After hitting California's big banks for months with ads that they're ignoring their communities, Glendale Federal Bank now finds itself under a similar attack.

More than 20 California community groups have charged the $15 billion- asset thrift with inadequate lending to minorities and refusing to meet to address minority concerns. The groups include a local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and a variety of minority business groups and church organizations.

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