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    A free press is a prerequisite for democracy, and objective and incisive reporting can only help low income people, redlined and excluded communities. Inner City Press/Community on the Move, as its name connotes, is also engaged in journalism, in use of the Freedom of Information Act, and has an understanding of the time and other constraints reporters are under. This page is intended to help (or, where applicable, bring balance to) journalists’ reporting.  

   For reporting about banks or the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), click here for ICP's weekly CRA Report. Click here for a description of some of ICP’s current campaigns, and here for a recent CBS MarketWatch article on the Fair Finance Watch.  Below on this page is a list of some articles.  For a less newsy approach, see "Community Reinvestment in a Globalizing World: To Hold Banks Accountable, From The Bronx to Buenos Aires, Beijing and Basle," by Matthew Lee, in Organizing Access to Capital: Advocacy and the Democratization of Financial Institutions, Prof. Greg Squires, ed., Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003.  Some of the articles listed below are available for free on the Internet, all are available on Lexis-Nexis and in other news data bases, or, if necessary, from ICP.

   ICP has now published Predatory Bender, a (double) book about the inner city-relevant topics of subprime lending, and corporate fraud.  The Washington Post of March 15, 2004, calls Predatory Bender: America in the Aughts "the first novel about predatory lending;" the London Times of April 15, 2004, "A Novel Approach," said it "has a cast of colorful characters."  The Pittsburgh City Paper says the 100-page afterword makes the "indispensable point that predatory lending is now being aggressively exported to the rest of the globe." Click here for that review; click here for sample chapters, here for fast ordering and delivery, and here for other ordering information

      ICP also has lending and other analysis of a number of banks not (for now) listed on the Current Campaigns page; contact us to receive this lending analysis or another analysis, by email (to mlee [at] innercitypress.org). ICP also advocates and reports concerning the Federal Reserve, environmental justice, global inner cities, and, since September 11, 2001, a more general Finance Watch, and more recently reports on the United Nations, where Inner City Press is accredited media. The first page of this web site contains links on a number of other topics, from telecommunications advocacy to housing to arts and culture. Follow those links for more information, or, click here for five ways to contact us.     Thanks for your interest.  

    --Matthew Lee, Executive Director, (718) 716-3540, email: mlee [at] innercitypress.org

April 14. 2014, "Public interest group outraged by Mercantile Bank Corp.'s response to request for lending records," by Jim Harger, MLive / Grand Rapids Press

November 29, 2013: "Mercantile and Firstbank merger will likely be delayed, Consumer protection group alleges Mercantile Bank loaned no money to minorities in 2012," by Eric Young, Ogemaw County Herald


November 25, 2103, "Federal Reserve holds up merger of Mercantile Bank Corp. and FirstBank Corp. over minority lending practices," by Jim Harger, MLive/Grand Rapids Press

August 28, 2013: ICP's reporting on Syria was featured in Pacifica radio station KPFA's "Flashpoints" program, here, and shown on Democracy Now, here, from Minute 18:30.

July 5, 2013, BBC: "DR Congo's M23 rebels: Rwandan support 'falling'" ("The report, leaked by Inner City Press which follows UN affairs")

July 2, 2013, Bloomberg News / BusinessWeek: "Congo’s Army Smuggling Minerals in East Congo, UN Experts Say" (" Inner City Press, a New York-based investigative journalism organization, published the document on its website on June 29")

May 18, 2013, Somaliland Sun, "Somaliland: UN Acknowledges Suspension of Flights, New Phone Code?"

Back on the bank beat, April 30, 2013: "Investors, Roma bank merger still awaiting regulator's approval," by Ed Beeson, Newark [NJ] Star-Ledger, April 30-May 1, 2013

Sample UN cites, on Inner City Press expose of internship at UN for sale: Talk Radio News Service, here; Al Jazeera / Alternet, here.

Back on the bank beat, October 2012: "M&T deal is challenged over inner-city lending," by Jonathan Epstein, Buffalo News, Oct. 10, 2012

"Fair lending advocate challenging Hudson City-M&T merger," by Richard Newman, NJ Record, Oct. 12, 2012

Click here for Sept 26, 2011 New Yorker on Inner City Press -- then there was some push back, documents here

Flag raised on merger of Hancock, Whitney banks,” by Rebecca Mowbray, New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 13, 2011

"Wal-Mart adding financial sites," by Christina Rexrode, Charlotte Observer, March 16, 2010

ICP Fair Finance Watch in The Guardian (UK), Feb. 16-17, 2010, on Wells Fargo's subprime - here

December 31, 2007: Inner City Press now does its RSS feed through blogspot, http://innercitypress.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default although again, not of all articles, only those articles  that are broken-out on separate pages on InnerCityPress.com. It's another step forward; the InnerCityPress.com articles are now included in Lexis/Nexis...

January 9, 2006: Inner City Press now offers an RSS.XML feed – although not of all articles, only those articles  that are broken-out on separate pages on InnerCityPress.com. It’s something of a step forward; the InnerCityPress.com articles are now included / spidered in such venues as Google News. Readers are free to subscribe to (or make others aware of or suggest the inclusion of) Inner City Press’ RSS feed, available here. As always, any support for this work and this new service is appreciated. For or with more information, contact us.

Public Reports -- some articles available free on the Internet, try the blue links but note that the use of "frames" is making this type of direct link more difficult.   (Commentary in italics added to early reports by ICP's media criticism department.)  Articles are available on Lexis-Nexis, or, if necessary, from ICP.
 
  After a hiatus in logging articles here, will try to re-start:

"Wal-Mart adding financial sites," by Christina Rexrode, Charlotte Observer, March 16, 2010

October 11, 2008 (will go back and enter months' of articles, for now click here for Inner City Press in Wash Post and Miami on CRA, here in Charlotte on the mergers, and here even praising the FDIC (on other grounds)

"Consumer group protests RBC Centura Bank's pending buyout of Alabama National Bancorporation," by Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel, Jan. 3, 2008

"RBC faces discrimination claim," Edmonton Journal, Jan. 2, 2008

"RBC's U.S. takeover plans challenged, Vancouver Province, Jan. 2, 2008

"LEGAL: RBC acquisition in Ala. challenged," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jan. 1, 2008, Pg. 2C

"Group opposes RBC bid for Alabama National," Birmingham News, Jan. 1, 2008, Pg. 1D

"Activist fights TD-Commerce Bancorp deal, citing racial gap," by Richard Newman, Bergen Record, Jan. 1, 2008, Pg. L7

"U.S. Advocacy Group Opposes Royal Bank Bid for Alabama National," by Joe Schneider, Bloomberg, December 31, 2007

"Advocates for poor protest bid to buy Commerce," by Harold Brubaker, Philadelphia Inquirer, December 29, 2007

"Advocacy group in challenge of TDBank-Commerce Bancorp deal," by Carrie Tait, National Post (Canada), December 29, 2007

"BANKS FAIL TO ESCAPE STING OF SUBPRIME; THEY PULLED BACK FROM SCRUTINIZED LOANS, BUT INVESTMENT ARMS DIDN'T," by Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, December 2, 2007, Pg. 1A

"Giving borrowers a break; Prodded by politicians and foreclosures, some mortgage lenders are willing to modify terms to help homeowners," by E. Scott Reckard, LA Times, October 4, 2007

"Delta tries to weather the storm; Bouncing back after accusations of predatory lending," by Randi F. Marshall, New York Newsday, Sept. 17, 2007

"Online critics make BofA a key corporate target," by Rich Thomaselli, Charlotte Business Journal, September 10, 2007

"Meet The Nefarious Bureaucrat Who's Helping Banks Rip You Off," by Stephanie Mencimer, The New Republic, August 28, 2007

"Hacker Attacks U.N. Web Sites," by Benny Avni, NY Sun, August 14, 2007

"Minority home loans rise at Wachovia, BofA: But Charlotte banks granted more high-rate loans in 2006," by Rick Rothacker and Ted Mellnik, The Charlotte Observer, August 4, 2007

"Predatory Lenders Bite Back, by Karen Shugart, Creative Loafing, July 25, 2007

"Who made the big bets in subprime lending?", by David Weidner, MarketWatch, June 21, 2007

"Disparities found in loan rates to minorities, Efforts to curb abuses not working," by Jonathan D. Epstein, Buffalo News, June 5, 2007

"How President Obasanjo Pressured the UN's Ban Ki-moon over the Flawed Elections," Nigeria Election Hotline, June 2, 2007

BloggingHeads.tv from the United Nations, June 1, 2007

"HSBC Finance's new CEO," by Lorene Yue, Crain's Chicago Business, May 15, 2007

"Bloggers go where journalists once reigned," by Maria Aspan, NY Times / International Herald Tribune, April 30, 2007 NYT Sec. C, Pg. 6

"As 'subprime' rates shoot up, owners despair," by Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel, April 29, 2007

"Banks Prone to Sell Minorities Pricy Loans," Reuters / Washington Post, April 4, 2007

"To whom the finger points," by Allison Pyburn, Asset Securitization Report, April 2, 2007

"Sub-prime lenders fear defaults after costly HSBC fallout," by James Doran, Times of London, Feb. 10, 2007

"Consumer Protection, And Image Protection; OCC says it's doing its part but efforts are often unnoticed," by Cheyenne Hopkins, American Banker, Feb. 9, 2005, Pg. 1

"Protest filed against BofA's deal for U.S. Trust," by Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, January 27, 2007

"Bankers See Flaws In Suspended Ill. Anti-Predator Test," by Derek Klobucher, American Banker, January 24, 2007

"Hearings Sought on Regions-AmSouth Deal," by Steven Sloan, American Banker, August 23, 2006

"Consumer group seeks to block Regions-AmSouth merger," Business Journals, August 22, 2006

"Court Backs Nonresidents’ Right to Obtain Delaware Documents," by Rita K. Farrell, New York Times, August 17, 2006, Pg. C7

"Delaware limits on FOIA not legal, court rules, Out-of-staters allowed access to public records," by Sean O'Sullivan, Wilmington News-Journal, August 18, 2006

"US orders Delaware to open its records," Associated Press (here on Philadelphia Inquirer), August 16, 2006

Harbor Florida Bancshares responds to criticism of merger," MarketWatch, August 16, 2006

Group challenges Harbor Federal takeover," by Scott Blake, Florida Today, August 15, 2006

"Nat City Accused of Bias in Lending," by Joe Adler, American Banker, August 15, 2006

"Critics challenge National City's recent acquisitions," by David Weidner, MarketWatch, August 14, 2006

"Wachovia gathers support for Golden West merger, By Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, August 10, 2006

"Survivor of both A-bombs takes message to United Nations," by Seana K. Magee, Kyodo / Japan Times, August 6, 2006

"Bank [Wachovia] gets new leader," by Scott Blake, Florida Today, August 3, 2006, Pg. 1C

"Government to investigate human rights abuse in Karamoja region," by Kabona Esiara and Phoebe Mutetsi, Daily Monitor (Kampala, Uganda), July 31, 2006 (then AllAfrica and BBC)

"Group protests Wachovia's deal for World Savings Bank," by John Hielscher, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, July 31, 2006, Pg. 7

"Day Of Reckoning In Congo," Investor's Business Daily, July 28, 2006, Page A12

"Worldwide Race for Water Launched at U.N.," by Ashfaque Swapan, India-West, July 28, 2006

"Public hearings sought on Wachovia takeover," by Richard Newman, Bergen Record, July 25, 2006

"Wachovia-Golden West Deal Challenged," by Paul Davis, American Banker, July 25, 2006

"NY group challenges Golden West deal," Business Journals of Sacramento, Charlotte and elsewhere, July 24, 2006

"Wachovia purchase of Golden West challenged," by Riva Froymovich, Investment News, July 24, 2006

"State files suit to open EZPawn's records: Regulators say lender runs unlicensed offices," by Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel, July 19, 2006, Pg. B1

"UNDP suspends operations in northeastern Uganda," Xinhua General News Service, June 29, 2006

"UNDP Suspends Karamoja Projects," Uganda New Vision, June 28, 2006

Wachovia sells off leftover Money Store service unit," by Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, June 23, 2006

"Loan denial rates higher for minorities," by Mc Nelly Torres and Jeremy Milarsky, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, June 17, 2006

"Home Depot defends lending plan," by Bill McConnell, Daily Deal, June 7, 2006

"Chopping Branches," by M. Ptacin, City Limits Weekly, June 5, 2006

"Chase deal fuels worries about oversight of banks," by Richard Newman, Bergen Record, May 25, 2006

"Group seeks hearings on Mercantile deal," by Laura Smitherman, Baltimore Sun, May 23, 2006

"Court to Rule on Delaware Public Records Law," by Rita K. Farrell, New York Times, May 12, 2006, Pg. C10 (and International Herald Tribune)

"FOIA filing only puzzles U.S. judges - State law refuses queries from non-Delawareans,"  by Sean O'Sullivan, Wilmington News-Journal, May 12, 2006

"Delaware seeks to shield public records from nonresidents," by Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press, May 11, 2006

"Delaware Defends 'Citizens Only' Public Records Law," by Peg Brickley, Dow Jones Newswires, May 11, 2006

"Wachovia's Thompson trumpets 'crown jewel,' but analysts worry," by Rick Rothacker, The Charlotte Observer, May 9, 2006

"Wachovia nips at BofA's heels," St. Petersburg Times, May 9, 2006, Pg. 1D

"Wachovia to acquire Golden West in $25 billion-plus deal," by Michael Liedtke, Associated Press, May 8, 2006

"Group tries to block Wachovia/Golden West merger," Reuters, May 8, 2006

"Phony Explanation for Widening Loan Disparity," by Matthew R. Lee, American Banker, May 5, 2006, Pg. 7,

"With CRA, Is There Common Ground?" by Jeffrey Marshall, US Banker, May 2006, Pg. 60

Activist Challenges JPM Swap Deal," by Stacy Kaper, American Banker, April 18, 2006, Pg. 4

"A Citizen of the World, at Home in the Bronx," by Michael Powell, Washington Post, April 17, 2006, Pg. A2

"Group tries to block JPMorgan/Bank of NY swap," by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters, April 17, 2006

"Community group challenges JPMorgan Chase deal for Bank of New York retail outlets," Associated Press, April 17, 2006

"HMDA Data Show Larger Disparities Among Races," Inside B&C Lending, April 14, 2006

"Report: Some Big Banks' Minority Lending Worsened," By Stacy Kaper, American Banker, April 11, 2006

"TD's boss draws on ex-premier's experience," by Stuart Laidlaw, Toronto Star, April 7, 2006

"Wal-Mart to Open 50 Stores in High Unemployment Areas," by Lauren Coleman-Lochner, Bloomberg News, April 4, 2006

"Consumer group opposes North Fork Bank sale," by Susan Harrigan, Newsday, March 16, 2006, Pg. A46

"Capital One acquires North Fork Bank," by Daniel Dunaief, New York Daily News, March 14, 2006

"Consumer group opposes Capital One-North Fork deal," by Mark McSherry, Reuters, March 13, 2006

"Capital One to buy North Fork for $14.6 billion," by Eileen Alt Powell, Associated Press, March 13, 2006

Group challenges BB&T's proposed takeover of Main Street banks,” by Paul Nowell, Associated Press, February 9, 2006.

”Activist again moves to block National City,” by Dave Nicklaus, St. Louis Post Dispatch, February 8, 2006, Pg. C1

“Consumer group protests First National sale,” by John Hielscher, Sarasota Herald Tribune, January 31, 2006

“$2 million for Iowans in lending settlement: Ameriquest Mortgage is accused of improper home-loan practices,” by S.P. Dinnen, Des Moines Register, January 24, 2006

Group critical of Sovereign's lending record,” Providence (Rhode Island) Journal, January 4, 2006, Pg. E3

“Activists Want Hearing on Sovereign Deal,” by Matthias Rieker, American Banker, January 4, 2006

Community group says Sovereign has poor record on minority loans,” by Deborah Yao, Associated Press (and Dow Jones newswires, January 3, 2005

“Group challenges M&I purchase: Inner City Press alleges racial disparity in lending,” by Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 29, 2005

“Bank firm purchase contested, Milwaukee’s M&I seeks Gold Banc,” by Dan Margolies, Kansas City Star, December 28, 2005

“Military-Relief Law's Impact Hard to Gauge,” by Ethan Zindler, American Banker, December 28, 2005

“Consumer group challenges M&I-Gold Banc deal,” by Todd Beamon, The Business Journals of Milwaukee and Kansas City, December 27, 2006

“Banks violate troops’ rights, group charges,” by Karen Jowers, Army Times, December 19, 2005

“HSBC 'overcharging' US troops,” by Conal Walsh, The Observer (UK), December 18, 2005

”Community group objects to Compass-TexasBanc deal,” by David Weidner, MarketWatch, December 12, 2005

“Job cuts at Royal Bank's US arm,” by Karl West, The Herald (Glasgow), December 6, 2005, Pg. 21

”Tech Supporting The Repo Man At More Subprime Auto Lenders,” by Erick Bergquist, American Banker, December 6, 2005, Pg. 7

"US soldiers’ families allege loan discrimination by HSBC," by Karl West, The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), December 5, 2005

 ”Fulton Financial Accused of Biased Lending: Federal Reserve Is Asked to Halt Firm's Acquisition of Columbia Bancorp,” by Terence O'Hara, Washington Post, November 23, 2005, Pg. D4

”Advocacy group tries to block Fulton deal,” Lancaster New Era, Nov. 23, 2005, Pg. 9

”Group challenges Howard bank buyer: Fulton accused of bias against minorities,” by Laura Smitherman, Baltimore Sun, November 22, 2005, Pg. 1D

“Huntington Bancshares: Group Again Objects to Unizan Purchase,” by Ken Stammen, Columbus Dispatch, November 15, 2005

“WaMu has stake in risky, sub-prime arena,” by Melissa Allison and Justin Mayo, Seattle Times, November 13, 2005

“Nashville's minority groups pay more to borrow money,” by Getahn Ward, Nashville Tennessean, November 13, 2005

Don't take your prime credit to a subprime lender,” by Julie Sturgeon, BankRate.com, Wednesday November 9, 2005

"What does the new HMDA data show about banks' lending practices when it comes to racial, ethnic and gender differences?" by Karen Krebsbach, US Banker, November, 2005, Pg. 18

"Why Few See Additional Battles in Preempt War," by Ethan Zindler, American Banker, October 24, 2005, Pg. 1   

"Reconsideration Denied as to Federal Reserve's FOIA Disclosure of Bank Merger Documents," New York Law Journal, October 21, 2005, Pg. 24

“TD Banknorth plan protested; Inner City tries to block acquisition, criticizes treatment of minorities, poor,” by Jerry Harkavy, Associated Press / Canadian Press October 18-19, 2005 and, e.g., Boston Globe, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, etc

“Wal-Mart plan could shake up bank industry; Industrial banks: Widespread opposition may nudge Congress to shut them all down,” by Steven Oberbeck , Salt Lake Tribune, October 18, 2005

“Community group files to block TD-Hudson United deal,” by David Weidner, MarketWatch, October 17, 2005

“BancWest closer to ComFed buyout,” by Steve Jordan, Omaha World-Herald, October 13, 2005

“Report: minority mortgage rates run higher in Orange County, California,” by Jeff Collins, Orange County Register, September 30, 2005

“'Benign'? The Fed's Effort to Spin the 2004 Data,” by Matthew Lee, American Banker, September 23, 2005

HSBC Faces Bid Challenge,” by Conal Walsh, The Observer, September 18, 2005

”The HMDA Controversy,” by Jack Milligan, Mortgage Banking, September 1, 2005, Pg. 28

"Wachovia, BofA build ties to high-rate lending business," by Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, August 29, 2005

“Another Group Objects to Bank of America Buying MBNA,” CardLine August 26, 2005

"Retailer, grocer and soon bank of Wal-Mart: Utah bank petition sparks strong opinions," by Steve Oberbeck, Salt Lake Tribune, August 20, 2005

"Delaware's tight rules about public record availability," by Aries Keck, NPR's Marketplace (here in Real Player), August 9, 2005

"Bankers cite Utah move in seeking law change," Jenifer K. Nii Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City), August 4, 2005

"Capital One's General Counsel," Corporate Counsel, August 2005

"Inner City Press/Community on the Move v. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System," New York Law Journal, July 26, 2005

“Wal-Mart Bank Plan Attacked,” by Hannah Bergman, American Banker, July 26, 2005

”Wal-Mart Banking plans in Utah draw opposition,” Arkansas Democrat Gazette, July 26, 2005

“Predatory lending suits raise specter of assignee liability,” by Allison Pyburn, Asset Securitization Report, July 25, 2005

“Group Challenges BofA’s Purchase of MBNA,” CardLine, July 15, 2005, Vol. 5; No. 28; Pg. 1         

“Hudson United Bank to be sold: $1.9 Billion deal with TD Banknorth, by Richard Newman, Bergen Record, July 13, 2005, Pg. B1

“TD's Banknorth buys U.S. bank,” by Stuart Laidlaw, Toronto Star, July 13, 2005, Pg. D1

 “TD's New Man in U.S. Acts Fast on Expansion,” by Gordon Pitts, Toronto Globe & Mail, July 13, 2005

“Group Against BofA Merger,” Virginian-Pilot(Norfolk, Va.), July 13, 2005, Pg. D3

 “Consumer group goes on record opposing BofA-MBNA merger,” by Associated Press (Paul Nowell), July 12, 2005

“Consumer group opposes BofA-MBNA merger: Concerned deal would decrease competition,” By Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, July 12, 2005

“TD to buy U.S. bank,” by Tavia Grant, Toronto Globe & Mail, July 12, 2005

“Consumer group presses Fed on bank's acquisition,” Boston Globe, July 12, 2005

“MBNA deal challenged by consumer advocates,” Wilmington (Del.) News Journal, July 12, 2005

“Group Challenges Bank of America Deal,” by Damian Paletta, American Banker, July 12, 2005

“Consumer group opposes Bank of America/MBNA merger,” by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters, July 11, 2005

“Credit scores mark us all as losers,” Jill Insley, The Observer (UK), July 10, 2005, Pg. 5

“Protest Over Citi's Deal with Federated,” by Hannah Bergman, American Banker, July 6, 2005

”More banks checking out the Bronx; Potential for revival spurs branch plans,” by Tommy Fernandez, Crain’s New York Business, June 27, 2005

“Lenders See Data Security Issues in Ill. Legislation,” by Erick Bergquist, American Banker, July 7, 2005

“Challenge to WaMu Buy,” By Brad Finkelstein, National Mortgage News, June 27, 2005, Pg. 1

“Group Objects to Wamu-Providian Deal,” by Jim Cole, American Banker, June 21, 2005

"Washington Mutual: Group challenges planned acquisition," by Melissa Allison, Seattle Times, June 21, 2005

"Thrift Supervision office asked to look at Wamu," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 21, 2005

"Spitzer gets OK to probe bank lending to minorities," by David Weidner, CBS MarketWatch, June 21, 2005

Consumer group opposes WaMu's Providian purchase,” Business Journals of Seattle, Portland, etc., June 20, 2005

"Community group opposes WaMu buy of Providian,"  CBS MarketWatch, June 20, 2005

“New York Group Calls for Investigation of Lenders,” by Jennifer Harmon, Origination News, June 2005

“Restriction Section of FOIA Ruled Unconstitutional,” by Danielle N. Rodier, Delaware Law Weekly, June 15, 2005, Pg. D1

“Reacting to HMDA Expansion,” National Mortgage News, June 6, 2005

“House of pain: New York, Florida are looking into unfair terms for minorities,” by Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel, May 29, 2005, Pg. H1

"Federal court ruling on nonresident FOI rights should be appealed," Wilmington News Journal (editorial), May 22, 2005

"Ameriquest's Ties to Watchdog Group Are Tested," by Mike Hudson, Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2005

“Citigroup Reforms Some Consumer Lending Practices,” by Justin Baer, Bloomberg News, May 19, 2005

“Delaware Records Act Ruled Unconstitutional,” by Rita K. Farrell, New York Times, May 16, 2005, Pg. C2

“N.Y. man wins open records lawsuit: Out-of-staters get access to documents,” by Sean O’Sullivan, Wilmington (Del.) News Journal, May 14, 2005

“Loan reports raise questions -- Mortgage disclosures show racial disparities, group says,” by David Flaum, Memphis Commercial Appeal, May 13, 2005

“Group Analyzes Subprime Data,” by Hannah Bergman, American Banker, May 10, 2005

Consumer Group Urges AG Action,” by Jennifer Harmon, National Mortgage News, May 9, 2005

“Several banks criticized for high-cost loans,” by Jonathan D. Epstein, Buffalo News, May 9, 2005

“Long Island banks say 'no' to many mortgage applicants, David Reich-Hale, Long Island Business News, May 6, 2005

“Citigroup Units Kept Making Loans That Violated Policy,” by Eric Dash, New York Times, May 4, 1005, Pg. C9

“Given Credit Where It’s Due,” New York Daily News (editorial, by Beverly Weintraub), May 2, 1005, Pg. 34

New York’s Minority Loan Practices Draw Interest: Bank data report reveals major rate disparity on city's home mortgages,” by Tom Fredrickson, Crain’s New York Business, May 2, 2005, Pg. 1

Royal Bank of Scotland Pursued by U.S. Consumers,” Dow Jones, May 1, 2005.

Spitzer Is Urged to Probe Royal Bank of Scotland,” by Dominic Rushe, Sunday Times (London), May 1, 2005

“New York's attorney general seeks data to assess whether lenders are targeting minorities,” by Annette Haddad, Los Angeles Times, April 29, 2005

“With New Data, Attorney General Looks at Mortgage Rates,” by Tami Luhby, New York Newsday, April 29, 2005

“Split Decision on an Activist OTS Director,” by Damian Paletta, American Banker, April 29, 2005, Pg. 1

“Data Suggests Citi, JP Morgan Charged Minorities More; now AG investigates,” by David Weidner, CBS MarketWatch, April 28, 2005

“Paying More for a Mortgage / Pagando más por hipoteca,” El Diario - La Prensa (editorial; Evelyn Hernandez), April 26, 2005

“HSBC predatory in U.S. lending,” by Conal Walsh, The Observer (UK), April 24, 2005

“Our Bad” [re Citigroup giving incorrect HMDA data], American Banker, April 18, 2005

"Minority customers get higher loan rates, study says," by David Weidner, CBS MarketWatch and Investor's Business Daily, April 11, 2005

"Groups Make Hay of HMDA Data," National Mortgage News, April 11, 2005, Pg. 2

"Citibank Texas will have its HQ in Dallas," by Chad Eric Watt, Dallas Business Journal, April 8, 2005“First HMDA Fallout - Activists Hit Citi, B of A,” by Hannah Bergman, American Banker, April 5, 2005, Pg. 1

“U.S. community group alleges Citigroup, Bank of America discriminate in mortgage lending,” by Eileen Alt Powell, Associated Press, April 4, 2005

“U.S. pressure group claims credit for Citigroup freeze,” by Patrick Hosking, London Times & eFinancialNews, March 21, 2005

"Fed warns Citi of Tighter Scrutiny," by David Weidner, CBS MarketWatch, March 18, 2005 (also via Investors.com and Yahoo)

“States Follow Long Trail of Complaints Against Lender,” by E. Scott Reckard, Josh Friedman, and Mike Hudson, Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2005, Pg. A1

U.S. Representatives Introduce Anti-Predatory Mortgage Lending Bill,” by William Baue, Social Funds, March 15, 2005

“Citigroup’s High Anxiety: Scandals that keep erupting,” by Edward Robinson and Justin Baer, Bloomberg Markets, April 2005 (here via Greenwich Times, March 13, 2005)

“Capital One Financial's bid to buy Hibernia banks should be carefully scrutinized, a watchdog group told federal bank regulators,” Washington Post, March 11, 2005, Pg. E2

“Group opposes Hibernia deal,” New Orleans Times Picayune, March 11, 2005

“Group says Capital One-Hibernia combination is ‘worst of both worlds,’" by Stephanie Stoughton, Associated Press, March 10, 2005 (via Louisiana, Alabama, Florida)

Group challenges Hibernia-Capital One deal,” by Kathy Finn, BizNewOrleans.com, March 10, 2005

"Riggs agrees to $654 million offer from PNC," by David Weidner, CBS MarketWatch, February 10, 2005

"After squabble, Riggs agrees to $643 million buyout by PNC," by Charles Sheenan, Associated Press, February 10, 2005

"Riggs sues PNC after talks to save merger fail," by David Weidner, CBS MarketWatch, February 7, 2005

"Simplify CRA? Not So Fast: Citi, GE say keep as is; JPM offers alternative," by Hannah Bergman, American Banker, February 4, 2005, Pg. 1

"Fed, Community Group in Legal Dispute Over FOIA in Wachovia/SouthTrust Merger," by Richard Cowden, Bureau of National Affairs Banking Daily, February 2, 2005

"Big Lenders Propped Up Failed Subprime Mortgage Lender," by Christine Richard, Dow Jones Newswires, January 31, 2005

Riggs Slapped Again: Washington Bank Fined $16 Million with 5-year Probation,” by David Weidner, CBS MarketWatch, January 27, 2005

“Fed Okays TD Bank's U.S. Purchase,” by Stuart Laidlaw, Toronto Star, January 19, 2004

“Group Protests BBVA Deal for Texas Bank,” by Hannah Bergman, American Banker, December 14, 2004

“Community group seeks to block Laredo National deal,” by David Weidner, CBS

MarketWatch / AFX, December 13, 2004

JPMorgan, Banks Back Lenders Luring Poor With 780 Percent Rates,” by Ed Robinson, Bloomberg News, November 23, 2004 (& in Charlotte Observer and The Tennessean)

“OTS Strikes Again on CRA,” by Rob Blackwell and Hannah Bergman, American Banker, November 22, 2004

Merger Snags,” by Stuart Laidlaw, Toronto Star, November 21, 2004

“Protest filed to Banknorth-TD Bank merger,” Maine Today Week in Review, November 21, 2004

“Breakup fee for Banknorth TD deal $150 million;  Opposition grows south of border,” by Stuart Laidlaw, Toronto Star, November 18, 2004

 “TD and Banknorth pitch buyout to Wall St.,” by Stuart Laidlaw, Toronto Star, November 16, 2004

”Group Challenges Banknorth-TD Bank Merger,” by Clarke Canfield, Associated Press (via Canada.com, Boston Globe, WLBZ-TV Maine, etc.)

"Lingering issues at Riggs may scuttle PNC deal," by David Weidner, CBS MarketWatch, November 1, 2004

“First International Bank of GE: Facing Up to Reputational Risk,” by John Engen, Institutional Investor, November 2004

Heroes: Inner City Press/Fair Finance Watch,” Money Laundering Alert, November 2004

"City Lit: Roman a Klepto [Review of 'Predatory Bender']," by Matt Pacenza, City Limits, Oct. 2004

“Consumer Group Challenges Fifth Third Deal,” by Hannah Bergman, American Banker, October 29, 2004

“Banks' shareholders to vote today on merger: Wachovia, SouthTrust approval is last major step needed to OK deal,” by Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, October 28, 2004

"No Rubber Stamp Here: CRA Fight an Intense One," by Hannah Bergman, American Banker, October 27, 2004, Pg. 1

"Community Group: Fed Must Reconsider Wachovia-SouthTrust," by Deborah Lagomarsino and Campion Walsy, Dow Jones Newswires, October 25, 2004

"Don Emilio Botín, the Abbey Godfather," Barcelona Business, October 10, 2004 [Human rights group ICP / FFW v. Santander]

Group Seeks Further Review of Riggs National Purchase,” by Campion Walsh of DJNS, Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2004, Pg. A12

Group challenges Citigroup, First American Deal,” by David Weidner, CBS MarketWatch & AFX, October 4, 2004

"Signaling Split, FDIC's Curry Assails Payday Lending Pacts," by Hannah Bergman, American Banker, October 1, 2004, Pg. 4

"Tough choices produced HFC deal; Documents detail states' efforts to forge settlement," by John Stark, Bellingham Herald, September 26, 2004, Pg. 1A

FSA Urged to Block Abbey Bid over Laundering Report,” by Conal Walsh, The Observer, September 26, 2004

Request for Halt to Santander Takeover,” by Karl West, The (Glasgow) Herald, September 23, 2004

“New York Protest at SCH Plans,” by Jane Croft, Financial Times, September 23, 2004

“NCFC, SunTrust Get OK to Merge; Bank deal cleared by shareholders,” by David Flaum, Memphis Commercial Appeal, September 16, 2004, Pg. C1

“PNC, Riggs and Money Laundering,” by Matthew Lee, National Mortgage News, September 13, 2004, Pg. 5

“Washington People: Not All at Once [re PNC-Riggs],” by Damian Paletta, American Banker, September 13, 2004, Pg. 4

“Appeals Judges Rule to Open HFC Records,” by John Stark, Bellingham Herald, September 9, 2004, Pg. 3A

"Housing Advocates Unimpressed with Freddie COO," by Greg Johnson, Inside the GSEs, September 8, 2004, Pg. 6

"Disclosure Issue: When Reporter Joins a Bank [R. Julavits to CitiFinancial]," by Matthew Lee, American Banker, September 3, 2004, Pg. 10

"Challenge to Riggs National Buy," by Jennifer Harmon, National Mortgage News, August 30, 2004, Pg. 30

"Household Finance Loses Ruling," by John Stark, Bellingham Herald, August 19, 2004, Pg. 3A

"Democrats Strike Populist Note -- And Lenders Take the Heat," by Barbara A. Rehm and Dean Anason, American Banker, August 30, 2004, Pg. 1

"North Fork to Make [Belated] Harlem Debut," by Tom Fredrickson, Crain's New York Business, August 25, 2004

"Consumer activists are seeking to derail PNC's $779 million acquisition of Riggs," by Jaret Seiberg, The Daily Deal, August 23, 2004

"Activists Oppose PNC-Riggs Deal," by Damian Paletta, American Banker, August 18, 2004, Pg. 3

"PNC merger challenged," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 18, 2004

"First and Largest International Microfinance Bond Issued [but JPM Chase funds payday lenders]," by William Baue, SocialFunds and CSRWire.com, August 18, 2004

"PNC merger challenged," Associated Press, August 17, 2004

"PNC's Riggs deal challenged," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 17, 2004, Pg. C11

"Community groups challenge PNC-Riggs merger," By David Weidner, CBS MarketWatch, August 16, 2004

"Wachovia's New Reply to Fed," by Hannah Bergman, American Banker, August 10, 2004, Pg. 4

"Wachovia gets partial merger approval: SouthTrust merger passes 1st hurdle in Justice antitrust review," by Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, Tuesday, August 10, 2004

"Wachovia Sets Funds for Community Loan Needs," by Tom Shean, Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA), August 6, 2004

"Federal Judge Weighs Delaware Records Law: Residency Requirement Is Unconstitutional, Complainant Asserts," by Mary Allen, Wilmington (Del.) News-Journal, August 6, 2004

"Title Loans Concern Banks," Memphis Commercial Appeal, July 31, 2003, Pg. B8 (editorial)

"Saying No to Exploitation -- Our Position: SunTrust Was Right to End Business with Payday and Car-Title Lenders," Orlando Sentinel, July 30, 2004, Pg. A18 (editorial)

"NCF, SunTrust Ditch Payday Lenders: Answer Activists' Challenge Ahead of Bank Merger," by David Flaum, Memphis Commercial Appeal, July 28, 2004, Pg.

"Bank Shuns Payday Lenders: SunTrust Halts Loans to Fast-Cash Industry," by Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel, July 28, 2004, Pg. C1

"Group Frets about [Wachovia] Bank Merger," by Kathy Bushouse, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, July 27, 2004, Pg. 1D

"Home Buyers Must Beware of Predatory Lenders," by Maria Garriga, New Haven Register, July 26, 2004 (citing "Predatory Bender")

"SunTrust Banks changes lending," Durham NC Herald-Sun, July 23, 2004, Pg. C8

"Group challenges payday loans: 'Next stop Wachovia,'" by Sherri C. Goodman, Birmingham News, July 22, 2004

"SunTrust Won't Lend To Payday Lenders; Citing reputation risk, it goes further than agencies require," by Hannah Bergman, American Banker, July 22, 2004, Pg. 1

"SunTrust Pledges to Drop Ties to Payday and Title Lenders," by David Weidner, CBS Market Watch, July 21, 2004

"Household's request to block records denied; Loan company says settlement negotiations were confidential; will appeal," by John Stark, Bellingham Herald, July 21, 2004, Pg. 1A

"Huntington Earnings Forecast," by Ken Stammen, Columbus Dispatch, July 17, 2004, Pg. 1B

"Groups Challenge Buyout of NCF - Claim Subsidiary Lags in Loans to Minority, Poor," by David Flaum, Memphis Commercial-Appeal, July 13, 2004, Pg. B6

"Parties in Records Fight Don't See Need for Trial," [HSBC] by Mary Allen, Wilmington (Del.) News Journal, July 7, 2004, Pg. 1B

"Fed Fines Citigroup for Abuses," by Brian Collins, Origination News, July 2004

"Chase - Bank One Merger Review Airs Dirty Laundry," by Russ Wiles, Arizona Republic, June 27, 2004, Pg. 4D

"Under Scrutiny: Hudson United Bank Seeks to Rebound from a Money Laundering Probe and Lending Protests," by Richard Newman, Bergen Record, June 27, 2004

"Wachovia to buy SouthTrust for $14.3 billion," by Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, June 22, 2004

"Wachovia Unveils Texas-Size Deal to Buy SouthTrust," by Paul Nowell, Associated Press, June 21, 2004, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Marin Independent, etc. (here via ABC)

"Pawn Shops Set Activist Against SouthTrust Deal," by Chris Sanders, Reuters, June 21, 2004

"OK, But Needs Work," by Damian Paletta, American Banker, June 21, 2004, Pg. 3

"Household International sues to keep talks secret," by John Stark, Bellingham Herald, June 19, 2004

"Powell Story Shows Conflict of Interest Starts at the Top," by Matthew Lee, American Banker, June 18, 2004, Pg. 18

"Huntington-Unizan Snafu Raises Some Eyebrows," by Geeta Sundaramoorthy, American Banker, June 18, 2004, Pg. 2

"Bank One Changes Hands July 1 as Fed Grants Approval," by Mark Skertic, Chicago Tribune, June 15, 2004, Pg. C1

"Fed OKs JP Morgan Chase-Bank One Merger," by Marcy Gordon, Associated Press, June 14, 2004 (online here, via Boston Globe)

"HSBC Hit on Downstate Minority Lending Patterns; Activist Also Seeks to Block Merger of Charter One, Citizens Financial," by Jonathan Epstein, Buffalo News, June 13, 2004

"On the Trail of Bank Missteps: Watchdog Attorney Hounds Lenders, Forces Some to Change their Practices," by Tom Fredrickson, Crain's New York Business, June 7, 2004

"RBS 'Excludes and Denies' Black Americans," by Conal Walsh, The Observer (London), June 6, 2004

"Citi Unit Here, Parent Fined: Fed penalty is $70 million for fair-lending infractions;" by Bill Atkinson, Baltimore Sun, May 28, 2004

"If Citi's CRA Grade Is 'Outstanding,' There's a Problem," by Matthew Lee, American Banker, May 27, 2004, Pg. 10

"Group Urges Fed to Reject SunTrust Acquisition of NCF," by David Flaum, Memphis Commercial Appeal, May 19, 2004

"Consumer Groups Move to Block Bank's Purchase by SunTrust: Bank's Record on Lending Practices is Called into Question," by Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel, May 18, 2004, Pg. C1

"SunTrust's Plan to Buy Bank Runs into Protest," by Getahn Ward, The Tennessean, May 18, 2004, Pg. 3E

"Watchdog Challenges Community First Merger: Consumer Group Seeks Fed Hearing on Minority Loans," by Bob Mook, The Coloradoan, May 18, 2004

"Nat City Sheds Light on its Links with Subprime Lending Outfits," by Jay Miller, Crain's Cleveland Business, May 17, 2004, Pg. 4

"U.S. Human Rights Group Files Challenge to Takeover Bid," by Karl West, The Herald (Glasgow, UK), May 11, 2004

"Deal Brings Charge of Loan Bias at Citizens," by Damian Paletta, American Banker, May 11, Pg. 19.

"Watchdog Group Protests GreenPoint Financial Acquisition," David Reich-Hale, Long Island Business News, April 30, 2004

"Community Group Challenges Huntington-Unizan Merger," AP, Akron Beacon Journal (and elsewhere), April 26-7, 2004

"Merger Menace: A David Takes on Banking Goliaths," by David Weidner, CBS.MarketWatch and AFX.com, April 23, 2004 (onsite)

"J.P. Morgan Makes $800 Billion Pledge," by Jennifer Harmon, National Mortgage News, April 19, 2004, Pg. 2

"Critics Voice Concerns on Takeover of Bank One," by Leon Lazaroff, Chicago Tribune, April 16, 2004

"Banks Make $800 Billion Promise: Bank One, J.P. Morgan Chase unveil community aid; merger hearings start," by Ken Stammen, Columbus Dispatch, April 16. 2004

"JPM Chase Makes CRA Pledge; Faces Merger Scrutiny," by Liz Moyer, American Banker, April 16, 2004, Pg. 18

"Novel Approach"   [re Predatory Bender], by Dominic Walsh, London Times, April 15, 2004, Pg. 27

"JP Morgan, Bank One To Help Poor Communities," Associated Press, April 15, 2004

"Fed Urged to Block JP Morgan/Bank One Merger," by Victoria Thieberger, Reuters, April 15, 2004

"Group Opposes Bank One Sale: Business with Predatory Lenders a Concern," by Ken Stammen, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, April 15, 2004, Pg. 1E

"New Twist to Fight Over CRA Exam Plan," by Rob Garver, American Banker, April 13, 2004

"Jesse Jackson [et al.] Due at JPM-Bank One Hearing," by Damian Paletta, American Banker, April 12, 2004, Pg. 2

"Hearing Set for Chase - Bank One Merger," by Eileen Alt Powell, Associated Press, April 11, 2004

"Bank of America Plans to Eliminate More than 12,000 Jobs," by Adam Hochberg and Bob Edwards, National Public Radio, April 6, 2004

"J.P. Morgan Draws the Line on More Low-Income Lending; Activists Hope to Delay Bank One Merger, " by Tom Fredrickson, Crain's New York Business, April 5, 2004, Pg. 4

"Project Grad: They're Banking on Aiding Students," by Rose French, Newsday, April 5, 2004, Pg. 27

"Bank Lobbying for Room to Grow," by Sasha Talcott, Boston Globe, April 3, 2004, Pg. E1

"Smooth Ride For Bank of America-Fleet Deal?" by Jaret Seiberg, Western Massachusetts Law Tribune, April 2004, Pg. 5

"Group Blasts Regions Merger: Claims Blacks Denied Lower-Rate Loans," by James W. Brosnan, Birmingham Post-Herald, March 31, 2004

"Hearing Sought on Regions-Union Planters," by David Boraks, American Banker, March 30, 2003, Pg. 18

"Group Opposes Regions Merger," by Russell Hubbard, Birmingham News, March 30, 2004

"Group Protests Merger of Regions, Union Planters," WREG, Memphis TN, March 29, 2004

"Consumer Group Protests Ala. Bank Merger," by Jay Reeves, Associated Press, March 29, 2004

"State, Local Credit Issues Seen in J.P. Chase/Bank One," by Jennifer Harmon, National Mortgage News, March 29, 2004, Pg. 19

"Activists Demand Forum On JPM-Bank One Deal," by Liz Moyer. American Banker, March 26, 2004, Pg. 2

"Group Tries to Block Provident Purchase," by Jeff McKinney, Cincinnati Enquirer, March 23, 2004

"Fleet - Bank of America Merger: $47 Billion Seals the Deal," by Pradnya Joshi, Newsday, March 18, 2004, Pg. A32

"A Novel Approach to Predatory Lending," [re Predatory Bender] by Sandra Fleishman, Washington Post, March 15, 2004, Pg. E1

"Banks Offer Services for Recent Immigrants," by Julia Glick, Bronx Beat, March 15, 2004, Pg. 5

"BofA, Fleet Merger Gets Fed Approval," by Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, March 9, 2004

"Fed Approves Bank Of America, FleetBoston Merger," by Rebecca Christie and Deborah Lagomarsino, Dow Jones Newswires, March 8, 2004

"Now It's JPM Wrestling a Deposit Cap -- In Texas," by Liz Moyer, American Banker, March 1, 2004, Pg. 1

"Does Size Matter to BofA?" [& re Predatory Bender], by Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, February 29, 2004

"J.P. Morgan Merger Slammed," by Nancy Dillon, New York Daily News, February 24, 2004, Pg. 67

"Project Green Light," by Jaret Seiberg, The Deal, February 20, 2004

"Regulatory Implications of Quest to Be 'National."" by Barbara A. Rehm, American Banker, February 6, 2004, Pg. 18

"Novel Exposes Predatory Lending," Independent Banker, February 2004, Pg. 15

"Groups Prepare to Contest Morgan-Bank One Merger," by Eileen Coyne, Columbus Business First, January 30, 2004

"Complaint Accuses National City of Predatory Lending Practices," by Jeff Stacklin, Crain's Cleveland Business, January 26, 2004, Monday, Pg. 4

"Grievance Against JPM / Bank One Deal," American Banker, January 23, 2004, Pg. 3

"Consumer Group Protests Bank Deal; Cites concerns for minority and low-income customers," by Kelly Quigley, Crain's Chicago Business, January 22, 2004

"JP Morgan Chase/Bank One: No Welcome Wagon from Activists for This Deal," by Damian Paletta, American Banker, January 16, 2004, Pg. 4

"Feds Have Strong-Armed States on Predatory Lending," Denver Post, January 14, 2004, Pg. B8

"Advocates for Poor Use Law as Hammer Over Bank Mergers," by David Nicklaus, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 11, 2004, Pg. G1

"Del. officials respond to records suit: State denies FOIA law violates Constitution," by Mary Allen, Wilmington News-Journal, December 23, 2003, Pg. 3B

"Fed Extends Comment Period On BoA-Fleet;To Hold Hearings," by Deborah Lagomarsino, Dow Jones Newswires, December 23, 2003

"Wamu Didn't Sell Mississippi Offices to Citigroup; Group Blames Lawsuit," by Bill Virgin, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 16, 2003

"WaMu to Continue Operating Loan Branches in Mississippi," Seattle Times, December 16, 2003

"Citigroup Strengthens Consumer Lending Focus," Lafferty's Cards International, December 16, 2003, Pg. 7

"Troubled WaMu Subsidiary in Mississippi Not Included in Citigroup Deal." by Pat McCarrell, Seattle / Puget Sound Business Journal, December 15, 2003

"WaMu Agrees to Sell Consumer Finance Branches," by Andrew Analore, Inside B&C Lending, December 8, 2003, Pg. 11

"Critics' Choices for Christmas," [re Predatory Bender] by Paul Elie, in Commonweal magazine, December 5, 2003, Pg. 24-25

"Our View: Change the State's Open Records Statute So It Applies to All," Wilmington News-Journal (staff), December 4, 2003, Pg. 16A

"ICP Challenges Citigroup Buy in 25 U.S. States: Citigroup / Washington Mutual," by Gary Silverman, Financial Times, December 2, 2003

"A Novel Dig at Citi," by Damian Paletta, American Banker, December 1, 2003, Pg. 4 (re Predatory Bender -- here's a copy of the article, onsite)

"Lawsuit Challenges Records Law in Delaware," Associated Press, November 27, 2003 - ongoing copy at FirstAmendmentCenter.org

"Lawsuit Challenges Records Law in Delaware: Nonresidents Denied Access," by Mary Allen, The News Journal (Wilmington, DE), November 27, 2003, Pg. 15A (here's copy of article onsite)

"Groups oppose BofA-Fleet merger," Rock Hill SC Herald, November 21, 2003, Pg. 4B

"Activist Blasts Fleet Buyer on Race: Loan Record, Deposit Cap Cited in Fed Challenge," by Jon Chesto, Boston Herald, November 20, 2003

"Community Groups Oppose BofA-Fleet Merger," Associated Press, November 20, 2003

"BofA's Fleet Deal Opposed: Bigger Not Better in Serving Customers, Regulators Are Told," by Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, November 20, 2003

"Fed Urged to Block BofA-Fleet Merger," by Jaret Seiberg, The Daily Deal, November 20, 2003

"Community Group Protests B of A - Fleet Deal," by Damian Paletta, American Banker, November 20, 2003, Pg. 18

"Community groups line up re B of A," by Edward Mason, Boston Business Journal, November 10, 2003

"OTS Counts Its Chickens, then Hatches Them," by Matthew Lee, American Banker, October 31, 2003, Pg. 9

"Don't Bank on It: Megamerger Faces Challenges and Critics," by Pradnya Joshi, Newsday (N.Y.), October 30, 2003, Pg. A43

"Bank of America to Buy FleetBoston in $47 Billion Deal," by Sarah Jane Tribble, Rick Rothacker and Amber Veverka, Charlotte Observer, October 28, 2003

"What B of A Could Not Resist: Pays Top Dollar To Become Truly National," by Liz Moyer and David Boraks, American Banker, October 28, 2003, Pg. 1

"Customers, Lenders Worry about Services: Both Institutions' Records Spotty in Some Areas," by Jay Fitzgerald, Boston Herald, October 28, 2003

"Banks' Megadeal," by Olaf de Senerpont Domis, The Deal, October 28, 2003

"Consumer Group Will Challenge Fleet Merger," Associated Press, October 27, 2003

"New Haven Savings Bank Changes Merit Students' Attention," by Matthew Lee, Yale Daily News, October 23, 2003

"Consumer Group Opposes Conversion" [of New Haven Savings Bank], by Steve Higgins, New Haven Register, October 21, 2003

"Nearly Half of Port Financial Jobs Gone After Citizens Buy," by Edward Mason, Boston Business Journal, October 20, 2003

"Consumer Group Fights Bank Merger," Quincy (Ma.) Patriot Ledger, October 15, 2003, Pg. 33

"NYC Consumer Group Challenges Bid by PNC," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 15, 2003, Pg.B12

"Group seeks to block PNC deal for N.J. bank; Accuses buyer of unfair lending practices," Bergen (NJ) Record, October 15, 2003, Pg. B2

"Group Challenges PNC's Acquisition," N.Y. Newsday, October 15, 2003, Pg. A45

"United Trust takeover challenged," Newark (NJ) Star Ledger, October 15, 2003

"Group challenges PNC's acquisition of United National Bancorp," by Judy Lin, Associated Press, Oct. 14, 2003 (subsequently in the Fort Wayne (Indiana) News Sentinel, Doylestown (Pa.) Intelligencer, etc.

"OTS' Embrace of Chase Illustrates Regulatory Laxity," American Banker, October 10, 2003, Pg. 18

"Bank's $200B Helping Hand," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, September 23, 2003, Pg. A53

"Financial Guaranty Insurance Co. Sale to PMI Group Sparks Protest," by Bonnie McGeer, Asset Securitization Report, September 15, 2003

"JP Morgan Plans New Bank That May Evade Local Laws," by Chris Sanders, Reuters, September 12, 2003

"Chase Seeks FSB Charter, Hints at New Markets," by Liz Moyer, American Banker, September 11, 2003, Pg. 1

"Consumer Group Opposes GE Financial Operations Sale to PMI," Stamford Advocate, September 9, 2003

"PMI Deal Draws Criticism," by Erick Bergquist, American Banker, September 9, 2003, Pg. 14

"Consumer Group Opposes GE Fincl Guaranty Ops Sale To PMI," by Beth Demain Reigber, Dow Jones Newswires, September 8, 2003

"ICP Questions Sale of GE's Financial Guaranty to PMI," by David Weidner, CBS Market Watch, September 8, 2003

"Objections to Bank Merger," New York Times, September 7, 2003, Sec. 14, Pg. 6

"Group Files objection to New York Community-Roslyn Deal," by David Weidner, CBS Market Watch, September 2, 2003

"Group Opposes Sears, Citigroup Credit Card Deal," Consumer Financial Services Law Report, August 28, 2003

"Group Seeks to Scuttle Sears, Citibank Deal," by Kelly Quigley, Crain's Chicago Business, August 6, 2003

"Group Seeks to Scuttle Sears, Citibank Deal," Washington Times (UPI), August 6, 2003

"Sears, Citigroup merger challenged," Chicago Daily Herald August 5, 2003, Pg. 3

"More Banks Set Sights on Harlem," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, July 31, 2003, Pg. A40

"Consumer Group Joins Opposition to Wells Mergers: Inner City Press Asks Regulators to Probe the Firm's Lending Practices and Deny Approval of its Takeover of Two Banks," by E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2003, Part 3, Pg. 2

"Group Objects to Wells Deals," by Todd Davenport, American Banker, July 29, 2003, Pg. 17

"Group Files to Block Wells Fargo Acquisition," Seattle Post Intelligencer, July 29, 2002, Pg. C2

"Wells Fargo Accused of Predatory Lending," Denver Post, July 29, 2003

"Wells Fargo Accused of Unfair Lending," Rocky Mountain News, July 29, 2003, Pg. 6B

"Foe Tries To Block Citizens Purchase of Port Financial," by Edward Mason, Boston Business Journal, July 21, 2003

"The Citi State's Next Ruler: Charles Prince," by Gary Silverman, Financial Times, July 19, 2003, Pg. 13

"Banking on Poverty: [Citigroup] has a new market, high-interest loans to low-income customers," by Mike Hudson, Mother Jones magazine, July-August 2003, Pg. 17

"Royal Bank [of Scotland]'s U.S. Arm Faces Allegations of Race Discrimination," by Jill Treanor, The Guardian (London), June 3, 2003, Pg. 14

"RBS Citizens Financial Is Accused Over Lending Practices," by Karl West, The Herald (Glasgow), June 3, 2003, Pg. 19

"Citizens Deal Opposed," Providence Journal-Bulletin, June 3, 2003, Pg. F2

"Group Nails Citizens' Moves: Loans, Closings Cited in Effort to Snuff Deal," by Jon Chesto, Boston Herald, June 3, 2003, Pg. 30

"Be Cautious of Credit Insurance," Contra Costa Times, May 26, 2003

"Consumers: Very Few People Need to Insure Big Purchases," Detroit Free Press, May 18, 2003

"Credit Insurance Costly for Buyers," Akron Beacon Journal, May 12, 2003

"GE Plans to Move Into a Risky Area: World of Unsecured Personal Loans," by Kathryn Kranhold, Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2003, Pg. A3

"Credit Insurance Is Weak Safety Net," Indianapolis Star, May 9, 2003

"HSBC: Expansion into 'A' Expected," by Paul Muolo, Origination News, May, 2003, Pg. 2

"Advocacy Group Tries to Stop [HSBC-] AMP Deal," by Sebastian Tong, Hong Kong Standard, April 29, 2003

"Credit Insurance Doesn't Provide Much of a Safety Net, Critics Say," by Anu Raghanathan, Dallas Morning News, April 28, 2003, Pg. 1D

"IBM Takes JP Morgan Jobs Under Umbrella," by Mark Harrington, Newsday, April 21, 2003, Pg. A25

"Activists [at] Citigroup Meeting," by Tania Padgett, New York Newsday, April 16, 2003, Pg. A51

"Southern comfort" [Wachovia], by Jaret Seiberg, The Daily Deal, April 14, 2003

"Big Lenders Forced to Bank on 'Untouchables' of the Past," by Gary Silverman, Financial Times (London), April 4, 2003, Pg. 18

HSBC Poll Supports GBP 9 Billion U.S. Takeover," London Daily Mail, March 29, 2003

"HSBC - Household Deal Approval Challenged by Lawsuit Filed by U.S. Consumer Group," by Anna Boekstegen, Agence France Presse, March 28, 2003

"Investors Hold Key to GBP 9 Billion HSBC Takeover," by Patrick Hosking, Evening Standard (London), March 28, 2003

"Remodeler Makes over S&L [WaMu]," by Joel Dreyfuss of Bloomberg News, Tacoma (Wa.) News Tribune, March 28, 2003

"HSBC Target Household Accused of Shredding Papers," by Sebastian Tong, Hong Kong Standard, March 26, 2003

"HSBC Submits Some Detail In Its Plans for Household," by Michele Heller, American Banker, March 10, 2003, Pg. 1

"Banks [M&T - AIB] Await Regulators' Rulings on $ 3.1 Billion Deal," by Bill Sulon, Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News, March 5, 2003

"HSBC Confident of No Legal Threat to U.S. Acquisition," by Caroline Merrell, The Times (London), March 4, 2003, Pg. 23

"HSBC's Household Buy Still Faces Opposition by U.S. Consumer Group," by Anna Boekstegen, Agence France Presse (London), March 3, 2003

"HSBC Responds to NYBD," by Bonnie Sinnock, Origination News, March, 2003, Pg. 33

"Activist Asks Ohio to Take a Hard Look at HSBC Merger," by Eileen Coyne, Business First (Columbus, Ohio), Feb. 28, 2003, Pg. A6

"Household Clarifies Referral Policies," National Mortgage News, February 24, 2003, Pg. 12

"Wachovia Turns Profit with Revamped Version of its Subprime Lending Unit," by Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, February 16, 2003, Pg. 1E

"Complaint Alleges Violations" [of Elections Law by Household], by Elizabeth Benjamin, Albany Times Union, February 3, 2003, Pg. B2

"New York Questions HI-HSBC," by Kyriaki Venetis, Origination News, February, 2003, Pg. 1

"Second OTS Preemption: Predator Law in NY," by Rob Blackwell, American Banker, January 31, 2003, Pg. 1

"Doubts still haunt Household-HSBC," by David Weidner, The Daily Deal, January 16, 2003

"New York Bank Regulators Push For Full-Service Household," by Michele Heller, American Banker, January 14, 2003, Pg. 5

"Activists Press HSBC over Household Bid: Community Groups Oppose Move," by Jane Croft, Financial Times (London), January 8, 2003, Pg. 24

"A Civil Dig at HSBC," The Wharf (U.K.), January 8-9, 2003

"Group Warns HSBC's Directors over Household Deal," by Sebastian Tong, The Standard (Hong Kong), January 8, 2002

"Admiralty Bancorp Sale Held Up," Palm Beach Post (Fla.), January 8, 2003

"HFC Chief Exits as U.S. Bank Feels Heat," by Miles Costello, Financial Mail on Sunday, January 5, 2003

"Activists Demand Household Inquiry," by Simon Bowers, The Guardian (London), January 4, 2003

"Protesters Target HSBC Directors," by Caroline Merrell, The Times (London), January 4, 2003

"HSBC's Keppel Bid Opposed," by Sebastian Tong, The Standard (Hong Kong), January 1, 2003

"No link, Says HSBC of Takeover Bids for U.S. Finance Firm and Keppel Insurance," by Hugh Chow, The Straits Times (Singapore), January 1, 2003

"U.S. Group Urges MAS Review HSBC / Keppel Deal," by Izham Ahmad, Dow Jones, Dec. 31, 2002

U.S. Group Urges MAS to Pore Over HSBC's Bid for Keppel Insurance," by Edna Koh, Straits Times (Singapore) Dec. 31, 2002

"HSBC expands in U.S.," Bank Marketing International, December 31, 2002

"Fresh Row Erupts at HSBC's GBP 9.7 Billion American Bid Target," by Miles Costello, Financial Mail on Sunday, December 29, 2002

"HSBC's Household Purchase Gets U.S. Antitrust Support," by James Rowley, Bloomberg News, December 17, 2002

"Approval Given on Household Settlement," Wichita (Kansas) Eagle, Dec. 16-17, 2002

"Approval Given on Household Settlement," San Jose (Ca.) Mercury News, Dec. 16-17, 2002

"Approval Given on Household Settlement," Austin (Tx.) American Statesman, Dec. 16-17, 2002

"Activist Group Challenges M&T Bank's Plan to Acquire Allfirst," by Chet Bridger, Buffalo News, December 11, 2002, Pg. B6

"RBC's Admiralty Acquisition Challenged," by Sharon Harvey Rosenberg, Miami Daily Business Review, December 10, 2002, Pg. A1

"HSBC's Eldon Confident of Completing Household Acquisition in Q1," by Susanna Tai, AFX / Agence France Presse, December 4, 2002

"Investors Calm about HSBC Chief's Exit," by Sebastian Tong, The Standard (Hong Kong), December 4, 2002

"HSBC Says Household Purchase Won't Be Derailed by Protests," by Michael Forsythe in Beijing, Bloomberg News, December 3, 2002 (and Saigon Times Daily, December 5, 2002)

"HSBC Says Hopes to Seal Household Deal as Planned," Reuters (Beijing), December 3, 2002

"HSBC Begins Paperwork for Household Deal," by Jane Croft, Financial Times, December 3, 2002

"HSBC Declines Comment on NY group Seeking Disclosure on Household Deal Via SEC," AFX European Focus, November 28, 2002

"NY Group Urges SEC to Force HSBC to Disclose Household Deal Details,"AFX European Focus, November 28, 2002

"HSBC's GBP 9.5 Billion Buy-Up," Legal Week (U.K.), November 28, 2002

"Group Challenging Purchase by Panhandle: Complaint Seeks Review of Banks' Lending Practices," The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), November 27, 2002

"Community Activists Weigh-In on HI Buy," by Brad Finkelstein, National Mortgage News, November 25, 2002, Pg. 14

"HSBC Faces a U.S. Challenge Over $14 billion Household Deal," by Michael Glackin, Sunday Business (London), November 24, 2002, Pg. 4

"HSBC Shares Fall After Reports Say Household Purchase May Fail," by Theresa Tang, Bloomberg News, November 24, 2002

"Bottom-Fishing," The Economist, November 23, 2002, Finance & Economics

"Takeover Bid Challenged," Boston Globe, November 23, 2002, Pg. D10

"HSBC Hopes Challenges Won't Delay Household Deal," Reuters (Hong Kong), November 20, 2002

"Civil Rights Group Attacks Household Takeover," by James Doran, The Times (London), November 20, 2002, Pg. 27

"Activists Who Punch Above Their Financial Weight," by James Doran, The Times (London), November 20, 2002, Pg. 27

"HSBC Accused of Lending Bias," Atlanta Journal and Constitution, November 20, 2002, Pg. 2D

"HSBC Accused of Discriminatory Lending," Washington Post, November 20, 2002, Pg. E2

"Household Acts to Thwart Block on Bid," eFinancialNews, November 20, 2002

"Household Staving Off Block on HSBC Deal by Closing Savings & Loan," Agence France Press, November 20, 2002

"Household Acts to Thwart Block on Bid: HSBC Acquisition Threatened," by Gary Silverman, Financial Times, November 20, 2002, Pg. 24

"New HSBC Deal for Small Firms Cost 80 Million Pounds," London Daily Mail, November 20, 2002

"Household Accused of Racial Bias by Activists Opposing Household Buy," by Helen Stock, Bloomberg News, November 19, 2002

"HSBC's U.S. Takeover Faces Legal Challenge: Racial Bias Claim by Civil Rights Group in New York," by Patrick Hosking, The Evening Standard (London), November 19, 2002, Pg. 35

"Group Questions [HSBC] Bid," Boston Herald, November 19, 2002, Pg. 34

"U.S. advocate group challenges HSBC-Household deal," Reuters, November 18, 2002

"HSBC Sets $16 Billion Deal for Household International," Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2002

"HSBC to Buy a U.S. Lender for $14.2 Billion," by Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times, November 15, 2002, Pg. C1

"Lender With An Unenviable Reputation," by Joshua Chaffin and Gary Silverman, Financial Times, November 15, 2002

"HSBC to Acquire Household in $14.2-Billion Deal; Acquisition by the London-based Firm Would Expand its U.S. Presence But Expose It to Riskier Businesses," by E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times, November 15, 2002, Pg. 4

"British HSBC Buying Household International for $14.2B," by Richard Newman, The Record (Bergen, NJ), November 15, 2002, Pg. B1

"HSBC Will Buy Household," by Jonathan Epstein, Wilmington, Del. News Journal, November 15, 2002, Pg. 7B

"HSBC Purchase of Household Opposed by Consumer Group," by George Stein, Bloomberg News, November 14, 2002

"HSBC to Buy Household International," by Bruce Stanley, Associated Press, November 14, 2002

"Admiralty Takeover Opposed," by Purva Patel, Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), November 14, 2002

"RBC Centura's Mortgage Unit Accused of Discrimination," by Chris Serres, Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer, November 13, 2002

"U.S. Advocacy Group Challenges RBC Deal: Wants Admiralty Acquisition Disallowed," by John Partridge, Toronto Globe & Mail, November 12, 2002

"Group Protests Bank Merger: Critics Cite Record on Lending to Minorities," by Rick Rothacker, Charlotte Observer, November 12, 2002

"Fed Expands Citigroup Probe To Insurance-Sale Practices: In Approval of Golden State Purchase, Subprime-Lending Issues Are Detailed," by Rob Wells, Dow Jones, October 29-30, 2002

"Fed Approves Citigroup's Purchase of Golden State," San Diego Union-Tribune, October 29, 2002, Pg. C3

"Citigroup Deal Approved," New York Times, October 29, 2002, Page C4

"Fed OKs Citigroup Buy Of Golden State Bancorp," by Deborah Lagomarsino and Rob Wells, Dow Jones, October 28, 2002

Citigroup's Golden State Purchase Approved by Fed," by George Stein, Bloomberg News, October 28, 2002

"Fed Going Extra Mile In Probe of CitiFinancial," by Laura Mandaro, American Banker, October 11, 2002, Pg. 1

"Fed Conducting Extensive Review Of CitiFinancial," by Rob Wells, Dow Jones Newswires, September 26, 2002

"Discrimination Suit Lodged against Fannie Mae," Marketplace, Minnesota Public Radio, September 26, 2002

"FTC Settles Predatory Lending Suit Against Citigroup," by Ieva Augstums and Anuradha Raghunathan, Dallas Morning News, September 20, 2002

"Citi Fast-Track Hopes Fade As Golden Application Lags," by Laura Mandaro, American Banker, September 18, 2002, Pg. 1

"Consumer Groups Pursue Additional Review of Citigroup's Consumer Lending Reforms," by Joanna Sabatini, AFX - GEM, September 17, 2002

"Citigroup to Make Changes at Loan Unit: More Disclosure on Credit Insurance, Fewer Points Pledged, by Anuradha Raghunathan, Dallas Morning News, September 17, 2002

"Predatory Lending Document Could Target CitiFinancial," by Anuradha Raghunathan, Dallas Morning News, September 13, 2002

"Longtime Adviser to Weill Sits Among Contenders to Throne," by Paul Beckett, Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2002

"Citigroup Concerns Linger; Fed, Trade Commission, Groups' Queries Cloud Proposed Acquisition," by Anuradha Raghanathan, Dallas Morning News, September 2, 2002, Pg. 1D

"Loan Pledges Initially Pay Off in Poor Areas," by E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2002

"Fed Has Questions About CitiFinancial," National Mortgage News, July 29, 2002, Pg. 30

"Efforts by Citigroup to Reform Subprime Unit Raise Questions," by Paul Beckett, Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2002, Pg. C1

"Fed Questions Citigroup on Loans," Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2002

"Citigroup is Asked by Fed for Information on Low-Income Loans," by George Stein, Bloomberg News, July 15, 2002

"Another Fed Probe of Citi Subprime Lending Arm," by Rob Garver, American Banker, July 12, 2002, Pg. 1

"Too Much Information? Citi Mystery-Shop Sparks Debate," by Erick Bergquist, American Banker, June 24, 2002, Pg. 17

"Taking Hispanics Into Account; Banks Have a Growing Interest," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, June 23, 2002, Pg. F08

"Critics Say Banks More Interested in Image than Inner Cities," by Diane Weaver Dunne, Hartford Business Journal, June 17, 2002

"Community Groups Oppose Citigroup's Acquisition of Golden State Bancorp," A.M. Best's BestWire, June 6, 2002

"Groups Oppose Citigroup Acquisition; Consumer Advocates Object to Deal with Golden State Amid Charges of Predatory Lending," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, June 4, 2002, Pg. A36

"Citigroup Takeover Raises Ire; Advocacy groups will challenge the N.Y. firm's acquisition of Golden State Bancorp," by E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2002

"Objections May Delay Golden State Sale," San Diego Union-Tribune, June 4, 2002, Pg. C-3

"Citigroup's Planned $5.8 Billion Purchase of Golden State Bancorp May be Delayed," Memphis Commercial Appeal, June 4, 2002, Pg. B8

"Objections May Delay Acquisition By Citigroup," Hartford Courant, June 4, 2002, Pg. E2

"Activists Knock Citi on Subprime; Firm Debates Data," by Nicole Duran and Michele Heller, American Banker, June 4, 2002, Pg. 4

"Groups Oppose Citibank's Deal," Associated Press/Dow Jones, June 3, 2002

"Citigroup's Golden State Purchase May Be Delayed," by George Stein, Bloomberg News, June 3, 2002

"Royal Bank's Purchase of Eagle Bank Under Scrutiny," National Post, May 25, 2002

"Expected to Fight Citi's Latest Deal," by Rob Garver, American Banker, May 23, 2002, Pg. 2

"Citigroup shakes up state's bank market," by Sam Zuckerman, San Francisco Chronicle, May 22, 2002, Pg. A1

"Citigroup to Buy Golden State for $5.8 Billion," by Mary Kelleher, Reuters, May 21, 2002

"Crackdown on Predatory Lending," by JoAnn Augeri Silva, Worcester Business Journal, May 6, 2002

"FleetBoston Financial Unveils Mortgage Program," by Dana Ambrosini, Connecticut Post, May 1, 2002

"FleetBoston Financial Launches 'Check-Less' Account," by Dana Ambrosini, Connecticut Post, April 2, 2002

"Community Reinvestment Discussed at National Press Club," The Bulletin's Frontrunner, February 28, 2002

"Connecticut's Low-Income Customers Feel Squeeze of Checking Fees," by Dana Ambrosini, Connecticut Post, February 26, 2002

"Argentina Problem Makes Fleet a Potential Takeover Target," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, January 28, 2002, Pg. D10

"Subprime Suspect: The Wolf at the Door," by Rich Lord, Pittsburgh City Paper, January 16, 2002

"Group Targets Meritage Loan Practices," by Mark Gordon, Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), January 15, 2002, Pg. F1

"Seattle Bank Adds the Dime," by Richard Newman, Bergen Record, January 8, 2002, Pg. I5

"WaMu Getting its Dime Today, and Challenge with It: Image Problems Accompany Growth of Seattle Bank," by Bill Virgin, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 4, 2002, Pg. C1

"Sales Ban Ordered for Royal Bank of Canada Insurer," by Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star, December 28, 2001

"Insider Enrichment Act," by Tomas Kellner, Forbes Magazine, December 10, 2001, Pg. 113

"SunTrust buy challenged: Bronx jeer: NYC group questions minority lending, terrorist accounts in Florida," Orlando Business Journal, December 10, 2001

"Justice Department Okays [SunTrust] Bank Transaction," by Mike Pramik, Columbus Dispatch, December 5, 2001, Pg. 2E

"Is It The End For EPA'S Title VI Guidance?," by Jenna Settino, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, November 30, 2001

"Consumer Group Protests SunTrust-Huntington Deal," by John Hielscher, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, November 14, 2001, Pg. D1

"Huntington Deal Runs Into Protest," by Mike Pramik, The Columbus Dispatch, November 13, 2001, Pg. 1C

"Public Interest Group Challenges SunTrust," by Christine Van Dusen, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, November 13, 2001, Pg. 2F

"Expanding in Long Island, N.J.-based Bank Plans 60 Branches," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, November 2, 2001, Pg. A60

"Mellon Deal an Integration Test for Royal Bank of Scotland," by Niamh Ring, American Banker, October 25, 2001, Pg. 1

"N.Y. Group Acts to Block Washington Mutual Bid," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 16, 2001, Pg. C1

"Dime... Group Protests Deal," Veronica Agosta and Rob Blackwell. American Banker, October 16, 2001, Pg. 23

"Attacks Yield Issue for M&A Activist," by Patrick Reilly and Liz Moyer, American Banker, October 4, 2001, Pg. 1

"Citizens Financial Defends Minority-Lending Record," by Bill Sulon, Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), September 26, 2001

"Community Lending Score Can Affect Plans to Merge," by Carol Hazard, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, September 10, 2001, Pg. D18

"Washington Mutual Outlines Low-Income Loans: To Lend $375 Billion; Activists Skeptical Over Terms for Borrowers," By Joshua Chaffin and Gary Silverman, Financial Times, September 6, 2001, Pg. 29

Record $375 Billion For Loans," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, September 6, 2001, Pg. A50

"Citigroup Cuts Ties To Banks, Brokers; Aims to Dispel Image as a Predatory Lender," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, August 31, 2001, Pg. A58

"Citigroup Drops 3,600 Loan Brokers," by F. Brinley Bruton, Reuters, August 30, 2001

"Royal Bank of Scotland Faces U.S. Consumer Opposition over Expansion Plans," AFX European Focus, August 29, 2001

"Royal Bank of Scotland Subsidiary in U.S. Hit," Evening News (Edinburgh), August 29, 2001, Pg. 1

"Royal Bank Faces U.S. Consumer Flak," by Simon English, The Daily Telegraph (London), August 29, 2001, Pg. 30

"Scottish Bank's US Operation Accused of Racism," by Mark Williamson, The Herald (Glasgow), August 29, 2001, Pg. 1

"Legal Threat to Royal’s Mellon Deal," by Michael Glackin, The Scotsman (Edinburgh), August 29, 2001, Pg. 1

"Racism Claim Clouds Royal Bank of Scotland Deal," by Jane Martinson, The Guardian (London), Pg. 23

"Activists Hit Citizens Financial Group," by Joseph N. DiStefano, Philadelphia Inquirer, August 28, 2001

"Citizens' Plan to Buy Mellon Unit Challenged," Boston Globe, August 28, 2001, Pg. D3

"Citizens Faces Questions," Boston Herald, August 28, 2001, Pg. 30

"Citizens Deal Opposed on Bias Grounds," by Patrick Reilly, American Banker, August 28, 2001, Pg. 2

"Citizens-Mellon Deal Challenged on Bias Grounds," by Lisa Biank Fasig, Providence Journal, August 28, 2001

"Consumer Groups Challenge Citizens Financial - Mellon Deal," by Dorothea Degen, Dow Jones, August 27, 2001

"Groups Fight Citizen-Mellon Deal," by Amy Forliti, Associated Press, August 27, 2001

"Consumer Groups Challenge Citizens' Mellon Deal," by Mary Kelleher, Reuters, August 27, 2001

"Five States Stall on AIG Deal For American General Corp.," by Michele Heller, American Banker, August 10, 2001, Pg. 3

"OTS Clears AIG Savings Bank Merger, Conditioned on Submission of CRA Plan," Bureau of National Affairs Banking Daily, August 2, 2001

"Can Weill Be Embarrassed?" U.S. Banker, August 1, 2001, Pg. 12

"Ruling May Hinder Groups' Efforts to Block Deals," by Erick Bergquist, American Banker, August 1, 2001, Pg. 16

"Washington Mutual brings its brand of banking to New York," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, July 30, 2001, Pg. C14

"Citi Corroborates Two Allegations," by Rob Garver, American Banker, July 30, 2001, Pg. 4

"How Citi Got Busy to Speed Fed's Merger OK; Prior Scrutiny of EAB Eased Banamex Approval," by Barbara A. Rehm, American Banker, July 30, 2001, Pg. 1

"Citigroup Hires Legal Big Guns to Warn Employees, Fight Suit," Houston Chronicle, July 28, 2001, Pg. 4

"Citigroup Hires Clinton Lawyer," Newsday, July 28, 2001, Pg. A15

"Citigroup Hires Prominent Lawyer in Loan Abuse Case," by F. Brinley Bruton, Reuters, July 27, 2001

"Lenders Drop Single-Premium Credit Insurance," by Michael D. Larson, Bank Rate.com, July 26, 2001

"Household's New Plan On Predatory Lending," Reuters, July 23, 2001

"American General to End Single-Premium Insurance," by Erick Bergquist, American Banker, July 23, 2001, Pg. 24

"Third Insurer to Stop Selling Single-Premium Credit Life Policies," by Patrick McGeehan, New York Times, July 21, 2001

"No Violation of Open Meetings Law in Chase Manhattan, J. P. Morgan Merger; Matter of Inner City Press / Community on the Move v. New York State Banking Board," New York Law Journal, July 20, 2001, Pg. 17

"Wachovia Must Address African Americans," by Sheridan Hill, Winston Salem Chronicle, July 19, 2001

"Community Group's Claim Fails to Halt Bank Merger," by Michael A. Riccardi, New York Law Journal, July 17, 2001, Pg. 1

"As Fed Approves Citigroup-Banamex Merger, Consumer Groups Protest," by Candice Choi, DiversityInc, July 17, 2001

"Fed Clears Citigroup Buy of Banacci," by Andrew Clark, Reuters, July 16, 2001

"Fed OKs Citi Acquisition of Banamex, Mexico's Second Largest Bank," by Eileen Canning, Bridge News, July 16, 2001

"Fed Clears Citigroup Buy of Banacci," by Andrew Clark, Reuters, July 16, 2001

"Predatory Lending -- The Hunter Becomes the Hunted," Orlando Sentinel, July 15, 2001, Pg. J1

"Household Int'l Halts Product Under Criticism," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, July 12, 2001, Pg. A48

Another Ex-Worker Cites Citi as Predator," by Michele Heller, American Banker, July 10, 2001, Pg. 20

"Predatory Lending Issues Prey on Citi's Banamex Buy: Consumers Want Careful Review Before Deal with Mexican Bank Gets the OK " by Alice Lipowicz, Crain's New York Business, July 9, 2001, Pg. 4

"Fed Clears Citigroup Buy Of European American Bank," by R. Christian Bruce, Bureau of National Affairs Banking Report, July 9, 2001, Pg. 53

"Reject Delay, Fed Urged," by Jane Seccombe, Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal, July 7, 2001

"Senate to Study Lending Practices: Hearings Will focus on Lenders that Take Advantage of the Vulnerable," Philadelphia Inquirer, July 6, 2001

"Banks Operate as Loan Sharks, Critics Say," Duluth News, July 6, 2001

"Predatory Lending Gets a Closer Look," News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), July 6, 2001, Pg. D6

"Senate to Study Lending Practices: Hearings Will focus on Lenders that Take Advantage of the Vulnerable," by Tony Pugh, Knight Ridder / Philadelphia Inquirer  / Akron Beacon Journal, July 6, 2001

"Citigroup Wins EAB Approval but Questions Remain," by Abigail Rayner, Financial Times, July 3, 2001

"Fed Gives Go-Ahead to Citi Deal For EAB," by Michelle Heller and Rob Blackwell, American Banker, July 3, 2001, Pg. 20

"U.S. agencies approve Citibank purchase of European American Bank," Associated Press, July 2, 2001

"Citigroup Ends Sale Of Credit Insurance, Under Pressure from Politicians, Groups," by Tania Padgett, June 29, 2001, Pg. A57

"At Citi, Talk Turns to Actions on Subprime," by Rob Garver, American Banker, June 29, 2001, Pg. 1

"Citigroup bows to pressure," by Abigail Rayner, Financial Times, June 29, 2001

"Fed Asking Citi More Questions About Units' Lending," by Michele Heller, June 25, 2001, Pg. 24

"CRA: Is Low-Income Homeowner Program Working?" by Jeff Ostrowski, Palm Beach Post, June 24, 2001, Pg 1F

"Critics of Merger Try to Be Heard: Some Advocates For Poor Say First Union, Wachovia, SunTrust Need to Improve Lending Records," by Christian Millman, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.), June 21, 2001, Pg. B11

"Groups Oppose Wachovia Bank Deal," by Paul Nowell, Associated Press, June 20, 2001

"Fed Hearings Urged On Wachovia Deal," by Rob Blackwell, American Banker On-Line, June 19, 2001

"Congress May Investigate Citi Unit's Loan Practices," by Michele Heller and Rob Garver, American Banker, June 15, 2001, Pg. 1

"Ex -Empleada de Citigroup Denuncia Prácticas Crediticias Ilegales," Reuters-Mexico, June 15, 2001

"Ex-Citigroup Worker Alleges Illegal Lending Norms," by F. Brinley Bruton, Reuters, June 15, 2001

"Farm Group Questions Banks' Plans," by Carol Hazard, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, June 12, 2001

"The Battle for Wachovia: SunTrust Win Could Affect More State Branches," by Carol Hazard, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, June 9, 2001, Pg. A1

"Impugan la Fusión Entre Citigroup y Banamex," Excelsior (Mexico), June 5, 2001

"Consumer Group Challenges Citigroup's Banacci Deal, Reuters," June 4, 2001

"Impugnan Adquisición de Banacci por Citigroup," EsMas.com, June 4, 2001

"Fed Uses Citi-EAB Deal For Predatory Queries," by Barbara A. Rehm, American Banker, May 31, 2001, Pg. 1

"Community Reinvestment Act Has Big Banks Pledging Funds Back to Underserved Neighborhoods," by Tom Shean, The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.), May 27, 2001, Pg. D1

"Bank Pledges More in Loans to Poor Areas: First Union's Promise is Prelude to Proposed Merger with Wachovia," Roanoke Times & World News, May 26, 2001, Pg. A7

"First Union, Wachovia Vow $35 Billion of Loans," by Nicole Duran, American Banker, May 25, 2001, Pg. 20

"Banks Parade Benefits of Deal: Wachovia, First Union Plan Better Community Service," by Jane Seccombe, Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal, May 25, 2001

"Billions in Low-Income Lending Vowed by First Union," by Tom Shean, The Virginian Pilot (Norfolk, Va.), May 25, 2001

"Citibank to Close 24 Branches if Its Acquisition of E.A.B. Is Approved," by Joseph P. Fried, New York Times, May 24, 2001

"Report: Citigroup Will Close 24 Branches If Acquisition OK-ed," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, May 22, 2001, Pg. A47

"Despite SunTrust Bid, Wachovia-First Union Merger Integration Plans Continue," by Jane Seccombe, Winston-Salem Journal, May 18, 2001

"Group Pans 1st Union-Wachovia Deal," by Liz Moyer, American Banker, May 16, 2001, Pg. 5

"Wachovia Board to Study Rival Bid from SunTrust," by Antonio Fins, Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL), May 15, 2001, Pg. 1D

"Fed Hearing Sought on First Union / Wachovia Proposed Merger by U.S. Group," Agence France Presse European Focus, May 14, 2001

"Large Firms Finding Inner City Profits -- Study," by Chris Sanders, Reuters, May 8, 2001

"Federal Reserve: Big Talk, Little Action," by Matthew Lee, U.S. Banker, May 2001, Pg. 20

"Global Investing: Michael Fanghella, the Money Man with Expensive Tastes and a Subprime Portfolio" [PinnFund], by Joshua Chaffin, Financial Times, April 30, 2001, Pg. 26

"Regulators Scrutinize Royal Bank Acquisition: Centura Bank's Subprime Lending Practices Put Under Microscope," by Keith Kalawsky, National Post, April 24, 2001, Pg. C4

"Shareholders Find Fault with Citigroup," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, April 18, 2001, Pg. A44

"First Union - Wachovia: It's Not Done Yet," by Jaret Seiberg, The Daily Deal, April 17, 2001

"Students Challenge Citigroup’s Hand in Bad Lending and Environmental Devastation," by Andrew Boyd, Village Voice, April 17, 2001, Pg. 57

"Countrywide Gets Its Bank," by Brian Collins and Ted Cornwell, National Mortgage News, April 16, 2001, Pg. 1

"Citigroup Agrees to Widen Welfare Recipients' ATM. Access," by Jayson Blair, New York Times, April 11, 2001

"Nixon Outlines Royal Bank of Canada Plans," by Karen Howlett, Toronto Globe and Mail, April 11, 2001

"Royal Bank Purchase of Centura Faces Challenge," Bloomberg, April 10, 2001

"U.S. Group Wants Royal's Centura Buy Delayed," by Keith Kalawsky, National Post, April 10, 2001

"Group Censures Royal Bank Target," by Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star, April 10, 2001

"U.S. Consumer Group Opposes Royal Bank - Centura Deal," Reuters, April 9, 2001

"Credit Card Companies Under Fire for 'Misleading' Offers," by Abigail Rayner, Financial Times, April 6, 2001, Pg. 31

"New Fed Proposals to Curb Growth of Predatory Lending," by Abigail Rayner, Financial Times, March 26, 2001, Pg. 29

"Strange Bedfellows" (Delta Funding), City Limits Weekly, March 26, 2001

"Fifth Third Shareholders OK Merger," Associated Press, March 20, 2001

"Grand Rapids, Mich.-Based Financial Institution's Investors Embrace Merger," by Lorene Yue, Detroit Free Press, March 14, 2001

"Group Launches Challenge to Citi-EAB," by Liz Moyer, American Banker, March 13, 2001, Pg. 3

"Citigroup's Purchase Of EAB Challenged," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, March 13, 2001, Pg. A46

"Consumer Group Challenges Citigroup's EAB Acquisition," Reuters, March 12, 2001 (msnbc)

"Community Group Challenges Proposed Citigroup-EAB Deal," by Eileen Canning, Bridge News, March 12, 2001

"Activists Learn to Protest" (training on campus), by Cassio Furtado, Topeka (Kansas) Capital Journal, March 12, 2001

"Once-Public Mortgage Records Moving to Private Hands," by Holden Lewis, Bankrate.com, March 8, 2001

"FTC Sues Citigroup Unit," by Rebecca Knight, Financial Times (FT.com), March 6, 2001

"Fed OKs MetLife's Acquisition Of Bank," by Trevor Thomas, National Underwriter Life/Health Edition, February 26, 2001

"Advocates, Officials Guard Against Predatory Lending," by Jeff Waggoner, Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union, February 25, 2001, Pg. 11

"Kent Commissioner Goes On Record Against Bank Merger," by Barton Deiters, Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press, February 22, 2001

"Old Kent Unit to Sell 95 Non-Midwest Sites," by Erick Bergquist, American Banker, February 21, 2001, Pg. 10

"Analysts: Public Will Pay More; Citigroup-EAB," by Christian Murray, New York Newsday, February 13, 2001, Pg. A45

"Protesters Vindicated as U.S. Bancorp Dumps New Century Stake," by Eileen Canning, Bridge News, January 29, 2001

"For Sale: EAB Is Active Citizen, Though Less Stellar Financial Performer," by Tania Padgett, Newsday, January 29, 2001, Pg. C14

"Old Kent Gets Jump Start on Fifth Third Transition," Holland (Mich.) Sentinel, January 28, 2001

"Group Protests Fifth Third-Old Kent Deal," Rob Garver, American Banker, January 24, 2001, Pg. 20

"Consumer group urging Fed to stop Fifth Third-Old Kent merger," by Eileen Canning, Bridge News, January 24, 2001

"New York Group Opposes Bank Deal: Complaint Cites Loan Denials to Minorities," by Garrison Wells, The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press, January 23, 2001, Pg. A16

"Fifth Third's Merger Opposed: Activists Say Fifth Third Bancorp Often Denies Loans to Minorities," South Bend (Indiana) Tribune, January 23, 2001

"Fifth Third Merger Draws Objections," Dayton Daily News, January 23, 2001, Pg. 2E

"Activists Fight Fifth Third Merger," Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, January 23, 2001

"Group Fights Fifth Third Over Minority Lending," by Jeff McKinney, Cincinnati Enquirer, January 23, 2001

"Group Seeks to Stop Fifth Third Merger," by John Nolan, Associated Press, Cincinnati Post, January 23, 2001

"Bank to Keep Area Branches, Jobs; Name May Change Following Chase, J.P. Morgan Merger," by Bob Schober, Arlington (Tx) Morning News, January 4, 2001, Pg. 1C

"N.Y. Judge Declines to Stop Chase - J.P. Morgan Merger," by Joseph A. Giannone, Bridge News, July 3, 2001

"Protester asks N.Y. Supreme Court to Annul Chase - J.P. Morgan Merger; Court Ordered Say on Chase-Morgan Merger Friday," by Joseph A. Giannone, Bridge News, January 2, 2001

"Study Reveals Mortgage Inequities; Where To Start," St. Petersburg Times, December 30, 2000, Pg. 1F

"Fed Asks U.S. Bancorp, Firstar For Any Subprime Lending Info," by Eileen Canning, Bridge News, December 22, 2000

"Fed Requests More Information on Banks' Minority Lending Practices," by Paul Schwab, The Business Journal of Milwaukee, December 15, 2000

"Fleet Makes Announcement," Trenton (N.J.) Times, December 14, 2000

"Group Asks Regulators to Block FleetBoston Plan," Chattanooga Free Press, December 12, 2000, Pg. C5

"New York Group Asks Fed to Go Slowly on Fleet-Summit Bancorp Merger," Newark Star-Ledger, December 12, 2000

"N.Y. group Says Fleet Race Bias Should Block Summit Purchase," Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin, December 12, 2000, Pg. 2E

"Fleet Challenged," Trenton (N.J.) Times, December 12, 2000

"N.Y. Group Urges Denial of Fleet Bid for N.J. Bank," Boston Globe, December 12, 2000, Pg. C3

"Critics Charge Bank Discriminates," New Jersey Express-Times, December 12, 2000

"Fleet Acquisition Challenged," Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader, December 12, 2000

"Regulators Asked To Deny Bank Merger," Hazleton (Pa.) Standard Speaker, December 12, 2000

"Fleet's Lending Practices Criticized: N.Y. Group Trying to Block Summit Deal," by Eric Convey, Boston Herald, December 12, 2000, Pg. 37

"Group Asks Fed To Go Slowly On Fleet-Summit," by Richard Newman, Bergen (N.J.) Record, December 12, 2000, B1

"Chase-J.P. Morgan Deal Receives Fed's Approval," Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2000

"Chase - J.P. Morgan Merger Approved by Fed," Bureau of National Affairs Banking Daily, December 12, 2000

"Fleet Fingered Over Minority Lending Patterns: Bronx Group Tries to Block Bank's Purchase of Summit; Inner City Public Interest Law Center Also Warns of Loss of Access to Banking Services," CBSnewyork.com, December 12, 2000

"Fleet didn't Meet 1999 Community Lending Vows: Consumer Group," by Joseph Giannone, Bridge News, December 11, 2000

"Regulators Asked To Deny Bank Merger," Associated Press, December 11, 2000

"Fed Allows More Comment On MetLife Bank," by Trevor Thomas, National Underwriter, December 11, 2000

"Fed Approves Chase Manhattan-JP Morgan Merger," by Jonathan Nicholson, Dow Jones Newswires, December 11, 2000

"Federal Reserve Board Approves Chase-JP Morgan Merger," by Eileen Canning, Bridge News, December 11, 2000

"Fed Likely To Pass Buck On Predatory Lending," by Rob Blackwell and Michele Heller, American Banker, December 11, 2000, Pg. 1

"The New Economy Comes to the Good Old Bronx," by Tracie McMillan, City Limits Weekly, December 11, 2000

"Firstar Protested," Wisconsin State Journal, December 8, 2000, Pg. C12

"Fed Officials Near End of the Comment Period on USB-Firstar merger," by Dee DePass, Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 7, 2000, Pg. 3D

"Consumer Group to Fight U.S. Bancorp - Firstar Merger," Diversity Online, December 6, 2000

"Protest to Firstar," Madison (Wisc.) Capital Times, December 5, 2000, Pg. 4A

"Minorities Might Pay Cost of Firstar Merger, Group Says," by Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 5, 2000,  Pg. 3D

Minorities Might Pay Cost of Bank Merger, Group Says," Wisconsin State Journal, December 5, 2000

"Advocacy Group Tries to Block Banks’ Merger," by Getahn Ward, Nashville Tennessean, December 5, 2000

"N.Y. Group Challenges Firstar Deal," by Steve Jordan, Omaha World-Herald, December 5, 2000, Pg. 14

"Activist's New Target: Firstar-U.S. Bancorp," American Banker, December 5, 2000

"Regulators Race Clock as Jan. 20 Approaches," by Rob Blackwell and Michele Heller, American Banker, December 5, 2000

"Citigroup Is Cleared To Buy Mortgage Firm," International Herald Tribune, December 5, 2000, Pg. 14

"After Associates, Groups Vow Not To Let Citigroup Rest," by Jonathan Nicholson, Dow Jones News Wires, December 4, 2000

"Community Group Opposes Firstar - U.S. Bancorp Deal," Reuters, December 4, 2000

"Citigroup Is Cleared To Buy Loan Firm; Associates First's Lending Practices Drew Fire," by Kathleen Day Washington Post December 1, 2000, Pg. E3

"Citigroup Merger OK'd By Regulators," The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), December 1, 2000, Pg. 3C

"Citigroup Completes Purchase of Associates After Federal Nod," Deseret News (Salt Lake City), December 1, 2000, Pg. D9

"Citigroup Closes Associates Deal," Commercial Appeal (Memphis), December 1, 2000, Pg. C2

"Citi-Associates Wins OK from Regulators," by Rob Blackwell and Dean Anason, American Banker, December 1, 2000

"Citigroup gets nod on Associates deal," by Jaret Seiberg, The Daily Deal, November 30, 2000

"Citigroup - Associates Gets Regulatory OK's," by Marcy Gordon, Associated Press, November 30, 2000

"N.Y. Regulator Asks J.P. Morgan, Chase About Subprime Activities," by Rob Garver, American Banker, November 27, 2000, Pg. 1

"Law Denies CRA Clout to Citi-Associates Foes; Federal Regulators Cannot Consider the Issues," by Rob Blackwell, American Banker, November 27, 2000, Pg. 1

"Activists Can't Block Citi's Purchase," by Jaret Seiberg, The Daily Deal, November 27, 2000

"Preying on Predators: Nonprofits fight back against predatory lending practices," by Kathryn Casa, Sacramento (Ca.) News-Review, November 23, 2000

"Citigroup Associates Deal On Track, Despite Longer Review," by Jonathan Nicholson, Dow Jones Newswire, November 16, 2000

"Confidentiality Request for its Bank Bid Is Justified, Say MetLife," by Trevor Thomas, National Underwriter, Life & Health/Financial Services Edition, November 13, 2000

"Citigroup Faces Attacks on Loan Record," by Paul Beckett, Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2000, Pg. C19

"At Deadline: Chase-Morgan Merger Opposed," by Heike Wipperfurth, Crain's New York Business, November 13-19, 2000

"Viewpoint: Citi - Associates Deal Proves Financial Modernization Oversight Inadequate," by Matthew Lee, American Banker, November 10, 2000, Pg. 12

"Consumer Groups Attack Citigroup, Associates Lending," by Mary Kelleher, Reuters, November 10, 2000

"Group Protests Chase-Morgan Deal," by Rob Garver, American Banker, November 8, 2000

"Citigroup Says It Will Addresss Predatory Loans," Houston Chronicle, November 8, 2000

"Citigroup Unit Reforming Lending Practices to Clear Way For Merger, Critics Dissatisfied; No Hearing," Las Vegas Sun, November 8, 2000

"Citigroup Planning Changes After Merger; Some Practices Will Be Eliminated," by Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 8, 2000

"Citigroup To Improve Consumer Lending Practices," by Mary Kelleher, Reuters, November 7, 2000

Consumer Group Seeks to Block Chase Purchase of J.P. Morgan, Reuters, November 6, 2000

"Consumer Group Challenges MetLife's Bank Purchase," by Meg Green, A.M. Best's BestWire, November 6, 2000

"Watchdog Group Objects To MetLife Bank," by Trevor Thomas, National Underwriter, November 6, 2000

"Credit Suisse First Boston Working on 'Approved Issuer' List to Battle Loan Abuse," by Andrew Analore, Inside Mortgage Finance's Inside B&C Lending, November 6, 2000

"Activists Ask Fed to Bar MetLife Bank Deal," by Rob Blackwell, American Banker, November 6, 2000

"Delta Stops Originating HOEPA Loans," by Brad Finkelstein, National Mortgage News' Origination News, November, 2000

"N.Y. Banking Agency Seeks Information On Subprime Underwriting Standards" Of Credit Suisse and DLJ, by Andrew Analore, Inside Mortgage-Backed Securities, October 27, 2000

"New York Banking Department Sets Meeting on Citigroup-Associates Acquisition," by Richard Cowden, Bureau of National Affairs Banking Daily, October 26, 2000

"NAACP Grades Banks 'Need to Improve,'" by Jacqueline S. Gold, American Banker, October 25, 2000, Pg. 1

"Activist Seeks Nevada Hearing," by Richard Velotta, Las Vegas Sun, October 24, 2000

"Environmentalists Target Citigroup," by Danielle Knight, Inter Press Service, October 20, 2000

"Bank Merger OK'd Despite Group's Protest," by Patrick Baker, Pierre (S.D.) Capital Journal, October 19, 2000

"Citigroup Wins South Dakota Regulatory Approval for Associates," by Rob Wells, Bloomberg News, October 18, 2000

"In Matters of Race and Environment, Citigroup Puts Profits Over Ethics," by John Kimble, The Daily Princetonian, October 16, 2000

"Fed Approves Wells Fargo - First Security; Bank Critic Says Wells Is Being Scrutinized," by Rick Velotta, Las Vegas Sun, October 12, 2000

"Organization Protests Bank Merger," Patrick Baker, Pierre (S.D.) Capital Journal, October 11, 2000

"Citigroup - Associates Opposed" (ICP Granted Discovery Rights), Bureau of National Affairs Banking Daily, October 11, 2000

"Citigroup's Purchase of Associates Challenged in State Hearing," by Rob Wells, Bloomberg, October 10, 2000

"Citigroup Purchase Is Facing Challenge," by Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 7, 2000

"Agencies Extend Citi-Associates Public Comment Period," by Jonathan Nicholson, Dow Jones Newswires, October 5, 2000

"Consumer Group Targets Citigroup Deal," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 5, 2000, Pg. 3D

"Sounds Off Against Citi-Associates," by Eileen Canning, American Banker, October 5, 2000, Pg. 4

"Hot New Online Data Service," by Amanda Bruscino, City Limits Weekly, October 2, 2000

"Consumer Groups Fight A Citigroup Acquisition," by Joseph DiStefano, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 1, 2000

"Consumer Group Opposes Citigroup," Credit and Collections News, September 29, 2000, Pg. 4

"Groups Plan Citigroup Protest Worldwide," by Joseph A. Giannone, Bridge News, September 27, 2000

"Bank Laws Close Public Comment Door; Consumer Group Still Finds Ways to File Objections to Citigroup-Associates deal," Dallas Morning News, September 26, 2000, Pg. 3D

"Reject Citi-Associates Deal, Group Urges," by Eileen Canning, American Banker, September 26, 2000, Pg. 19

"Consumer group opposes Citigroup-Associates deal," Reuters, September 25, 2000

"Options to Protest Citigroup-Associates Merger Cut by New Law," by Rob Wells, Bloomberg, September 25, 2000

"Non-Profit Opposes CHL [Countrywide] Purchase," National Mortgage News, September 25, 2000, Pg. 2.

"Bid to Rein In Lenders," by Tatiana Boncompagni, Legal Times, September 25, 2000

"WebVan Puts Stock in the South Bronx," by Carol King, InternetNews.com, September 22, 2000

"Where's the Little Guy in Bank Buyouts?" Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), September 17, 2000, at C4

"Are bigger, fewer banks good, bad?," by Dunstan Prial, Associated Press, Chattanooga Times / Free Press, September 16, 2000, at C2

"Skeptics Question Purported Benefits of Morgan Chase," By Dunstun Prial, Associated Press, September 16, 2000

"Chase-Morgan Deal," by Jonathan Nicholson, Dow Jones Newswires, September 13, 2000

"Citi-Associates Raises Howls from Activists," by Robert Julavits, American Banker, September 11, 2000, Pg. 1

"Citigroup Steps Further into Subprime Minefield: Consumer Groups Voice Their Concerns," by Gary Silverman and Andrew Hill, Financial Times, September 7, 2000, Pg. 31

"Citigroup to Acquire Associates First," by Kathleen Day, Washington Post, September 7, 2000, Pg. E1

"Basics of Predatory Lending Still Not Defined," Credit Risk Management Report, September 5, 2000

“Wells Fargo Merger Target of Las Vegas, N.Y. Critics,” by Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Sun, August 15, 2000

“Fed Says Paperwork Needed On Fleet's Role in Dime Bid,” by Eileen Canning, American Banker, August 9, 2000, Pg. 3

“Group Opposing Deal Calls Wells Predator,” by Rob Garver, American Banker, August 8, 2000

“Group Challenges Wells Fargo Merger,” by Max Knudson, The Deseret News (Salt Lake City), August 7, 2000, Pg. D6

“Phil-ed with Hot Air,” by Kathleen McGowen, City Limits Weekly, August 7, 2000

“Fed Probe Seeks S.F. Ammo,” by Ron Leuty, San Francisco Business Times, July 24, 2000

“Fed Report Says Banks Profit from CRA Loans,” Credit Risk Management Report, July 24, 2000

“Probing Online Banks' Community Commitments,” by Karen Kroll, Upside.com / E-Biz, July 18, 2000

“Upcoming Political Conventions Provide Prime Opportunities,” Indianapolis Business Journal, July 17, 2000

“Citigroup Protests,” Crain’s New York Business, July 17, 2000, Pg. 50

“Political Conventions Targeted as Platform for Citigroup Protest: Activists Seek Spotlight for Campaign,” Washington Times, July 13, 2000, Pg. B10

“Citigroup to Face Protests at Political Conventions,” by Rob Wells, Bloomberg, July 12, 2000

"Senate Democrats Wage War on 'Predatory Flipping,' Bill Introduced to Authorized FHA Credit Watch," Inside Mortgage Finance, July 7, 2000

"U.S. Appeals Court Nullifies Jury Award to Bias Victim," Inside Mortgage Compliance, June 26, 2000

“Draft Predatory Policy Statement Indicates Interest in Existing Law,” by Adam Wasch, Bureau of National Affairs Banking Report, June 12, 2000

“Biased Business Lending?” by Rick Green, Business Week, May 26, 2000 (via Lycos)

“Unlikely Allies: Citigroup's Weill And Jesse Jackson,” by Jacqueline S. Gold, American Banker, May 24, 2000, Pg. 1

Home Seekers to Get Bank Aid,” N.Y. Daily News, May 23, 2000

"Money Maximizers: Borrowers Beware," by Karen Cheney, ClubMom.com, May 23, 2000

“No Credit Where Credit Is Due,” by Rick Green, Business Week Online, May 22, 2000 Edition

“CRA Sunshine Rule Proposal Poses Tough Questions by Banks,” by Adam Wasch, Bureau of National Affairs Banking Daily, May 11, 2000

“Fed, in First Deal Under New Bank Law, Clears Charles Schwab to Buy U.S. Trust,” by R. Christian Bruce, Bureau of National Affairs Banking Daily, May 2, 2000

“Fed OKs Schwab Purchase,” by Marcy Gordon, Associated Press, May 1, 2000

“Schwab's Purchase of U.S. Trust Corp. Approved by Fed,” by John Rega, Bloomberg News, May 1, 2000

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