New report on Payday Financing: The Predators’ Creditors

Today we partnered with National People’s Action (NPA) to release a new report, The Predators’ Creditors: How the Biggest Banks are Bankrolling the Payday Loan Industry. The report details ties between payday lenders and big banks, including financing arrangements, shared leadership, and ownership ties. …

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Wells Fargo, Wachovia, and the Vulcan Three

Last October, in a stunning turn of events at the height of the Wall Street crisis, Wachovia backed out of a deal with Citigroup and agreed to a $15 billion merger with Wells Fargo — the biggest bank merger ever. The Charlotte-based Wachovia had recently collapsed under the weight of its own mortgage portfolio and …

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