Additional Information and Resources
The resources on this page provide additional background and updated information on banking abuses and how they can be addressed.
A report from National People's Action, Profiting from Poverty, shows that payday lenders continue to take billions in profits from poor communities each year, and that these businesses are funded by the major U.S. banks which also share in these profits (January 2012)
Center for Responsible Lending's report, Predatory Payday Lending by Banks on the Rise, shows that some of the major banks are getting into the payday lending business directly, making payday loans directly to their customers (July 2011).
Big Bank Payday Loans: High-interest loans through big banks' checking accounts keep customers in long-term debt Center for Responsible Lending, July 2011
Abuses in foreclosure practices Reuters, July 18, 2011
In Financial Crisis, No Prosecutions of Top Figures New York Times, April 14, 2011
Naming Culprits in the Financial Crisis New York Times, April 3, 2011
Steering of minority populations to higher cost mortgages ConsumerAffairs.com June 30, 2010
of Gains Vanish for Blacks in Memphis New York Times, May 31, 2010
Minorities Affected Most as New York Foreclosures Rise New York Times, May 15, 2009
Homeownership Losses are Greatest Among Minorities New York Times, May 12, 2009
Racial Bias in Ohio Mortgage Lending Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 3, 2009