Demanding an end to "apartheid banking," a Philadelphia neighborhood coalition is calling for a federal investigation into the lending practices of New Jersey's Commerce Bancorp.

The Neighborhood Economic Survival Coalition is accusing the Cherry Hill-based company of "systemic racism" in denying services to low-income and minority communities through "redlining" in the Philadelphia area. The group filed a discrimination complaint last Thursday with the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Fair Housing Act.

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