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Issues and Resources

ABOUT ILCs

These guides give a quick overview of the history and purposes of ILCs.

Industrial Loan Companies (ILCs) or Industrial Banks have been an integral part of the US financial system for over a century, providing credit and financial innovation during good times and bad. Perhaps one of the most compelling facts about ILCs is that during the worst years of the financial crisis, when most banks and credit unions were contracting their balance sheets and dramatically reducing lending, ILCs continued to lend and actually grew their assets (loans) year over year, providing needed capital for the US economy.

IMPORTANT ISSUES

ILCs face a regulatory landscape that often is designed for other types of financial institutions.

REPORTS & STUDIES

Reports show that ILCs are safe and sound and should be viewed and regulated differently.