Units of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. have been subpoenaed as part of a probe into alleged predatory lending practices involving health care credit cards, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

Last week, Cuomo announced he had subpoenaed a number of health care providers and General Electric Co.'s GE Money unit over its CareCredit health care credit card program. Cuomo claims some health care providers are using "fast-talking sales pitches" to pressure consumers into applying for health care credit cards, including those offered by JPMorgan Chase, Citi and GE.

Cuomo claims health care providers are charged a fee for the right to offer the cards and then a portion of the fee is rebated to them based on the amount of money generated through CareCredit sales. He claims this amounts to a "kickback arrangement."

"We will cooperate with the Attorney General's Office on this matter," said Samuel Wang, a Citi spokesman.

Stephen White, a GE spokesman, said the company plans to cooperate fully with the Attorney General's Office. "We look forward to learning more," White said.

A JPMorgan Chase spokesman declined to comment.

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