WASHINGTON - Justice Department officials have told banking industry representatives that they are taking a series of fair-lending questions the industry posed to a "slightly higher level."

The trade group officials said Assistant Attorney General Deval Patrick and his deputies made the comments in a series of short letters and phone conversations made during the past five weeks.

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.