the foregoing that the
Trust were classified as a partnership for federal or state income tax purposes
and not solely as a security device for such purposes.

         SECTION 12.02 PROTECTION OF TITLE TO TRUST ESTATE.

         (a) Either of the Issuer or the Servicer or both shall execute and file
such financing statements and cause to be executed and filed such continuation
and other statements, all in such manner and in such places as may be required
by law fully to preserve, maintain and protect the interests of the Note
Insurer, the Noteholders and the Trustee under this Agreement in the Receivables
and in the proceeds thereof. Each of the Issuer and the Servicer shall deliver
(or cause to be delivered) to the Trustee file-stamped copies of, or filing
receipts for, any document filed as provided, above, as soon as available
following such filing.

         (b) Neither the Issuer nor the Servicer shall change its name, identity
or organizational structure in any manner that would, could or might make any
financing statement or continuation statement filed in accordance with paragraph
(a) above seriously misleading within the meaning of Section 9-402(7) of the
UCC, unless it shall have given the Trustee at least ten (10) days' prior
written notice thereof and shall have filed within thirty (30) days after such
change appropriate amendments to all such previously filed financing statements
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         (c) Each of the Issuer and the Servicer shall give the Trustee at least
ten (10) days' prior written notice of any relocation of its principal executive
office if, as a result of such relocation, the applicable provisions of the UCC
would require the filing of any amendment of any previously filed financing
statement or continuation statement or of any new financing statement, and shall
within thirty (30) days after such relocation file any such amendment or new
financing statement. The Servicer shall at all times maintain each office from
which it services Receivables and its principal executive office within the
United States.

         (d) The Servicer shall maintain accounts and records as to each
Receivable accurately and in sufficient detail to permit (i) the reader thereof
to know at any time the status of such Receivable, including payments and
recoveries made and payments owing (and the nature of each, if applicable) and
(ii) reconciliation between payments or recoveries on (or with respect to) each
Receivable and the amounts from time to time deposited in the Accounts (or any
of them) in respect of such Receivables.

         (e) The Servicer shall maintain its computer records so that, from and
after the time of transfer, assignment and conveyance under this Agreement of
the Receivables to the Trustee, the Servicer's master computer records
(including any back-up archives) that refer to any Receivables indicate clearly
the interest of the Trustee in such Receivables and that the Receivable is held
by the Trustee on behalf of the Note Insurer and the Noteholders. Indication of
the Trustee's interest in a Receivable shall be deleted from or modified on the
Servicer's computer records when, and only when, the Receivable has been paid in
full, acquired or assigned pursuant to this Agreement.

         (f) If at any time Issuer or Servicer propose to assign, convey, grant
a security interest in, or otherwise transfer any interest in defaulted consumer
receivables to any prospective purchaser, lender or other transferee, the
Servicer shall give to such prospective acquirer, lender or other transferee
computer tapes, records or print-outs (including any restored from back-up
archives) that, if they refer in any manner whatsoever to any Receivable,
indicate clearly that such Receivable has been transferred, assigned and
conveyed and is owned by the Trustee unless such Receivable has been paid in
full, acquired or assigned pursuant to this Agreement.

         (g) The Servicer shall permit the Trustee and its agents, upon not less
than two Business Days' prior written notice and during normal business hours,
to inspect, audit and make copies of and abstracts from the Servicer's records
regarding any Receivables then or previously included in the Trust Estate.
Nothing in this Section shall impair the obligation of the Servicer to observe
any applicable law prohibiting disclosure of information regarding the Obligors,
and the failure of the Servicer to provide access as provided in this Section as
a result of such obligation shall not constitute a breach of this Section.

         (h) Upon request, the Servicer shall furnish to the Trustee and/or the
Note Insurer, within five Business Days of such request, a list of all
Receivables (by account number and name of Obligor) then held as part of the
Trust Estate.

         (i) The Servicer shall deliver to the Trustee, promptly after the
execution and delivery of each amendment to any financing statement, an Opinion
of Counsel stating that, in the opinion of such Counsel, either (i) all
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and filed that are necessary fully to preserve and protect the interest of the
Trustee in the Receivables, and reciting the details of such filings or
referring to prior Opinions of Counsel in which such details are given, or (ii)
no such action is necessary to preserve and protect such interest.

         SECTION 12.03 LIMITATION OF RIGHTS OF NOTEHOLDERS.

         (a) The death or incapacity of any Noteholder shall not operate to
terminate this Agreement or the Trust Estate, nor entitle its legal
representatives or heirs to claim an accounting or to take any action or
commence any proceeding in any court for a partition or winding up of the Trust
Estate, nor otherwise affect the rights, obligations and liabilities of the
parties to this Agreement or any of them.

         (b) No Noteholder shall have any right to vote (except as expressly
provided in this Agreement) or in any manner otherwise control the operation and
management of the Trust Estate, or the obligations of the parties to this
Agreement, nor shall anything set forth in this Agreement, or contained in the
terms of the Notes, be construed so as to constitute the Noteholders from time
to time as partners or members of an association; nor shall any Noteholder be
under any liability to any third person by reason of any action pursuant to any
provision of this Agreement.

         (c) No Noteholder shall have any right by virtue or by availing itself
of any provisions of this Agreement to institute any suit, action, or proceeding
in equity or at law upon or under or with respect to this Agreement, unless such
Noteholder previously shall have given to the Trustee a written notice of
default and of the continuance thereof and have obtained the consent of the Note
Insurer to the institution of such action, suit or proceeding (to the extent
that there shall be no Insurer Default in effect at such time), as hereinbefore
provided, and unless Noteholders evidencing not less than 25% of the Voting
Interests shall have made written request upon the Trustee to institute such
action, suit or proceeding in its own name as Trustee under this Agreement and
shall have offered to the Trustee such reasonable indemnity as it may require
against the costs, expenses, and liabilities to be incurred therein or thereby,
and the Trustee, for 30 days after its receipt of such notice, request and offer
of indemnity, shall have neglected or refused to institute any such action suit,
or proceeding and during such 30-day period, no request or waiver inconsistent
with such written request has been given to the Trustee pursuant to this Section
or Section 10.04; it being understood and intended, and being expressly
covenanted by each Noteholder with every other Noteholder and the Trustee, that
no one or more Noteholders shall have any right in any manner whatever by virtue
or by availing itself or themselves of any provisions of this Agreement to
affect, disturb, or prejudice the rights of the other Noteholders, or to obtain
or seek to obtain priority over or preference to any other Noteholder, other
than as provided in this Agreement, or to enforce any right under this
Agreement, except in the manner provided in this Agreement and for the equal,
ratable, and common benefit of all Noteholders. For the protection and
enforcement of the provisions of this Section, each and every Noteholder and the
Trustee shall be entitled to such relief as can be given either at law or in
equity.


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         SECTION 12.04 GOVERNING LAW.

         This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with
the laws of the State of New York and the obligations, rights and remedies of
the parties under this Agreement shall be determined in accordance with such
laws.

         SECTION 12.05 NOTICES.

         All demand, notices and communications under this Agreement shall be in
writing, and either personally delivered, mailed by certified mail, return
receipt requested, or sent by facsimile transmission, and shall be deemed to
have been duly given upon receipt (i) in the case of the Issuer or the Servicer,
to the agent for service as specified in Section 2.10 of this Agreement, or at
such other address as shall be designated by the Issuer or the Servicer in a
written notice to the Trustee; (ii) in the case of the Trustee, at the Corporate
Trust Office; (iii) in the case of the Rating Agency at 25 Broadway, New York,
New York 1004, and (iv) in the case of the Note Insurer, at 335 Madison Avenue,
25th Floor, New York, New York 10017 (Fax: (212) 682-5377). Any notice required
or permitted to be mailed to a Noteholder shall be given by first class mail,
postage prepaid, at the address of such Noteholder as shown in the Note
Register. Any notice so mailed within the time prescribed in this Agreement
shall be conclusively presumed to have been duly given, whether or not the
Noteholder shall receive such notice.

         SECTION 12.06 SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; COUNTERPARTS.

         (a) If any one or more of the covenants, agreements, provisions or
terms of this Agreement shall be for any reason whatsoever held invalid or
unenforceable in any jurisdiction, then such covenants, agreements, provisions
or terms shall be deemed severable from the remaining covenants, agreements,
provisions or terms of this Agreement and shall in no way affect the validity or
enforceability of the other provisions of this Agreement or the Notes, or the
rights of the Noteholders.

         (b) This Agreement may be executed simultaneously in any number of
counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, and all of which
shall constitute but one and the same instrument.

         SECTION 12.07 ASSIGNMENT.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, except as
provided in Sections 7.04 and 8.03 and as provided in the provisions of this
Agreement concerning the resignation of the Servicer, this Agreement may not be
assigned by the Issuer or the Servicer without the prior written consent of the
Note Insurer and Noteholders evidencing not less than 66-2/3% of the Voting
Interests.


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         SECTION 12.08 NO PETITION.

         Each of the Servicer and the Trustee and the Note Insurer covenants and
agrees that prior to the date which is one year and one day after the
termination of this Agreement, it will not institute against, or join any other
Person in instituting against, the Issuer any bankruptcy, reorganization
arrangement, insolvency or liquidation proceeding or other proceedings under any
federal or state bankruptcy or similar law. Notwithstanding the foregoing,
nothing herein shall be deemed to prohibit the Trustee from filing proofs of
claim or otherwise participating in any such proceeding instituted by another
person. This Section 12.08 shall survive the termination of this Agreement or
the termination of the Servicer or the Trustee, as the case may be, under this
Agreement.

         SECTION 12.09 NOTEHOLDER DIRECTION.

         Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement,
provided the Trustee has sent out notices to Noteholders in accordance with this
Agreement, the Trustee may act as directed by a majority of the outstanding
Noteholders (but only to the extent the Noteholders are entitled under this
Agreement to so direct the Trustee with respect to such action) responding in
writing to the request contained in such notice; provided, however, that
Noteholders representing at least 66-2/3% of the outstanding principal balance
of the Notes as of the time such notice is sent to Noteholders must have
responded to such notice from the Trustee. In addition, the Trustee shall not
have any liability to any Noteholder with respect to any action taken pursuant
to such notice if the Noteholder does not respond to such notice within the time
period set forth in such Notice.

         SECTION 12.10 NO SUBSTANTIVE REVIEW OF COMPLIANCE DOCUMENTS.

         Other than as specifically set forth in this Agreement, any reports,
information or other documents provided to the Trustee are for purposes only of
enabling the sending party to comply with its document delivery requirements
hereunder and the Trustee's receipt of any such information shall not constitute
constructive or actual notice of any information contained therein or
determinable from any information contained therein, including the Issuer's or
the Servicer's compliance with any of its covenants, representations or
warranties hereunder.

         SECTION 12.11

         The Servicer shall, to the extent practicable and in an effort to
reduce the likelihood of classification of the Trust as "publicly traded
partnership" (within the meaning of Code Section 7704(b)), assuming that the
Trust were classified as a partnership for federal or state income tax purposes
and not solely as a security device for such purposes, take all steps necessary
to prevent the trading of Notes on an "established securities market" (within
the meaning of United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.7704-1(b)) or other
trading of Notes that is comparable, economically, to trading on an "established
securities market."

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         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Indenture and
Servicing Agreement to be duly executed by their respective officers as of the
day and year first above written.

                              MIDLAND RECEIVABLES 98-1 CORPORATION, as Issuer

                              By: /s/ Ronald W. Bretches
                                  -------------------------------------------
                              Name: Ronald W. Bretches
                              Title:   Treasurer

                              MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC., as Servicer

                              By: /s/ Ronald W. Bretches
                                  -------------------------------------------
                              Name: Ronald W. Bretches
                              Title:   Senior Vice President

                              NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA,
                                NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
                                not in its individual capacity, but
                                solely as Trustee and as Backup Servicer

                              By: /s/ Bruce Wandersee
                                  -------------------------------------------
                              Name:  Bruce Wandersee
                              Title:   Assistant Vice President

                              ASSET GUARANTY INSURANCE COMPANY

                              By: /s/ Scott L. Mangan
                                  -------------------------------------------
                              Name:  Scott L. Mangan
                              Title:    Vice President



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                                                               EXHIBIT 10.2

                                                               Execution Version

                       RECEIVABLES CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

                         ------------------------------


                         MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC.
                                    (SELLER)



                      MIDLAND RECEIVABLES 98-1 CORPORATION
                                    (ISSUER)



                          DATED AS OF DECEMBER 1, 1998

                         ------------------------------


                 MIDLAND RECEIVABLES-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 1998-1

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                       RECEIVABLES CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

       This RECEIVABLES CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made as of
   December 1, 1998, by and among MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC., a Kansas
   corporation (the "Seller"), and MIDLAND RECEIVABLES 98-1 CORPORATION, a
   Delaware Corporation (the "Issuer").

                              W I T N E S S E T H:

       WHEREAS, the Issuer is a limited purpose finance subsidiary of the
   Seller;

       WHEREAS, the Issuer, Midland Credit Management, Inc., as servicer (the
   "Servicer"), Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, as trustee (the
   "Trustee") and Asset Guaranty Insurance Company as Note Insurer ("Note
   Insurer") propose to enter into an Indenture and Servicing Agreement (the
   "Indenture and Servicing Agreement") dated as of December 1, 1998 which will
   create the Midland Credit Management Receivables-Backed Notes, Series 1998-1
   (the "Notes");

       WHEREAS, the Notes to be issued by the Issuer pursuant to the Indenture
   and Servicing Agreement will be collateralized by certain Receivables and
   related property
 and certain monies in respect thereof; and

       WHEREAS, as of the date hereof, the Seller is the sole stockholder of the
   Issuer and, in consideration of the transfer and sale by Seller of the
   Receivables and related property to Issuer upon the terms and subject to the
   conditions set forth in this Agreement, Issuer has agreed to pay to Seller
   the sum of $34,000,000, such amount being referred to herein as the "Issuer
   Purchase Price") with the difference, if any, between (i) the value of the
   Receivables and the related property, and (ii) the Issuer Purchase Price,
   being a capital contribution by the Seller to the Issuer.

       NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises hereinafter set
   forth and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency
   of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally
   bound, hereby agree as follows:

       SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS. This Agreement is entered into in connection with
   the terms and conditions of the Indenture and Servicing Agreement, and each
   of the terms and conditions of the Indenture and Servicing Agreement are
   hereby incorporated by reference. Any capitalized term used herein and not
   otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning given to it in the Indenture
   and Servicing Agreement.

       SECTION 2. TRANSFER AND ASSIGNMENT OF RECEIVABLES.

     (a) Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Seller
hereby sells and delivers to the Issuer, and the Issuer hereby purchases from
Seller, without recourse (except to the extent expressly provided herein), all
of Seller's right, title and interest in,


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to and under the Receivables identified on the Schedule Receivables. The Seller
may from time to time transfer to the Issuer and the Issuer shall acquire from
the Seller additional Substitute Receivables identified in additional Schedules
of Receivables delivered hereunder pursuant to Section 4 hereof. Each Schedule
of Receivables is incorporated by this reference into this Agreement and the
Indenture and Servicing Agreement.

     (b) Subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, the Seller hereby
assigns and transfers to the Issuer, and the Issuer hereby accepts, all of the
Seller's right, title and interest in, to and under the following described
property and interests in property (the "Contributed Assets"):


                  (i) the Receivables identified on the Schedules of Receivables
         which includes a listing of accounts and all monies due thereon or paid
         thereunder or in respect thereof on and after the Closing Date;

                  (ii) all right, title and interest of the Seller in, to and
         under each Asset Sale Agreement, and all related documents, instruments
         and agreements pursuant to which the Seller acquired, or acquired an
         interest in, any of the Receivables from an Originating Institution;

                  (iii) all books, records and documents relating to the
         Receivables in any medium including without limitation paper, tapes,
         disks and other electronic media; and

                  (iv) all proceeds, products, rents and profits of any of the
         foregoing and all other amounts payable in respect of the foregoing,
         including, without limitation, proceeds of insurance policies insuring
         any of the foregoing or any indemnity or warranty payable by reason of
         loss or damage to or otherwise in respect of any of the foregoing.

     (c) In consideration of the sale, transfer and conveyance of the
Contributed Assets by the Seller to the Issuer, the Issuer shall on the Closing
Date, pay to Seller an amount equal to the Issuer Purchase Price.

     (d) It is the intention of the Seller that the transfer and assignment
contemplated by this Agreement shall constitute an absolute sale of the
Contributed Assets from the Seller to the Issuer and that the Contributed Assets
shall not be part of the Seller's estate in the event of the filing of a
bankruptcy petition by or against the Seller under any bankruptcy law. The
Seller agrees to execute and file all filings (including filings under the UCC)
necessary in any jurisdiction to provide third parties with notice of the sale
of the Contributed Assets pursuant to this Agreement and to perfect such sale
under the UCC.

     (e) Although the parties hereto intend that the transfer and assignment
contemplated by this Agreement be a sale, in the event such transfer and
assignment is deemed to be other than a sale, the parties intend that (i) all
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foregoing paragraph shall give the Issuer a first priority perfected security
interest in, to and under the Contributed Assets, and other property conveyed
hereunder and all proceeds of any of the foregoing and (ii) this Agreement shall
be deemed to be the grant of a security interest from the Seller to the Issuer
in the Contributed Assets and the Issuer shall have all rights, powers and
privileges of a secured party under the UCC. In furtherance of the foregoing
intent, the Seller hereby grants to the Issuer a security interest in the
Contributed Assets to secure the obligations of the Seller to the Issuer under
all Transaction Documents.

     (f) In connection with the foregoing conveyance, the Seller shall ensure
that, from and after the time of sale of the Receivables to the Issuer under
this Agreement, the master computer records (including any back-up archives)
maintained by or on behalf of the Seller that refer to any Receivable indicate
clearly the interest of the Issuer in such Receivable and that the Receivable is
owned by the Issuer. Indication of the Issuer's ownership of a Receivable shall
be deleted from or modified on such computer records when, and only when, the
Receivable has been paid in full, repurchased or assigned by the Issuer.

     (g) The Seller agrees that all Contributed Assets transferred, assigned and
delivered to the Issuer hereunder shall comply with all the representations and
warranties set forth in this Agreement and all other Transaction Documents.

     SECTION 3. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF SELLER.

       The Seller hereby makes the following representations and warranties on
   which the Issuer is relying in accepting the Receivables and executing this
   Agreement. The representations shall speak as of the execution and delivery
   of this Agreement, and shall survive the transfer, assignment and conveyance
   of the Receivables to the Issuer and are as follows:

     (a) Organization and Good Standing. The Seller is a corporation duly
organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of
Kansas with corporate power and authority to own its properties and to conduct
its business as such properties shall be currently owned and such business is
presently conducted, and had at all relevant times, and shall now have, power,
authority and legal right to acquire, own, hold, transfer, assign and convey the
Receivables.

     (b) Due Qualification. The Seller is duly qualified to do business as a
foreign corporation in good standing, and has obtained all necessary licenses
and approvals in all jurisdictions in which the ownership or lease of property
or the conduct of its business shall require such qualifications, licenses or
approvals and as to which the failure to obtain such licenses or approvals would
have a material and adverse impact upon the value or collectability of the
Receivables.

     (c) Power and Authority. The Seller has all requisite corporate power and
authority to own the Receivables, to execute and deliver this Agreement and any
and all other instruments and documents necessary to consummate the transactions
contemplated hereby (the "Seller's Related Documents") and to perform each of
its obligations under this Agreement and under the Seller's Related Documents,
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transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. The execution and delivery of this
Agreement and each of the Seller's Related Documents by the Seller, the
performance by the Seller of its obligations hereunder and thereunder, and the
consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby have each been
duly authorized by the Board of Directors of the Seller and no further corporate
actions are required to be taken by the Seller in connection therewith.

     (d) Valid Transfer; Binding Obligation. Upon the execution and delivery of
this Agreement and the Schedule of Receivables by each of the parties hereto,
this Agreement shall evidence a valid transfer, assignment and conveyance of the
Receivables, which is enforceable against creditors of and purchasers from the
Seller, and will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of the
Seller, enforceable against the Seller in accordance with its terms, except as
such enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws and
by equitable principles.

     (e) No Violation. Neither the execution, delivery and performance of this
Agreement by the Seller nor the consummation by the Seller of the transactions
contemplated hereby nor the fulfillment of or compliance with the terms and
conditions of this Agreement (i) materially conflicts with or results in a
material breach of any terms, conditions or provisions of the articles of
incorporation or bylaws of the Seller or any indenture, agreement or other
instrument to which the Seller or any of its subsidiaries is a party or by which
it is bound, (ii) constitutes a material default (whether with notice or lapse
of time or both), or results in the creation or imposition of any material lien,
charge or encumbrance upon any of the property or assets of the Seller, under
the terms of any of the foregoing or (iii) violates any statute, ordinance or
law or any rule, regulation, order, writ, injunction or decree of any court or
of any public, governmental or regulatory body, agency or authority applicable
to the Seller.

     (f) Litigation; Judicial Proceedings. There are no judicial or
administrative actions, proceedings or investigations pending or, to the
Seller's knowledge, threatened by or against the Seller with respect to the
transactions contemplated hereby, at law or in equity or before or by any
federal, state, municipal, foreign or other governmental department, commission,
board, agency, instrumentality or authority.

     (g) All Consents Obtained. All approvals, authorizations, consents, orders
or other actions of any persons or of any governmental body or official required
in connection with the execution and delivery by the Seller of this Agreement
and the Transaction Documents to which the Seller is a party, the performance by
the Seller of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the
fulfillment by the Seller of the terms hereof and thereof, have been obtained.

     (h) Not an Investment Company. The Seller is not an "investment company" or
a company "controlled" by an "investment company" within the meaning of the
Investment Company Act, and none of the execution, delivery or performance of
obligations under this Agreement or any of the Seller's Related Documents, or
the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated thereby (including,
without limitation, the contribution of the Contributed Assets hereunder) will
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provision of the Investment Company Act, or any rule, regulation or order issued
by the Securities and Exchange Commission thereunder.

     (i) All Tax Returns True, Correct and Timely Filed. All material tax
returns required to be filed by the Seller in any jurisdiction have in fact been
filed and all taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges upon the
Seller or upon any of its properties, income or franchises shown to be due and
payable on such returns have been paid. To the best of the Seller's knowledge
all such tax returns were true and correct in all material respects and the
Seller knows of no proposed material additional tax assessment against it nor of
any basis therefor. The provisions for taxes on the books of the Seller and each
subsidiary are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

     (j) No Restrictions on Seller Affecting Its Business. The Seller is not a
party to any contract or agreement, or subject to any charter or other corporate
restriction which materially and adversely affects its business.

     (k) Perfection of Security Interest. All filings and recordings as may be
necessary to perfect the interest of the Issuer in the Receivables have been
accomplished and are in full force and effect. The Seller will from time to
time, at its own expense, execute and file such additional financing statements
(including continuation statements) as may be necessary to ensure that at any
time, the interest of the Issuer in all of the Receivables is fully protected.

     (l) All Taxes, Fees and Charges Relating to Transaction and Transaction
Documents Paid. Any taxes, fees and other governmental charges in connection
with the execution and delivery of the Agreement and the transactions
contemplated hereby have been or will be paid by the Seller at or prior to the
Closing Date.

     (m) Location of Chief Executive Office and Records. The principal place of
business and chief executive office of the Seller, and the office where the
Seller maintains all of its records, is located at 500 West First Street,
Hutchinson, Kansas 67504; provided that, at any time after the Closing Date,
upon 30 days' prior written notice to each of the Issuer, the Note Insurer and
the Trustee, the Seller may relocate its principal place of business and chief
executive office, and/or the office where it maintains all of its records, to
another location within the United States to the extent that the Seller shall
have taken all actions necessary or reasonably requested by the Issuer, the
Trustee or the Note Insurer to amend its existing financing statements and
continuation statements, and file additional financing statements and to take
any other steps reasonably requested by the Issuer, the Trustee or the Note
Insurer to further perfect or evidence the rights, claims or security interests
of any of the Issuer or any assignee or beneficiary of Issuer's rights under the
Agreement, including the Trustee and the Note Insurer .

     (n) Ownership of the Issuer. One hundred percent (100%) of the stock of the
Issuer is directly owned (both beneficially and of record) by the Seller. Such
shares of stock are validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and no one
other than the Seller has any rights to acquire stock of the Issuer.


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     (o) Solvency. The Seller, both prior to and after giving effect to each
contribution of Receivables identified in a Schedule of Receivables on the
Closing Date (or on any Funding Date thereafter, as the case may be) (i) is not
"insolvent" (as such term is defined in Section 101(32)(A) of the Bankruptcy
Code), (ii) is able to pay its debts as they become due, and (iii) does not have
unreasonably small capital for the business in which it is engaged or for any
business or transaction in which it is about to engage.

     (p) Reporting and Accounting Treatment. For reporting and accounting
purposes, and in its books of account and records, the Seller will treat the
sale of Receivables pursuant to this Agreement as an absolute assignment of the
Seller's full right, title and ownership interest in each such Receivable and
the Seller has not in any other manner accounted for or treated the
transactions.

     (q) Receivables.

                  (i) Each Receivable is payable in United States dollars and
         has been purchased by the Seller from the related Originating
         Institution under an Asset Sale Agreement between the Seller and the
         applicable Originating Institution, in accordance with the Customary
         Procedures of the Seller. 

                  (ii) The information set forth in the Schedule of Receivables
         shall be true and correct in all material respects as of the Cut-Off
         Date and in the event the Seller owns Consumer Accounts other than the
         Receivables, no selection procedures adverse to the Issuer shall have
         been utilized in selecting the Receivables from the Consumer Accounts
         of the Seller.

                  (iii) None of the Receivables shall be due from the United
         States or any state, or from any agency, department or instrumentality
         of the United States or any state or local government.

                  (iv) None of the Receivables shall be due from any employee of
         the Seller or any of its affiliates, or predecessors.

                  (v) It is the intention of the Seller that the transfer and
         assignment herein contemplated, taken as a whole, constitute a sale of
         the Receivables from the Seller to the Issuer and that the Receivables
         shall not be part of the Seller's estate in the event of the filing of
         a bankruptcy petition by or against the Seller under any bankruptcy
         law. No Receivable has been sold, transferred, assigned or pledged by
         the Seller to any Person other than the Issuer. Immediately prior to
         the transfer and assignment herein contemplated, the Seller had good
         and marketable title to each Receivable, free and clear of all Liens
         and rights of others (except such claims or liens that will be
         discharged upon such sale); immediately upon the transfer and
         assignment thereof, the Issuer shall have good and marketable title to
         each Receivable, free and clear of all Liens and rights of others; and
         the transfer and assignment herein contemplated, to the extent
         necessary, has been perfected under the UCC.


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                  (vi) As of the Closing Date, the Seller has not taken any
         action that, or failed to take any action the omission of which, would
         materially impair the rights of the Issuer with respect to any
         Receivable.

                  (vii) As of the Closing Date , no Receivable has been
         identified by the Seller or reported to the Seller by the related
         Originating Institution as having resulted from fraud perpetrated by
         the Obligor with respect to the related account.

                  (viii) All filings (including UCC filings) necessary in any
         jurisdiction to provide third parties with notice of the transfer and
         assignment herein contemplated, to perfect the transfer of the
         Receivables hereunder and to provide Issuer with an interest in the
         Receivables that is prior to any other interest held by any other
         person (except the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders) shall have
         been made.

                  (ix) No Receivable is secured by "real property" or "fixtures"
         or evidenced by an "instrument" under and as defined in the UCC.

                  (x) As of the Closing Date, each Receivable File is kept at
         the location identified for such purpose in the Indenture and Servicing
         Agreement.


      SECTION 4. REPURCHASE OF RECEIVABLES UPON BREACH.

       If, as a result of a breach of any of the representations and warranties
   made by the Seller to the Issuer hereunder, the Issuer breaches similar
   representations and warranties made by it under the Indenture and Servicing
   Agreement and thereby becomes obligated under the Indenture and Servicing
   Agreement to accept retransfer of any Receivables, in addition to any other
   rights or remedies that the Issuer may have against the Seller as a result of
   such breach, the Seller shall be obligated to (i) repurchase the Receivables
   retransferred to the Issuer for an amount equal to the amount the Issuer is
   required to deposit under the Indenture and Servicing Agreement in connection
   with such retransfer or (ii) accept retransfer of any such Receivables in
   exchange for the sale, transfer and conveyance hereunder, pursuant to a
   Schedule of Receivables, of Receivables of equal or greater value from the
   Originating Institution (the "Substitute Receivables") of the affected
   Receivables, if and to the extent that the Seller has the right to demand, or
   is obligated to accept such substitution, pursuant to the terms of the
   applicable Asset Sale Agreement.

      SECTION 5. TERMINATION.

       This Agreement (a) may not be terminated prior to the termination of the
   Indenture and Servicing Agreement and (b) may be terminated at any time
   thereafter by either party upon written notice to the other party.

      SECTION 6. GENERAL COVENANTS OF SELLER.

       The Seller covenants and agrees that from the Closing Date until the
termination of the Indenture and Servicing Agreement:


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     (a) No Change in Name or Chief Executive Office or Location of Records. The
Seller covenants that it shall not change its name, and shall maintain its
principal place of business and chief executive office, and the office where it
maintains all of its records, at 500 West First Street, Hutchinson, Kansas
67504; provided that, at any time after the Closing Date, upon 30 days' prior
written notice to each of the Issuer, the Note Insurer and the Trustee, the
Seller may change its name and/or relocate its principal place of business and
chief executive office, and/or the office where it maintains all of its records,
to another location within the United States to the extent that the Seller shall
have taken all actions necessary or reasonably requested by the Issuer, the
Trustee or the Note Insurer to amend its existing financing statements and
continuation statements, and file additional financing statements and to take
any other steps reasonably requested by the Issuer, the Trustee or the Note
Insurer to further perfect or evidence the rights, claims or security interests
of any of the Issuer, the Trustee or the Note Insurer under any of the
Transaction Documents.

     (b) Separate Identity. The Seller hereby covenants and agrees to take all
actions required to maintain the Issuer's status as a separate legal entity.
Without limiting the foregoing, the Seller shall:

                  (i) cause the Issuer to conduct all of its business, and make
         all communications to third parties (including all invoices (if any),
         letter, checks and other instruments) solely in its own name (and not
         as a division of any other Person), and require that its employees, if
         any, when conducting its business identify themselves as employees of
         the Issuer:

                  (ii) cause the Issuer to compensate all employees, consultants
         and agents directly or indirectly through reimbursement of the Seller,
         from the Issuer's bank accounts, for services provided to the Issuer by
         such employees, consultants and agents and, to the extent any employee,
         consultant or agent of the Issuer is also an employee, consultant or
         agent of the Seller, allocate the compensation of such employee,
         consultant or agent between the Issuer and the Seller on a basis which
         reflects the respective services rendered to the Issuer and the Seller;

                  (iii) cause the Issuer to (A) pay its own incidental
         administrative costs and expenses from its own funds and (B) allocate
         all other shared overhead expenses (including, without limitation,
         telephone and other utility charges, the services of shared employees,
         consultants and agents, and reasonable legal and auditing expenses)
         which are not reflected in the Servicing Fee, and other items of cost
         and expense shared between the Issuer and the Seller, on the basis of
         actual use to the extent practicable, and to the extent such allocation
         is not practicable, on a basis reasonably related to actual use or the
         value of services rendered;

                  (iv) cause the Issuer to at all times have at least two
         Independent Directors, as provided in the Issuer's Certificate of
         Incorporation;


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                  (v) cause the Issuer to maintain its books and records
         separate from those of any Affiliate;

                  (vi) cause the Issuer to prepare its financial statements
         separately from those of its Affiliates and ensure that any
         consolidated financial statement have notes to the effect that the
         Issuer is a separate entity whose creditors have a claim on its assets
         prior to those assets becoming available to its equity holders and
         therefore to any creditors, as the case may be;

                  (vii) cause the Issuer to not commingle its funds or other
         assets with those of any of its Affiliates (other than in respect of
         items of payment or funds which may be commingled until deposit into
         the Collection Account in accordance with this Agreement), and not to
         hold its assets in any manner that would create an appearance that such
         assets belong to any such Affiliate, not maintain bank accounts or
         other depository accounts to which any such Affiliate is an account
         party, into which any such Affiliate makes deposits or from which any
         such Affiliate has the power to make withdrawals, and not act as an
         agent or representative of any of its Affiliates in any capacity;

                  (viii) not permit any of its Affiliates to pay the Issuer's
         operating expenses;

                  (ix) not permit the Issuer to guarantee any obligation of any
         of its Affiliates, have any of its obligations guaranteed by any such
         Affiliate (either directly or by seeking credit based on the assets of
         such Affiliate), or otherwise hold itself out as responsible for the
         debts of any Affiliate;

                  (x) cause the Issuer to maintain at all times stationery
         separate from that of any Affiliate and have all its officers and
         employees conduct all of its business solely in its own name;

                  (xi) hold regular meetings of its Board of Directors in
         accordance with the provisions of its bylaws and otherwise take such
         actions as are necessary on its part to ensure that all corporate
         procedures required by its Articles of Incorporation and bylaws are
         duly and validly taken;

                  (xii) cause the Issuer to respond to any inquires with respect
         to ownership of a Receivable by stating that it is the owner of such
         contributed Receivable, and, if requested to do so, that the Trustee
         has been granted a security interest in such Receivable; and

                  (xiii) cause the Issuer to take such other actions as are
         necessary on its part to ensure that the facts and assumptions set
         forth in the non-consolidation opinion delivered by the Issuer's
         counsel remain true and correct at all times.

     (c) No Liens, Etc. Against Receivables and Trust Property. The Seller
hereby covenants and agrees not to create or suffer to exist (by operation of
law or otherwise),

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any Lien upon or with respect to, any Receivables or the Trust Estate, or any
interest in either thereof, or upon or with respect to any Account, except for
the Lien created by the Indenture and Servicing Agreement. The Seller shall
immediately notify the Trustee of the existence of any Lien on any Receivables
or the Trust Estate, and the Seller shall defend the right, title and interest
of each of the Issuer and the Trustee in, to and under the Receivables and Trust
Estate, against all claims of third parties.

     SECTION 7. MISCELLANEOUS.

     (a) This Agreement may not be amended except by an instrument in writing
signed by the Seller and the Issuer. In addition, so long as the Notes are
outstanding, this Agreement may not be amended without the prior written consent
of (i) Noteholders holding a majority of the outstanding principal on the Notes
unless the Seller and the Issuer deliver to the Trustee written evidence from
the Rating Agency that such Rating Agency has reviewed such proposed amendment
and that the amendment of this Agreement will not result in a reduction or
withdrawal of its rating on the Notes and (ii) the Note Insurer.

     (b) The covenants, agreements, rights and obligations contained in this
Agreement shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of the Seller and
shall inure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of the Issuer, and all
persons claiming by, through or under the Issuer.

     (c) Any provision of this Agreement which is prohibited, unenforceable or
not authorized in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be
ineffective to the extent of such prohibition, unenforceability or
non-authorization without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof or
affecting the validity, enforceability or legality of such provision in any
other Jurisdiction.

     (d) This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with
the laws of the State of Kansas.

     (e) This Agreement may be executed in several counterparts and all so
executed shall constitute one agreement binding on all parties hereto,
notwithstanding that all the parties have not signed the original or the same
counterpart. Any counterpart hereof signed by a party against whom enforcement
of this Agreement is sought shall be admissible into evidence as an original
hereof to prove the contents hereof.

     (f) The Seller covenants and agrees that prior to the date which is one
year and one day after the termination of the Indenture and Servicing Agreement,
it will not institute against, or join any other Person in instituting against,
the Issuer any bankruptcy, reorganization arrangement, insolvency or liquidation
proceeding or other proceedings under any federal or state bankruptcy or similar
law. This Section 7(f) shall survive the termination of this Agreement.


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       IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Receivables
   Contribution Agreement to be duly executed as of the date first above
   written.



                                       MIDLAND CREDIT
                                       MANAGEMENT, INC.



                                       By: /s/ Ronald W. Bretches
                                           -------------------------------
                                             Name: Ronald W. Bretches
                                             Title: Senior Vice President




                                       MIDLAND RECEIVABLES 98-1 CORPORATION


                                       By: /s/ Ronald W. Bretches
                                          -------------------------------
                                             Name: Ronald W. Bretches
                                             Title: Treasurer


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THIS EXHIBIT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION WHICH HAS BEEN OMITTED AND FILED
SEPARATELY WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION PURSUANT TO A
CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT REQUEST UNDER RULE 406 OF THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS
AMENDED. THE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ON PAGE 18 HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH 
ASTERISKS.
    

                                                             EXHIBIT 10.3

                                                             [EXECUTION VERSION]


                      INSURANCE AND REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT


         THIS INSURANCE AND REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT (the "Insurance Agreement")
is made as of December 1, 1998 among Asset Guaranty Insurance Company, a stock
insurance company incorporated in the State of New York, as note insurer
("AGIC"), Midland Receivables 98-1 Corporation, as issuer (the "Issuer"),
Midland Credit Management, Inc., individually ("Midland") and as servicer,
together with its successors and assigns in such capacity, including without
limitation the backup servicer and any successor servicer appointed pursuant to
the Indenture (as defined below) (the "Servicer"), and Norwest Bank Minnesota,
National Association (individually "Norwest"), as trustee (together with its
successors and assigns, in such capacity, the "Trustee") and as backup servicer
(in such capacity, the "Backup Servicer").


                             PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS


         The Issuer
 is the issuer of the Midland Receivables-Backed Notes,
Series 1998-1 (the "Notes") for which a security interest in collateral
consisting of all of the Issuer's right, title and interest in, to and under a
pool of receivables, including, among other types of receivables, consumer loan
receivables generated on credit card accounts, and installment accounts and
certain other assets and rights (the "Trust Estate") has been granted to the
Trustee for the benefit of the holders of the Notes and AGIC. Such receivables
and related assets were assigned to the Issuer pursuant to a Receivables
Contribution Agreement, dated as of December 1, 1998 between Midland, as seller
and the Issuer, as purchaser (as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented
or otherwise modified from time to time, the "Receivables Contribution
Agreement") and the Schedule of Receivables (as defined below).

         The Issuer has granted the security interest in the Trust Estate to
secure repayment of the Notes (and other related amounts) to the Trustee for the
benefit of the holders of the Notes and AGIC pursuant to the Indenture and
Servicing Agreement, dated as of December 1, 1998, among the Issuer, the
Servicer, AGIC and Norwest, as Trustee and as Backup Servicer (as the same may
be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the
"Indenture"); and

         The Notes have been sold to the "Purchasers" parties to that certain
Note Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 1, 1998, among such Purchasers and
the Issuer (as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented and otherwise
modified from time to time, the "Purchase Agreement"); and

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         AGIC is authorized to transact a financial guaranty insurance business
in the State of New York and has agreed, subject to the terms and conditions of
this Insurance Agreement, to issue to the Trustee, for the benefit of the
holders of the Notes, a financial guaranty insurance policy substantially in the
form of Exhibit A hereto (the "Policy"); and

         The parties hereto, among other things, desire to specify the
conditions precedent to the issuance by AGIC of the Policy, the obligation to
make payments in respect of premiums, reimbursement obligations and other
amounts relating to the Policy, and to perform certain other obligations of the
Issuer, the Servicer, the Backup Servicer and Midland to AGIC in respect of the
issuance of the Policy, and to provide for certain other matters related
thereto.

         NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and of the agreements
herein contained, AGIC, the Issuer, the Servicer, Midland, the Trustee and the
Backup Servicer agree as follows:


                                    ARTICLE I
                                   DEFINITIONS


         Section 1.01 General Definitions. The terms defined in this Article I
shall have the meanings provided herein for all purposes of this Insurance
Agreement, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, in both singular and
plural form, as appropriate. Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined
herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Indenture.

         "Affiliate" means, as to any specified Person, any other Person
controlling or controlled by or under common control with such specified Person.
For the purposes of this definition, "control" when used with respect to any
specified Person means the power to direct the management and policies of such
Person, directly or indirectly, whether through the ownership of voting
securities, by contract or otherwise; and the terms "controlling" or
"controlled" have meanings correlative to the foregoing.

         "AGIC" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Preliminary
Statements above.

         "AGIC Information" has the meaning given to such term under the
Indemnification Agreement.

         "Backup Servicer" has the meaning assigned to such term in the
Preliminary Statements above.

         "Closing Date" means December 30, 1998.

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         "GAAP" means generally accepted accounting principles in effect from
time to time in the United States of America.

         "Governmental Authority" means any nation or government, any state or
other political subdivision thereof and any entity exercising executive,
legislative, judicial, regulatory or administrative functions of or pertaining
to government.

         "Indemnification Agreement" means the Indemnification Agreement, dated
as of December 1, 1998, among AGIC, the Issuer, the Placement Agent and Midland.

         "Indenture" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Preliminary
Statements above.

         "Insurance Agreement" has the meaning assigned to such term in the
Preliminary Statements above.

         "Issuer" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Preliminary
Statements above.

         "Midland" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Preliminary
Statements above.

         "Notes" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Preliminary
Statements above.

         "Person" means an individual, a partnership, a corporation, a limited
liability company, a business trust, a joint stock company, a trust, an
unincorporated association, a joint venture, a Governmental Authority or other
entity of whatever nature.

         "Placement Agent" means Rothschild Inc.

         "Placement Agent Agreement" means the Placement Agent Agreement dated
as of December 18, 1998, among the Issuer, Midland and the Placement Agent.

         "Placement Agent Information" means the information relating to the
Placement Agent in the Private Placement Memorandum.

         "Policy" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Preliminary
Statements above.

         "Premium" means the premium payable by the Issuer pursuant to the
Premium Letter.

         "Premium Letter" means the letter agreement between AGIC and the
Issuer, dated as of the Closing Date, setting forth the payment arrangement for
the premiums in respect of the Policy, and certain other fees, related expenses
and other related matters.

         "Premium Rate" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Premium
Letter.

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         "Prime Rate" means the fluctuating rate of interest as published from
time to time in the New York, New York edition of The Wall Street Journal, under
the caption "Money Rates" as the "prime rate", the "Prime Rate" to change when
and as such published prime rate changes.

         "Private Placement Memorandum" means the final Private Placement
Memorandum dated December 30, 1998, relating to the offering of the Notes.

         "Purchase Agreement" has the meaning assigned to such term in the
Preliminary Statements above.

         "Purchaser" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Preliminary
Statements above.

         "Rating Agency" means Standard & Poor's Rating Services, a division of
McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

         "Receivables Contribution Agreement" has the meaning assigned to such
term in the Preliminary Statements above.

         "Schedule of Receivables" means the schedule of receivables delivered
to the Trustee by the Issuer in connection with the Indenture.

         "Servicer" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Preliminary
Statements above.

         "Trust Estate" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Preliminary
Statements above.

         "Trustee" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Preliminary
Statements above.

         Section 1.02. Generic Terms. All words used herein shall be construed
to be of such gender or number as the circumstances require. The words "herein,"
"hereby," "hereof," "hereto," "hereinbefore" and "hereinafter," and words of
similar import, refer to this Insurance Agreement in its entirety and not to any
particular paragraph, clause or other subdivision, unless otherwise specified.


                                   ARTICLE II
                          THE POLICY AND REIMBURSEMENT


         Section 2.01. Policy. AGIC agrees, subject to the satisfaction of the
conditions hereinafter set forth on or prior to the Closing Date, to issue the
Policy on the Closing Date.



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         Section 2.02. Conditions Precedent. The obligation of AGIC to issue the
Policy is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions on or prior to
the Closing Date:

         (a) The following documents shall have been duly authorized, executed
and delivered by each of the parties thereto (other than AGIC) and shall be in
full force and effect and in form and substance satisfactory to AGIC, in the
exercise of AGIC's sole discretion, and an executed counterpart of each thereof
shall have been delivered to AGIC:

                  (i)      this Insurance Agreement;

                  (ii)     the Indenture, including the Schedule of Receivables;

                  (iii)    the Purchase Agreement;

                  (iv)     the Receivables Contribution Agreement, including the
                           Schedule of Receivables;

                  (v)      the Placement Agent Agreement;

                  (vi)     the Indemnification Agreement; and

                  (vii)    the Premium Letter

(items (i) through (vii) being, collectively, the "Transaction Documents").

         (b)      AGIC shall have received:

                  (i) copies certified by the Secretary or an Assistant
         Secretary of each of the Issuer and Midland, dated the Closing Date, of
         its certificate of incorporation and by-laws and the resolutions of its
         Board of Directors, as the case may be, or a duly authorized committee
         thereof authorizing its execution and delivery of the Transaction
         Documents and of all documents evidencing other corporate or company
         action and governmental approvals, if any, that are necessary for the
         consummation of the transactions contemplated in such documents;

                  (ii) a certificate, dated the Closing Date, of the secretary
         or an assistant secretary of each of the Issuer, the Trustee, the
         Backup Servicer and Midland certifying the names and true signatures of
         its officers authorized to sign such Transaction Documents to which it
         is a party;

                  (iii) a certificate, dated the Closing Date, of a Responsible
         Officer of each of the Issuer and Midland certifying to the effect of
         the representation and warranty set forth in Section 3.01(e) hereof;

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                  (iv) each of the opinions, letters and certificates described
         in the closing checklist attached hereto as Exhibit B (other than any
         such opinion, letter or certificate required to be issued or delivered
         by AGIC or an agent or employee thereof), in each case (1) dated the
         Closing Date, (2) in full force and effect at the time of delivery
         thereof, (3) in form and substance satisfactory to AGIC in the exercise
         of its sole discretion, and (4) covering such matters as AGIC shall
         require in the exercise of its sole discretion;

                  (v) evidence that one or more UCC financing statements
         covering the security interest of the Trustee created by or pursuant to
         the Indenture in the Trust Estate and the other property and rights
         which the Trustee is granted in the Indenture and the proceeds thereof
         has been executed by the Issuer in favor of the Trustee, and has been
         duly filed in such place or places which, in the opinion of counsel for
         the Issuer, Midland and AGIC, are necessary or desirable to perfect
         such interest;

                  (vi) evidence that one or more UCC financing statements
         covering the ownership interest of the Issuer in the Receivables and
         the other related assets assigned pursuant to the Receivables
         Contribution Agreement has been executed by Midland in favor of the
         Issuer, and assigned to the Trustee, and has been duly filed in such
         place or places which, in the opinion of counsel for the Issuer,
         Midland and AGIC, are necessary or desirable to perfect such interest;

                  (vii) evidence that each of the Collection Account, the
         Reserve Account, and the Note Payment Account have been established in
         accordance with the terms and conditions of the Indenture;

                  (viii) certified copies of documents, certificates,
         instruments, approvals or executed copies thereof that relate to the
         transactions as contemplated by the Transaction Documents as AGIC may
         reasonably request; and

                  (ix)     a specimen Note.

         (c) (i) No statute, rule, regulation or order shall have been enacted,
entered or deemed applicable by any government or governmental or administrative
agency or court which would make the transactions contemplated by the
Transaction Documents illegal or otherwise prevent the consummation thereof,
(ii) no material omission or change of fact shall have occurred or come to the
attention of any of Midland, the Issuer, the Trustee, the Placement Agent or
AGIC that would cause information or documents heretofore supplied to AGIC to be
untrue or misleading, (iii) no other material change or omission shall have
occurred or come to the attention of any of Midland, the Issuer, the Trustee,
the Placement Agent or AGIC that would entitle the Placement Agent to decline to
place the Notes, and (iv) no material adverse change shall have occurred in the
security for the Notes since the date of the Purchase Agreement.

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         (d) No suit, action or other proceeding, investigation, or injunction
or final judgment relating thereto, shall be threatened or pending before any
court or governmental agency in which it is sought to restrain or prohibit or
obtain damages or other relief in connection with the consummation of the
Transactions, and no investigation that might result in any such suit, action or
proceeding shall be pending or threatened.

         (e) AGIC shall have received an executed copy of all legal opinions,
certificates, accountant's reports and other documents required to be furnished
by the Issuer, the Servicer, the Backup Servicer, the Trustee and Midland
pursuant to any of the Transaction Documents or pursuant to the requirements of
the Rating Agency (if any). Such documents shall be in form and substance
satisfactory to AGIC in the exercise of its sole discretion and each such legal
opinion or certificate shall be addressed to AGIC, or accompanied by appropriate
reliance letters to AGIC.

   
         (f) There shall be on deposit in the Reserve Account a sum of not less
than $990,000 in immediately available funds.
    

         (g) Simultaneously with the issuance of the Policy, the Notes shall
have been duly executed and authenticated and delivered to the relevant
Purchaser pursuant to the Purchase Agreement.

         (h) All fees and expenses payable hereunder or pursuant to the Premium
Letter to AGIC on or prior to the Closing Date shall have been paid in full by
Midland or the Issuer.

         Section 2.03. Premium Letter. AGIC shall be entitled to receive the
Premium payable under the Premium Letter on each Payment Date, and the timely
payment or other performance of all other obligations set forth in the Premium
Letter, in each case in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Premium
Letter.

   
         Section 2.04. Reimbursement Obligations. (a) In consideration of the
issuance of the Policy by AGIC, AGIC shall be entitled to reimbursement by the
Issuer from the Trust Estate, pursuant to the terms hereof and the Indenture,
for any payment made under the Policy, which reimbursement shall be due and
payable to AGIC on the date that any amount is to be paid pursuant to a Notice
for Payment (as defined in the Policy). Such reimbursement shall be made in
accordance with the terms hereof and of the Indenture, in an amount equal to the
sum of all amounts paid or previously paid that remain unpaid under the Policy,
together with interest on any and all amounts remaining unpaid (to the extent
permitted by law, if in respect of any unpaid amounts representing interest)
from the date such amounts became due until paid in full (after as well as
before judgment), at a rate of interest equal to the Prime Rate from time to
time in effect plus 1.0%.
    

         (b) Anything in Section 2.04(a) to the contrary notwithstanding, AGIC
shall be entitled to reimbursement (to the extent such reimbursement and related
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previously been paid by payment to AGIC from the Trust Estate) from (i) the
Issuer, for payments made under the Policy arising as a result of the Issuer's
failure to make any payment or deposit with respect to a Receivable required to
be made pursuant to either of Sections 2.05 or 7.02 of the Indenture, together
with interest on any and all such amounts remaining unpaid (to the extent
permitted by law, if in respect of any unpaid amounts representing interest)
from the date such amounts became due until paid in full (after as well as
before judgment), at a rate of interest equal to the Prime Rate from time to
time in effect plus 1.0%, and (ii) the Servicer, for payments made under the
Policy arising as a result of the Servicer's failure to make any deposit,
including without limitation, a deposit required to be made pursuant to Section
3.04 of the Indenture, together with interest on any and all such amounts
remaining unpaid (to the extent permitted by law, if in respect of any unpaid
amounts representing interest) from the date such amounts became due until paid
in full (after as well as before judgment), at a rate of interest equal to the
Prime Rate from time to time in effect plus 1.0%.
    

         (c) Interest payable to AGIC under this Insurance Agreement shall be
calculated on the basis of a 360-day year for the actual number of days elapsed
and with respect to amounts payable pursuant to Sections 2.03 or 2.04(a) or (b)
shall be payable in accordance with the Indenture, or to the extent payable
pursuant to any other section herein, on demand.

         Section 2.05. Assignment and Other Rights upon Payments under the
Policy. (a) In consideration of the issuance of the Policy by AGIC, in the case
of any payment made by or on behalf of AGIC under the Policy, in addition to and
not by way of limitation of, any of the rights and remedies of AGIC hereunder or
under the Indenture with respect to such payment, each of the Issuer and the
Servicer hereby acknowledges and consents to the assignment by the Trustee, on
behalf of the Noteholders, to AGIC in accordance with the terms of the relevant
Notice for Payment (as such term is defined in the Policy):

                  (i) the rights of the Noteholders with respect to the Notes
         and the Trust Estate, to the extent of any such payment under the
         Policy; and

                  (ii) the rights of the Trustee and each Noteholder in the
         conduct of any Insolvency Proceeding relating to any Preference Event,
         including, without limitation, all rights of any party to an adversary
         proceeding or action with respect to any court order issued in
         connection with any such Insolvency Proceeding.

                  (b) The rights and remedies of AGIC described in clause (a)
above are in addition to, and not in limitation of, rights of subrogation and
other rights and remedies otherwise available to AGIC in respect of payments
under the Policy. The Trustee shall take such action and deliver such
instruments as may be reasonably requested or required by AGIC to effectuate the
purpose or provisions of this Section 2.05.

         Section 2.06. Subrogation; Further Assurances. (a) The interests,
rights and remedies of AGIC described in Article II above are in addition to,
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rights of subrogation, and AGIC reserves all of such rights. Each of the Issuer
and the Servicer agrees to take, or cause to be taken, all actions deemed
desirable by AGIC to preserve, enforce, perfect or maintain the perfection in
AGIC's favor of such interests, rights and remedies and such equitable rights of
subrogation.

                  (b) For the avoidance of doubt, the parties hereto acknowledge
and agree that the receipt of any payment under the Policy shall not constitute
(x) a reduction of any unpaid amounts of principal or interest of Notes
outstanding under the Indenture or (y) otherwise discharge any other obligations
whatsoever of the Issuer or the Servicer under the Indenture.

                  (c) Each of the Issuer and the Servicer agrees to promptly and
duly take, execute, acknowledge and deliver such further acts, documents,
instruments and assurances as AGIC may from time to time reasonably request to
more effectively evidence any rights to assignment or subrogation under this
Article II, and to protect and perfect all of AGIC's other rights as against the
Issuer and the Servicer, as the case may be.



                                   ARTICLE III
                         REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

         Section 3.01. Representations and Warranties of the Issuer, the
Servicer and Midland. Each of the Issuer and Midland both in its individual
capacity and as Servicer, represents and warrants to AGIC, severally and not
jointly, as of the Closing Date that:

         (a) It has the power and authority to execute and deliver each of the
Transaction Documents and all other documents and agreements contemplated hereby
and thereby to which it is a party, as well as to carry out the terms hereof and
thereof.

         (b) It has taken all necessary action, including but not limited to all
requisite corporate action, to authorize the execution, delivery and performance
of the Transaction Documents and all other documents and agreements contemplated
hereby and thereby to which it is a party. When executed and delivered by it,
each of the Transaction Documents to which it is a party will constitute its
legal, valid and binding obligation enforceable in accordance with its terms
subject, as to enforcement, to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency,
reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws now or hereafter in effect
affecting the enforcement of creditors rights in general, and except as such
enforceability may be limited by general principles of equity (whether
considered in a suit at law or in equity) and, except to the extent that rights
to indemnification and contribution may be unenforceable as against public
policy.

         (c) All authorizations, licenses, permits, certificates, franchises,
consents, approvals and undertakings which are required to be obtained by it
under any applicable law (including, without limitation, state securities or
"blue sky" laws) which are material to (i) the conduct of its


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business, (ii) the ownership, use, operation or maintenance of its properties,
(iii) the execution, delivery and performance by it of its obligations to AGIC
and the Noteholders under or in connection with the Transaction Documents and
(iv) the distribution of the Notes, and the issuance of the Policy have been
received, and all such authorizations, licenses, permits, certificates,
franchises, consents, approvals and undertakings are in full force and effect.

         (d) Its execution, issuance, delivery of, and performance of its
obligations under the Transaction Documents and any and all instruments or
documents required to be executed or delivered pursuant to or in connection
herewith or therewith were and are within its corporate powers and will not
violate any provision of any law, regulation, decree or governmental
authorization applicable to it, or its certificate of incorporation or by-laws,
and will not violate or cause a default under any material provision of any
material contract, agreement, mortgage, indenture or other undertaking to which
it is a party or which is binding upon it or any of its property or assets, and
will not result in the imposition or creation of any lien, charge, or
encumbrance upon any of its properties or assets pursuant to the provisions of
any such contract, agreement, mortgage, indenture or undertaking, other than as
specifically set forth in any of the Transaction Documents.

         (e) Its execution and delivery of the Transaction Documents and the
consummation of the transactions contemplated by such agreements were not made
(i) in contemplation of its insolvency, (ii) with the intent to hinder, delay or
defraud the Issuer, the Servicer, Midland or any creditor of the Issuer, the
Servicer or Midland or (iii) after the commission of any act of insolvency by
the Issuer, the Servicer or Midland or (iv) without fair consideration. It is
not possessed of assets or capital unreasonably small in value in relation to
and after giving effect to Midland's transfer under the Receivables Contribution
Agreement to the Issuer and the Issuer's grant of a security interest in the
Trust Estate and other assets to the Trustee under the Indenture and the
consummation of the other transactions contemplated by the aforementioned
agreements. It is not insolvent at the time of, and will not be rendered
insolvent by virtue of, such transfers and transactions. By consummating the
transactions contemplated by the aforementioned agreements, it does not intend
to, and does not believe that it will, incur debts beyond its ability to pay
such debts as they become due.

         (f) There are no legal, governmental or regulatory proceedings or
investigations pending to which it is a party or of which any of its property is
the subject, which if determined adversely to any of them would individually or
in the aggregate have a material adverse effect on its performance of the
Transaction Documents or the consummation of the transactions contemplated
hereunder or thereunder; and to the best of its knowledge, no such proceedings
or investigations are threatened or contemplated by Governmental Authorities or
threatened or contemplated by others.

         (g) Each of the representations and warranties, as applicable, made by
it in each of the Transaction Documents are true and correct in all material
respects as of the date made or deemed made.

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         (h) Each of the Issuer, the Servicer and Midland, severally and not
jointly, represents and warrants that, as of the Closing Date, neither the
Private Placement Memorandum nor any amendment thereof or supplement thereto
(other than the AGIC Information and the Placement Agent Information) contain
any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact
necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances
under which they were made, not misleading.


                                   ARTICLE IV
                                    COVENANTS


         Section 4.01. Covenants of Midland individually and as Servicer.
Midland, individually and as Servicer hereby covenants and agrees that during
the term of this Insurance Agreement:

         (a) It shall not terminate (except in accordance with the terms
thereof), amend, waive or otherwise modify the provisions of the Transaction
Documents or any term or provision thereof, or the performance of any of the
terms of any of the foregoing.

         (b) It shall furnish to AGIC a copy of each material certificate,
report, statement, notice or other written communication furnished by or on
behalf of it, to any of the Noteholders, the Trustee or the Rating Agency
concurrently therewith, and furnish to AGIC promptly after receipt thereof, a
copy of each notice, demand or other communication received by it from any of
the Noteholders, the Trustee or the Rating Agency, in each case with respect to
any of the Notes or the Transaction Documents.

         (c) It shall not fail to own 100% of the issued and outstanding shares
of capital stock of the Issuer.

         (d) It shall comply with each of the covenants, as applicable, made by
it in each of the Transaction Documents.

         Section 4.02. Affirmative Covenants of the Issuer. The Issuer hereby
covenants and agrees that during the term of this Insurance Agreement:

         (a) It will furnish to AGIC the following financial information
regarding the Issuer:

                  (i) as soon as available, but in any event within 90 days
         after the end of each fiscal year, a copy of its balance sheets as at
         the end of such year and the related statements of income and retained
         earnings and of cash flows for such year, setting forth in each case in
         comparative form the figures for the previous year, reported on by
         Ernst & Young or other independent certified public accountants of
         nationally recognized standing;

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                  (ii) as soon as available, but in any event not later than 45
         days after the end of each quarterly period of each of its fiscal
         years, a copy of its unaudited balance sheet as at the end of such
         quarter and the related unaudited statements of income and retained
         earnings and of cash flows for such period and the portion of the
         fiscal year through the end of such period, setting forth in each case
         in comparative form the figures for the previous year, certified by an
         authorized officer of the Servicer as being fairly stated in all
         respects when considered in relation to its financial statements
         (subject to normal year-end audit adjustments); and

                  (iii) From time to time, such other financial data relating to
         the Receivables as AGIC shall reasonably request;

all such financial statements to be complete and correct in all material
respects and to be prepared in detail and in accordance with GAAP applied
consistently throughout the periods reflected therein and with prior periods.

         (b) It shall include in any offering document for the Notes only
information concerning AGIC that is supplied or consented to in writing by AGIC
expressly for inclusion therein.

         (c) It shall provide to AGIC such other information as AGIC may
reasonably require.

         (d) It shall comply with each of the covenants made by it in each of
the Transaction Documents.

         Section 4.03. Negative Covenants of the Issuer. The Issuer hereby
covenants and agrees that during the term of this Insurance Agreement:

         (a) It shall not engage at any time in any business or business
activity other than such activities expressly set forth in its certificate of
incorporation delivered to AGIC on or prior to the Closing Date.

         (b) It shall not consent to amend its certificate of incorporation or
by-laws without the prior written consent of AGIC.

         (c) It shall not, without the prior written consent of AGIC,
consolidate with or merge into any other entity or convey, transfer or lease its
properties and assets substantially as an entirety to any entity, or permit any
entity to merge into the Issuer or convey, transfer or lease its properties and
assets substantially as an entirety to the Issuer;

         (d)      It shall not:

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                  (i) Fail to do all things necessary to maintain its existence
         separate and apart from Midland and any other Person, including,
         without limitation, holding regular meetings of its shareholders and
         Board of Directors and maintaining appropriate company books and
         records (including a current minute book);

                  (ii) Suffer any limitation on the authority of its own
         officers and directors to conduct its business and affairs in
         accordance with their independent business judgment or authorize or
         suffer any Person other than its own officers and directors to act on
         its behalf with respect to matters (other than matters customarily
         delegated to others under powers of attorney) for which a
         corporation's own officers and directors would customarily be
         responsible;

                  (iii) Fail to (A) maintain or cause to be maintained by an
         agent of the Issuer under the Issuer's control physical possession of
         all its books and records, (B) maintain capitalization reasonably
         adequate for the conduct of its business, (C) account for and manage
         all its liabilities separately from those of any other Person,
         including payment by it of all payroll, administrative expenses and
         taxes, if any, from its own assets, (D) segregate and identify
         separately all of its assets from those of any other Person as provided
         in the Indenture, (E) to the extent any such payments are made, pay its
         employees, officers and agents for services performed for the Issuer or
         (F) maintain a separately identifiable office space (which space may be
         located in the office building of Midland or an Affiliate);

                  (iv) Except as may be provided in the Indenture (or similar
         agreements relating to other securitizations pursuant to which the
         Issuer has similar rights and obligations to those set forth in the
         Transaction Documents) commingle its funds with those of Midland or any
         Affiliate thereof or use its funds for other than the Issuer's uses; or

                  (v) Fail to adhere to each of the factual assumptions
         concerning entity separateness made by Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., counsel
         for the Issuer in its legal opinion concerning non-consolidation
         delivered under Section 2.02(b)(iv) hereunder;

         (e) It shall not include in any offering document for the Notes any
information concerning AGIC other than information that is supplied or consented
to in writing by AGIC expressly for inclusion therein.

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                                    ARTICLE V
                               FURTHER AGREEMENTS


         Section 5.01. Obligations Absolute. The obligations of the Issuer, the
Servicer and Midland pursuant to this Insurance Agreement are absolute and
unconditional and will be paid or performed strictly in accordance with the
respective terms hereof, irrespective of:

         (a) any lack of validity or enforceability of, or any amendment or
other modifications of, or waiver with respect to, the Indenture, the Policy or
the Indemnification Agreement;

         (b) any amendment or waiver of, or consent to departure from the
Indenture, the Policy or the Indemnification Agreement;

         (c) the existence of any claim, set off, defense or other rights it may
have at any time against the Trustee, any beneficiary or any transferee of the
Policy (or any persons or entities for whom the Trustee, any such beneficiary or
any such transferee may be acting), AGIC or any other person or entity whether
in connection with the Policy, the Transaction Documents or any unrelated
transactions;

         (d) any statement or any other document presented under the Policy
(including any Notice for Payment) proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or
insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate
in any respect whatsoever;

         (e) the inaccuracy or alleged inaccuracy of any Monthly Servicer Report
or Notice for Payment upon which any drawing under the Policy is based;

         (f) payment by AGIC under the Policy against presentation of a draft or
certificate which does not comply with the terms of the relevant Policy,
provided that such payment shall not have constituted gross negligence or
willful misconduct of AGIC;

         (g) the bankruptcy or insolvency of AGIC, the Issuer, any other party
or the Trust Estate;

         (h) any default or alleged default of AGIC under the Policy (other than
any payment default by AGIC under the Policy);

         (i) any defense based upon the failure of the Issuer or the Trust
Estate to receive all or part of the proceeds of the sale of the Notes or of the
Servicer to receive any or all of the servicing fee or other compensation
required under the Indenture or otherwise, or any nonapplication or
misapplication of the proceeds of any drawing upon the Policy; and

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         (j) any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, provided that the
same shall not have constituted gross negligence or willful misconduct of AGIC.

         Section 5.02. Reinsurance. AGIC shall have the right to give
participation in its rights under this Insurance Agreement and to enter into
contracts of reinsurance with respect to the Policy, provided that AGIC agrees
that any such disposition will not alter or affect in any way whatsoever AGIC's
direct obligations hereunder and under the Policy, and provided further that any
reinsurer or participant will not have any rights against the Trust Estate, the
Issuer, the Servicer, Midland, any Noteholders, or the Trustee and that the
Trust Estate, the Issuer, the Servicer, Midland, the Noteholders, or the Trustee
shall have no obligation to have any communication or relationship whatsoever
with any reinsurer or participate in order to enforce the obligations of AGIC
hereunder and under the Policy. None of the Issuer, the Servicer or Midland may
assign its obligations under this Insurance Agreement without the prior written
consent of AGIC, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld.

         Section 5.03. Liability of AGIC. Each of the Issuer, the Servicer and
Midland agree that neither AGIC, nor any of its officers, directors or employees
shall be liable or responsible for (except to the extent of its own gross
negligence or willful misconduct): (a) the use which may be made of the Policy
by or for any acts or omissions of another Person in connection therewith or (b)
the validity, sufficiency, accuracy or genuineness of any documents delivered to
AGIC, or of any endorsement(s) thereon, even if such documents should in fact
prove to be in any or all respects invalid, insufficient, fraudulent or forged.
In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, AGIC may accept documents
that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further
investigation.

         Section 5.04. Successor Servicer. Any Successor Servicer, including the
Backup Servicer, by accepting its appointment pursuant to the Indenture, (a)
shall agree to be bound by the terms, covenants and conditions contained herein
applicable to the Servicer and subject to the duties and obligations of the
Servicer hereunder (other than the covenants set forth in Sections 4.01(a) and
(c)), (b) as of the date of its acceptance, shall be deemed to have made with
respect to itself the representations and warranties made by the Servicer in
this Insurance Agreement to the extent applicable (other than the
representations and warranties set forth in Sections 3.01(c)(iv), (e) and (h)),
and (c) shall agree to indemnify and hold harmless AGIC from and against any and
all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses whatsoever which
AGIC may incur (or which may be claimed against AGIC) by reason of the
negligence or willful misconduct of the Successor Servicer in exercising its
powers and carrying out its obligations as Servicer under the Indenture. No such
appointment shall make the successor Servicer responsible with respect to any
liabilities of the outgoing Servicer incurred prior to such appointment or for
any acts, omissions or misrepresentations of such outgoing Servicer.

         Section 5.05. Fees and Expenses. (a) The Issuer agrees to pay all
reasonable costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable fees
and expenses of legal counsel and accountants) incurred by AGIC in connection
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delivery of the Private Placement Memorandum, the Transaction Documents and all
other documents, instruments and agreements delivered with respect thereto, [and
all Rating Agency fees incurred by AGIC in connection with the initial issuance
of the Notes], in all cases in accordance with the terms of, and subject to the
limitations set forth in, the Premium Letter. AGIC's attorney's fees and
expenses incurred in connection with the negotiation, preparation, execution and
delivery of the Private Placement Memorandum, the Transaction Documents and all
other documents, instruments and agreements delivered with respect thereto shall
be payable (i) on the Closing Date upon the presentation of an invoice for any
such fees, costs and expenses and (ii) at any time thereafter, promptly upon
presentation of an invoice for any such fees, costs and expenses.

         (b) Midland agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses (including,
without limitation, reasonable fees and expenses of legal counsel and
accountants) incurred by AGIC in connection with the amendment, modification,
waiver or any similar action and/or the enforcement against the Issuer, the
Servicer or Midland, as the case may be, of AGIC's rights against any of them
under this Insurance Agreement, the Policy, the Indenture, the Indemnification
Agreement or any of the other Transaction Documents.


                                   ARTICLE VI
                                    REMEDIES

         Section 6.01. Remedies. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default or a
Servicer Default under the Indenture, AGIC shall have the rights and remedies
available to the "Note Insurer" under the Indenture.


                                   ARTICLE VII
                            MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

         Section 7.01. Amendments, Etc. No amendment or waiver of any provision
of this Insurance Agreement, nor consent to any departure therefrom, shall in
any event be effective unless in writing and signed by all of the parties
hereto, with written notice thereof to the Rating Agency; provided that any
waiver so granted shall extend only to the specific event of occurrence so
waived and not to any other similar event or occurrence which occurs subsequent
to the date of such waiver.

         Section 7.02. Notices. Except to the extent otherwise expressly
provided herein, all notices, requests and demands to or upon the respective
parties hereto to be effective shall be in writing (and if sent by mail,
certified or registered, return receipt requested) or facsimile transmission
and, unless otherwise expressly provided herein, shall be deemed to have been
duly given or made when delivered by hand, or three (3) Business Days after
being deposited in the mail, postage prepaid, or, in the case of facsimile
transmission, when sent, addressed as follows


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or to such other address or facsimile number as set forth in a written notice
delivered by a party to each other party hereto:

         If to Midland or the Servicer:

         Midland Credit Management, Inc.
         500 W. 1st, Box 576
         Hutchinson, Kansas 67504-0576
         Attention:  Frank Chandler, President
         Telephone: (316) 663-1236
         Facsimile:   (316) 665-0140
         With a copy to:
         Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
         One Arizona Center
         Phoenix, Arizona  85004
         Attention:  Timothy W. Moser
         Telephone:  (602)382-6208
         Facsimile:    (602)388-6070


         If to the Issuer:

         Midland Receivables 98-1 Corporation
         76 Willowbrook
         Hutchinson, Kansas 67502
         Attention:  Frank Chandler, President
         Telephone: (316) 665-0830
         Facsimile:   (___) ________

         With a copy to:
         Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
         One Arizona Center
         Phoenix, Arizona  85004
         Attention:  Timothy W. Moser
         Telephone:  (602)382-6208
         Facsimile:    (602)388-6070

         If to AGIC:

         Asset Guaranty Insurance Company
         335 Madison Avenue
         New York, NY  10017



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*    Confidential information has been omitted and filed separately with
     the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to a confidential treatment
     request.


         Attention:  Manager, Asset-Backed Surveillance
         Telephone:  (212) 983-5859
         Facsimile:   (212) 682-5377

         If to the Backup Servicer:

         Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association
         Sixth Street and Marquette Avenue,
         Minneapolis, Minnesota 55479-0070
         Attention: Corporate Trust Services/Asset-Backed Administration
         Telephone:  (612) 667-1117
         Facsimile:   (612) 667-3539

         Section 7.03. No Waiver; Remedies and Severability. No failure on the
part of AGIC to exercise, and no delay in exercising, any right hereunder shall
operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any
such right preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any
other right. The remedies herein provided are cumulative and not exclusive of
any remedies provided by law. The parties further agree that the holding by any
court of competent jurisdiction that any remedy pursued by AGIC hereunder is
unavailable or unenforceable shall not affect in any way the ability of AGIC to
pursue any other remedy available to it. In the event any provision of this
Insurance Agreement shall be held invalid or unenforceable by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the parties hereto agree that such holding shall not
invalidate or render unenforceable any other provision hereof.

         Section 7.04. Payments. (a) All payments to AGIC hereunder shall be
made in lawful currency of the United States and in immediately available funds
and except for payments required to be made pursuant to Sections 2.04 hereof,
shall be made prior to 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the date such payment
is due by wire transfer to:

                                    Chase Manhattan Bank
                                    ABA#: [*]
                                    ACCOUNT #:  [*]
                                    Credit: Asset Guaranty Insurance Company

or to such other office or account as AGIC may direct. Payments received by AGIC
after 2:00 p.m. (New York City time) shall be deemed to have been received on
the next succeeding Business Day, and such extension of time shall be included
in computing interest, commissions or fees, if any, in connection with such
payment.

         (b) Whenever any payment under this Insurance Agreement shall be stated
to be due on a day which is not a Business Day, such payment shall be made on
the next succeeding Business


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Day, and such extension of time shall in such cases be included in computing
interest, commissions or fees, if any, in connection with such payment.


   
         (c) Unless otherwise specified herein, AGIC shall be entitled to
interest on all amounts owed to AGIC under this Insurance Agreement, together
with interest on any and all amounts remaining unpaid (to the extent permitted
by law, if in respect of any unpaid amounts representing interest) from the date
such amounts become due until paid in full (after as well as before judgment),
at a rate of interest equal to the Prime Rate from time to time in effect plus
1.0%.
    

         SECTION 7.05. GOVERNING LAW AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER. THIS INSURANCE
AGREEMENT SHALL BE CONSTRUED, AND THE OBLIGATIONS, RIGHTS AND REMEDIES OF THE
PARTIES HEREUNDER SHALL BE DETERMINED, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE
OF NEW YORK. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO TRIAL BY
JURY IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS INSURANCE
AGREEMENT, THE POLICY OR ANY TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED HEREBY, THEREBY OR BY THE
INDENTURE AND FOR ANY COUNTERCLAIM THEREIN.

         Section 7.06. Counterparts. This Insurance Agreement may be executed in
counterparts by the parties hereto, and each such counterpart shall be
considered an original and all such counterparts shall constitute one and the
same instrument.

         Section 7.07. Paragraph Headings, Etc. The headings of paragraphs
contained in this Insurance Agreement are provided for convenience only. They
form in no part of this Insurance Agreement and shall not affect its
construction or interpretation.

         Section 7.08. No Petition. None of Midland, the Servicer, the Backup
Servicer or AGIC will institute against, or join any other Person in instituting
against, the Issuer or the Trust Estate any bankruptcy, reorganization,
arrangement, insolvency or liquidation proceeding, or other proceeding under any
federal or state bankruptcy or similar law, for one year and one day after
satisfaction of all of the Issuer's payment obligations under the Notes, the
Premium Letter and the Reimbursement Obligations. The provisions of this Section
7.08 shall survive the termination of this Insurance Agreement.



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                                          [Insurance Agreement - signature page]


         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Insurance
Agreement, all as of the day and year first above mentioned.


                        ASSET GUARANTY INSURANCE COMPANY



                              By: /s/ SCOTT MANGAN
                                  ---------------------------------------
                              Name:   SCOTT MANGAN
                              Title:  VICE PRESIDENT


                      MIDLAND RECEIVABLES 98-1 CORPORATION



                               By: /s/ RONALD W. BRETCHES
                                   --------------------------------------
                               Name:   RONALD W. BRETCHES
                               Title:  TREASURER


                        MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC.,
                          individually and as Servicer



                               By: /s/ RONALD W. BRETCHES
                                  ---------------------------------------
                               Name:   RONALD W. BRETCHES
                               Title:  SR. VICE PRESIDENT



                        NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, not in
                        its individual capacity, but solely as Trustee and as
                        Backup Servicer



                               By: /s/ BRIAN C. WANDERSEE
                                  ----------------------------------------
                               Name:  BRIAN C. WANDERSEE
                               Title: ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT



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     THIS EXHIBIT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION WHICH HAS BEEN OMITTED AND
FILED SEPARATELY WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION PURSUANT TO A
CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT REQUEST UNDER RULE 406 OF THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS
AMENDED. THE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ON PAGES 1, 2, 24, 25 AND 26 HAS BEEN 
REPLACED WITH ASTERISKS.
    

                                                                   EXHIBIT 10.4

                        INDENTURE AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
                              --------------------

                        MIDLAND FUNDING 98-A CORPORATION,
                                    as Issuer

                                       and

                  NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
                         AS TRUSTEE AND BACKUP SERVICER

                                       and

                        MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, INC.,
                                   AS SERVICER

                                       and

                        ASSET GUARANTY INSURANCE COMPANY
                                 as Note Insurer

                           Dated as of March 31, 1999

                              --------------------

 FLOATING RATE MIDLAND RECEIVABLES-BACKED VARIABLE FUNDING NOTES, SERIES 1999-A

                           ---------------------------

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                                TABLE OF CONTENTS



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<S>                                                                               <C>
ARTICLE I. DEFINITIONS .........................................................    1
   Section 1.01   Definitions ..................................................    1
   Section 1.02   Interpretation ...............................................   19

ARTICLE II. CREATION OF TRUST ESTATE; CUSTODY OF RECEIVABLE FILES;
      REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING RECEIVABLES; DISCHARGE .........................   20
   Section 2.01   Creation of Trust Estate .....................................   20
   Section 2.02   Custody Of Receivable Files ..................................   22
   Section 2.03   Acceptance By Trustee ........................................   22
   Section 2.04   Representations and Warranties of Issuer as to the
                  Receivables ..................................................   22
   Section 2.05   Reacquisition for Receivables Upon Breach
 ....................   26
   Section 2.06   Duties of Servicer as Custodian ..............................   27
   Section 2.07   Instructions; Authority to Act ...............................   28
   Section 2.08   Indemnification of Custodian .................................   28
   Section 2.09   Effective Period and Termination .............................   29
   Section 2.10   Agent for Service ............................................   29
   Section 2.11   Satisfaction and Discharge of Indenture ......................   29
   Section 2.12   Application of Trust Money ...................................   30

ARTICLE III. ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICING OF RECEIVABLES .......................   30
   Section 3.01   Duties of Servicer ...........................................   30
   Section 3.02   Collection of Receivable Payments ............................   31
   Section 3.03   Covenants of Servicer ........................................   31
   Section 3.04   Repurchase in Respect of Receivables Upon Breach and Other
                  Events .......................................................   32
   Section 3.05   Servicing Fee; Payment of Certain Expenses By Servicer .......   33
   Section 3.06   Monthly Servicer Report; Servicer's Remittance Date
                  Certificate ..................................................   33
   Section 3.07   Annual Statement as to Compliance; Notice of Default .........   34
   Section 3.08   Periodic Accountants Report ..................................   34
   Section 3.09   Quarterly Servicer's Compliance Report .......................   35
   Section 3.10   Access to Certain Documentation and Information ..............   35
   Section 3.11   Reports to Noteholders, the Rating Agency, the Note Insurer
                  and the Placement Agent ......................................   35
   Section 3.12   Tax Treatment ................................................   36

ARTICLE IV. THE ACCOUNTS; PAYMENTS; STATEMENTS TO NOTEHOLDERS ..................   36
   Section 4.01   Accounts .....................................................   36
   Section 4.02   Collections ..................................................   37
   Section 4.03   Additional Deposits ..........................................   37
   Section 4.04   Allocations and Payments .....................................   38
   Section 4.05   Reserve Account ..............................................   41
   Section 4.06   Note Payment Account .........................................   42
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<S>                                                                               <C>
   Section 4.07   Statements to Noteholders ....................................   42
   Section 4.08   Application of Trust Money ...................................   43

ARTICLE V ......................................................................   43

THE POLICY .....................................................................   43
   Section 5.01   The Policy ...................................................   43
   Section 5.02   Claims Under Policy ..........................................   43
   Section 5.03   Surrender of Policy ..........................................   44
   Section 5.04   Rights of Subrogation and Assignment .........................   44

ARTICLE VI. THE NOTES AND FUNDINGS .............................................   45
   Section 6.01   The Notes ....................................................   45
   Section 6.02   Authentication and Delivery of the Notes .....................   45
   Section 6.03   Increase in Maximum Principal Amount of Notes; Issuance of
                  Additional Notes; Increase in Maximum Facility Amount ........   46
   Section 6.04   Registration of Transfer and Exchange of Notes ...............   47
   Section 6.05   Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost or Stolen Notes ...................   51
   Section 6.06   Persons Deemed Owners ........................................   52
   Section 6.07   Access to List of Noteholders' Names and Addresses ...........   52
   Section 6.08   Surrendering of Notes ........................................   52
   Section 6.09   Maintenance of Office or Agency ..............................   52
   Section 6.10   Fundings .....................................................   53
   Section 6.11   Conditions Precedent to Each Funding .........................   54
   Section 6.12   Interest Calculations; Interest Payments .....................   55
   Section 6.13   Repayments of Principal and Reborrowings .....................   55
   Section 6.14   Confidential Information .....................................   55

ARTICLE VII. THE ISSUER ........................................................   56
   Section 7.01   Representations of Issuer ....................................   56
   Section 7.02   Repayment in Respect of Receivables Upon Breach ..............   62
   Section 7.03   Liability of Issuer ..........................................   63
   Section 7.04   Merger or Consolidation of, or Assumption of the
                  Obligations of, the Issuer; Certain Limitations ..............   63
   Section 7.05   Limitation on Liability of Issuer and Others .................   64
   Section 7.06   Issuer May Own Notes .........................................   65
   Section 7.07   Covenants of Issuer ..........................................   65

ARTICLE VIII. THE SERVICER .....................................................   70
   Section 8.01   Representations of Servicer ..................................   70
   Section 8.02   Liability of Servicer; Indemnities ...........................   72
   Section 8.03   Merger or Consolidation of, or Assumption of the
                  Obligations of, the Servicer .................................   73
   Section 8.04   Limitation on Liability of Servicer and Others ...............   74
   Section 8.05   Servicer Not to Resign .......................................   74
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<TABLE>
<S>                                                                               <C>
   Section 8.06   Backup Servicing .............................................   74
   Section 8.07   General Covenants of Servicer ................................   76

ARTICLE IX. SERVICER DEFAULT; EVENTS OF DEFAULT; REMEDIES ......................   80
   Section 9.01   Servicer Default .............................................   80
   Section 9.02   Consequences of a Servicer Default ...........................   83
   Section 9.03   Backup Servicer to Act; Appointment of Successor Servicer ....   84
   Section 9.04   Notification to Note Insurer, Noteholders, Rating Agency
                  and Placement Agent ..........................................   85
   Section 9.05   Waiver of Past Servicer Defaults .............................   85
   Section 9.06   [Reserved] ...................................................   86
   Section 9.07   Subservicers .................................................   86
   Section 9.08   Events of Default ............................................   87
   Section 9.09   Acceleration of Maturity; Rescission and Annulment ...........   88
   Section 9.10   Collection of Indebtedness and Suits for Enforcement by
                  Trustee ......................................................   89
   Section 9.11   Remedies .....................................................   89
   Section 9.12   Trustee May File Proofs of Claim .............................   90
   Section 9.13   Trustee May Enforce Claims without Possession of Notes .......   91
   Section 9.14   Application of Money Collected ...............................   91
   Section 9.15   Limitation on Suits ..........................................   91
   Section 9.16   Unconditional Rights of Noteholders to Receive Principal
                  and Interest .................................................   92
   Section 9.17   Restoration of Rights and Remedies ...........................   92
   Section 9.18   Rights and Remedies Cumulative ...............................   92
   Section 9.19   Delay or Omission Not Waiver .................................   92
   Section 9.20   Control by Controlling Party .................................   93
   Section 9.21   Waiver of Past Defaults ......................................   93
   Section 9.22   Undertaking for Costs ........................................   93
   Section 9.23   Waiver of Stay or Extension Laws .............................   93
   Section 9.24   Sale of Trust Estate .........................................   94
   Section 9.25   Action on Notes ..............................................   95
   Section 9.26   No Recourse to Other Trust Estates or Other Assets of the
                  Issuer .......................................................   96
   Section 9.27   License ......................................................   96

ARTICLE X. THE TRUSTEE .........................................................   96
   Section 10.01  Duties of Trustee ............................................   96
   Section 10.02  Trustee's Certificate ........................................   98
   Section 10.03  Trustee's Release of Removed Receivables .....................   98
   Section 10.04  Certain Matters Affecting the Trustee ........................   98
   Section 10.05  Limitation on Trustee's Liability ............................   99
   Section 10.06  Trustee May Own Notes ........................................  101
   Section 10.07  Trustee's Fees and Expenses ..................................  101
   Section 10.08  Indemnity of Trustee, Backup Servicers and Successor
                  Servicer .....................................................  101
   Section 10.09  Eligibility Requirements for Trustee .........................  102
   Section 10.10  Resignation or Removal of Trustee ............................  102
   Section 10.11  Successor Trustee ............................................  103
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<TABLE>
<S>                                                                               <C>
   Section 10.12  Merger or Consolidation of Trustee ...........................  103
   Section 10.13  Appointment of Co-Trustee or Separate Trustee ................  104
   Section 10.14  Representations and Warranties of Trustee ....................  105
   Section 10.15  Tax Returns ..................................................  106
   Section 10.16  Trustee May Enforce Claims Without Possession of Notes .......  106
   Section 10.17  Suit for Enforcement .........................................  106
   Section 10.18  Rights of Controlling Party to Direct Trustee ................  106
   Section 10.19  Confidential Information .....................................  107

ARTICLE XI. REDEMPTION; PARTIAL PREPAYMENT; FULL REPAYMENT .....................  107
   Section 11.01  Redemption at the Option of the Issuer; Election to Redeem ...  107
   Section 11.02  Deposit of Redemption Amount .................................  108
   Section 11.03  Notice of Redemption by the Trustee ..........................  108
   Section 11.04  Surrendering of Notes ........................................  108
   Section 11.05  Partial Prepayment at the Option of the Issuer ...............  108
   Section 11.06  Full Prepayment at the Option of the Issuer ..................  109
   Section 11.07  Deposit and Payment of Prepayment Amount .....................  109
   Section 11.08  Release of Security Interest .................................  109

ARTICLE XII. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS ..........................................  110
   Section 12.01  Amendment ....................................................  110
   Section 12.02  Protection of  Security Interest in Trust Estate .............  111
   Section 12.03  Limitation of Rights of Noteholders ..........................  113
   Section 12.04  Governing Law ................................................  113
   Section 12.05  Notices ......................................................  113
   Section 12.06  Severability of Provisions; Counterparts .....................  113
   Section 12.07  Assignment ...................................................  114
   Section 12.08  No Petition ..................................................  114
   Section 12.09  Noteholder Direction .........................................  114
   Section 12.10  No Substantive Review of Compliance Documents ................  114
   Section 12.11  Prevention of Trading of Notes ...............................  115

Exhibit A   Monthly Servicer Report
Exhibit B   Trustee's Certificate
Exhibit C   Form of Note
Exhibit D   Transferee Certificate
Exhibit E   List of Fields
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*    Confidential information has been omitted and filed separately with
     the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to a confidential treatment
     request.


      This Indenture and Servicing Agreement, dated as of March 31, 1999 (the
"Agreement") is executed by and among Midland Funding 98-A Corporation, as
issuer (the "Issuer"), Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, as trustee
(in such capacity, the "Trustee"), and as backup servicer (in such capacity, the
"Backup Servicer"), Midland Credit Management, Inc., as servicer (the
"Servicer") and Asset Guaranty Insurance Company, as note insurer (the "Note
Insurer").

      In consideration of the mutual agreements herein contained, each party
agrees as follows for the benefit of the other parties and the Noteholders to
the extent provided herein:

                                   ARTICLE I.
                                   DEFINITIONS

      SECTION 1.01 DEFINITIONS.

      Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, whenever used herein, the
following words and phrases, unless the context otherwise requires, shall have
the following meanings:

      "Accounts" means the Collection Account, the Reserve Account and the
Note Payment Account.

      "Accredited Investor" shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Rule
501(a)(1), (2), (3) or (7) of Regulation D under the Securities Act.

   
      "Acquisition Price" means, [*]
    









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*    Confidential information has been omitted and filed separately with
     the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to a confidential treatment
     request.

[*]

       "Additional Servicing Fee" means the amount, calculated in accordance
with Section 9.03, which is payable to the Successor Servicer and which exceeds
the amount of the Servicing Fee.

      "Adverse Claim" means a lien, security interest, charge, encumbrance or
other right or claim of any Person.

      "Affiliate" means, with respect to any specified Person, any other Person
controlling or controlled by or under common control with such specified Person.
For the purposes of this definition, "control," when used with respect to any
specified Person, means the power to direct the management and policies of such
Person, directly or indirectly, whether through the ownership of voting
securities, by contract or otherwise; and the term "controlling" and
"controlled" have meanings correlative to the foregoing.

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      "Agency Placement" means, with respect to any Receivable, the placement of
such Receivable with a collection agency or similar entity for the purpose of
collection thereof.

      "Agreement" means this Indenture and Servicing Agreement, relating to
Floating Rate Midland Receivables-Backed Variable Funding Notes, Series 1998-A
dated as of March 31, 1999 among Midland Funding 98-A Corporation, as Issuer,
Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, as Trustee and Backup Servicer,
Midland Credit Management, Inc., as Servicer, and Asset Guaranty Insurance
Company, as Note Insurer, as the same may be amended or supplemented from time
to time.

      "Applicants" shall have the meaning specified in Section 6.06.

      "Asset Sale Agreement" means each agreement entered into between
Midland Credit Management, Inc. and each Originating Institution in
connection with the purchase of the Receivables therein from such Originating
Institution.

      "Available Funds" means, with respect to any Payment Date and the
immediately preceding Determination Date, the sum of (i) the Net Proceeds with
respect to each Receivable received in the Collection Account during the
Collection Period then most recently concluded, plus (ii) all other available
funds on deposit in the Collection Account (other than Net Proceeds of
Receivables) as of the opening of business of the Trustee on such Determination
Date.

      "Backup Servicer" means Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association
and any successor in interest.

   
      "Backup Servicing Fee" means the fee payable to the Backup Servicer on
each Payment Date for services rendered pursuant to this Agreement, which shall
be equal to the greater of $1,250 per month or an amount per month equal to
one-twelfth of fifteen basis points (0.15%) per annum times the average daily
Note Balance during the preceding Collection Period.
    

      "Benefit Plan" means with respect to any Person any employee benefit plan
as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA in respect of which the Person or any ERISA
Affiliate of such Person is, or at any time during the immediately preceding six
years was, an "employer" as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.

      "Business Day" means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, or a day on
which banking institutions in the State of Kansas, the State of Minnesota or the
State of New York are required or authorized by law, regulation, executive order
or governmental decree to be closed.

      "Bylaws" means the bylaws of Issuer.

      "Certificate of Incorporation" means the Certificate of Incorporation
of the Issuer.

      "Charged-Off Balance" means, with respect to each Receivable, the original
charged-off balance as required to be set forth in the related Schedule of
Receivables.

      "Closing Date" means March 31, 1999.


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      "Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

      "Collection Account" means the segregated account or accounts, each of
which shall be an Eligible Account, established and maintained pursuant to
Section 4.01 and entitled "Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, as
Trustee for Floating Rate Midland Receivables-Backed Variable Funding Notes,
Series 1999-A Collection Account."

      "Collection Period" means, with respect to any Remittance Date,
Determination Date or Payment Date, the period beginning on the first day of the
calendar month immediately preceding the month in which such Remittance Date,
Determination Date or Payment Date occurs and ending on the last day of such
calendar month; provided, however, that the initial Collection Period begins on
the Closing Date.

      "Consumer Account" means any consumer bank or retail credit card
account.

      "Controlling Party" means, at any time during which an Insurer Default
shall be in effect, the Noteholders with Voting Interests of at least 51% of all
outstanding Voting Interests and, at all other times, the Note Insurer.

      "Corporate Trust Office" means the office of the Trustee at which at any
particular time its corporate trust business shall be principally administered,
which office at the date of execution of this Agreement is located at Sixth
Street and Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55479-0070, Attention:
Corporate Trust Services/Asset-Backed Administration.

      "Customary Procedures" means the customary practices, policies, standards
and procedures of the Servicer relating to the acquisition and collection of
comparable defaulted consumer receivables that it services for itself or others,
in each case as in effect on the Closing Date (which include backup servicing
files, disaster recovery plans and enforcement of rights under Asset Sale
Agreements), as the same may be modified by the Servicer from time to time
thereafter with, in each case of a material change thereto, prompt notice to the
Note Insurer.

      "Determination Date" means, with respect to any Payment Date, the second
Business Day immediately preceding such Payment Date.

      "Eligible Account" means (A) a segregated account or accounts maintained
with an institution the deposits of which are insured by the Bank Insurance Fund
or the Savings Association Insurance Fund of the FDIC, the unsecured and
uncollateralized debt obligations of which shall be rated "AA" or better by the
Required Rating Agencies then providing a long term debt rating for such
institution and in the highest available short term rating category by the
Required Rating Agencies then providing a short term debt rating for such
institution, and that is (i) a federal savings and loan association duly
organized, validly existing and in good standing under the federal banking laws,
(ii) a banking or savings and loan association duly organized, validly existing
and in good standing under the applicable laws of any state, (iii) a national
banking association duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under
the federal banking laws, or (iv) a principal subsidiary of a bank holding
company, or (B) a segregated trust account (which shall be a "special deposit
account") maintained in the trust department of a


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federal or state chartered depository institution or trust company, having
capital and surplus of not less than $50,000,000, acting in its fiduciary
capacity. Any Eligible Accounts maintained with the Trustee shall conform to the
preceding clause (B). Any Account maintained at an institution other than the
Trustee must be subject to an agreement with such institution among Servicer,
Issuer and Trustee which must be satisfactory to Note Insurer in form and
substance.

      "ERISA" means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as
amended.

      "ERISA Affiliate" means with respect to any Person (a) any corporation
which is a member of the same controlled group of corporations (within the
meaning of Section 414(b) of the Code) as such Person; (b) a trade or business
(whether or not incorporated) under common control (within the meaning of
Section 414(c) of the Code) with such Person, or (c) a member of the same
affiliated service group (within the meaning of Section 414(m) of the Code) as
such Person, any corporation described in clause (a) above or any trade or
business described in clause (b) above.

      "Estimated Remaining Collections" means, as of any date of determination,
for any Pool then subject to this Agreement, or the aggregate amount of all
Pools then subject to this Agreement, as applicable, the Servicer's most recent
estimate prior to such date of the remaining amount to be collected over the
remaining estimated life of the applicable Pool or Pools, in accordance with its
standard valuation process for groups of Consumer Accounts. Unless otherwise
agreed to by the Controlling Party and the Servicer, the most recent estimate of
the Estimated Remaining Collections of any Pool at any time of determination in
accordance with Servicer's standard valuation process shall be the remainder of
the Estimated Remaining Collections for such Pool in effect on the date on which
such Pool is acquired by the Issuer minus the aggregate amount of collections on
Receivables of such Pool received in the Collection Account on or prior to such
date of determination.

      "Event of Default" shall have the meaning specified in Section 9.08.

      "Exchange Act" means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

   
      "Facility Fee" means, for each Collection Period during but not after the
Funding Period, an amount equal to (i) the Maximum Facility Amount minus the
average daily Note Balance during the Collection Period, times (ii) one-eighth
of one percent (0.125%) per annum, times (iii) one-twelfth; provided, that the
amount of the Facility Fee shall be prorated for the Collection Period in which
the Closing Date occurs and in which the Funding Period ends by multiplying (i)
the aforesaid amount times (ii) a fraction, the numerator of which is the number
of days in such Collection Period either from and including the Closing Date or
to and including the last day of the Funding Period, and the denominator of
which is the number of days in such month.
    

      "FDIC" means the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and its
successors.

      "Final Payment Date" shall mean the earlier of (i) the Payment Date
occurring five (5) years after the end of the Funding Period or (ii) the Payment


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Date which follows the Payment Date on which all proceeds of a sale of the Trust
Estate pursuant to Section 9.24(c) were distributed.

       "FNMA" means the Federal National Mortgage Association, and its
successors.

      "Funding" means an advance by the Noteholders to the Issuer pursuant to
Article VI.

   
      "Funding Amount" means, with respect to a Pool and the Funding Date on
which such Pool is acquired by Issuer, the amount loaned to Issuer on such
Funding Date in respect of such Pool, which in no event shall be greater than
the least of (i) an amount equal to (A) Ninety-five Percent (95%) of the
Acquisition Price of any such Pool consisting solely of Receivables in respect
of Major Cards or Ninety Percent (90%) of the Acquisition Price of any such Pool
consisting solely of Receivables in respect of Other Cards, minus (B) any Net
Proceeds collected by the Seller from the date it acquired such Receivables to
the date which is three (3) Business Days prior to such Funding Date, (ii) an
amount equal to the aggregate of Fifty Percent (50%) of the Estimated Remaining
Collections for such Pool and (iii) the Maximum Facility Amount minus the
current Note Balance. The Funding Amount with respect to each Pool shall be
calculated in accordance with this definition and shall be the amount designated
as such on the Schedule of Receivables for that Pool.
    

      "Funding Date" means any Business Day during the Funding Period on which
the Issuer obtains a Funding in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

      "Funding Date Minimum Amount" means $500,000.

      "Funding Period" means the period of time which begins on the Closing Date
and which terminates upon the earlier to occur of (i) the Scheduled Termination
Date, and (ii) the occurrence of a Funding Termination Event.

      "Funding Termination Event" means any of the following conditions or
events:

      (a) the occurrence and continuation of any Event of Default;

      (b) the occurrence and continuation of any Servicer Default;

   
      (c) the twelfth Payment Date to occur after the Collection Period in which
the Funding occurred with respect to a Pool and there shall not have been
deposited to the Collection Account after the Funding Date for such Pool and
prior to such twelfth Payment Date aggregate Net Proceeds of Receivables of such
Pool equal to or exceeding the Funding Amount with respect to such Pool;

      (d) on any Determination Date, with respect to all Pools then subject to
this Agreement (other than Pools which the Issuer has acquired during the six
Collection Periods immediately preceding such Determination Date) (such
non-excluded Pools being the "Relevant Pools"), the sum of the cumulative Net
Proceeds deposited in the Collection Account in respect of the Receivables of
all Relevant Pools, is less than the sum of the following amounts for each of
the
    


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Relevant Pools: an amount equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the Estimated
Remaining Collections as calculated at the time of acquisition for each of the
Relevant Pools, multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number
of months from the Funding Date for such Pool to the end of the Collection
Period preceding such Determination Date, and the denominator of which is 48;

      (e) as of any Determination Date, the Note Balance is greater than the
amount equal to Fifty Percent (50%) of the Estimated Remaining Collections,
after giving effect to any reduction of the Note Balance to be made on the
Payment Date immediately following such Determination Date (but only to the
extent sufficient funds are on deposit in the Collection Account on such
Determination Date, without giving effect to proceeds of the Policy, to effect
such reduction of the Note Balance); or
    

      (f) the redemption of the Notes in full pursuant to Section 11.01.

      "GAAP" means generally accepted accounting principles that are (i)
consistent with the principles promulgated or adopted by the Financial
Accounting Standards Board and its predecessors, as in effect from time to time,
and (ii) consistently applied with past financial statements of the Servicer and
its subsidiaries; provided that a certified public accountant would, insofar as
the use of such accounting principles is pertinent, be in a position to deliver
an unqualified opinion (other than a qualification regarding changes in
generally accepted accounting principles) as to financial statements in which
such principles have been properly applied.


      "Holder" shall have the meaning specified in Section 6.13.

      "Index Rate" means the rate of interest per annum appearing on Telerate
Page 3750 (or any successor page) as the London interbank offered rate for
deposits in Dollars at approximately 11:00 a.m. (London time) on the Reset Date
for a term of one week; provided, however, if more than one rate is specified on
Telerate Page 3750, the applicable rate shall be the arithmetic mean of all such
rates. If, for any reason, such rate is not available, the term "Index Rate"
shall mean the rate of interest per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the
nearest 1/100 of 1%) appearing on Reuters Screen LIBO Page as the London
interbank offered rate for deposits in Dollars at approximately 11:00 a.m.
(London time) on the Reset Date for a term of one week; provided, however, if
more than one rate is specified on Reuters Screen LIBO Page, the applicable rate
shall be the arithmetic mean of all such rates.

      "Initial Note Balance" means the Funding Amount on the first Funding Date.

      "Insolvency Event" means, with respect to a specified Person, (a) the
filing of a decree or order for relief by a court having jurisdiction in the
premises in respect of such Person or any substantial part of its property in an
involuntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar
law now or hereafter in effect, or the filing of a petition against such Person
in an involuntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other
similar law now or hereafter in effect, which case remains unstayed and
undismissed within 30 days of such filing, or the appointing of a receiver,
liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee, sequestrator or


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similar official for such Person or for any substantial part of its property, or
the ordering of the winding-up or liquidation of such Person's business; or (b)
the commencement by such Person of a voluntary case under any applicable
bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect, or the
consent by such Person to the entry of an order for relief in an involuntary
case under any such law, or the consent by such Person to the appointment of or
taking possession by a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee,
sequestrator or similar official for such Person or for any substantial part of
its property, or the making by such Person of any general assignment for the
benefit of creditors, or the failure by such Person generally to pay its debts
as such debts become due or the admission by such Person of its inability to pay
its debts generally as they become due.

      "Insolvency Proceeding" means any proceeding of the sort described in the
definition of Insolvency Event.

      "Insurance Agreement" means the Insurance and Reimbursement Agreement
between the Servicer, the Issuer and Asset Guaranty Insurance Company, dated as
of the Closing Date.

      "Insurer Default" means the occurrence of any of the following:

      (i) the Note Insurer shall fail to pay when, as and in the amounts
required, any amount payable under the Policy and such failure continues
unremedied for two Business Days; (ii) the Superintendent of Insurance of the
State of New York (or any Person succeeding to the duties of such
Superintendent) (for the purpose of this paragraph (b), the "Superintendent")
shall apply for an order (A) pursuant to Section 7402 of the New York Insurance
Law (or any successor provision thereto), directing him to rehabilitate the Note
Insurer, (B) pursuant to Section 7404 of the New York Insurance Law (or any
successor provision thereto), directing him to liquidate the business of the
Note Insurer or (C) pursuant to Section 7416 of the New York Insurance Law (or
any successor provision thereto), dissolving the corporate existence of the Note
Insurer and such application shall not be dismissed or withdrawn during a period
of 60 consecutive days or a court of competent jurisdiction enters an order
granting the relief sought; (iii) the Superintendent shall determine that the
Note Insurer is insolvent within the meaning of Section 1309 of the New York
Insurance Law or any successor section; (iv) the Note Insurer shall commence a
voluntary case or other proceeding seeking rehabilitation, liquidation,
reorganization or other relief with respect to itself or its debts under any
bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or hereafter in effect or
seeking the appointment of a trustee, receiver, liquidator, custodian or other
similar official of it or any substantial part of its property, or shall consent
to any such relief or to the appointment of or taking possession by any such
official in an involuntary case or other proceeding commenced against it, or
shall make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; (v) an involuntary
case or other proceeding shall be commenced against the Note Insurer seeking
rehabilitation, liquidation, reorganization or other relief with respect to it
or its debts under a bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law now or
hereafter in effect or seeking the appointment of a trustee, receiver,
liquidator, custodian or other similar official of it or any substantial part of
its property and such case or proceeding is not dismissed or otherwise
terminated within a period of 60 consecutive days or a court of competent
jurisdiction enters an order granting the relief sought in such case or
proceeding.


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      "Interest Carryover Shortfall" means, with respect to any Payment Date,
the excess, if any, of (i) the Interest Distributable Amount for such Payment
Date and all prior Payment Dates, over (ii) the amount of interest, if any,
actually paid to Noteholders on such Payment Date and all prior Payment Dates.

      "Interest Distributable Amount" means, with respect to any Payment Date,
the sum of the amounts for each Note Rate Period during the preceding Interest
Distribution Period equal to the product of (i) the applicable Note Rate and
(ii) the daily Note Balance during each Note Rate Period, to the extent unpaid
on such Payment Date.

      "Interest Distribution Period" means, with respect to any Payment Date,
the period of time from the Closing Date to the first Determination Date, and
thereafter from each Determination Date to the next Determination Date.

      "Investment Company Act" means the Investment Company Act of 1940, as
amended.

      "Issuer" means Midland Funding 98-A Corporation, in its capacity as issuer
of the Notes pursuant to this Agreement, and each successor thereto (in the same
capacity) pursuant to Section 7.04.

      "Lien" means any security interest, lien, charge, pledge, equity or
encumbrance of any kind.

      "London Banking Day" means any day on which dealings in deposits in
Dollars are transacted in the London interbank market.

      "Major Card" means a credit card with one of the following brand names:
Visa, Master Card, Discover Card, Optima, and American Express, or any other
brand name approved in writing by the Controlling Party.

      "Maximum Facility Amount" means $20,000,000 or such greater amount not to
exceed $35,000,000 to which the Maximum Facility Amount may have been increased
pursuant to Section 6.03.

      "Maximum Principal Amount" means the maximum principal amount of each Note
as set forth in such Note.

      "Minimum Repayment Amount" means the minimum amount which must be prepaid
if Issuer makes a prepayment pursuant to Section 11.05 on any Prepayment Date,
which shall be an amount equal to the sum of (i) the amount by which the Note
Balance exceeds the Remaining Funding Amount plus (ii) all accrued and unpaid
Note Insurer Obligations, whether or not then due and payable, and any accrued
interest thereon.

      "Monthly Servicer Report" means an Officer's Certificate of the Servicer
completed and executed pursuant to Section 3.06, substantially in the form
attached hereto as Exhibit A.


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      "Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Agency" means Duff & Phelps
Credit Rating Co., Fitch IBCA, Inc., Moody's Investors Service, Inc. and
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, or any successor thereto.

      "Net Collections" means, with respect to a Receivable, all monies
representing collected available funds, net of checks returned for insufficient
funds, received or otherwise recovered from or for the account of the related
Obligor on such Receivable other than in connection with a Sale thereof.
Third-Party Fees incurred in connection with collecting a Receivable will be
deducted from collections on such Receivable by such third parties or by the
Servicer on their behalf and will not constitute Net Collections.

      "Net Proceeds" means, with respect to a Receivable, all monies
representing collected available funds, net of checks returned for insufficient
funds, received or otherwise recovered from or for the account of the related
Obligor on such Receivable including, without limitation in connection with a
Sale thereof. Third-Party Fees incurred in connection with collecting a
Receivable will be deducted from collections on such Receivable by such third
parties or by the Servicer on their behalf and will not constitute Net Proceeds.

      "Note" means one of the variable rate Floating Rate Midland
Receivables-Backed Variable Funding Notes, Series 1999-A executed by the Issuer
and authenticated by the Trustee in substantially the form attached hereto as
Exhibit C.

      "Note Balance" shall initially equal, on the first Funding Date, the
Initial Note Balance and, as of any subsequent date of determination, shall
equal the Initial Note Balance plus any subsequent Funding Amounts less all
amounts paid to Noteholders and applied in reduction of the Note Balance
pursuant to Section 4.04(b)(ix)(A) or (B); pursuant to Section 4.04(b)(x);
pursuant to Section 4.04(b)(xi)(A) through (D), inclusive; or pursuant to
Section 11.07.

      "Note Insurer" means Asset Guaranty Insurance Company.

      "Note Insurer Obligations" means all amounts from time to time payable to
the Note Insurer hereunder, under the Premium Letter or under the Insurance
Agreement, whether constituting principal or interest, whether fixed or
contingent, and howsoever arising (including, without limitation, all
Reimbursement Obligations, and any and all such interest, premiums, fees and
other obligations that accrue after the commencement of an Insolvency Proceeding
relating to the Issuer or the Servicer, in each such case whether or not allowed
as a claim in such Insolvency Proceeding).

      "Note Insurer Premium" means the premium payable to the Note Insurer in
respect of the Policy, in an amount equal to the greater of (x) the product of
(i) one-twelfth of a per annum rate equal to the Premium Rate and (ii) the
average daily Note Balance during the preceding Collection Period, and (y) the
fixed minimum amount set forth for all premium payments in the Premium Letter.

      "Note Payment Account" means the segregated account or accounts, each of
which shall be an Eligible Account, established and maintained pursuant to
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"Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, as Trustee for Floating Rate
Midland Receivables-Backed Variable Funding Notes, Series 1999-A, Note Payment
Account."

   
      "Note Rate" means for any day (i) the sum of (A) eighty basis points
(.80%) plus (B) the Index Rate (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the nearest
1/100 of 1%) (ii) divided by 365.
    

      "Note Rate Period" means the period of time from the first Funding Date to
the following Thursday, and thereafter each Note Rate Period shall run from the
following Friday to the following Thursday, provided however, that if Thursday
is not a Business Day, the Note Rate Period shall end on the next preceding day
that is a Business Day.

      "Note Register" means the register maintained pursuant to Section 6.04.

      "Note Registrar" means the Trustee unless a successor thereto is appointed
pursuant to Section 6.03. The Note Registrar initially designates its offices at
Sixth Street and Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55479-0070 as its
offices for purposes of Section 6.09.

      "Noteholder" means the Person in whose name a Note is registered in the
Note Register, except that, solely for the purposes of giving certain consents,
waivers, requests or demands pursuant to this Agreement the interests evidenced
by any Note registered in the name of, or in the name of a Person or entity
holding for the benefit of, the Issuer, the Servicer or any Person actually
known to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee to be controlling, controlled by
or under common control with the Issuer or the Servicer, shall not be taken into
account in determining whether the requisite percentage necessary to effect any
such consent, waiver, request or demand shall have been obtained.

      "Obligor" on a Receivable means any Person who owes or may be liable for
payments under such Receivable.

      "Officer's Certificate" means a certificate signed by a Responsible
Officer of the Issuer or the Servicer, as the case may be, and delivered to the
Trustee and Note Insurer.

      "Opinion of Counsel" means a written opinion of counsel, who may be an
employee of or outside counsel to the Person responsible for providing such
opinion, and which opinion shall be reasonably acceptable to the Trustee, the
Note Insurer and the other recipients thereof.

      "Originating Institution" means any Person from which the Seller has
acquired any Receivables and their successors and assigns.


      "Originator" means the Person, whether banking institution or merchant,
that originated a Receivable.


      "Other Cards" means any credit card other than a Major Card.


      "Payment Date" means the fifteenth day of each calendar month or, if such
day is not a Business Day, the next succeeding Business Day, commencing May 17,
1999.


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      "PBGC" shall mean the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and any Person
succeeding to the functions thereof.

      "Permitted Investments" means, at any time, any one or more of the
following obligations and securities:

        (i) obligations of, and obligations fully guaranteed as to timely
payment of principal and interest by, the United States or any agency thereof,
provided such obligations are backed by the full faith and credit of the United
States;

        (ii) general obligations of, or obligations guaranteed by, FNMA or any
state of the United States or the District of Columbia, which are then rated the
highest available credit rating for such obligations by the Required Rating
Agencies then providing such a rating;

        (iii) demand deposits, time deposits, or certificates of deposit of any
depository institution or trust company (including the Trustee) organized under
the laws of the United States or of any state thereof, the District of Columbia
(or any branch of a foreign bank licensed under the laws of the United States of
America or any State thereof) and subject to supervision and examination by
banking authorities of one or more of such jurisdictions, provided that the
short-term unsecured debt obligations of such depository institution or trust
company are then rated the highest available credit rating for such obligations
by the Required Rating Agencies then providing such a rating;

        (iv) repurchase obligations held by the Trustee that are acceptable to
the Trustee with respect to any security described in clauses (i) or (ii) hereof
or any other security issued or guaranteed by any other agency or
instrumentality of the United States, in either case entered into with a federal
agency or a depository institution or trust company (acting as principal)
described in clause (iii) above, provided that the party agreeing to repurchase
such obligations shall have the highest available short-term debt rating from
the Required Rating Agencies then providing such a rating; and

        (v) freely redeemable shares in money market funds (including such funds
for which the Trustee or an Affiliate of the Trustee serves as an investment
advisor, administrator, shareholder servicing agent and/or custodian or
subcustodian) which invest solely in the types of instruments and obligations
described in clauses (i) through (iv) above, so long as such funds are then
rated in the highest available rating category for money market funds by the
Required Rating Agencies then providing such a rating and notwithstanding that
(i) the Trustee or an Affiliate of the Trustee may charge and collect fees and
expenses from such funds for services rendered, (ii) the Trustee charges and
collects fees and expenses for services rendered pursuant to this Agreement and
(iii) services performed for such funds and pursuant to this Agreement may
converge at any time. Each of the Issuer and the Servicer hereby specifically
authorizes the Trustee or an Affiliate of the Trustee to charge and collect all
fees and expenses from such funds for services rendered to such funds, in
addition to any fees and expenses the Trustee may charge and collect for
services rendered pursuant to this Agreement;


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        (vi) commercial paper having, at the time of the investment or
contractual commitment to invest therein, the highest available credit rating
for such obligations by the Required Rating Agencies then providing such a
rating;

        (vii) bankers' acceptances (with a maturity of one month or less) issued
by any depository institution or trust company referred to in clause (iii)
above;

        (viii) money market mutual funds that can be liquidated on a single
day's notice and which are registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940,
as amended, whose shares are registered under the Securities Act and have the
highest available credit rating for such obligations by the Required Rating
Agencies then providing such a rating;

        (ix) any other investment grade investment as may be acceptable to the
Required Rating Agencies and the Controlling Party, as evidenced by a writing to
that effect;

provided that each of the foregoing investments above shall mature no later than
the Business Day prior to the Payment Date immediately following the date of
purchase thereof (other than in the case of the investment of monies in
instruments of which the entity at which the related Account is located is the
obligor, which may mature on the related Payment Date), and shall be required to
be held to such maturity; and provided further that each of the Permitted
Investments may be purchased by the Trustee through an Affiliate of the Trustee.

      Permitted Investments are only those which are acquired by the Trustee in
its name and in its capacity as Trustee, and with respect to which (a) the
Trustee has noted its interest therein on its books and records, and (b) the
Trustee has purchased such investments for value without notice of any adverse
claim thereto (and, if such investments are securities or other financial assets
or interests therein, within the meaning of Section 8-102 of the UCC, without
acting in collusion with a securities intermediary in violating such securities
intermediary's obligations to entitlement holders in such assets, under Section
8-504 of the UCC, to maintain a sufficient quantity of such assets in favor of
such entitlement holders), and (c) either (i) such investments are in the
possession of the Trustee, or (ii) such investments, (A) if certificated
securities and in bearer form, have been delivered to the Trustee, or in
registered form, have been delivered to the Trustee and either registered by the
issuer in the name of the Trustee or endorsed by effective endorsement to the
Trustee or in blank; (B) if uncertificated securities, the ownership of which
has been registered to the Trustee on the books of the issuer thereof (or
another person, other than a securities intermediary, either becomes the
registered owner of the uncertified security on behalf of the Trustee or, having
previously become the registered owner, acknowledges that it holds for the
Trustee); or (C) if securities entitlements (within the meaning of Section 8-102
of the UCC) representing interests in securities or other financial assets (or
interests therein) held by a securities intermediary (within the meaning of said
Section 8-102), a securities intermediary indicates by book entry that a
security or other financial asset has been credited to the Trustee's securities
account with such securities intermediary. No Permitted Investment may be
purchased at a premium.


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      "Person" means any legal person, including any individual, corporation,
partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, association, joint stock
company, trust, unincorporated organization or government or any agency or
political subdivision thereof.

      "Placement Agent" means Rothschild Inc.

      "Policy" means the Financial Guaranty Insurance Policy issued pursuant to
the Insurance Agreement.

      "Pool" means a particular group of Receivables purchased by Seller and
contributed by Seller to Issuer, which must constitute all of the Receivables
purchased under a particular Asset Sale Agreement owned by the Seller at the
time of such contribution.

      "Premium Letter" means the letter agreement between the Note Insurer and
the Issuer, dated as of the Closing Date.

      "Premium Rate" has the meaning assigned to such term in the Premium
Letter.

      "Prepaid Receivables" means the Receivables designated by Issuer under
Section 11.05 or 11.06 to be released upon payment of the Prepayment Amount, and
all of the property and rights in property described in Section 2.01(b) which
are related to such Receivables.

      "Prepayment Amount" means, (a) with respect to a partial prepayment
pursuant to Section 11.05, an amount equal to at least the Minimum Repayment
Amount and (b) with respect to a prepayment in full pursuant to Section 11.06,
an amount equal to the sum of (i) the Note Balance as of the date the Issuer
elects to prepay the Notes in full, (ii) all accrued and unpaid interest on the
Notes through the date of which such prepayment will occur, and (iii) all
accrued and outstanding Note Insurer Obligations, whether or not then due and
payable.

      "Prepayment Date" means a Business Day on which a Prepayment Amount is
paid.

      "Principal Distributable Amount" means, with respect to any Payment Date,
an amount equal to the remaining Available Funds as provided in Section
4.04(b)(xi).

      "Proprietary Information" shall have the meaning specified in Section
10.19.

      "Purchase Agreement" means each Purchase and Funding Agreement signed by a
Noteholder.

      "Purchase Price" means the amount paid by Seller to purchase a Pool or
portion thereof.

      "Purchaser" means Midland Funding 98-A Corporation, in its capacity as
transferee of the Receivables under the Receivables Contribution Agreement.

      "Qualified Institutional Buyer" has the meaning assigned to such term in
Rule 144A under the Securities Act.


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      "Rating Agency" means Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, a division of
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

      "Receivable" means any receivable generated under or in connection with a
Consumer Account identified in a Schedule of Receivables delivered by Seller to
Issuer in connection with the Receivables Contribution Agreement.

      "Receivable File" means the documents described in Section 2.02 pertaining
to a particular Receivable.

      "Receivables Contribution Agreement" means the Receivables Contribution
Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, between the Seller and the Purchaser.

      "Record Date" means, with respect to each Payment Date, the last Business
Day of the Collection Period immediately preceding such Payment Date. Any amount
stated "as of a Record Date" or "on a Record Date" shall give effect to all
applications of collections, and all payments to any party under this Agreement
or to the related Obligor, as the case may be, in each case as determined as of
the opening of business of the Note Registrar on the related Record Date.

      "Redemption Amount" means, with respect to a redemption of the Notes by
the Issuer pursuant to Section 11.01, an amount equal to the sum of (i) the Note
Balance as of the date the Issuer elects to redeem the Notes, (ii) all accrued
and unpaid interest on the Notes through the end of the Collection Period
immediately preceding the Payment Date as of which such redemption will occur,
and (iii) all accrued and outstanding Note Insurer Obligations, whether or not
then due and payable.

      "Reimbursement Obligations" means the sum of (i) each payment made under
the Policy and (ii) interest on any payment made under the Policy from the date
of the payment until the date the Note Insurer is repaid, in full and in cash,
at an annual rate equal to the "Prime Rate" (as hereinafter defined) plus 100
basis points (calculated on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed in a
360 day year). The term "Prime Rate" means the interest rate published in the
"Money Rates" column in The Wall Street Journal and referred to therein as the
"Prime Rate;" any change in such Prime Rate shall correspondingly change the
interest rate as of the date of any such change.

      "Release Payment" means, with respect to any Removed Receivable in respect
of which a payment is required to be made by the Issuer or the Servicer under
this Agreement and as of the Remittance Date on which the "Release Payment" must
be made, the excess, if any, of (i) the product of the original Funding Amount
loaned with respect to the Pool containing such Removed Receivable and a
fraction, the numerator of which is the Charged-Off Balance of such Receivable
and the denominator of which is the Charged-Off Balance of all the Receivables
in such Pool over (ii) the product of the aggregate amount of all Net Proceeds
on and after such Funding Date with respect to such Removed Receivable, and a
factor equal to .70; in each case determined as of such Remittance Date.


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      "Remaining Funding Amount" means on any Prepayment Date, the Funding
Amount with respect to all Remaining Receivables on such Prepayment Date
minus the Remaining Receivables Collected Amount.

       "Remaining Receivables" means with to any Prepayment Date, all
Receivables that are not Prepaid Receivables.

   
       "Remaining Receivables Collected Amount" means an amount equal to the
positive difference between (A) all Net Proceeds recovered with respect to all
Remaining Receivables and received in the Collection Account from the Funding
Date for each such Remaining Receivable to the date which is three (3) Business
Days prior to the Prepayment Date minus (B) the sum of (i) twenty percent (20%)
of such Net Proceeds, (ii) an amount equal to interest paid or accrued on the
Funding Amount for the Remaining Receivables from the Funding Date for each
Remaining Receivable to the date which is three (3) Business Days prior to the
Prepayment Date, (iii) the Note Insurer Premium attributable to the Funding
Amount for each Remaining Receivable from the Funding Date to the date which is
three (3) Business Days prior to the Prepayment Date, (iv) the Trustee Fee
Premium attributable to the Funding Amount for each Remaining Receivable from
the Funding Date to the date which is three (3) Business Days prior to the
Prepayment Date and (v) the Backup Servicer Fee attributable to the Funding
Amount for each Remaining Receivable from the Funding Date to the date which is
three (3) Business Days prior to the Prepayment Date.
    

      "Remittance Date" means, with respect to any Payment Date, the third
Business Day next preceding such Payment Date.

      "Removed Receivable" means a Receivable which the Servicer is obligated to
acquire pursuant to Section 3.04, or which the Issuer is obligated to make a
payment in respect of, pursuant to Section 2.05 or 7.02, or in the event the
Issuer has elected to make a redemption pursuant to Section 11.01, all of the
Receivables.

      "Required Rating Agencies" means with respect to any debtor or
indebtedness the Rating Agency and one other Nationally Recognized Statistical
Rating Agency; provided that none of the other such Nationally Recognized
Statistical Rating Agencies has given a lower rating to the relevant debtor or
indebtedness than the Rating Agency and such other Nationally Recognized
Statistical Rating Agency (in which case, for the avoidance of doubt, such other
nationally recognized statistical rating agency giving the lower rating shall be
one of the "Required Rating Agencies").

      "Required Reserve Amount" means the amount required to be deposited in the
Reserve Account on the Closing Date and thereafter maintained in the Reserve
Account for so long as the Notes are outstanding, such amount being equal to the
greater of (a) three percent (3%) of the Note Balance and (b) one percent (1%)
of the Maximum Facility Amount.

      "Reserve Account" means the segregated account or accounts, each of which
shall be an Eligible Account, established and maintained pursuant to Section
4.01 and entitled "Norwest


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Bank Minnesota, National Association, as Trustee for Floating Rate Midland
Receivables-Backed Variable Funding Notes, Series 1999-A, Reserve Account."

      "Reserve Fund Reimbursement Amount" means, with respect to any Payment
Date, the excess of the Required Reserve Amount over the amount then on deposit
in the Reserve Account.

      "Reset Date" means (i) with respect to first Note Rate Period, the second
Business Day preceding the first Funding Date, and (ii) thereafter, two (2)
Business Days prior to the commencement of the Note Rate Period; provided,
however, that if such date is not a Business Day, the Reset Date shall be the
next preceding day that is a Business Day.

      "Responsible Officer" means,

        (i) when used with respect to the Trustee, any officer within the
Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee, including any vice president, assistant
vice president, assistant treasurer, assistant secretary or any other officer of
the Trustee customarily performing functions similar to those performed by any
of the above designated officers and also, with respect to a particular matter,
any other officer to whom such matter is referred because of such officer's
knowledge of and familiarity with such particular subject, and

        (ii) when used with respect to the Issuer or the Servicer, the president
or the chief financial officer of the Issuer or the Servicer, as the case may
be.

      "Sale" means any sale of any portion of the Trust Estate.

      "Schedule of Receivables" means each Schedule of Receivables to the
Receivables Contribution Agreement, delivered to the Trustee by the Issuer in
connection with the Receivables Contribution Agreement.

      "Scheduled Termination Date" means the 24th Payment Date after the Closing
Date.

      "Securities Act" means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

      "Seller" means Midland Credit Management, Inc., in its capacity as
transferor of the Receivables under the Receivables Contribution Agreement.

      "Servicer" means Midland Credit Management, Inc., in its capacity as
servicer of the Receivables pursuant to this Agreement, and each successor
thereto (in the same capacity) appointed pursuant to Section 9.03.

      "Servicer Default" shall have the meaning specified in Section 9.01.

      "Servicer's Remittance Date Certificate" means an Officer's Certificate of
the Servicer completed and executed pursuant to Section 3.06 and delivered to
the Trustee, in each case specifying Removed Receivables in respect of which the
making of a Release Payment is required hereunder, prepared by the Servicer as
of the opening of business of the Trustee on each applicable Remittance Date.


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      "Servicing Fee" means the fee payable to the Servicer on each Payment
Date, calculated pursuant to Section 3.05, for services rendered during the
related Collection Period, which shall be, for each Pool, and for any Payment
Date, equal to the sum of (A) 30% of all Net Collections collected, received or
otherwise recovered from or for the account of the Obligors during such
Collection Period with respect to Receivables acquired by a Seller within the
six Collection Periods immediately preceding such Payment Date, (B) 25% of all
Net Collections collected, received or otherwise recovered from or for the
account of the Obligors during such Collection Period with respect to
Receivables acquired by a Seller in the seventh through the twelfth Collection
Periods immediately preceding such Payment Date and (C) 20% of all Net
Collections collected, received or otherwise recovered from or for the account
of the Obligors during such Collection Period with respect to Receivables with a
Funding Date that occurred in a Collection Period more than twelve months
preceding such Payment Date. The term "Servicing Fee" shall also mean the
additional amounts payable to a Successor Servicer for servicing pursuant to
Section 9.03, but only to the extent such amounts do not exceed the amount
calculated in accordance with the preceding sentence; all amounts in excess
thereof are herein called the "Additional Servicing Fee".
    

      "Subservicers" shall have the meaning specified in Section 9.07.

      "Successor Servicer" means any entity appointed as a successor to the
Servicer pursuant to Section 9.03.

      "Third-Party Fees" means, with respect to a Receivable and any Collection
Period, the amount of any fees or compensation paid or owed to unrelated
third-parties (generally, contingency fee lawyers) retained or otherwise engaged
by the Servicer under fee or compensation arrangements that are contingent upon,
and determined by reference to, amounts recovered in respect of the related
Receivable.

      "Transaction Documents" means, collectively, this Agreement, the
Receivables Contribution Agreement, each Schedule of Receivables, the Notes, the
Policy, the Insurance Agreement, the Premium Letter, each Purchase Agreement,
and each of the other documents, instruments and agreements entered into in
connection with any of the foregoing or the transactions contemplated thereby.

      "Transfer" shall have the meaning specified in Section 6.03(g). It is
expressly provided that the term "Transfer" in the context of the Notes
includes, without limitation, any distribution of the Notes by (i) a corporation
to its shareholders, (ii) a partnership to its partners, (iii) a limited
liability company to its members, (iv) a trust to its beneficiaries or (v) any
other business entity to the owners of the beneficial interests in such entity.

      "Transferee Certificate" means a certificate in the form of Exhibit D-2
or D-3.

      "Transition Fees" shall have the meaning specified in Section 9.02.

      "Trust" means the trust created by this Agreement.


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      "Trust Estate" or "Floating Rate Midland Receivables-Backed Variable
Funding Notes, Series 1999-A Trust Estate" means the trust estate established
under this Agreement for, the benefit of the Noteholders and the Note Insurer,
which consists of the property described in Section 2.01 (b).

      "Trust Property" means the property, or interests in property,
constituting the Trust Estate from time to time.

      "Trustee" means Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, and any
successor trustee appointed pursuant to Section 10.11.

      "Trustee Fee" means the fee payable to the Trustee on each Payment Date
for services rendered under this Agreement, which shall be equal to the greater
of $250 per month or an amount per month equal to one-twelfth of three and
one/half basis points (0.035%) per annum times the average daily Note Balance
during the preceding Collection Period.

      "Trustee's Certificate" means a certificate completed and executed by a
Responsible Officer of the Trustee pursuant to Section 10.02 or 10.03,
substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B.

      "UCC" means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of
Kansas.

      "United States" means the United States of America.

      "Voting Interests" means the aggregate voting power evidenced by the
Notes, corresponding to the outstanding Note Balance of the Notes held by
individual Noteholders; provided, however, that where the Voting Interests are
relevant in determining whether the vote of the requisite percentage of
Noteholders necessary to effect any consent, waiver, request or demand shall
have been obtained, the Voting Interests shall be deemed to be reduced by the
amount equal to the Voting Interests (without giving effect to this provision)
represented by the interests evidenced by any Note registered in the name of, or
in the name of a Person or entity holding for the benefit of, the Issuer, the
Servicer or any Person actually known to a Responsible Officer of the Trustee to
be an Affiliate of either or both of the Issuer and the Servicer.

      SECTION 1.02 INTERPRETATION.

      Unless otherwise indicated in this Agreement:

      (a) reference to and the definition of any document (including this
Agreement) shall be deemed a reference to such document as it may be amended or
modified from time to time;

      (b) all references to an "Article," "Section," "Schedule" or "Exhibit" are
to an Article or Section hereof or to a Schedule or an Exhibit attached hereto;

      (c) defined terms in the singular shall include the plural and vice versa
and the masculine, feminine or neuter gender shall include all genders;


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      (d) the words "hereof," "herein" and "hereunder" and words of similar
import when used in this Agreement shall refer to this Agreement as a whole and
not to any particular provision of this Agreement;

      (e) in the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later
specified date, the word "from" means "from and including" and the words "to"
and "until" each means "to but excluding";

      (f) periods of days referred to in this Agreement shall be counted in
calendar days unless Business Days are expressly prescribed and references in
this Agreement to months and years shall be to calendar months and calendar
years unless otherwise specified;

      (g) accounting terms not otherwise defined herein and accounting terms
partly defined herein to the extent not defined, shall have the respective
meanings given to them under GAAP; and

      (h) the headings in this Agreement are for the purpose of reference only
and do not limit or affect its meaning.

                                   ARTICLE II.
     CREATION OF TRUST ESTATE; CUSTODY OF RECEIVABLE FILES; REPRESENTATIONS
                        REGARDING RECEIVABLES; DISCHARGE

      SECTION 2.01 CREATION OF TRUST ESTATE.

      (a) Upon the execution of this Agreement by the parties hereto, there is
hereby created for the benefit of the Noteholders and the Note Insurer the
Floating Rate Midland Receivables-Backed Variable Funding Notes, Series 1999-A
Trust Estate. The Issuer, pursuant to the mutually agreed upon terms contained
in this Agreement, hereby grants a security interest to the Trustee on behalf of
the Noteholders and the Note Insurer, in all of its right, title and interest in
and to the Trust Estate, including, without limitation, Receivables and any
proceeds related thereto, and such other items as shall be specified in this
Agreement.

      (b) In consideration of the Trustee's delivery to the Issuer of
authenticated Notes, in authorized denominations, in an aggregate amount equal
to the Maximum Facility Amount, the Issuer does hereby grant a security interest
to the Trustee, in trust for the benefit of the Noteholders and the Note
Insurer, in the following property and rights in property, whether now owned or
existing or hereafter acquired or arising, whether tangible or intangible, and
wheresoever located:

        (i) all right, title and interest of the Issuer in and to the
Receivables and all monies due thereon or paid thereunder or in respect thereof
(including, without limitation, any fees and charges paid by Obligors and any
proceeds of any Sales) on and after each Funding Date (including any Release
Payments made with respect to Removed Receivables for which a payment is made by
the Issuer pursuant to Section 2.05 or 7.02 or Removed Receivables acquired by
the Servicer pursuant to Section 3.04), net of any Third-Party Fees;


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        (ii) the rights of the Issuer as Purchaser under each Receivables
Contribution Agreement, including, without limitation, to enforce the
obligations of the Seller thereunder;

        (iii) the Collection Account, the Note Payment Account and the Reserve
Account, and all monies, "securities," "instruments," "accounts" "general
intangibles," "chattel paper," "financial assets," "investment property" (the
terms in quotations are defined in the UCC) and other property on deposit or
credited to the Collection Account, the Note Payment Account, and the Reserve
Account from time to time (whether or not constituting or derived from payments,
collections or recoveries received, made or realized in respect of the
Receivables);

        (iv) all right, title and interest of the Issuer as assignee of the
purchaser in, to and under each Asset Sale Agreement, and all related documents,
instruments and agreements pursuant to which the Seller acquired, or acquired an
interest in, any of the Receivables from an Originating Institution;

        (v) all payments due under the Policy;

        (vi) all books, records and documents relating to the Receivables in any
medium, including without limitation paper, tapes, disks and other electronic
media;

        (vii) all other monies, securities, reserves and other property now or
at any time in the possession of the Trustee or its bailee, agent or custodian
and relating to any of the foregoing; and

        (viii) all proceeds, products, rents and profits of any of the foregoing
and all other amounts payable in respect of the foregoing; including, without
limitation, proceeds of insurance policies insuring any of the foregoing or any
indemnity or warranty payable by reason of loss or damage to or otherwise in
respect of any of the foregoing.

      (c) The parties hereto intend that the security interest granted under
this Agreement shall give the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and the Note
Insurer a first priority perfected security interest in, to and under the
Receivables, and all other property described in this Section 2.01 as a part of
the Trust Estate and all proceeds of any of the foregoing in order to secure the
Note Insurer Obligations and the obligations of the Issuer to the Trustee, the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer under the Notes, this Agreement, the Purchase
Agreement, the Insurance Agreement and all of the other Transaction Documents.
The Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and the Note Insurer shall have all the
rights, powers and privileges of a secured party under the UCC. The Issuer
agrees to execute and file all filings (including filings under the UCC) and
take all other actions reasonably necessary in any jurisdiction to provide third
parties with notice of the security interest granted pursuant to this Agreement
and to perfect such security interest under the UCC.

      (d) The Issuer shall ensure that from and after the time of the grant of
the security interest in the Trust Estate, the master computer records
(including any back-up archives) maintained by or on behalf of the Issuer that
refer to any Receivable indicate clearly the interest of the Trustee in such
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Trustee. Indication of the interest of the Trustee in a Receivable shall be
deleted from or modified on such computer records when, and only when, the
Receivable has been paid in full or has been acquired, assigned or released
pursuant to this Agreement.

      SECTION 2.02 CUSTODY OF RECEIVABLE FILES.


      In order to assure uniform quality in servicing the Receivables and to
reduce administrative costs, the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and the
Note Insurer, upon the execution and delivery of this Agreement, revocably
appoints the Servicer, and the Servicer accepts such appointment, to act as the
agent of the Trustee as custodian of the following documents to each Receivable:

        (i) the related Asset Sale Agreement;

        (ii) any other documents received from or made available by the related
Originating Institution in respect of such Receivable;

        (iii) a copy of the marked computer records indicating the interest of
the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and the Note Insurer, as evidenced by
the Schedule of Receivables; and

        (iv) any and all other documents that the Issuer or the Servicer, as the
case may be, shall keep on file, in accordance with its customary procedures,
relating to such Receivable or the related Obligor.

      SECTION 2.03 ACCEPTANCE BY TRUSTEE.


      The Trustee hereby acknowledges its acceptance, on behalf of the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer, pursuant to this Agreement, of the security
interest in and to the Receivables and the other Trust Property granted by the
Issuer pursuant to this Agreement, and declares and shall declare from and after
the date hereof that the Trustee, on behalf of the Noteholders and the Note
Insurer, holds and shall hold such Trust Property, pursuant to the trusts set
forth in this Agreement.

      SECTION 2.04 REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ISSUER AS TO THE
RECEIVABLES.

The Issuer does hereby make the following representations and warranties as of
each Funding Date and each Prepayment Date except and to the extent otherwise
specifically provided in clause 2.04(l), on which (i) the Trustee is relying in
accepting the Receivables and the other Trust Property which become a part of
the Trust Estate as of such Funding Date or permitting the release of any
Prepaid Receivable as of such Prepayment Date, as the case may be; (ii) the
Noteholders are relying in purchasing the Notes and making Fundings; (iii) the
Note Insurer is relying in issuing the Policy; and (iv) the Rating Agency is
relying in providing its rating of the Notes. Except as specifically provided
below, (i) in the case of the following representations and warranties made on a
Funding Date, such representations and warranties shall be deemed made with
respect to all Receivables then subject to this Agreement after giving effect to
any addition of Receivables on such Funding Date and (ii) in the case of the
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warranties made on a Prepayment Date, such representations and warranties shall
be deemed made with respect to all Remaining Receivables and Pools thereof. 

   
      (a) Characteristics of Receivables. Each such Receivable is payable in
United States dollars, has been purchased by Midland Credit Management, Inc.
from the related Originating Institution under an Asset Sale Agreement with such
Originating Institution in accordance with the Customary Procedures of Midland
Credit Management, Inc. and has been subsequently transferred, assigned and
conveyed by the Seller to the Issuer pursuant to the Receivables Contribution
Agreement. Each such Originating Institution is the Person that made the
original extension of credit giving rise to such Receivables or, if such
Originating Institution did not make such original extension of credit, no more
that $200,000 in aggregate Purchase Price of Receivables have been purchased
from such Person and subsequently transferred, assigned and conveyed by the
Seller to the Issuer pursuant to the Receivables Contribution Agreement. No more
than $1,000,000 in aggregate Purchase Price of Receivables from all Persons that
did not make such original extensions of credit have been transferred, assigned
and conveyed by the Seller to the Issuer pursuant to the Receivables
Contribution Agreement.
    

      (b) Schedule of Receivables. The information set forth in the Schedule of
Receivables is true and correct in all material respects as of such Funding
Date.

      (c) No Government Obligors. None of such Receivables are due from the
United States or any state or local government, or from any agency, department
or instrumentality of the United States or any state or local government.

      (d) Employee Obligors. None of the Receivables are due from any employee
of the Seller, the Issuer or any of their respective Affiliates.

      (e) Good Title. No such Receivable has been transferred, assigned,
conveyed or pledged by the Issuer to any Person other than the Trustee. The
Issuer has good and marketable title to each Receivable, free and clear of all
Liens and rights of others; the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and the
Note Insurer has a first priority perfected security interest in, each
Receivable, free and clear of all Liens and rights of others; and such security
interest has been perfected under the UCC and any other applicable law.

      (f) No Impairment of Rights. As of such Funding Date, the Issuer has not
taken any action that, or failed to take any action the omission of which, would
impair the rights of the Trustee or the Noteholders or the Note Insurer with
respect to any such Receivable; provided, however, that the writing down of any
Receivable balance in accordance with Customary Procedures shall not be deemed
an impairment of the rights of any of the Trustee, the Noteholders or the Note
Insurer.

      (g) No Fraudulent Use. As of such Funding Date, no such Receivable has
been identified by the Issuer or reported to the Issuer by the related
Originating Institution as having resulted from fraud perpetrated by any Person
with respect to the related account.


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* Confidential information has been omitted and filed separately with the
Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to a confidential treatment
request.


      (h) All Filings Made. All filings (including UCC filings) necessary in any
jurisdiction to provide third parties with notice of the transfer and assignment
herein contemplated, and to give the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and
the Note Insurer a first priority perfected security interest in such
Receivables shall have been made.

      (i) UCC Status. No Receivable is secured by "real property" or "fixtures"
or evidenced by an "instrument" under and as defined in the UCC.

      (j) Location of Receivable Files. As of such Funding Date, each Receivable
File is kept by the Servicer at its offices at 500 West First Street,
Hutchinson, Kansas 67504, or such other address permitted pursuant to Section
2.06(b).

      (k) Pool Status. Each such Receivable is part of a Pool which satisfies
each of the requirements set forth in Section 2.04(l), provided that such Pools
are aggregated with all other Pools to the extent set forth therein.

   
      (l) Pools and Concentration Limits.

      Each of the following representations and warranties may be waived with
prior written consent of the Issuer and the Note Insurer and receipt of a letter
from the Rating Agency that the waiver shall not result in a downgrading of the
rating of the Notes without giving effect to the Policy:

        (i) Each Pool was acquired by the Seller within [*]
prior to the Funding Date on which such Pool was made subject to this Agreement,
or with respect to Pools contributed to the Issuer on the first Funding Date,
such longer period as may be acceptable to the Note Insurer.

        (ii) Since the acquisition of a Pool by the Seller, there shall have
been no sales of Receivables from such Pool other than arm's length sales of
randomly selected Receivables to third parties who are not Affiliates of the
Seller or the Servicer.

        (iii) Each Pool consists solely of Receivables which comply with the
representations set forth in Section 2.04(a) through (k).
    

   
        (iv) (A) Each Pool consists solely of Receivables originated by a single
Originator under a single Major Card or Other Card and (B) the addition of the
Receivables of any such Pool to the Receivables then subject to this Agreement
would not cause the Charged-Off Balances of all Receivables acquired from any
single Originator to exceed an amount equal to 45% of the Charged-Off Balances
of all Receivables calculated as of the date each Pool was acquired by Seller.
    

[*]


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*Confidential information has been omitted and filed separately with the
Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to a confidential treatment request.

[*]





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*Confidential information has been omitted and filed separately with the
Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to a confidential treatment
request.

[*]

   
      Notwithstanding the foregoing, the representations and warranties set
forth in clauses 2.04(l)(iv) through (xi) shall not apply to any addition of
Receivables to this Agreement which occurs (i) less than sixty (60) days after
the Closing Date (or, in the case of paragraph (iv)(B) of this subsection,
ninety (90) days) or (ii) less than sixty (60) days after the occurrence of any
Prepayment Date on which all Pools then subject to this Agreement (other than
Pools made subject to this Agreement within 70 days prior to such Prepayment
Date) were released.
    

      SECTION 2.05 REACQUISITION FOR RECEIVABLES UPON BREACH.

      Upon discovery by the Issuer or the Servicer or upon the actual knowledge
of a Responsible Officer of the Trustee of a breach of any of the
representations and warranties of the Issuer set forth in Section 2.04, the
party discovering such breach shall give prompt written notice to the others.
If, as a result of such breach, any Receivable is rendered uncollectible or the
Trustee's rights in, to or under such Receivable or the proceeds thereof are
materially impaired or such proceeds are not available for any reason to the
Trustee free and clear of any Lien, then (i) the Issuer shall repay a portion of
the Note Balance equal to the Release Payment related to such Receivable or (ii)
if the Seller has the right to demand, or is obligated to accept, substitution
of Receivables of equal or greater value from the Originating Institution (the
"Substitute Receivables") of the affected Receivables upon such a breach under
the applicable Asset Sale Agreement, and the Seller has contributed (or
simultaneously with the removal of the Receivables affected by such breach, will
contribute) such Substitute Receivables to the Issuer pursuant to the
Receivables Contribution Agreement, the Issuer shall cause such Substitute
Receivables to become subject to the lien of this Indenture; and, in each case,
if necessary, the Issuer shall enforce the obligation of the Seller under the
Receivables Contribution Agreement to reacquire such Receivable from the Issuer,
unless such breach shall have been cured within 30 days after the earlier to
occur of the discovery of such breach by the Issuer or receipt of written notice
of such breach by the Issuer, such that the relevant representation and warranty
shall be true and correct in all material respects as if made on such day, and
the Issuer shall have delivered to the Trustee, the Note Insurer and each
Noteholder an Officer's Certificate describing the nature of such breach and the
manner in which the relevant representation and warranty became true and
correct. This repayment or substitution obligation shall pertain to all
representations and warranties of the Issuer contained in Section 2.04, whether
or not the Issuer has knowledge of the breach at the time of the breach or at
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warranties were made. The Issuer will be obligated to make the repayment or
substitution related to the Receivable as set forth above on the Remittance Date
following the date on which such repayment or substitution obligation arises. In
consideration of the release of any such Receivable, on the Remittance Date
immediately following the date on which such repayment obligation arises, the
Issuer shall remit the Release Payment of such Receivable to the Collection
Account in the manner specified in Section 4.03 or shall cause Substitute
Receivables to become subject to the lien hereof.

      Upon any such repayment or substitution, the Trustee on behalf of the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer shall, without further action, be deemed to
release its security interest in, to and under the Removed Receivable so
released, all monies due or to become due with respect thereto after the
aforementioned Remittance Date and all proceeds thereof. The Trustee shall
execute such documents and instruments of release and take such other actions as
shall be reasonably requested by the Issuer to effect the security interest
release pursuant to this Section. The sole remedies of the Trustee, the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer with respect to a breach of the Issuer's
representations and warranties pursuant to Section 2.04 shall be to require the
Issuer to make repayment for the related Receivable or cause Substitute
Receivables to become subject to the lien hereof pursuant to this Section and to
enforce the Issuer's obligation hereunder to enforce the obligation of the
Seller under the Receivables Contribution Agreement to reacquire such Receivable
from the Issuer. The Trustee shall have no duty to conduct any affirmative
investigation as to the occurrence of any condition requiring the repayment for
any Receivable pursuant to this Section, except as otherwise provided in Section
10.02.

      SECTION 2.06 DUTIES OF SERVICER AS CUSTODIAN

      (a) Safekeeping. The Servicer, in its capacity as custodian, shall hold
the Receivable Files in its possession from time to time on behalf of the
Trustee for the use and benefit of the Note Insurer and all present and future
Noteholders, and maintain such accurate and complete accounts, records and
computer systems pertaining to each Receivable File as shall enable the Trustee
to comply with this Agreement. In performing its duties as custodian, the
Servicer shall act with reasonable care, using that degree of skill and
attention that it exercises with respect to the receivable files of comparable
defaulted receivables that the Servicer services for itself or others. The
Servicer shall conduct, or cause to be conducted, periodic examinations of the
files of receivables owned or serviced by it, which shall include the Receivable
Files held by it under this Agreement, and of the related accounts, records and
computer systems, in such a manner as shall enable the Trustee to verify the
accuracy of the Servicer's record keeping; provided however that the Trustee
shall be under no obligation to verify the accuracy of the Servicer's
record-keeping unless requested to do so in writing by the Note Insurer, the
Noteholders with Voting Interest in excess of 50% or the Rating Agency. Any such
written request shall specify in detail the procedures to be employed by the
Trustee. The Servicer shall promptly report to the Trustee any failure on its
part to hold the Receivable Files and maintain its accounts, records and
computer systems as herein provided and promptly take appropriate action to
remedy any such failure.

      (b) Maintenance of and Access to Records. The Servicer shall maintain each
Receivable File at its offices at 500 West First Street, Hutchinson, Kansas
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shall be specified to the Trustee and the Note Insurer by 30 days' prior written
notice, provided that the Servicer shall have taken all actions necessary or
reasonably requested by the Trustee or the Note Insurer to amend any existing
financing statements and continuation statements, and file additional financing
statements and any other steps reasonably requested by the Trustee or the Note
Insurer to further perfect or evidence the rights, claims or security interests
of any of the Trustee or the Note Insurer under any of the Transaction
Documents. The Servicer shall make available to the Trustee, the Note Insurer
and the Noteholders or their duly authorized representatives, attorneys or
auditors the Receivable Files and the accounts, records and computer systems
maintained by the Servicer with respect thereto upon not less than two Business
Days' prior written notice for examination during normal business hours;
provided, however, that the Noteholders will only be entitled to the access
provided in this subclause (b) in the event of a Servicer Default.

      (c) Release of Documents. Upon written instruction from the Trustee, the
Servicer shall release any document in the Receivable Files to the Trustee or
its agent or designee, as the case may be, at such place or places as the
Trustee may designate, as soon as practicable. Nothing in this Section shall
impair the obligation of the Servicer to observe any applicable law prohibiting
disclosure of information regarding the Obligors, which obligation shall be
evidenced by an Opinion of Counsel to such effect, and the failure of the
Servicer to provide access as provided in this Section as a result of such
obligation shall not constitute a breach of this Section. The Servicer shall not
be responsible for any loss occasioned by the failure of the Trustee to return
any document or any delay in doing so.

      SECTION 2.07 INSTRUCTIONS; AUTHORITY TO ACT.

      The Servicer shall be deemed to have received proper instructions with
respect to the Receivable Files upon its receipt of written instructions signed
by a Responsible Officer of the Trustee. A certified copy of a bylaw or of a
resolution of the board of directors of the Trustee shall constitute conclusive
evidence of the authority of any such Responsible Officer to act and shall be
considered in full force and effect until receipt by the Servicer of written
notice to the contrary given by the Trustee.

      SECTION 2.08 INDEMNIFICATION OF CUSTODIAN.

      The Servicer, as custodian of the Receivable Files, shall indemnify the
Trustee for any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, compensatory damages,
payments, costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever (including reasonable
attorney's fees and expenses incurred in connection with defending against any
such claim) that may be imposed on, incurred or asserted against the Trustee as
the result of any improper act or omission in any way relating to the
maintenance and custody of the Receivable Files by the Servicer, as custodian;
provided, however, that the Servicer shall not be liable for any portion of any
such amount resulting from the willful misfeasance, bad faith or gross
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\      SECTION 2.09 EFFECTIVE PERIOD AND TERMINATION.

      The Servicer's appointment as custodian of the Receivable Files shall
become effective as of the Closing Date and shall continue in full force and
effect so long as it is the Servicer under this Agreement. If the Servicer shall
resign as Servicer pursuant to Section 8.05 or if all of the rights and
obligations of the Servicer have been terminated pursuant to Section 9.02, the
appointment of the Servicer as custodian of the Receivable Files shall
immediately terminate. As soon as practicable after any termination of such
appointment, the Servicer shall deliver the Receivable Files to the Trustee or
its agent at such place or places as the Trustee may reasonably designate.

      SECTION 2.10 AGENT FOR SERVICE.

      The agent for service for the Issuer shall be its President whose address
is 6115 North Lorraine, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502, and the agent for service for
the Servicer shall be its President whose address is 500 West First Street,
Hutchinson, Kansas 67504.

      SECTION 2.11 SATISFACTION AND DISCHARGE OF INDENTURE.

      Whenever the following conditions shall have been satisfied:

      (a) an amount sufficient to pay and discharge the outstanding Note
Balance, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes, has been paid to the
Noteholders;

      (b) the Issuer has paid or caused to be paid all other sums payable
hereunder by the Issuer;

      (c) the Issuer has paid or caused to be paid all Note Insurer Obligations
then outstanding to the Note Insurer;

      (d) the obligation of the Note Insurer under the Policy shall have been
terminated; and

      (e) the Issuer has delivered to the Trustee an Officers' Certificate of
the Issuer and an Opinion of Counsel each stating that all conditions precedent
herein provided for the satisfaction and discharge of this Agreement with
respect to the Notes and the Policy have been complied with;

then this Agreement and the lien, rights and interests created hereby shall
cease to be of further effect with respect to the Notes, and the Trustee shall,
at the expense of the Issuer, (i) execute and deliver all such instruments as
may be necessary to acknowledge the satisfaction and discharge of this Agreement
with respect to the Notes, (ii) pay, or assign or transfer and deliver, to the
Issuer, all cash, securities and other property held by it as part of the Trust
Estate or other assets remaining after satisfaction of the conditions specified
in clauses (a), (b) and (c) above, and (iii) arrange for the cancellation,
surrender and termination of the Policy pursuant to the terms thereof and of the
Insurance Agreement.


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         Notwithstanding the satisfaction and discharge of this Agreement with
respect to the Notes, the obligations of the Issuer to the Trustee under Section
10.07, the obligations of the Trustee to the Issuer, the Servicer and to the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer under Section 4.04, the obligations of the
Trustee to the Noteholders and the Note Insurer under Section 4.07, and rights
to receive payments of principal of and interest on the Notes, and payment of
Note Insurer Obligations, and the rights, privileges and immunities of the
Trustee under Article X, shall survive.

         SECTION 2.12    APPLICATION OF TRUST MONEY.


         All money deposited with the Trustee pursuant to Sections 4.02 and 4.03
shall be held in trust and applied by it, in accordance with the provisions of
the Notes, the Insurance Agreement and this Agreement, to the payment to the
Persons entitled thereto, of the principal, interest, fees, costs and expenses
for whose payment such money has been deposited with the Trustee.

                                  ARTICLE III.
                   ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICING OF RECEIVABLES

         SECTION 3.01    DUTIES OF SERVICER.


         The Servicer, as agent for the Trustee, shall manage, service,
administer and make collections on and in respect of the Receivables with
reasonable care, using that degree of skill and attention that the Servicer
exercises with respect to all comparable defaulted consumer receivables that it
services for itself or others (whether or not the Servicer shall then be
servicing comparable defaulted consumer receivables for itself or others). The
Servicer's duties shall include collecting and posting all payments, responding
to inquiries of Obligors or by federal, state or local government authorities
with respect to the Receivables, investigating delinquencies, implementation of
payment plans, sending payment information to Obligors, reporting tax
information to Obligors in accordance with its customary practices, accounting
for collections, publishing monthly and annual statements to the Trustee with
respect to payments, generating federal income tax information and performing
the other duties specified herein. In performing the above-referenced services,
the Servicer shall perform in accordance with Customary Procedures and shall
have full power and authority, acting alone, to do any and all things in
connection with such managing, servicing, administration and collection that it
may deem necessary or desirable.


         Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Servicer shall be
authorized and empowered by the Trustee to execute and deliver, on behalf of
itself, the Trustee, the Noteholders, the Note Insurer, or any of them, any and
all instruments of satisfaction or cancellation, or of partial or full release
or discharge and all other comparable instruments, with respect to the
Receivables. To the extent not prohibited by applicable law, the Servicer is
hereby authorized to commence, in its own name or in the name of the Issuer or
the Trustee, a legal proceeding to enforce a Receivable or to commence or
participate in a legal proceeding (including without limitation a bankruptcy
proceeding) relating to or involving a Receivable. If the Servicer commences or
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and the Issuer shall thereupon be deemed to have automatically assigned, solely
for the purpose of collection on behalf of the party retaining an interest in
such Receivable, such Receivable and the other property conveyed as part of the
Trust Estate pursuant to Section 2.01 with respect to such Receivable to the
Servicer for purposes of commencing or participating in any such proceeding as a
party or claimant, and the Servicer is authorized and empowered by the Trustee
and the Issuer to execute and deliver in the Servicer's name any notices,
demands, claims, complaints, responses, affidavits or other documents or
instruments in connection with any such proceeding (to the fullest extent
permitted by applicable law). If in any enforcement suit or legal proceeding it
shall be held that the Servicer may not enforce a Receivable on the grounds that
it shall not be a real party in interest or a holder entitled to enforce such
Receivable, the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and the Note Insurer shall,
at the Servicer's expense and written direction, take reasonable steps to
enforce such Receivable. To the extent an assignment is prohibited, prior
consent by the Trustee is hereby given to Servicer authorizing the forwarding of
Receivables to legal counsel (selected by Servicer) for the purpose of
commencing legal proceedings on behalf of the Issuer or the Trustee. It being
understood by Servicer that nothing contained herein will permit or allow
Servicer to control or interfere with the relationship between counsel, Issuer
or the Trustee, but Servicer is hereby authorized on behalf of the Issuer or the
Trustee to receive and convey information and instructions in order to
facilitate and coordinate the collection of forwarded Receivables. The Servicer
shall deposit or cause to be deposited into the Collection Account, within one
Business Day of its receipt thereof, all Net Proceeds realized in connection
with any such action pursuant to Section 4.02. The Trustee and the Issuer shall
furnish the Servicer with any powers of attorney and other documents and take
any other steps which the Servicer may deem reasonably necessary or appropriate
to enable the Servicer to carry out its servicing and administrative duties
under this Agreement.

         SECTION 3.02      COLLECTION OF RECEIVABLE PAYMENTS.


         The Servicer shall make reasonable efforts to collect all payments due
and payable in connection with the Receivables, and shall at all times follow
the Customary Procedures in so doing. The Servicer shall be authorized to write
down the balance of any Receivable in accordance with the Customary Procedures
without the prior consent of the Trustee; provided however, that such write-down
will not affect the rights of the Noteholders or the Note Insurer to any amounts
thereafter collected with respect to such Receivable. The Servicer may, in
accordance with the Customary Procedures, waive any charges or fees that
otherwise may be collected in the ordinary course of servicing the Receivables.

         SECTION 3.03      COVENANTS OF SERVICER.


         The Servicer hereby makes the following covenants with respect to each
Receivable on which the Trustee is relying in accepting the Receivables in trust
and authenticating the Notes:

         (a) Fulfillment of Obligations. The Servicer shall duly fulfill all
obligations on its part to be fulfilled pursuant to this Indenture under or in
connection with the Receivables, shall perform such obligations in accordance
with the Customary Procedures, and shall maintain in effect all licenses and
qualifications required in order to service the Receivables and shall comply in
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respects with all other requirements of law in connection with servicing the
Receivables, the failure to comply with which would have a material adverse
effect on the rights or interests of the Noteholders or the Note Insurer.

         (b) No Rescission or Cancellation. The Servicer shall not permit any
rescission or cancellation of the Receivables except as ordered by a court of
competent jurisdiction or other governmental authority; provided, however, that
the writing down of the Receivables balance in accordance with Customary
Procedures shall not be deemed a rescission or cancellation of such Receivables.

         (c) No Impairment. The Servicer shall not take or fail to take any
action in breach of this Indenture that would impair the rights of the Trustee,
the Trust Estate, the Noteholders or the Note Insurer with respect to the
Receivables; provided, however, that the writing down of the Receivables balance
in accordance with Customary Procedures shall not be deemed an impairment of the
rights of the Trustee, the Noteholders or the Note Insurer. The Servicer shall
not engage in any pattern of conduct under which it intentionally elects (i) to
write down a Receivables balance from an Obligor rather than writing down
amounts due from the same Obligor which are not a part of the Receivables or
(ii) to apply a payment received from an Obligor to a Consumer Account which is
not a Receivable rather than to a Receivable (unless expressly instructed to do
so by the Obligor), if the Servicer has actual knowledge that such write-downs
or payment applications discriminate against the Noteholders, or with knowledge
that the effect of such intentional election is to discriminate against the
Noteholders.

         (d) No Instruments. Except in connection with its enforcement or
collection of the Receivables, the Servicer shall take no action to cause any
Receivables to be evidenced by any instruments (as defined in the UCC) and if
any Receivable is so evidenced (whether or not in connection with such
enforcement or collection), it shall be assigned to the Servicer as provided in
Section 3.04.

         SECTION 3.04 REPURCHASE IN RESPECT OF RECEIVABLES UPON BREACH AND OTHER
                      EVENTS.


         Upon discovery by the Issuer or the Servicer or upon the actual
knowledge of a Responsible Officer of the Trustee of a breach of any of the
covenants of the Servicer set forth in Section 3.03 that materially and
adversely affects the rights or interests of the Noteholders or the Note
Insurer, the party discovering such breach shall give prompt written notice to
the others. If, as a result of such breach, any Receivables are rendered
uncollectible or the Trustee's rights in, to or under such Receivables or the
proceeds thereof are materially impaired or such proceeds are not available for
any reason to the Trustee free and clear of any Lien, the Servicer shall acquire
from the Issuer such Receivables, unless such breach shall have been cured
within thirty (30) days after the earlier to occur of the discovery of such
breach by the Servicer or receipt of written notice of such breach by the
Servicer, such that the relevant covenant shall be true and correct in all
material respects as if made on such day, and the Servicer shall have delivered
to the Trustee a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Servicer describing
the nature of such breach and the manner in which the relevant covenant became
true and correct. The Servicer will be obligated to accept the assignment of
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following the date on which such assignment obligation arises. In consideration
of the acquisition of any such Receivables, on the Remittance Date immediately
following the date on which such acquisition obligation arises, the Servicer
shall remit the Release Payment of such Receivables to the Collection Account in
the manner specified in Section 4.03. Upon any such acquisition, and the
remitting of the Release Payment to the Collection Account, the Trustee on
behalf of the Noteholders and the Note Insurer shall, without further action, be
deemed to have released its security interest in, to and under such Removed
Receivables, all monies due or to become due with respect thereto after the
aforementioned Remittance Date and all proceeds thereof. The Trustee shall
execute such documents and take such other actions as shall be reasonably
requested by the Servicer to further evidence such release. The sole remedy of
the Trustee, the Noteholders and the Note Insurer with respect to a breach
pursuant to Section 3.03 shall be to require the Servicer to acquire the related
Receivables pursuant to this Section, except as otherwise provided in Section
8.02, 9.01 or 9.08. The Trustee shall have no duty to conduct any affirmative
investigation as to the occurrence of any condition requiring the acquisition of
any Receivable pursuant to this Section except as otherwise provided in Section
10.02.

         SECTION 3.05    SERVICING FEE; PAYMENT OF CERTAIN EXPENSES BY SERVICER.


         As compensation for the performance of its obligations hereunder, the
Servicer shall be entitled to receive on each Payment Date the Servicing Fee as
provided in Section 4.04. Except to the extent otherwise provided herein, the
Servicer shall be required to pay from its servicing compensation all expenses
incurred in connection with servicing the Receivables including, without
limitation, recovery and collection expenses related to the enforcement of the
Receivables (other than those specified in the following proviso), payment of
the fees and disbursements of the Rating Agency and independent accountants and
all other fees and expenses that are not expressly stated in this Agreement to
be payable by the Trustee, the Noteholders, the Note Insurer or the Issuer;
provided, however, that the Servicer shall not be liable for any liabilities,
costs or expenses of the Trustee, the Noteholders or the Note Insurer arising
under any tax law, including without limitation any federal, state or local
income or franchise taxes or any other tax imposed on or measured by income (or
any interest or penalties with respect thereto or arising from a failure to
comply therewith), except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement.

         SECTION 3.06    MONTHLY SERVICER REPORT; SERVICER'S REMITTANCE DATE
                         CERTIFICATE.

         (a) On or before 11:00 a.m. New York, New York time on each
Determination Date, the Servicer shall deliver to the Trustee and to the Note
Insurer a Monthly Servicer Report executed by a Responsible Officer of the
Servicer substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A, including a
CD-ROM or computer tape listing all Receivables subject to this Agreement at the
end of such Collection Period (and setting forth such additional information as
requested by the Trustee, the Note Insurer, the Rating Agency or any Noteholder
from time to time, which information the Servicer is able to reasonably provide)
containing all information necessary to make the payments required by Section
4.04 in respect of the Collection Period and Interest Distribution Period
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information necessary for the Trustee to send statements to Noteholders and the
Note Insurer pursuant to Section 4.07(a).

         (b) On or before 11:00 a.m. New York, New York time on each Remittance
Date on which the Issuer or the Servicer, as applicable, shall be obligated
hereunder to acquire a Removed Receivable, the Servicer shall deliver to the
Trustee and the Note Insurer a Servicer's Remittance Date Certificate
identifying each such Removed Receivable acquired by reference to the related
Obligor's account number (as specified in the Schedule of Receivables), and the
amount of the Release Payment with respect thereto.

         SECTION 3.07      ANNUAL STATEMENT AS TO COMPLIANCE; NOTICE OF DEFAULT.

         (a) The Servicer shall deliver to the Note Insurer and the Trustee, on
or before March 1 of each calendar year, beginning in March 2000, an Officer's
Certificate executed by the chief financial officer of the Servicer, stating
that (i) a review of the activities of the Servicer during the preceding
12-month period ended December 31 (or, in the case of the first such statement,
from the Closing Date through December 31, 1999) and of its performance under
this Agreement has been made under the supervision of the officer executing the
Officer's Certificate, and (ii) to such officer's knowledge, based on such
review, the Servicer has fulfilled all its obligations under this Agreement in
all material respects throughout such period or, if there has been a default in
the fulfillment of any such obligation, specifying each such default known to
such officer and the nature and status thereof.

         (b) The Servicer shall deliver to the Note Insurer and the Trustee,
promptly after having obtained knowledge thereof, but in no event later than
three Business Days thereafter, an Officer's Certificate specifying the nature
and status of any Servicer Default or Event of Default, or other occurrence
which would have a material adverse effect on the rights or interests of the
Note Insurer.

         SECTION 3.08      PERIODIC ACCOUNTANTS REPORT.


         The Servicer, at its own expense, shall cause Ernst & Young LLP or
another firm of nationally recognized independent public accountants acceptable
to the Note Insurer (who may also render other services to the Servicer or to
the Issuer) to deliver to the Note Insurer and Trustee a report of agreed upon
procedures acceptable to the Controlling Party with respect to the Servicer's
accounting for matters regarding the Trust Estate including cash receipts,
account posting and remittances to the Accounts during the preceding reporting
period. The first reporting period is from the Closing Date through April 30,
1999, and each subsequent reporting period is each subsequent month thereafter
through July 31, 1999, and thereafter the reporting period shall be each
subsequent calendar quarter commencing September 30, 1999, unless any report is
not reasonably acceptable to the Note Insurer then such shorter or longer time
as the Note Insurer shall determine from time to time by written notice to the
Servicer (with a copy to the Trustee). Each such report must be delivered within
forty-five (45) days after the end of each reporting period. Such report shall
also indicate that the firm is independent with respect to the Issuer and the
Servicer within the meaning of the Code of Professional Ethics of the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In the event such independent public
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require the Trustee to agree to the procedures to be performed by such firm in
any of the reports required to be prepared pursuant to this Section 3.08, the
Servicer shall direct the Trustee in writing to so agree; it being understood
and agreed that the Trustee will deliver such letter of agreement in conclusive
reliance upon the direction of the Servicer, and the Trustee has not made any
independent inquiry or investigation as to, and shall have no obligation or
liability in respect of, the sufficiency, validity or correctness of such
procedures.

         SECTION 3.09      QUARTERLY SERVICER'S COMPLIANCE REPORT.


         The Servicer, at its own expense, shall cause Ernst & Young LLP or
another firm of nationally recognized independent public accountants (who may
also render other services to the Servicer or to the Issuer) to deliver to the
Trustee and the Note Insurer, within thirty days after the end of each calendar
quarter of each year, beginning with the calendar quarter ending in June of
1999, a report concerning the activities of the Servicer during the preceding
calendar quarter to the effect that such accountants have performed agreed-upon
procedures acceptable to the Controlling Party with respect to each of the
Monthly Servicer Reports for the period under review. The report should specify
the procedures performed on such Monthly Servicer Reports (which procedures
should include recalculating all calculations contained in such Monthly Servicer
Reports and taking other pertinent information from supporting schedules of the
Servicer) and any exceptions, if any, shall be set forth therein. Such report
shall also indicate that the firm is independent with respect to the Issuer and
the Servicer within the meaning of the Code of Professional Ethics of the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In the event such
independent public accountants require the Trustee to agree to the procedures to
be performed by such firm in any of the reports required to be prepared pursuant
to this Section 3.09, the Servicer shall direct the Trustee in writing to so
agree; it being understood and agreed that the Trustee will deliver such letter
of agreement in conclusive reliance upon the direction of the Servicer, and the
Trustee has not made any independent inquiry or investigation as to, and shall
have no obligation or liability in respect of, the sufficiency, validity or
correctness of such procedures.

         SECTION 3.10      ACCESS TO CERTAIN DOCUMENTATION AND INFORMATION.


         The Servicer shall provide the Note Insurer, the Trustee and the
Noteholders with access to the documentation relating to the Receivables as
provided in Section 2.06(b). In each case, access to documentation relating to
the Receivables shall be afforded without charge but only upon reasonable
request and during normal business hours at the offices of the Servicer. Nothing
in this Section shall impair the obligation of the Servicer to observe any
applicable law prohibiting disclosure of information regarding the Obligors,
which obligation shall be evidenced by an Opinion of Counsel to such effect, and
the failure of the Servicer to provide access as provided in this Section as a
result of such obligation shall not constitute a breach of this Section.

         SECTION 3.11      REPORTS TO NOTEHOLDERS, THE RATING AGENCY, THE NOTE
                           INSURER AND THE PLACEMENT AGENT.


         The Trustee shall provide to the Note Insurer, each Noteholder, the
Rating Agency and the Placement Agent a copy of each (i) Servicer's Remittance
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Servicer Report, (iii) Officer's Certificate of annual statement as to
compliance described in Section 3.07(a), (iv) Officer's Certificate with respect
to Servicer Defaults and Events of Default, described in Section 3.07(b), (v)
accountants' report described in Section 3.08, (vi) accountants' report
described in Section 3.09, and (vii) Trustee's Certificate delivered pursuant to
Section 10.02 or 10.03.

         SECTION 3.12      TAX TREATMENT.


         Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, the Issuer
has entered into this Agreement with the intention that for federal, state and
local income and franchise tax purposes (i) the Notes, which are characterized
as indebtedness at the time of their issuance, will qualify as indebtedness
secured by the Receivables and (ii) neither the Trust nor the Trust Estate shall
be treated as an association or publicly traded partnership taxable as a
corporation. The Issuer, by entering into this Agreement, each Noteholder, by
its acceptance of a Note and each purchaser of a beneficial interest therein, by
accepting such beneficial interest, agree to treat such Notes as debt for
federal, state and local income and franchise tax purposes. The Trustee shall
treat the Trust Estate as a security device only, and shall not file tax returns
or obtain an employer identification number on behalf of the Trust Estate. The
provisions of this Agreement shall be construed in furtherance of the foregoing
intended tax treatment.


         Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Trust is required to be
recognized as a partnership for federal or state income tax purposes, including
by reason of a determination by the Internal Revenue Service or any other taxing
authority that the Trust constitutes a partnership for income tax purposes, the
Issuer and the Noteholders agree that payments made to the Noteholders pursuant
to Section 4.04(b)(iv) shall be treated as "guaranteed payments" (within the
meaning of Section 707(c) of the Code) and all remaining taxable income or loss
and any separably allocable items thereof shall be allocated to the Issuer.

                                  ARTICLE IV.
                             THE ACCOUNTS; PAYMENTS;
                            STATEMENTS TO NOTEHOLDERS

         SECTION 4.01      ACCOUNTS.


         The Trustee shall establish and maintain, or cause to be established
and maintained, the Collection Account, the Reserve Account and the Note Payment
Account, each of which shall be an Eligible Account, for the benefit of the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer. All amounts held in the Collection Account,
the Reserve Account or the Note Payment Account shall, to the extent permitted
by this Agreement and applicable laws, rules and regulations, be invested in
Permitted Investments by the depository institution or trust company then
maintaining such Account only upon written direction of the Issuer, provided,
however, in the event the Issuer fails to provide such written direction to the
Trustee, and until the Issuer provides such written direction, the Trustee shall
invest in Permitted Investments satisfying the requirements of clause (iii) of
the definition thereof. Investments held in Permitted Investments in the
Accounts shall not be sold or disposed of prior to their maturity. Earnings on
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and Reserve Account shall remain in such Accounts for disposition in accordance
with this Agreement. Earnings on investment of funds in the Note Payment Account
shall be remitted by the Trustee to the Collection Account promptly upon receipt
thereof in the Note Payment Account. Any losses and investment expenses relating
to any investment of funds in any of the Accounts shall be for the account of
the Issuer, which shall deposit or cause to be deposited the amount of such loss
(to the extent not offset by income from other investments of funds in the
related Account) in the related Account immediately upon the realization of such
loss. The taxpayer identification number associated with each of the Accounts
shall be that of the Issuer and the Issuer will report for federal, state and
local income tax purposes the income, if any, earned on funds in the relevant
Account. The Issuer hereby acknowledges that all amounts on deposit in each
Account (including investment earnings thereon) are held in trust by the Trustee
for the benefit of the Noteholders and the Note Insurer, subject to any express
rights of the Issuer set forth herein, and shall remain at all times during the
term of this Agreement under the sole dominion and control of the Trustee.
Payments from the Collection Account shall be made only on the Business Day
prior to the Payment Date and only to the Note Payment Account.

         SECTION 4.02      COLLECTIONS.


         Each of the Servicer and the Issuer shall remit to the Collection
Account all Net Proceeds it receives or otherwise obtains on the next Business
Day after receipt thereof, by ACH transfer from the account into which payments
from or on behalf of Obligors are initially deposited. Other than as
specifically contemplated pursuant to Section 4.03, the Servicer shall not remit
to the Collection Account, and shall take all reasonable actions to prevent
other Persons from remitting to the Collection Account, amounts which do not
constitute payments, collections or recoveries received, made or realized in
respect of the Receivables, and the Trustee will return to Issuer any such
amounts upon receiving written evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee
that such amounts are not a part of the Trust Estate.

         SECTION 4.03      ADDITIONAL DEPOSITS.

         (a) The following additional deposits shall be made to the Collection
Account, as applicable: (i) the Issuer shall remit the aggregate Release
Payments with respect to Removed Receivables for which a payment is to be made
pursuant to Section 2.05 or 7.02; and (ii) the Servicer shall remit the
aggregate Release Payments with respect to Removed Receivables for which a
payment is to be made pursuant to Section 3.04.

         (b) The following deposits shall be made to the Note Payment Account,
as applicable: (i) the Issuer shall remit the Redemption Amount pursuant to
Section 11.02; (ii) the Issuer shall remit such amounts as may be necessary to
pay the Prepayment Amount pursuant to Section 11.07; (iii) the Note Insurer
shall remit any required payment pursuant to the Policy; (iv) the Trustee shall
transfer all Available Funds from the Collection Account to the Note Payment
Account on the Business Day prior to each Payment Date.

         (c) All deposits required to be made pursuant to this Section by the
Issuer or the Servicer, as the case may be, may be made in the form of a single
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made by the Note Insurer, shall be made in immediately available funds, no later
than the date and time required pursuant to the terms of the Policy.

         SECTION 4.04      ALLOCATIONS AND PAYMENTS.

         (a) On each Determination Date, the Servicer shall calculate (i) the
amount of funds on deposit in each of the Accounts and the amount of Available
Funds, and (ii) as applicable, the Trustee Fee, the Backup Servicing Fee, the
Servicing Fee, the Additional Servicing Fee, the average daily Note Balance for
the Collection Period, the Interest Distributable Amount, the Required Reserve
Amount, the Reserve Fund Reimbursement Amount, the aggregate Principal
Distributable Amount, the unpaid Note Balance before and after giving effect to
any Principal Distributable Amount, the Prepayment Amount, the Release Payment,
the Facility Fee, and the amount payable by the Note Insurer pursuant to the
Policy, which amounts shall be set forth in the Monthly Servicer Report for the
related Payment Date. The Servicer shall send the Monthly Servicer Report to the
Trustee and the Note Insurer by 11:00 a.m. New York, New York time on each such
Determination Date.

         (b) On each Payment Date, the Trustee shall make the following payments
from the applicable Accounts in the following order of priority and in the
amounts set forth in the Monthly Servicer Report for such Payment Date; provided
however, such payments shall be made only to the extent of funds then on deposit
in the applicable Account, and provided further that payments from the Note
Payment Account shall be made only on the Payment Date.

   
            (i) to the Trustee (A) from Available Funds transferred from the
Collection Account to the Note Payment Account, an amount equal to the sum of
the Trustee Fee for such Payment Date, plus all accrued and unpaid Trustee Fees,
if any, for prior Payment Dates, plus all reasonable out of pocket expenses (but
only up to $200,000 during the term of this Agreement) to which the Trustee is
entitled to payment (to the extent expressly set forth under this Agreement)
provided that (B) if Available Funds transferred from the Collection Account to
the Note Payment Account are insufficient to pay the amount described in clause
(A) above, the Trustee will withdraw from the Reserve Account an amount equal to
the lesser of the amount then on deposit in the Reserve Account and the amount
of such shortfall for disbursement to the Trustee in reduction of such
shortfall.
    

            (ii) to the Servicer, from the Available Funds transferred from the
Collection Account to the Note Payment Account, an amount equal to the sum of
the Servicing Fee for the related Collection Period, plus all accrued and unpaid
Servicing Fees, if any, for prior Collection Periods (plus an amount equal to
any Transition Fees then owing to the Successor Servicer, if any);

            (iii) to the Backup Servicer (A) from Available Funds transferred
from the Collection Account to the Note Payment Account, the Backup Servicer Fee
for such Payment Date, plus all accrued and unpaid Backup Servicer Fees, if any,
for prior Payment Dates, plus all reasonable out of pocket expenses to which the
Backup Servicer is entitled to payment (to the extent expressly set forth under
this Agreement) provided that (B) if Available Funds transferred from the
Collection Account to the Note Payment Account are insufficient to pay the
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described in clause (A) above, the Trustee will withdraw from the Reserve
Account an amount equal to the lesser of the amount then on deposit in the
Reserve Account and the amount of such shortfall for disbursement to the Backup
Servicer in reduction of such shortfall;

            (iv) to the Noteholders, pro rata, based on their respective Note
Balances (A) from Available Funds transferred from the Collection Account to the
Note Payment Account, an amount equal to the sum of the Interest Distributable
Amount for such Payment Date, plus any outstanding amount of Interest Carryover
Shortfall, if any, for prior Payment Dates provided that (B) if Available Funds
transferred from the Collection Account to the Note Payment Account, are
insufficient to pay the amount described in clause (A) above, the Trustee will
withdraw from the Reserve Account an amount equal to the lesser of the amount
then on deposit in the Reserve Account and the amount of such interest shortfall
for disbursement to the Noteholders in reduction of such shortfall, and provided
further that (C) if the amount described in clause (A) above remains unpaid
after the application of amounts withdrawn from the Reserve Account in
accordance with clause (B) above, the Trustee will withdraw from the amount
remitted by the Note Insurer to the Note Payment Account for disbursement to the
Noteholders in reduction of such shortfall an amount equal to the lesser of the
amount then on deposit in the Note Payment Account pursuant to a payment by the
Note Insurer and the amount of such interest shortfall;

            (v) for so long as no Insurer Default shall have occurred and be
continuing, to the Note Insurer, (A) from Available Funds transferred from the
Collection Account to the Note Payment Account the sum of (x) the Note Insurer
Premium for such Payment Date, plus (y) all accrued but unpaid Note Insurer
Premiums, if any, for prior Payment Dates plus (z) the aggregate amount of all
other Note Insurer Obligations payable to the Note Insurer and outstanding on
such Payment Date, provided that (B) if Available Funds transferred from the
Collection Account to the Note Payment Account are insufficient to pay the
amounts due the outstanding Note Insurer Obligations then payable, the Trustee
will withdraw from the Reserve Account an amount equal to the lesser of the
amount then on deposit in the Reserve Account and the amount of such shortfall,
and remit such lesser amount to the Note Insurer in reduction of such shortfall;

            (vi) to the Reserve Account, from Available Funds transferred from
the Collection Account to the Note Payment Account, an amount equal to the
lesser of remaining Available Funds and the Reserve Fund Reimbursement Amount
for such Payment Date, if applicable;

            (vii) to the Successor Servicer, from Available Funds transferred
from the Collection Account to the Note Payment Account, an amount equal to (A)
the Additional Servicing Fee for the related Collection Period, plus all accrued
and unpaid Additional Servicing Fees, if any, for prior Collection Periods,
provided that (B) if Available Funds transferred from the Collection Account to
the Note Payment Account are insufficient to pay the amount described in clause
(A) above, the Trustee will withdraw from the Reserve Account an amount equal to
the lesser of the amount then on deposit in the Reserve Account and the amount
of such shortfall for disbursement to the Successor Servicer in reduction of
such shortfall;

            (viii) to the Noteholders, pro rata, based on their respective Note
Balances (or, at such time as the Note Balance is zero, based on the Maximum
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respective Notes) from Available Funds transferred from the Collection Accounts
to the Note Payment Account, an amount equal to the Facility Fee for such
Payment Date, plus any outstanding amount of Facility Fee, if any, for prior
Payment Dates;

            (ix) to the Noteholders, pro rata based on their respective Note
Balances, if such Payment Date is a Payment Date on which the Issuer is
effecting an optional prepayment pursuant to Section 11.05 or 11.06, (A) any
remaining Available Funds transferred from the Collection Account to the Note
Payment Account to the extent of the Prepayment Amount, and (B) if any portion
of the Prepayment Amount is unpaid after payment of the amounts described in
clause (A) above, the Trustee will disburse to the Noteholders for payment on
the Prepayment Amount any amounts deposited in the Note Payment Account by the
Issuer in respect of the Prepayment Amount pursuant to Section 11.07;

            (x) to the Noteholders, pro rata based on their respective Note
Balances, if such Payment Date is a Payment Date on which the Issuer is making
or is required to make a Release Payment, any remaining Available Funds
transferred from the Collection Account to the Note Payment Account to the
extent of the required Release Payment;

            (xi) to the Noteholders, pro-rata, based on their respective Note
Balances (A) any remaining Available Funds transferred from the Collection
Account to the Note Payment Account in reduction of the Note Balance of the
Notes, until such Note Balance is reduced to zero, (B) if such Payment Date is
the Payment Date on which the Issuer is effecting an optional redemption of the
Notes pursuant to Section 11.01, and there is an outstanding Note Balance after
payment of the amounts described in clause (A) above, the Trustee will disburse
to the Noteholders for payment on the Note Balance any amounts deposited in the
Note Payment Account by the Issuer in respect of the Redemption Amount pursuant
to Section 11.02, (C) if such Payment Date is the Final Payment Date or the
Payment Date on which the Issuer is effecting an optional redemption of the
Notes pursuant to Section 11.01, and there is an outstanding Note Balance (after
payment of the amounts described in clauses (A) and (B) above), the Trustee will
withdraw from all remaining funds on deposit in the Collection Account and remit
to the Note Payment Account, an amount equal to the lesser of the amount then on
deposit in the Collection Account and the amount of the outstanding Note Balance
and remit such lesser amount to the Noteholders in reduction of the outstanding
Note Balance, (D) if on the Final Payment Date there is an outstanding Note
Balance (after payment of the amounts described in clauses (A), (B) and (C)
above), the Trustee will withdraw from the Reserve Account an amount equal to
the lesser of the amount then on deposit in the Reserve Account and the amount
of the outstanding Note Balance and remit such lesser amount to the Noteholders
in reduction of the outstanding Note Balance, and (E) if on the Final Payment
Date there is an outstanding Note Balance after all amounts have been withdrawn
from the Reserve Account in accordance with clause (D) above, the Trustee will
disburse to the Noteholders for payment on the Note Balance any amounts
deposited in the Note Payment Account by the Note Insurer; and

   
            (xii) remaining amounts in the following order of priority: (A) any
of the Trustee's reasonable, out of pocket expenses to which the Trustee is
entitled to payment (to the extent expressly set forth in this Agreement) which
have exceeded $200,000 in the aggregate during the 
    

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term of this Agreement; then to (B) any amounts which would have been paid to
the Note Insurer under subsection (b)(v) but for the occurrence and continuation
of an Insurer Default; and then (C) to the Issuer.


If the Trust is required to be recognized as a partnership for federal or state
income tax purposes, including by reason of a determination by the Internal
Revenue Service or any other taxing authority that the Trust constitutes a
partnership for income tax purposes, amounts withheld by the Trust in compliance
with federal and state income tax laws, including without limitation, amounts
withheld with respect to foreign persons in accordance with the Code (and the
corresponding provisions of state and local law), shall be treated for all
purposes of this Agreement as amounts actually paid to the relevant Noteholder.
Additionally all other amounts withheld in accordance with the terms of the Code
(and the corresponding provisions of state and local law) shall be treated for
all purposes of this Agreement as amounts actually paid to the relevant
Noteholder.

         (c) The Servicer shall on each Payment Date instruct the Trustee to
distribute to each Noteholder of record on the related Record Date by wire
transfer of immediately available funds, the amount to be paid to such
Noteholder in respect of the related Note on such Payment Date. The Servicer
shall on each Payment Date instruct the Trustee to distribute to the Note
Insurer by wire transfer of immediately available funds, the amount to be paid
to the Note Insurer on such Payment Date.

         SECTION 4.05      RESERVE ACCOUNT.

         (a) Pursuant to Section 4.01, the Trustee shall establish and maintain
the Reserve Account which shall be an Eligible Account, for the benefit of the
Noteholders and the Note Insurer. On or prior to the Closing Date and on or
before the date of any increase in the Maximum Funding Amount pursuant to
Section 6.03, the Issuer shall deposit an amount equal to the Required Reserve
Amount into the Reserve Account. Thereafter, on each Payment Date, to the extent
of funds then on deposit in the Note Payment Account an amount equal to the
lesser of (x) Available Funds remaining on such Payment Date after required
payments pursuant to Section 4.04(b)(i) through (v), and (y) the Reserve Fund
Reimbursement Amount, shall be deposited into the Reserve Account.

         (b) Consistent with the limited purposes for which the Reserve Account
is to be established, (x) on each Payment Date, an amount equal to the aggregate
of amounts described in Sections 4.04(b)(i)(B), 4.04(b)(iii)(B), 4.04(b)(iv)(B),
4.04(b)(v)(B) (if no Insurer Default has occurred and is continuing) and
4.04(b)(vii)(B) and 4.04(b)(xii)(D), if any, shall be withdrawn from the Reserve
Account by the Trustee and remitted to the Trustee, the Backup Servicer, the
Noteholders or the Note Insurer (as the case may be) for payment as described in
those Sections, and (y) upon payment of all sums payable hereunder with respect
to the Notes, any amounts then on deposit in the Reserve Account shall be
remitted by the Trustee to the Note Insurer to the extent of any unpaid Note
Insurer Obligations then outstanding, until all such Note Insurer Obligations
are paid in full, and any remaining amounts then on deposit in the Reserve
Account shall be released from the lien of the Trust Estate and paid to the
Issuer.

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         (c) Amounts held in the Reserve Account shall be invested in Permitted
Investments at the direction of the Issuer as provided in Section 4.01. Such
investments shall not be sold or disposed of prior to their maturity.

         (d) The Trustee shall pay to the Issuer on each Payment Date the amount
by which the amount in the Reserve Account exceeds the Required Reserve Amount,
after giving effect to all distributions required to be made from the Reserve
Account or the Note Payment Account on such date.

         SECTION 4.06      NOTE PAYMENT ACCOUNT

         (a) Pursuant to Section 4.01, the Trustee shall establish and maintain
the Note Payment Account which shall be an Eligible Account, for the benefit of
the Noteholders and the Note Insurer. The Note Payment Account shall be funded
to the extent that (w) the Issuer shall remit the Redemption Amount pursuant to
Section 11.02, (x) the Issuer shall remit all or a portion of the Prepayment
Amount pursuant to Section 11.07, (y) the Note Insurer shall remit any required
payment pursuant to the Policy, or (z) the Trustee shall remit the Available
Funds from the Collection Account pursuant to Section 4.03.

         (b) On each Payment Date, an amount equal to the aggregate of amounts
described in Section 4.04(b) shall be withdrawn from the Note Payment Account by
the Trustee and remitted to the Noteholders and other persons or Accounts
described therein for payment as described in that Section, and upon payments of
all sums payable hereunder with respect to the Notes, any amounts then on
deposit in the Note Payment Account shall be remitted by the Trustee to the Note
Insurer to the extent of any unpaid Note Insurer Obligations then outstanding,
until all such Note Insurer Obligations are paid in full, and any remaining
amounts then on deposit in the Note Payment Account shall be released from the
lien of the Trust Estate and paid to the Issuer.

         (c) Amounts held in the Note Payment Account shall be invested in
Permitted Investments at the direction of the Issuer as provided in Section
4.01. Such investments shall not be sold or disposed of prior to their maturity.

         SECTION 4.07      STATEMENTS TO NOTEHOLDERS.

         (a) On each Payment Date, the Trustee shall include with each payment
to each Noteholder of record and the Note Insurer the Monthly Servicer Report
furnished pursuant to Section 3.06, setting forth for the related Collection
Period the information provided in Exhibit A.

         (b) Within a reasonable period of time after the end of each calendar
year, but not later than the latest date permitted by law, the Trustee shall
mail a statement or statements prepared by the Servicer to the Note Insurer and
each Person who at any time during such calendar year shall have been a
Noteholder that provides the information that the Servicer actually knows is
necessary under applicable law for the preparation of the income tax returns of
such Noteholder.
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SECTION 4.08 APPLICATION OF TRUST MONEY.


         All money deposited with the Trustee pursuant to Sections 4.02 and 4.03
shall be held in trust and applied by the Trustee, in accordance with the
provisions of the Notes, the Insurance Agreement and this Agreement to the
payment to the Persons entitled thereto, of the principal, interest, fees, costs
and expenses for whose payment such money has been deposited with the Trustee.

                                   ARTICLE V.

                                   THE POLICY

SECTION 5.01 THE POLICY.


         The Servicer and the Issuer agree, simultaneously with the execution
and delivery of this Agreement, to cause the Note Insurer to issue the Policy to
the Trustee for the benefit of the Trust in accordance with the terms thereof
and the Insurance Agreement.

SECTION 5.02 CLAIMS UNDER POLICY.

     (a) If on any Determination Date the Servicer has reported to the Trustee
in the Monthly Servicer Report that the Servicer has determined that (A) as of
the opening of business of the Trustee on such Determination Date, the amount of
Available Funds on deposit in the Collection Account, together with any amounts
on deposit in the Reserve Account and the Note Payment Account, are insufficient
to provide for the payment in full of the Interest Distributable Amount payable
on the related Payment Date (after giving effect to each payment required to be
made prior to such payment on such Payment Date pursuant to Section 4.04(b)),
and/or (B) if such Payment Date is the Final Payment Date and the Note Balance
has not been reduced to zero prior to such Determination Date, and all amounts
then on deposit in the Collection Account, together with any amounts then on
deposit in the Reserve Account and the Note Payment Account are insufficient to
make a payment to the Noteholders reducing the Note Balance to zero (after
giving effect to each payment required to be made prior to such payment on the
Final Payment Date pursuant to Section 4.04(b)), then by 2:00 p.m., New York
time on such Determination Date, the Trustee shall deliver to the Note Insurer
and the Servicer a completed notice for payment in the form set forth as Exhibit
A to the Policy (the "Notice for Payment"), and shall confirm delivery of such
Notice for Payment, each as specified in the Policy. The Notice for Payment
shall specify the amount of the Interest Deficiency Draw Amount and/or the Final
Principal Deficiency Amount (as each such term is defined in the Policy) and
shall constitute a claim pursuant to the Policy. Upon receipt of any payments on
behalf of the Trust under the Policy, the Trustee shall deposit any Interest
Deficiency Draw Amount and/or Principal Deficiency Draw Amount in the Note
Payment Account. Such amounts shall be distributed pursuant to Section 4.04.

     (b) The Trustee shall receive in the Note Payment Account, as
attorney-in-fact of each Noteholder, any payment from the Note Insurer and
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the purposes and in the respective amounts required in accordance with the
provisions of Section 4.04.

     (c) The Trustee shall keep complete and accurate records of the amount of
payments received from the Note Insurer and the Note Insurer shall have the
right to inspect such records at reasonable times upon one Business Day's prior
notice to the Trustee. The statements the Trustee prepares in the normal course
of business with respect to accounts similar in nature to the Note Payment
Account shall fulfill the record requirements of this Section.

     (d) If any of the payments guaranteed by the Policy are voided (a
"Preference Event") pursuant to a final and non-appealable order under any
applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law in an Insolvency
Proceeding and, as a result of such a Preference Event, the Trustee is required
to return such voided payment, or any portion of such voided payment, made in
respect of the Notes (an "Avoided Payment"), the Trustee shall furnish to the
Note Insurer (x) a certified copy of a final order of a court exercising
jurisdiction in such Insolvency Proceeding to the effect that the Trustee is
required to return any such payment or portion thereof during the term of the
Policy because such payment was voided under applicable law, with respect to
which order the appeal period has expired without an appeal having been filed
(the "Final Order"), (y) an assignment, in form reasonably satisfactory to the
Note Insurer, irrevocably assigning to the Note Insurer all rights and claims of
the Trustee relating to or arising under such Avoided Payment and (z) a Notice
for Payment appropriately completed and executed by the Trustee. Such payment
shall be disbursed to the receiver, conservator, debtor-in-possession or trustee
in bankruptcy named in the Final Order and not to the Trustee directly. The
Trustee is not permitted to make a claim on the Trust or on any Noteholder for
payments made to Noteholders which are characterized as preference payments by
any bankruptcy court having jurisdiction over any bankrupt Obligor unless
ordered to do so by such bankruptcy court.

SECTION 5.03 SURRENDER OF POLICY.

         The Trustee shall surrender the Policy to the Note Insurer for
cancellation upon its expiration in accordance with the terms thereof.

SECTION 5.04 RIGHTS OF SUBROGATION AND ASSIGNMENT.

     (a) The parties hereto agree that to the extent the Note Insurer makes any
payment with respect to the Notes under the Policy, the Note Insurer shall
become subrogated to the rights of the recipients of such payments to the extent
of such payments (including, without limitation, to the fullest extent permitted
by law, all rights of the Trustee and each Noteholder in the conduct of any
related Insolvency Proceeding). In furtherance and not by way of limitation of
the foregoing, and subject to and conditioned upon any payment with respect to
the Notes by or on behalf of the Note Insurer, the Trustee shall assign, and the
Noteholders, by reason of their acquisition and holding of the Notes, shall be
deemed to have agreed to the assignment, to the Note Insurer, of all rights to
the payment of interest or principal with respect to the Notes which are then
due for payment, together with all other rights and remedies of the Trustee or
the Noteholders with respect to the Notes (including, without limitation, all
rights of the Trustee and each Noteholder in the conduct of any related
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payments made by the Note Insurer with respect to the Notes. The Trustee shall
take all such actions and deliver all such instruments as may be reasonably
requested or required by the Note Insurer to effectuate the purpose or
provisions of the foregoing subrogation and/or assignment. For the avoidance of
doubt, any payment made under the Policy in respect of interest or principal due
under the Notes shall not reduce in any manner the amount of interest or
principal (or the Note Balance) otherwise due hereunder or under the Notes.

     (b) The foregoing rights of subrogation and assignment described in clause
(a) above are in all cases in addition to, and not in limitation of, all
equitable rights of subrogation and other rights and remedies otherwise
available to the Note Insurer in respect of payments under the Policy, and the
Note Insurer hereby specifically reserves all such rights and remedies.

                                  ARTICLE VI.
                             THE NOTES AND FUNDINGS

SECTION 6.01 THE NOTES.

     (a) The Notes shall be non-recourse obligations of the Issuer and the Trust
Estate shall be the sole source of payments of principal thereof and interest
thereon. Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary contained herein, the
Notes shall not be considered a general obligation of the Issuer for any
purpose.

     (b) The Notes shall be issued on the Closing Date or such later date of
issuance as may be specified pursuant to Section 6.03 and the Note Balance shall
accrue interest at the Note Rate from and including the first Funding Date.

     (c) The Notes shall be substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit
C, and shall be issuable in minimum denominations of $1,000,000 and integral
multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof. The Notes shall each be executed by the
Issuer and authenticated by the Trustee by the manual or facsimile signature of
a Responsible Officer of the Trustee. Notes bearing the manual or facsimile
signatures of individuals who were, at the time when such signatures were
affixed, authorized to sign on behalf of the Issuer or the Trustee shall be
valid and binding obligations of the Issuer, notwithstanding that such
individuals or any of them have ceased to be so authorized prior to the
authentication and delivery of such Notes or did not hold such offices at the
date of such Notes. The Notes shall be dated the date of their authentication.

     (d) The Notes shall be issued only in a transaction (or transactions) that
was not required to be registered under the Securities Act. For purposes of the
preceding sentence, the term "Securities Act" shall mean the provisions thereof
exclusive of Regulation S (17 CFR 230.901 through 230.904).

SECTION 6.02 AUTHENTICATION AND DELIVERY OF THE NOTES.


         The Trustee shall cause to be authenticated and delivered to or upon
the order of the Issuer, in consideration of the grant by the Issuer of a
security interest in the Receivables and the other property included in the
Trust Estate, simultaneously with the assignment, transfer and

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conveyance to the Trustee of the Receivables and the constructive delivery to
the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders of the Receivable Files and the other
components of the Trust Estate, the Notes duly authenticated by the Trustee, in
authorized denominations equaling in the aggregate the Maximum Facility Amount.
No Note shall be entitled to any benefit under this Agreement or be valid for
any purpose, unless there appears thereon a certificate of authentication
substantially in the form set forth in the form of such Note attached hereto as
Exhibit C, executed by the Trustee by manual or facsimile signature, and such
certificate upon any Note shall be conclusive evidence, and the only evidence,
that such Note has been duly authenticated and delivered under this Agreement.

SECTION 6.03 INCREASE IN MAXIMUM  PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOTES;  ISSUANCE OF
ADDITIONAL  NOTES; INCREASE IN MAXIMUM FACILITY AMOUNT.

     (a) Existing Noteholder. Upon the request of the Seller at any time and
from time to time, the initial Noteholder may, but shall have no obligation to,
increase the Maximum Principal Amount of its Note to an amount which, when
aggregated with the Maximum Principal Amounts of all other Notes outstanding,
shall not exceed $35,000,000. The Maximum Facility Amount shall be automatically
increased by the amount of such increase in the Maximum Principal Amount of the
initial Noteholder's Note. Any such increase shall be subject to the written
consent of the Note Insurer, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.
Each such increase shall be effected by delivery to the Trustee (i) of a written
notice (a "Notice of Increase in Maximum Principal Amount"), executed by the
Seller, the Servicer, the initial Noteholder and the Note Insurer, stating among
other things, the amount to which the Maximum Principal Amount of the Note held
by such Noteholder is being increased, the effective date thereof, which
effective date shall be at least three Business Days after the delivery of such
notice, and stating that the Trustee is authorized to exchange such Note for a
new Note in such increased Maximum Principal Amount upon surrender of the
existing Note in accordance with Section 6.04(c) and the deposit by the Seller
of the Required Reserve Amount pursuant to Section 4.05.

     (b) Additional Noteholders. The Seller shall have the right, at any time
and from time to time, with the written consent of the Note Insurer (which
consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), to increase the Maximum Facility
Amount to an aggregate amount not to exceed $35,000,000 and to cause Notes to be
issued hereunder to additional Noteholders with an aggregate Maximum Principal
Amount which, when aggregated with the Maximum Principal Amounts of all other
Notes outstanding shall not exceed $35,000,000. Each such increase shall be
effected by delivery to the Trustee of a written notice (a "Notice of Addition
of Noteholder"), executed by the Seller, the Servicer and the Note Insurer,
stating among other things, the identity of the additional Noteholder or
Noteholders, the amount to which the Maximum Facility Amount is to be increased,
the Maximum Principal Amount of the Note or Notes to be issued to such
additional Noteholder or Noteholders, the issuance date thereof, which issuance
date shall be at least three Business Days after the delivery of such notice,
and authorizing the Trustee to issue a new Note or Notes in such increased
Maximum Principal Amount to the additional Noteholder or Noteholders. Upon
receipt of such Notice of Addition of Noteholder, compliance with the provisions
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Amount pursuant to Section 4.05, but not earlier than the date specified in such
Notice, the Trustee shall issue a new Note or Notes to the additional Noteholder
or Noteholders. On the Payment Date next succeeding the date on which any such
new Note is issued, the additional Noteholder shall cause such amounts to be
paid to the existing Noteholders such that, taking into account all outstanding
Notes on such Payment Date, the amounts funded under each Note shall be pro rata
based on the Maximum Principal Amounts of all outstanding Notes. Any such
amounts so paid by the additional Noteholder shall be deemed a Funding with
respect to the Note held by such Additional Noteholder and shall reduce the
Fundings made by any existing Noteholder so paid.

SECTION 6.04 REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER AND EXCHANGE OF NOTES.

     (a) The Note Registrar shall maintain a Note Register in which, subject to
such reasonable regulations as it may prescribe, the Note Registrar shall
provide for the registration of the Notes and issuances, transfers and exchanges
thereof as provided in this Agreement. The Trustee is hereby initially appointed
Note Registrar for the purpose of registering the Notes and issuances, transfers
and exchanges thereof as provided in this Agreement. In the event that,
subsequent to the Closing Date, the Trustee notifies the Servicer that it is
unable to act as Note Registrar, the Servicer shall appoint another bank or
trust company, agreeing to act in accordance with the provisions of this
Agreement applicable to it, and otherwise acceptable to the Trustee, to act as
successor Note Registrar under this Agreement.

     (b) Subject to the provisions of this Agreement, upon surrender for
registration of transfer of any Note at the Corporate Trust Office, or the
direction to issue an additional Note pursuant to Section 6.03(b) the Issuer
shall execute, and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, in the name of
the designated transferee or transferees, one or more new Notes in authorized
denominations of a like aggregate principal amount.

     (c) Notes may be exchanged for other Notes of authorized denominations of a
like aggregate principal amount, at the option of the related Noteholder upon
surrender of the Note to be exchanged at any such office or agency. Whenever any
Note is so surrendered for exchange, the Issuer shall execute and the Trustee
shall authenticate and deliver the Note that the Noteholder making the exchange
is entitled to receive. Every Note presented or surrendered for registration of
transfer or exchange shall be accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in
form satisfactory to the Trustee and the Note Registrar duly executed by the
Noteholder thereof or his or her attorney duly authorized in writing.

     (d) No service or other charge shall be made for any registration of
issuance, transfer or exchange of Notes by the Trustee or the Servicer, but the
Trustee may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or governmental
charge that may be imposed in connection with any transfer or exchange of Notes.

(e) Any Notes surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange shall be
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     (f) Each purchaser of a Note or of a beneficial interest therein shall be
deemed to have represented and warranted, by accepting such Note or beneficial
interest as follows:

         (i) it is acquiring the Notes for its own account or for an account
with respect to which it exercises sole investment discretion, and that it or
such account is a Qualified Institutional Buyer or an Accredited Investor
acquiring the Notes for investment purposes and not for distribution;

         (ii) it acknowledges that the Notes have not been registered under the
Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be sold except as
permitted below;

         (iii) it understands and agrees that such Notes are being offered only
in a transaction not involving any public offering within the meaning of the
Securities Act, and that such Notes may be resold, pledged or transferred only
in accordance with Section 6.04(g) below (1) to a person who the transferor
reasonably believes after due inquiry is, and who has certified that it is, a
Qualified Institutional Buyer that purchases for its own account or for the
account of a Qualified Institutional Buyer to whom notice is given that the
resale, pledge or transfer is being made in reliance on Rule 144A or (2) to an
institution that is an Accredited Investor who has certified that it is an
Accredited Investor purchasing for its own account or for the account of another
Accredited Investor (unless the purchaser is a bank acting in its fiduciary
capacity);

         (iv) it understands that the following legend will be placed on the
Notes, unless otherwise agreed by the Issuer:


         "THIS NOTE HAS NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES
         ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "SECURITIES ACT") OR ANY STATE SECURITIES
         LAWS, AND MAY NOT BE SOLD OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED, PLEDGED OR
         HYPOTHECATED EXCEPT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SECURITIES ACT AND
         APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THE TRANSFER OF THIS NOTE IS SUBJECT
         TO CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THE INDENTURE AND
         SERVICING AGREEMENT UNDER WHICH THIS NOTE IS ISSUED (A COPY OF WHICH IS
         AVAILABLE FROM THE TRUSTEE UPON REQUEST). PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS ARE
         HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE SELLER OF ANY NOTES MAY BE RELYING ON THE
         EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 5 OF THE
         SECURITIES ACT PROVIDED BY RULE 144A UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT."

         (v) it (x) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business
matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its prospective
investment in the Notes; and (y) it (or any account for which it is purchasing)
has the ability to bear the economic risks of its prospective investment for an
indefinite period and can afford the complete loss of such investment;

         (vi) it understands that the Issuer, the Placement Agent and others
will rely upon the truth and accuracy of the foregoing acknowledgments,
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agreements and agrees that if any of the acknowledgments, representations,
warranties and agreements deemed to have been made by it by its purchase of the
Notes are no longer accurate, it shall promptly notify the Issuer and the
Placement Agent. If it is acquiring the Notes as a fiduciary or agent for one or
more investor accounts, it represents that it has sole investment discretion
with respect to each such account and it has full power to make the foregoing
acknowledgments, representations, warranties and agreements on behalf of each
such account;

         (vii) it understands that the Notes may not be transferred to an
Employee Plan (as defined in Section 6.04(i)), or an entity, account or other
pooled investment fund the underlying assets of which include or are deemed to
include Employee Plan assets by reason of an Employee Plan's involvement in the
entity, account or other pooled investment fund unless the Holder or prospective
transferee delivers to the Trustee an opinion of counsel (which counsel and
opinion shall be reasonably acceptable to the Issuer, Servicer and Trustee) as
provided in this Agreement. The Issuer, Servicer, Trustee and Backup Servicer
shall not be responsible for confirming or otherwise investigating whether a
proposed transferee is an employee benefit plan, trust or account subject to
ERISA, or described in Section 4975(e)(1) of the Code;

         (viii) In the case of the acquisition of Notes, directly or indirectly,
by a partnership, limited liability company, S corporation, grantor trust, or
any other "flow through entity" (within the meaning of Untied States Treasury
Regulations Section 1.7704-1(h)(3)) (a "Flow-Through Entity"), the Flow-Through
Entity, on behalf of each beneficial owner of interests, directly or indirectly,
in such Flow-Through Entity, acknowledges that use of such Flow-Through Entity
to acquire and hold Notes (as opposed to direct acquisition or ownership of
Notes by the beneficial owners of the Flow-Through Entity) is not motivated by,
or a direct consequence of, efforts to qualify for the "private placement" safe
harbor of United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.7704-1(h) pursuant to
which the Flow-Through Entity, rather than each beneficial owner owning a direct
or indirect interest in the Flow-Through Entity, is counted as a partner in
determining whether there are fewer than one hundred (100) partners in the Trust
(assuming for purposes of the foregoing that the Trust were classified as a
partnership for federal and state income tax purposes and not solely as a
security device for such purposes) and, hence, whether the Notes are not treated
as "readily tradable" on a "secondary market") or the "substantial equivalent
thereof" (all as defined in United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.7704-1
et. seq.) by reason of such safe harbor; and

         (ix) it understands that there are restrictions on the transfer of
Notes that are intended to avoid classification of the Trust as a "publicly
traded partnership" within the meaning of Section 7704(b) of the Code.

     (g) No sale, pledge or other transfer or issuance pursuant to Section
6.03(b) (a "Transfer") of any Notes shall be made unless that Transfer is made
pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act, and
effective registration or qualification under applicable state securities laws,
or is made in a transaction that does not require such registration or
qualification. If such a Transfer is made without registration under the
Securities Act (other than in connection with the initial issuance thereof by
the Issuer, the Placement Agent or the initial purchasers), then the Note
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receives (and upon receipt, may conclusively rely upon) either: (i) a
certificate from the Noteholder desiring to effect such Transfer substantially
in the form attached as Exhibit D-1 hereto (except that no such certificate
shall be required in the case of an issuance of additional Notes under Section
6.03(b)), and a certificate from such Noteholder's prospective transferee
substantially in the form attached as either Exhibit D-2 hereto or as Exhibit
D-3 hereto; or (ii) an Opinion of Counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Issuer
and the Note Registrar to the effect that such Transfer may be made without
registration under the Securities Act and/or applicable state securities laws
(which Opinion of Counsel shall not be an expense of the Trust Estate or of the
Issuer, the Servicer, the Trustee or the Note Registrar in their respective
capacities as such), together with the written certification(s) as to the facts
surrounding such Transfer from the Noteholder desiring to effect such Transfer
and/or such Noteholder's prospective transferee on which such Opinion of Counsel
is based. None of the Issuer, the Trustee or the Note Registrar is obligated to
register or qualify the Notes under the Securities Act or any other securities
law or to take any action not otherwise required under this Agreement to permit
the transfer of any Note without registration or qualification. Any Holder of a
Note desiring to effect such a Transfer shall, and upon acquisition of such a
Note shall be deemed to have agreed to, indemnify the Trustee, the Note
Registrar and the Issuer against any liability that may result if the Transfer
is not so exempt or is not made in accordance with such federal and state laws.
In connection with a Transfer of the Notes, the Issuer shall furnish upon
request of a Noteholder to such Holder and any prospective purchaser designated
by such Noteholder the information required to be delivered under paragraph
(d)(4) of Rule 144A of the Securities Act.

     (h) No Issuance or Transfer of any Notes shall be made if such Transfer
would result in the beneficial ownership of Notes by more than 75 Persons;
provided, however, that no Transfer of Notes shall be made if the transferee of
Notes is a Flow-Through Entity (as defined in Section 6.04(f)(viii)), unless
such Flow-Through Entity is able to make and makes the acknowledgment in Section
6.04(f)(viii). The Trustee shall be authorized to rely on a determination by the
Servicer or the Issuer, in written form, as to whether or not any Transfer is
authorized under this Section 6.04(h). Each Noteholder, by its acceptance of a
Note, acknowledges and agrees that the foregoing restriction on transfer of the
Notes is reasonable given the potentially adverse treatment to the Trust and the
Noteholders of classification of the Partnership as a "publicly traded
partnership" within the meaning of Section 7704(b) of the Code.

     (i) In no event shall a Note be issued or transferred to an employee
benefit plan, trust annuity or account subject to ERISA or a plan described in
Section 4975(e)(1) of the Code (or any such plan, trust or account, including
any Keogh (HR-10) plans, individual retirement accounts or annuities and other
employee benefit plans subject to Section 408 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the
Code being referred to herein as an "Employee Plan") or an entity, account or
other pooled investment fund the underlying assets of which include or are
deemed to include Employee Plan assets by reason of an Employee Plan's
investment in the entity, account or other pooled investment fund, unless the
Holder or prospective transferee delivers to the Trustee an opinion of counsel
(which counsel and opinion shall be reasonably acceptable to the Issuer,
Servicer and Trustee) to the effect that (i) such issuance or transfer would not
reasonably be likely to cause the underlying assets of the Trust to constitute
Employee Plan assets, or (ii) that the issuance, transfer or sale of the Note to
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management, administration, servicing and operation of the Trust and the
ownership of the Note by the prospective transferee would not reasonably be
likely to constitute a violation of the prohibited transaction rules of ERISA or
the Code for which no statutory exception or administrative exemption applies.
In connection with the delivery of such opinion, the Issuer, the Servicer, the
Trustee and the Backup Servicer shall cooperate with the Holder and the
prospective transferee and, upon reasonable request of such Holder or
prospective transferee, provide such information as may be necessary to render
or evaluate such opinion. Such opinion of counsel shall be at the expense of the
Holder or the proposed transferee providing the opinion. The Issuer, Servicer,
Trustee and Backup Trustee shall not be responsible for confirming or otherwise
investigating whether a proposed transferee is an employee benefit plan, trust
or account subject to ERISA, or described in Section 4975(e)(1) of the Code.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the foregoing restriction on
sale or transfer to an Employee Plan or an entity, account or other pooled
investment fund deemed to include Employee assets shall not apply to or prevent
the initial issuance, transfer or sale, or any subsequent issuance, transfer or
sale, of a Note to an insurance company, insurance servicer or insurance
organization qualified to do business in a state that purchases Notes with funds
held in one or more of its general accounts.

     (j) To the extent permitted under applicable law, the Trustee shall be
under no liability to any Person for any registration of transfer of any Note
that is in fact not permitted by this Section 6.04 or for making any payments
due to the Noteholder thereof or taking any other action with respect to such
Noteholder under the provisions of this Agreement so long as the transfer was
registered by the Trustee in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement.

SECTION 6.05 MUTILATED, DESTROYED, LOST OR STOLEN NOTES.

         If (i) any mutilated Note is surrendered to the Note Registrar, or the
Note Registrar receives evidence to its satisfaction of the destruction, loss or
theft of any Note, and (ii) there is delivered to the Note Registrar, the Note
Insurer, the Trustee and the Issuer such security or indemnity as may be
required by them to save each of them harmless (the general obligation of an
institutional investor that is investment grade rated being sufficient
indemnity), then, in the absence of notice that such Note has been acquired by a
bona fide purchaser, the Issuer shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate
and deliver, in exchange for or in lieu of any such mutilated, destroyed, lost
or stolen Note, a new Note of like tenor and denomination or ownership interest,
as applicable. In connection with the issuance of any new Note under this
Section, the Issuer or the Trustee may require the payment by the Noteholder
thereof of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge that
may be imposed in relation thereto.


         If, after the delivery of such replacement Note or payment with respect
to a destroyed, lost or stolen Note, a bona fide purchaser of the original Note
in lieu of which such replacement Note was issued presents for payment such
original Note, the Issuer and the Trustee shall be entitled to recover such
replacement Note (or such payment) from the Person to whom it was delivered or
any Person taking such replacement Note from such Person to whom such
replacement Note was delivered or any assignee of any such Person, except a bona
fide purchaser, and shall be entitled to recover upon the security or indemnity
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extent of any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred by the Issuer or the
Trustee in connection therewith.

SECTION 6.06 PERSONS DEEMED OWNERS.

         Prior to due presentation of a Note for registration of transfer, the
Trustee, the Note Registrar and any of their respective agents may treat the
Person in whose name any Note is registered as the owner of such Note for the
purpose of receiving payments pursuant to Section 4.04 and for all other
purposes whatsoever, and neither the Trustee, the Note Registrar nor any of
their respective agents shall be affected by any notice to the contrary.

SECTION 6.07 ACCESS TO LIST OF NOTEHOLDERS' NAMES AND ADDRESSES.

         The Note Registrar shall furnish or cause to be furnished to the
Servicer, within 15 days after receipt by the Note Registrar of a written
request therefor from the Servicer, a list of the names and addresses of the
Noteholders as of the most recent Record Date. If three or more Noteholders, or
one or more Noteholders evidencing not less than 25% of the Voting Interests
(hereinafter referred to as "Applicants"), apply in writing to the Trustee, and
such application states that the Applicants desire to communicate with other
Noteholders with respect to their rights under this Agreement or under the Notes
and such application is accompanied by a copy of the communication that such
Applicants propose to transmit, then the Trustee shall, within five Business
Days after the receipt of such application, afford such Applicants access,
during normal business hours, to the current list of Noteholders as reflected in
the Note Register. Every Noteholder, by receiving and holding a Note, agrees
with the Servicer and the Trustee that neither the Servicer nor the Trustee
shall be held accountable by reason of the disclosure of any such information as
to the names and addresses of the Noteholders under this Agreement, regardless
of the source from which such information was derived.

SECTION 6.08 SURRENDERING OF NOTES.

         Each Noteholder shall surrender its Note within 14 days after receipt
of the final payment received in connection therewith, whether by optional
redemption of the Issuer or otherwise. Each Noteholder, by its acceptance of the
final payment with respect to its Note, will be deemed to have relinquished any
further right to receive payments under this Agreement and any interest in the
Trust Estate. Each Noteholder shall indemnify and hold harmless the Issuer, the
Trustee and any other Person against whom a claim is asserted in connection with
such Noteholder's failure to tender the Note to the Trustee for cancellation.

SECTION 6.09 MAINTENANCE OF OFFICE OR AGENCY.

         The Trustee shall maintain in the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota, an
office or offices or agency or agencies where Notes may be surrendered for
registration of transfer or exchange and where notices and demands to or upon
the Trustee in respect of the Notes and this Agreement may be served. The
Trustee initially shall designate the Corporate Trust Office as its office for
such purposes. The Trustee shall give prompt written notice to the Issuer, the
Servicer and the Noteholders of any change in the location of the Note Register
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SECTION 6.10 FUNDINGS

     (a) Each initial Noteholder, by its execution of a Purchase Agreement and
acceptance of a Note, has agreed, and each subsequent Noteholder, by its
execution of a Transferee Certificate and acceptance of a Note, shall have
agreed, on the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the related Purchase
Agreement or Transferee Certificate as applicable, to make Fundings to the
Issuer in the Funding Amount requested by Issuer on each Funding Date in
accordance with this Agreement. Each Funding Date after the first Funding Date
must be the first day of a Note Rate Period unless otherwise agreed by the
Noteholders. On the initial Funding Date, the Noteholders agree to make a
Funding in an amount equal to the Initial Note Balance. The Noteholders shall
not in any event be obligated to make any Funding to the extent it is less than
the Funding Date Minimum Amount. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in
this Agreement, each Noteholder which signs a Purchase Agreement shall remain
obligated to make all Fundings, upon compliance by Issuer with all conditions to
such Funding, whether or not such Noteholder sells all or any portion of the
Notes to a subsequent Noteholder, and whether or not such subsequent Noteholder
assumes an obligation to make all or a portion of the Fundings; provided,
however, that Issuer shall have not unreasonably withhold its consent to release
any selling Noteholder from its obligation to make Fundings.

     (b) The Notes shall be issued in an aggregate principal amount equal to the
Maximum Facility Amount although the Note Balance may at any time be zero or an
amount less than the Maximum Facility Amount. The Noteholders may endorse on a
schedule, which shall be attached to each Note, or record on their internal
records, the date and amount of each Funding made by such Noteholder and the
amount of each payment of principal made by the Issuer with respect to such
Note. The Noteholders are authorized and directed by the Issuer to make such
endorsements or records but each Noteholder's records shall be effective only if
such records are in agreement with the Note Register maintained by the Note
Registrar, absent manifest error in such Note Register. Failure by any
Noteholder to make, or an error by any Noteholder in making, such endorsement or
record with respect to any Funding or principal payments shall not limit or
otherwise affect the obligations of any party hereunder or under any Note.

     (c) Each Noteholder shall remit its pro rata share of the Funding Amount
specified in the Schedule of Receivables (as described in Section 6.10) by wire
transfer in immediately available funds to the wire transfer address specified
in the Schedule of Receivables by 3:00 p.m. on the related Funding Date subject
to the terms hereof and of each Purchase Agreement. Each Noteholder's pro rata
share of a Funding shall be determined by multiplying the relevant Funding
Amount by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be equal to the Maximum
Principal Amount of such Noteholder's Note, as indicated on the face of such
Note, and the denominator of which shall be equal to the Maximum Facility
Amount.

     (d) The failure of any Noteholder to remit its pro rata share of any
Funding Amount on any Funding Date shall not relieve any other Noteholder of its
obligation to remit its pro rata share of a Funding Amount on the related
Funding Date. Any non-defaulting Noteholder may, but is not required to, fund
all or a portion of the Funding Amount not funded by the defaulting Noteholder.
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defaulting Noteholder's pro rata share of the Funding Amount, the related
Funding Amount shall be reduced by the defaulted portion of the Funding Amount.

     (e) Immediately following each Funding or payment of principal of the
Notes, the Trustee shall make an appropriate notation in the applicable Note
Register indicating (i) the amount and date of (A) the Funding or (B) payment of
principal; and (ii) the available Maximum Facility Amount after giving effect to
such Funding or payment of principal.

     (f) The Funding Period may be extended at the request of the Issuer with
the prior written consent of the Noteholders, the Backup Servicer and the Note
Insurer upon written notice given by Issuer to the Noteholders, the Backup
Servicer and the Note Insurer no later than six months prior to the Scheduled
Termination Date, and upon confirmation by the Rating Agency of a rating of BB
or higher for the Notes after giving effect to the extension but without giving
effect to the Policy.

SECTION 6.11 CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO EACH FUNDING

         Each Funding is subject to the satisfaction of each condition precedent
set forth herein:

     (a) No later than 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on the second Business Day
prior to a Funding Date, the Issuer shall deliver by facsimile transmission to
the Note Insurer and the Trustee, a Schedule of Receivables for the Receivables
to be contributed to the Issuer by the Seller on the Funding Date and setting
forth information regarding the proposed Funding. Such delivery shall constitute
notice of the Funding and Funding Amount.

     (b) The Schedule of Receivables must comply with the requirements set forth
in the Receivables Contribution Agreement, and shall be signed by the Issuer and
Servicer. All of the Seller's and Issuer's representations and warranties
regarding such Receivables as set forth in the Transaction Documents must be
true and correct.

   
     (c) The Funding Amount shall not be less than the Funding Date Minimum
Amount. After giving effect to such Funding, the Note Balance shall not exceed
the Maximum Facility Amount, and the aggregate Funding Amounts loaned in the
month in which the Funding Date occurs (other than the month in which the first
Funding Date occurs) shall not exceed $10,000,000.
    

     (d) No Event of Default or Servicer Default shall have occurred and be
continuing or shall reasonably be expected to result from such Funding.

     (e) The Policy shall be in full force and effect and no Insurer Default
shall have occurred and be continuing.

     (f) The Funding Date shall occur prior to the end of the Funding Period and
no Funding Termination Event shall have occurred or would occur but for the
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     (g) The Rating Agency has not rated the financial strength of the Note
Insurer below BBB. 
    

     (h) The Required Reserve Amount is on deposit in the Reserve Account.

     (i) The Trustee shall have no duty or responsibility to verify the
conditions precedent contained in this Section 6.11.

SECTION 6.12 INTEREST CALCULATIONS; INTEREST PAYMENTS

     (a) The amount of interest to be paid in respect of the Notes on each
Payment Date in accordance with Section 4.04(b) shall equal the Interest
Distributable Amount. Interest shall be due and payable in arrears on each
Payment Date.

     (b) On or before the second business day prior to the Determination Date,
each Noteholder shall calculate the Interest Distributable Amount with respect
to its Note and will notify the Trustee, in writing, of that amount.

     (c) On or before 2:00 p.m. (New York time) on the Business Day prior to the
Determination Date, the Trustee shall give written notice to the Issuer of the
total Interest Distributable Amount for the prior Interest Distribution Period.
The determination of the Interest Distributable Amount by the Trustee shall (in
the absence of manifest error) be final and binding on each Noteholder, and on
each of the parties hereto.

     (d) The Trustee will maintain a record of the Funding Amount for each Pool,
and the average daily Note Balance for each Collection Period as provided to the
Trustee pursuant to Section 4.04(a).

SECTION 6.13 REPAYMENTS OF PRINCIPAL AND REBORROWINGS

         On each Payment Date, the Issuer shall make payments in respect of
principal on the Notes in the amount, if any, of the Principal Distributable
Amount for the Notes for such Payment Date. Notwithstanding that the Note
Balance may be reduced to zero, the Notes shall remain outstanding and the
Noteholders shall continue to make Fundings during the Funding Period to the
extent provided in this Agreement. The Issuer shall also have the right to make
prepayments, in whole or in part, of the Note Balance on days other than Payment
Dates, pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.

SECTION 6.14 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

         Each purchaser of a Note or of a beneficial interest therein (a
"Holder") shall be deemed to have agreed to comply with this Section 6.14 by
accepting such Note or beneficial interest. Each Holder acknowledges that it may
obtain information relating to the Servicer or the Issuer which is of a
confidential and proprietary nature ("Proprietary Information"). Such
Proprietary Information may include, but is not limited to, non-public trade
secrets, know how, invention techniques, processes, programs, schematics, source
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Each Holder shall at all times, both during the term of this Agreement and for a
period of three (3) years after its termination, keep in trust and confidence
all such Proprietary Information, and shall not use such Proprietary Information
other than as required to enforce its rights under its Note, nor shall any
Holder disclose any such Proprietary, Information without the written consent of
the Servicer or the Issuer. Each Holder further agrees to immediately return all
Proprietary Information (including copies thereof) in its possession, custody,
or control upon termination of this Agreement for any reason.

         No Holder shall disclose, advertise or publish the existence or the
terms or conditions of this Agreement without prior written consent of the
Servicer or the Issuer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Section 6.13 shall
not prohibit disclosure of information that is required to be disclosed by the
Holder pursuant to federal or state laws or regulation. In particular each
Holder and the Trustee agrees that it shall not, without the prior consent of
the Servicer or the Issuer, disclose the existence of this Agreement or any of
the terms herein to any Person other than (i) counsel to the Holder (ii) an
employee or director of the Trustee with a need to know in order to implement
this Agreement and only if such employee or director or counsel agrees to
maintain the confidentiality of this Agreement or (iii) a bona fide purchaser or
potential purchaser of the Note. The parties hereto agree that the Servicer
and/or the Issuer shall have the right to enforce these nondisclosure provisions
by an action for specific performance filed in any court of competent
jurisdiction in the State of Kansas or Arizona.

                                  ARTICLE VII.
                                   THE ISSUER

SECTION 7.01 REPRESENTATIONS OF ISSUER.

         The Issuer hereby makes the following representations on which the
Trustee is relying in accepting the Receivables in trust and authenticating the
Notes and the Note Insurer is relying in issuing the Policy. The representations
shall speak as of the execution and delivery of this Agreement and as of each
Funding Date and shall survive the grant of a security interest in or the
transfer of the Receivables to the Trustee.

     (a) Organization and Good Standing. The Issuer is duly organized and
validly existing as a corporation in good standing under the laws of the State
of Delaware, with power and authority to own its properties and to conduct its
business as such properties are currently owned and such business is presently
conducted, and had at all relevant times, and now has, power, authority and
legal right to acquire, own, hold, transfer, assign and convey the Receivables.

     (b) Due Qualification. The Issuer is duly qualified to do business as a
foreign corporation in good standing, and has obtained all necessary licenses
and approvals in Kansas and in all other jurisdictions in which the ownership or
lease of property or the conduct of its business requires such qualifications,
licenses or approvals, the noncompliance with which would have a material
adverse effect on the Note Insurer or the Noteholders.


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     (c) Power and Authority. The Issuer has the power and authority to execute
and deliver this Agreement and the other Transaction Documents to which it is a
party, and to carry out their respective terms; the Issuer has full power and
authority to grant a security interest in the Trust Estate and has duly
authorized such grant to the Trustee by all necessary action; and the execution,
delivery and performance by the Issuer of this Agreement and each of the other
Transaction Documents to which it is a party has been duly authorized by all
necessary action of the Issuer.

     (d) Valid Transfers; Binding Obligations. This Agreement evidences a valid
grant of a first priority perfected security interest under the UCC in the
Receivables, and such other portion of the Trust Estate as to which a security
interest may be perfected under the UCC, which is effective for so long as the
Notes or the Note Insurer Obligations remain outstanding, enforceable against
creditors of and purchasers from the Issuer, and each of the Transaction
Documents to which the Issuer is a party constitutes a legal, valid and binding
obligation of the Issuer enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as
enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other
similar laws affecting creditors' rights generally or by general equity
principles.

     (e) No Violation. The consummation of the transactions contemplated by this
Agreement and the other Transaction Documents and the fulfillment of the terms
of this Agreement and the other Transaction Documents do not conflict with,
result in any breach of any of the terms or provisions of, nor constitute (with
or without notice or lapse of time) a default under the Certificate of
Incorporation or Bylaws of the Issuer or any indenture, agreement or other
instrument to which the Issuer is a party or by which it shall be bound, nor
result in the creation or imposition of any Lien upon any of its properties
pursuant to the terms of any such indenture, agreement or other instrument
(other than this Agreement), nor violate any law, order, rule or regulation
applicable to the Issuer of any court or of any federal or state regulatory
body, administrative agency or other governmental instrumentality having
jurisdiction over the Issuer or its properties, which breach, default, conflict,
Lien or violation would have a material adverse effect on the rights or
interests of the Noteholders or the Note Insurer.

     (f) No Proceedings. There is no action, suit or proceeding before or by any
court or governmental agency or body, domestic or foreign, now pending, or to
the Issuer's knowledge, threatened, against or affecting the Issuer: (i)
asserting the invalidity of this Agreement, the Notes or any of the other
Transaction Documents to which the Issuer is a party, (ii) seeking to prevent
the issuance of the Notes or the consummation of any of the transactions
contemplated by this Agreement, or any of the other Transaction Documents, (iii)
seeking any determination or ruling that might materially and adversely affect
the performance by the Issuer of its obligations under, or the validity or
enforceability of, this Agreement, the Notes or any other Transaction Documents,
or (iv) relating to the Issuer and which might adversely affect the federal
income tax attributes of the Notes.

     (g) No Subsidiaries. The Issuer has no subsidiaries.


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     (h) Not an Investment Company. Neither the Issuer nor the Trust Estate is
an "investment company" or a company "controlled" by an "investment company"
within the meaning of the Investment Company Act, and none of the issuance of
the Notes, the execution and delivery of the Transaction Documents to which the
Issuer is a party, the acquisition by the Issuer of one or more Pools of
Receivables, or the performance by the Issuer of its obligations under the
Transaction Documents, or the use of the proceeds of the Notes by the Issuer
will violate any provision of the Investment Company Act, or any rule,
regulation or order issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission thereunder.

     (i) No Violation of Securities Act. The Issuer has not offered or sold, and
will not offer or sell, any Notes in any manner that would render the issuance
and sale of the Notes a violation of the Securities Act, or any state securities
or "Blue Sky" laws or require registration pursuant thereto, nor has it
authorized, nor will it authorize, any Person to act in such manner. No
registration under the Securities Act is required for the sale of the Notes as
contemplated hereby, assuming the accuracy of the Purchaser's representations
and warranties set forth in the Purchase Agreement and the compliance of the
Placement Agent with its obligations under the Placement Agency Agreement.

     (j) Truth and Completeness of Private Placement Memorandum. As of the
Closing Date, the Private Placement Memorandum does not contain an untrue
statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make
the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were
made, not misleading.

     (k) No Violation of Exchange Act or Regulations T, U or X. None of the
transactions contemplated in the Transaction Documents (including the use of the
proceeds from the sale of the Notes) will result in a violation of Section 8 of
the Exchange Act, or any regulations issued pursuant thereto, including
Regulations T, U and X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System,
12 C.F.R., Chapter II. The Issuer does not own nor does it intend to carry or
purchase any "margin security" within the meaning of said Regulation U,
including margin securities originally issued by it or any "margin stock" within
the meaning of said Regulation U.

     (l) All Tax Returns, True, Correct and Timely Filed. All material tax
returns required to be filed by the Issuer in any jurisdiction have in fact been
filed and all taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges upon the
Issuer or upon any of its properties, income of franchises shown to be due and
payable on such returns have been paid. To the best of the Issuer's knowledge
all such tax returns were true and correct and the Issuer knows of no proposed
material additional tax assessment against it nor of any basis therefor. The
provisions for taxes on the books of the Issuer are in accordance with generally
accepted accounting principles.

     (m) No Restriction on Issuer Affecting its Business. The Issuer is not a
party to any contract or agreement, or subject to any charter or other
restriction which materially and adversely affects its business nor has it
agreed or consented to cause any of its properties to become subject to any Lien
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     (n) Perfection of Security Interest. All filings and recordings as may be
necessary to perfect the interest of the Issuer in the Receivables and such
other portion of the Trust Estate as to which a security interest may be
perfected under the UCC, have been accomplished and are in full force and
effect. All filings and recordings against the Issuer required to perfect the
security interest of the Trustee on such Receivables and such other portion of
the Trust Estate as to which a security interest may be perfected under the UCC,
have been accomplished and are in full force and effect. The Issuer will from
time to time, at its own expense, execute and file such additional financing
statements (including continuation statements) as may be necessary to ensure
that at any time, the interest of the Issuer in all of the Receivables and such
other portion of the Trust Estate as to which a security interest may be
perfected under the UCC, and the security interest of the Trustee on all of the
Receivables and such other portion of the Trust Estate as to which a security
interest may be perfected under the UCC are fully protected.

     (o) All Taxes, Fees and Charges Relating to Transaction and Transaction
Documents Paid. Any taxes, fees and other governmental charges in connection
with the execution and delivery of the Transaction Documents and the execution
and delivery and sale of the Notes have been or will be paid by the Issuer at or
prior to the Closing Date.

     (p) No Requirement that Issuer File a Registration Statement. There are no
contracts, agreements or understandings between the Issuer and any person
granting said person the right to require the Issuer to file a registration
statement under the Securities Act with respect to any Notes owned or to be
owned by such person.

     (q) No Broker, Finder or Financial Adviser Other than Rothschild. The
Issuer or any of its respective officers, directors, employees or agents has not
employed any broker, finder or financial adviser other than Rothschild Inc. or
incurred any liability for fees or commissions to any person other than
Rothschild Inc. in connection with the offering, issuance or sale of the Notes.

     (r) Notes Authorized, Executed, Authenticated, Validly Issued and
Outstanding. The Notes have been duly and validly authorized and, when duly and
validly executed and authenticated by the Trustee in accordance with the terms
of this Agreement and delivered to and paid for by each Purchaser as provided
herein, will be validly issued and outstanding and entitled to the benefits
hereof.

     (s) Location of Chief Executive Office and Records. The principal place of
business and chief executive office of the Issuer, and the office where Issuer
maintains all of its records, is located at 6115 N. Lorraine, Hutchinson, Kansas
67502; provided that, at any time after the Closing Date, upon 30 days' prior
written notice to each of the Servicer, the Note Insurer and the Trustee, the
Issuer may relocate its principal place of business and chief executive office,
and/or the office where it maintains all of its records, to another location
within the United States to the extent that the Issuer shall have taken all
actions necessary or reasonably requested by the Servicer, the Trustee or the
Note Insurer to amend its existing financing statements and continuation
statements, and file additional financing statements and to take any other steps
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evidence the rights, claims or security interests of any of the Servicer, the
Trustee or the Note Insurer under any of the Transaction Documents.

     (t) Ownership of the Issuer. One hundred percent (100%) of the issued and
outstanding shares of capital stock of the Issuer are directly owned (both
beneficially and of record) by Midland Credit Management, Inc. Such shares are
validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and no one other than Midland
Credit Management, Inc. has any options, warrants or other rights to acquire
shares of capital stock of and from the Issuer.

     (u) Solvency. The Issuer, both prior to and after giving effect to each
transfer of Receivables identified in a Schedule of Receivables on the Closing
Date (or on any Funding Date thereafter, as the case may be) (i) is not
"insolvent" (as such term is defined in Section 101(32)(A) of the Bankruptcy
Code); (ii) is able to pay its debts as they become due; and (iii) does not have
unreasonably small capital for the business in which it is engaged or for any
business or transaction in which it is about to engage.

     (v) Reporting and Accounting Treatment. For reporting and accounting
purposes, and in its books of account and records, the Issuer will treat each
transfer of Receivables pursuant to the Receivables Contribution Agreement as an
absolute sale and assignment of Midland Credit Management, Inc.'s full right,
title and ownership interest in each such Receivable and the Issuer has not in
any other manner accounted for or treated the transactions.

     (w) Governmental and Other Consents. No consents, approvals, authorization
or orders of, registration or filing with, or notice to any governmental
authority or court is required for the execution, delivery and performance of,
or compliance with, the Transaction Documents by the Issuer, except such
consent, approvals, authorizations, filings and notices that have already been
made or obtained.

     (x) Enforceability of Transaction Documents. Each of the Transaction
Documents to which it is a party has been duly authorized, executed and
delivered by the Issuer and constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation
of the Issuer, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms.

     (y) Accuracy of Information. The representations and warranties of the
Issuer in the Transaction Documents are true and correct in all material
respects as of the Closing Date and, except for representations and warranties
expressly made as of a different date, each Funding Date.

     (z) Separate Identity. The Issuer is operated as an entity separate from
Midland Credit Management, Inc. In addition, the Issuer:

         (i) has its own board of directors,

         (ii) has at least two independent directors who satisfy the definition
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         (iii) maintains its assets in a manner which facilitates their
identification and segregation from those of the Servicer,

         (iv) has all office furniture, fixtures and equipment necessary to
operate its business,

         (v) conducts all intercompany transactions with the Servicer on terms
which the Issuer reasonably believes to be on an arm's-length basis,

         (vi) has not guaranteed any obligation of the Servicer or any of its
Affiliates, nor has it had any of its obligations guaranteed by any such
entities and has not held itself out as responsible for debts of any such entity
or for the decisions or actions with respect to the business affairs of any such
entity,

         (vii) has not permitted the commingling or pooling of its funds or
other assets with the assets of the Servicer (other than in respect of items of
payment and funds which may be commingled until deposit into the Collection
Account in accordance with this Agreement),

         (viii) has separate deposit and other bank accounts to which neither
the Servicer nor any of its Affiliates has any access and does not at any time
pool any of its funds with those of the Servicer or any of its Affiliates,
except for such funds which may be commingled until deposit into the Collection
Account in accordance with this Agreement,

         (ix) maintains financial records which are separate from those of the
Servicer or any of its Affiliates,

         (x) compensates all employees, consultants and agents, or reimburses
the Servicer from the Issuer's own funds, for services provided to the Issuer by
such employees, consultants and agents,

         (xi) conducts all of its business (whether in writing or orally) solely
in its own name,

         (xii) is not, directly or indirectly, named as a direct or contingent
beneficiary or loss payee on any insurance policy covering the property of the
Servicer or any of its Affiliates and has entered into no agreement to be named
as such a beneficiary or payee,

         (xiii) acknowledges that the Trustee and the Note Insurer are entering
into the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Transaction
Documents in reliance on the Issuer's identity as a separate legal entity from
the Servicer, and

         (xiv) practices and adheres to company formalities such as complying
with its Bylaws and resolutions and the holding of regularly scheduled board of
directors meetings.

     (aa) ERISA Compliant. The Issuer and all ERISA Affiliates are in compliance
with all applicable federal or state laws, including the rule and regulations
promulgated thereunder, relating to discrimination in the hiring, promotion or
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state wages and hours law, and the provisions of the ERISA applicable to its
business, except where such noncompliance would not, individually or in the
aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. The employee benefit plans, including
employee welfare benefit plans (the "Employee Plans") of the Issuer and all
ERISA Affiliates have been operated in compliance with the Code, all
regulations, rulings and announcements promulgated or issued thereunder and all
other applicable governmental laws and regulations (except to the extent such
noncompliance would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material
Adverse Effect). No reportable event under Section 4043(b) of ERISA or any
prohibited transaction under Section 406 of ERISA has occurred with respect to
any Employee Plan maintained by the Issuer or any ERISA Affiliate (except to the
extent that any such event or transaction would not, individually or in the
aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect). There are no pending or, to the
Issuer's best knowledge, threatened, claims by or on behalf of any employee
plan, by any employee or beneficiary covered under any such plan or by any
governmental authority or otherwise involving such plans or any of their
respective fiduciaries (other than for routine claims for benefits). All
Employee Plans that are group health plans have been operated in compliance with
the group health plan continuation coverage requirements of Section 4980B of the
Code in all material respects (except to the extent that such noncompliance
would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect).
"Material Adverse Effect" means, when used in connection with the Issuer, any
development, change or effect that is materially adverse to the business,
properties, assets, net worth, condition (financial or other), or results of
operations of the Issuer or that reasonably could be expected to be materially
adverse to the prospects of the Issuer. Neither the Issuer nor any of its ERISA
Affiliates have a "defined benefit plan" as defined in ERISA.

SECTION 7.02 REPAYMENT IN RESPECT OF RECEIVABLES UPON BREACH.


         Upon discovery by the Issuer or the Servicer (which discovery shall be
deemed to have occurred upon the receipt of notice by a Responsible Officer of
the Issuer or the Servicer) or upon the actual knowledge of a Responsible
Officer of the Trustee of a breach of any of the representations and warranties
of the Issuer set forth in Section 7.01, the party discovering such breach shall
give prompt written notice to the others. If such breach has or would have a
material adverse effect on the rights or interests of the Noteholders or the
Note Insurer with respect to all or a portion of the Receivables, the Issuer
shall repay a portion of the Note Balance equal to the Release Payment related
to such Receivables and, if necessary, the Issuer shall enforce the obligation
of the Seller under the Receivables Contribution Agreement to reacquire
Receivables from the Issuer, unless such breach shall have been cured within
thirty (30) days after the earlier to occur of the discovery of such breach by
the Issuer or receipt of written notice of such breach by the Issuer, such that
the relevant representation and warranty shall be true and correct in all
material respects as if made on such day, and the Issuer shall have delivered to
the Trustee a certificate of any Responsible Officer of the Issuer describing
the nature of such breach and the manner in which the relevant representation
and warranty became true and correct. This repayment obligation shall pertain to
all representations and warranties of the Issuer contained in Section 7.01,
whether or not the Issuer has knowledge of the breach at the time of the breach
or at the time the representations and warranties were made. The Issuer will be
obligated to make the repayment related to such Receivables as set forth above
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succeeding the date on which such repayment obligation arises. In consideration
of the release of the Receivables, on such Remittance Date, the Issuer shall
remit the aggregate Release Payments of the Receivables to the Collection
Account in the manner specified in Section 4.03.

         Upon any such repayment, the Trustee on behalf of the Noteholders and
the Note Insurer shall, without further action, be deemed to have released its
security interest in, to and under the Removed Receivables, all monies due or to
become due with respect thereto after the aforementioned Remittance Date and all
proceeds thereof. The Trustee shall execute such documents and instruments and
take such other actions as shall be reasonably requested by the Issuer to effect
the security interest release pursuant to this Section. Notwithstanding the
foregoing, the Controlling Party may by delivery of prior written notice waive
any breach and repayment obligation of the Issuer pursuant to this Section 7.02.
The Trustee shall have no duty to conduct any affirmative investigation as to
the occurrence of any condition requiring the repayment for any Receivables
pursuant to this Section, except as otherwise provided in Section 10.02.

SECTION 7.03 LIABILITY OF ISSUER

         The Issuer shall be liable in accordance with this Agreement only to
the extent of the obligations in this Agreement specifically undertaken by the
Issuer in such capacity under this Agreement and shall have no other obligations
or liabilities hereunder.

SECTION 7.04 MERGER OR CONSOLIDATION OF, OR ASSUMPTION OF THE OBLIGATIONS OF,
THE ISSUER; CERTAIN LIMITATIONS.

     (a) Merger, Etc. Any corporation (i) into which the Issuer may be merged or
consolidated, (ii) which may result from any merger, conversion or consolidation
to which the Issuer shall be a party, or (iii) which may succeed to all or
substantially all of the business of the Issuer, which corporation in any of the
foregoing cases executes an agreement of assumption to perform every obligation
of the Issuer under this Agreement, shall be the successor to the Issuer under
this Agreement without the execution or filing of any document or any further
act on the part of any of the parties to this Agreement, except that if the
Issuer in any of the foregoing cases is not the surviving entity, then the
surviving entity shall execute an agreement of assumption to perform every
obligation of the Issuer hereunder, and the surviving entity shall have taken
all actions necessary or reasonably requested by the Issuer, the Trustee or the
Note Insurer to amend its existing financing statements and continuation
statements, and file additional financing statements and to take any other steps
reasonably requested by the Issuer, the Trustee or the Note Insurer to further
perfect or evidence the rights, claims or security interests of any of the
Issuer, the Trustee or the Note Insurer under any of the Transaction Documents.
The Issuer (1) shall provide notice of any merger, consolidation or succession
pursuant to this Section to the Rating Agency, the Trustee, the Note Insurer,
the Noteholders and the Placement Agent, (2) for so long as the Notes are
outstanding, shall receive from the Rating Agency a letter to the effect that
such merger, consolidation or succession will not result in a qualification,
downgrading or withdrawal of the then-current rating on the Notes, and (3) shall
receive from the Controlling Party its prior written consent to such merger,
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succession, absent which consent, the Issuer shall not become a party to such
merger, consolidation or succession.

     (b) Certain Limitations. (i) The business, activities and purpose of the
Issuer shall be limited as specified in its Certificate of Incorporation.


         (ii) So long as any outstanding debt of the Issuer or the Notes is
rated by the Rating Agency, the Issuer shall not issue unsecured notes or
otherwise borrow money unless (A) the Issuer has made a written request to the
Rating Agency to issue unsecured notes or incur indebtedness and such notes or
borrowings are rated by the Rating Agency the same as or higher than the rating
aff