Popular Financial Holdings - Subprime unit of Banco Popular of Puerto Rico shutting down (Sister company to E-loan)
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From the above story:
"The San Juan-based company, parent of Banco Popular, said that as part of a restructuring, Popular Financial Holdings Inc. will instead focus on profitable businesses, and merge support functions with Banco Popular North America."
Focus on profitable businesses, eh? And just a few months ago, banks were resolving to redouble their subprime lending because it was such a bonanza. Oh, how times change.
Approximately 627 positions will be eliminated.
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