The Ohio Fair Lending Coalition joined a national coalition to challenge the merger of Huntington Bank and First Merit Bank in January of 2016. The Huntington Bank challenge followed a similar path of action as the Key Bank merger. We presented data about what the bank is doing wrong in regards to lending and made recommendations to what needs to be changed. This bank challenge also has successfully created a Community Benefits Plan that will be put into action in January, 2017.
The next steps that OFL is involved in is partaking in a local coalition of community based organizations to advise and council Huntington during the implementation of the Community Benefits Plan.
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