AP Business Writer
Federal banking regulators announced Thursday the initial enforcement action against a small business offering short-term payday loans against borrowers’ paychecks, purchasing a Pennsylvania bank to quit all alleged payday financing.
Eagle nationwide Bank, situated in Upper Darby, Pa., finalized the agency’s permission purchase and decided to cease all payday financing by June 15. The financial institution additionally consented to make modifications with its operations to make certain security and soundness, the ptroller’s workplace said. Eagle National neither denied nor admitted wrongdoing.
Customer advocates state the high-interest loans _ often supplied by storefront loan providers _ threaten vulnerable consumers in this tough financial duration.