A Dumpster-diving excursion in Virginia has led to the breakup of the controversial partnership from a nationwide bank and a payday lender.
Any office regarding the Comptroller regarding the Currency said Tuesday that Goleta nationwide Bank in Ca had consented to end by Dec. 31 its 2-year-old partnership with Ace money Express Inc., an Irving, Tex., payday lender. The contract spared Goleta the risk of disciplinary action; the OCC has made no key of national banks to its displeasure’ “renting” their charters to payday loan providers. [See OCC News Release Annoucing Agreement]
The pact came into being 8 weeks following a passerby hunting for boxes discovered 641 client loan files in a trash bin behind an Ace workplace in Portsmouth, Va. Comptroller John D. Hawke Jr. said the discarded files, which represented loans continued Goleta’s publications, exemplified the risks banking institutions face whenever partnering with third-party payday-lenders. Continue reading