The federal government is looking for ways to get bankers into the swing of fair lending. The latest measure? Try a 56-page fair lending guide issued by the FDIC aimed at helping bankers detect and prevent illegal lending discrimination.

The guide, which the FDIC hails as the "first practical, step-by-step self-help guide to fair lending issued by a federal regulatory agency," points financial institutions toward ways to best use testers, analyze loans for discriminatory treatment, and implement corrective measures to rectify past problems.

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