WASHINGTON -- The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency finds itself caught in the middle of the dispute between two government agencies over Barnett Banks Inc.'s fair-lending record.

The Comptroller must decide whether to stay loyal to another bank regulator -- the Federal Reserve Board -- or to side with another branch of the administration -- the Justice Department.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.