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Capital One Financial Corp. said Monday it's shutting down its wholesale mortgage banking unit, GreenPoint Mortgage, but will meet contractual obligations to customers with loan commitments in the pipeline with rates locked. Capital One is closing GreenPoint's California-based headquarters and 31 locations across 19 states, eliminating 1,900 positions, most by the end of the year. "The reductions in demand and pricing in the secondary mortgage markets make it difficult to operate our wholesale mortgage banking business profitably," said Capital One Chief Financial Officer Gary Perlin, in a statement. Perlin said Capital One's other businesses are "supported by ample liquidity and funding," including deposits and a stockpile of subordinated credit card funding. Capital One, whic...