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September 15, 1994
Bankers group names presidentThe newly formed Anne Arundel Bankers Community Reinvestment Group has elected Cheryl A. Anderson-Neff as the group's president. The group is made up of representatives from several area banks.Ms. Anderson-Neff is director of marketing and community reinvestment at Farmers National Bank in Annapolis.According to Ms. Anderson-Neff, the goal is to "educate ourselves and our local citizens about current community issues and look for ways to work together for the betterment of Anne Arundel County neighborhoods."
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By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2002
A community activist group said yesterday that it plans to challenge M&T Bank Corp.'s proposed acquisition of Allfirst Financial Inc. The group, known as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), said Allfirst's lending record to African-Americans and low-income individuals is inadequate. ACORN plans to hold a news conference today. "We have met with Allfirst on numerous occasions to ask them to expand their community lending," said Mitch Klein, ACORN's head organizer in Baltimore.
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NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2000
In a move to reinvigorate his community development programs, Mayor Martin O'Malley announced yesterday the appointment of a director of "community investment" who will work with banks to redevelop Baltimore neighborhoods. Gary M. Brooks, a former vice president and unit manager with Bank of America for 7 1/2 years, is charged with building a program similar to those in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, which have tapped banks for billions of dollars for redevelopment of neighborhoods. The banks have provided the funds through the federal Community Reinvestment Act, intended to ensure that banks provide lending in hard-hit neighborhoods.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2000
In a move to reinvigorate his community development programs, Mayor Martin O'Malley announced yesterday the appointment of a director of "community investment" who will work with banks to redevelop Baltimore neighborhoods. Gary M. Brooks, a former vice president and unit manager with Bank of America for 7 1/2 years, is charged with building a program similar to those in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, which have tapped banks for billions of dollars for redevelopment of neighborhoods. The banks have provided the funds through the federal Community Reinvestment Act, intended to ensure that banks provide lending in hard-hit neighborhoods.
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | August 24, 1999
Two mayoral candidates said yesterday that if elected to lead Baltimore, they would make better use of the federal Community Reinvestment Act to renew city neighborhoods.Speaking before members of the Center for Poverty Solutions, City Council President Lawrence A. Bell III and Councilman Martin O'Malley said the city has failed to adequately tap into funds provided through the federal statute requiring banks to lend money to businesses in hard-hit neighborhoods.The comments were made as 10 candidates in the Sept.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Staff Writer | August 3, 1993
The Federal Reserve Board yesterday approved the acquisition of MNC Financial Inc. by NationsBank Corp., the next-to-last regulatory hurdle to clear before the two companies can merge, possibly within the next month.NationsBank, based in Charlotte, N.C., is the fifth-largest banking company in the country, with $124 billion in assets, and stands to claim fourth place by acquiring MNC, which has $17 billion in assets.NationsBank has offered $1.4 billion, or $15.17 a share, in nearly equal parts stock and cash for MNC. In June, MNC's shareholders overwhelmingly approved the deal at what was likely the Baltimore company's last annual meeting.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Staff Writer | June 9, 1993
The proposed merger between MNC Financial Inc. and NationsBank Corp. could take at least a month longer than expected because two community groups have filed formal protests about the deal with federal regulators.The Maryland Alliance for Responsible Investment (MARI) and the Virginia Coalition for Community Reinvestment (VCCR) sent letters June 3 to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, which is evaluating NationsBank's application to buy MNC.MNC's shareholders are scheduled to meet tomorrow morning to vote on the deal.
BUSINESS
By Bill Atkinson and Bill Atkinson,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2002
A community activist group said yesterday that it plans to challenge M&T Bank Corp.'s proposed acquisition of Allfirst Financial Inc. The group, known as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), said Allfirst's lending record to African-Americans and low-income individuals is inadequate. ACORN plans to hold a news conference today. "We have met with Allfirst on numerous occasions to ask them to expand their community lending," said Mitch Klein, ACORN's head organizer in Baltimore.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun Staff Writer | November 13, 1994
Mortgage lenders are making a practice of approving marginal loans to meet reinvestment requirements in the inner city, leading to high default and foreclosure rates and deterioration of once-stable Baltimore neighborhoods, housing advocates say.Instead of reducing their risk by putting borrowers into federally insured mortgage programs, lenders should help buyers get extensive pre-purchase counseling, approve conventional loans or reject the application, said...
NEWS
By VINCENT P. QUAYLE | September 11, 1994
Congress, the banks and the bank regulators are about to complete another skirmish in their Bosnia-like campaign to save the older neighborhoods in cities like Baltimore.It all began in 1977 when Congress enacted the Community Reinvestment Act, which in effect said to the banks: "We [the federal government] tried to save the cities and have failed. You do it!"Of course, the banks and especially the bank regulators (the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Federal Home Loan Bank Board and Comptroller of the Currency)
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | August 24, 1999
Two mayoral candidates said yesterday that if elected to lead Baltimore, they would make better use of the federal Community Reinvestment Act to renew city neighborhoods.Speaking before members of the Center for Poverty Solutions, City Council President Lawrence A. Bell III and Councilman Martin O'Malley said the city has failed to adequately tap into funds provided through the federal statute requiring banks to lend money to businesses in hard-hit neighborhoods.The comments were made as 10 candidates in the Sept.
NEWS
By Erin Texeira and Gerard Shields and Erin Texeira and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | July 17, 1998
ATLANTA -- Pledging to spark more economic growth and prosperity among African-Americans, Vice President Al Gore yesterday announced a goal of $1.4 billion in new loans for black small-business owners nationwide, including developing a Baltimore center.The new loan initiative, to be administered by the Small Business Administration, will be buttressed by seven community development centers to educate black entrepreneurs. The announcement is timely for Baltimore, where City Council President Lawrence A. Bell III has spent months prodding area banks for more business capital in black neighborhoods.
NEWS
By Susan Rees | June 22, 1995
IF THE Republicans believe that people ought to be able to make it on their own, why are they proposing to destroy a program that, at practically no cost to the government, gives everyone a fair chance to participate in the capitalist system?The Community Reinvestment Act was adopted in 1977 to underscore what U.S. banking laws have traditionally held -- that financial institutions granted unique privileges by the government have an obligation to serve their communities, including low- and moderate-income areas.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun Staff Writer | November 13, 1994
Mortgage lenders are making a practice of approving marginal loans to meet reinvestment requirements in the inner city, leading to high default and foreclosure rates and deterioration of once-stable Baltimore neighborhoods, housing advocates say.Instead of reducing their risk by putting borrowers into federally insured mortgage programs, lenders should help buyers get extensive pre-purchase counseling, approve conventional loans or reject the application, said...
NEWS
September 15, 1994
Bankers group names presidentThe newly formed Anne Arundel Bankers Community Reinvestment Group has elected Cheryl A. Anderson-Neff as the group's president. The group is made up of representatives from several area banks.Ms. Anderson-Neff is director of marketing and community reinvestment at Farmers National Bank in Annapolis.According to Ms. Anderson-Neff, the goal is to "educate ourselves and our local citizens about current community issues and look for ways to work together for the betterment of Anne Arundel County neighborhoods."
NEWS
By VINCENT P. QUAYLE | September 11, 1994
Congress, the banks and the bank regulators are about to complete another skirmish in their Bosnia-like campaign to save the older neighborhoods in cities like Baltimore.It all began in 1977 when Congress enacted the Community Reinvestment Act, which in effect said to the banks: "We [the federal government] tried to save the cities and have failed. You do it!"Of course, the banks and especially the bank regulators (the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Federal Home Loan Bank Board and Comptroller of the Currency)
NEWS
By Susan Rees | June 22, 1995
IF THE Republicans believe that people ought to be able to make it on their own, why are they proposing to destroy a program that, at practically no cost to the government, gives everyone a fair chance to participate in the capitalist system?The Community Reinvestment Act was adopted in 1977 to underscore what U.S. banking laws have traditionally held -- that financial institutions granted unique privileges by the government have an obligation to serve their communities, including low- and moderate-income areas.
NEWS
By Erin Texeira and Gerard Shields and Erin Texeira and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | July 17, 1998
ATLANTA -- Pledging to spark more economic growth and prosperity among African-Americans, Vice President Al Gore yesterday announced a goal of $1.4 billion in new loans for black small-business owners nationwide, including developing a Baltimore center.The new loan initiative, to be administered by the Small Business Administration, will be buttressed by seven community development centers to educate black entrepreneurs. The announcement is timely for Baltimore, where City Council President Lawrence A. Bell III has spent months prodding area banks for more business capital in black neighborhoods.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Staff Writer | August 3, 1993
The Federal Reserve Board yesterday approved the acquisition of MNC Financial Inc. by NationsBank Corp., the next-to-last regulatory hurdle to clear before the two companies can merge, possibly within the next month.NationsBank, based in Charlotte, N.C., is the fifth-largest banking company in the country, with $124 billion in assets, and stands to claim fourth place by acquiring MNC, which has $17 billion in assets.NationsBank has offered $1.4 billion, or $15.17 a share, in nearly equal parts stock and cash for MNC. In June, MNC's shareholders overwhelmingly approved the deal at what was likely the Baltimore company's last annual meeting.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Staff Writer | June 9, 1993
The proposed merger between MNC Financial Inc. and NationsBank Corp. could take at least a month longer than expected because two community groups have filed formal protests about the deal with federal regulators.The Maryland Alliance for Responsible Investment (MARI) and the Virginia Coalition for Community Reinvestment (VCCR) sent letters June 3 to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, which is evaluating NationsBank's application to buy MNC.MNC's shareholders are scheduled to meet tomorrow morning to vote on the deal.
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