Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, U.S. senators from New Jersey, are joining a call for congress to penalize Santander Bank for alleged discriminatory lending practices. The federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency graded Santander as needing to improve disparities in the access it affords lenders from low to moderate-income neighborhoods this week, a step that could limit its ability to grow or merge with another bank.
The Boston-based bank was graded "needs to improve." Booker and M
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