What Should We Do With All These #@$@& Empty WaMu Branches?

What Should We Do With All These #@$@& Empty WaMu Branches?

WaMu went on an insane building spree in Chicago a few years ago, and when combined with Chase, already a huge player in the Chicago market, it became obvious that there are just too many damn bank branches. Chase recently announced that it would close almost 300 WaMu locations nationwide — 57 of them in the Chicago-area alone. The bank branches replaced local businesses during the boom, but will they come back during the bust?

Payday Lenders Come Under Fire

“States should do more to restrict payday lenders, who pocketed $4.2 billion in fees from borrowers last year, according to a report released Thursday by the Center for Responsible Lending.”