Comptroller of the Currency Eugene A. Ludwig urged nonbanks Tuesday to adhere to the tenets of the Community Reinvestment Act.

"We have to face up to the fact that the banking industry can only do so much," Mr. Ludwig told San Francisco business leaders. "We must begin now to seriously focus on this central question: To what degree should financial providers besides banks be asked to step up to the plate and participate in a CRA-like program?"

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