WASHINGTON - Six consumer groups are urging federal regulators to temporarily ban banks from refusing services to people whose names appear in databases of bounced-check writers.

"What bankers are doing here is driving people into the hands of predatory lenders," said Robert Gnaizda, policy director of the Greenlining Institute. "They are forcing these customers into using predatory systems, such as the check-cashing system."

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