Chasing fees, banks court low-income customers
New York Times
Thursday, April 26, 2012
An increasing number of the nation’s large banks — U.S. Bank, Regions Financial and Wells Fargo among them — are aggressively courting low-income customers with alternative loan products that can carry high fees.
They are rapidly expanding these offerings partly because the products were largely untouched by recent financial regulations, and also to recoup the billions in lost income from recent [...]