Largely ignored by Washington labor unions, Amalgamated Bank of New York is planning to woo the capital city's Hispanics.

Amalgamated, the nation's largest union-owned bank, plans to court Latinos who own small businesses or are looking for auto loans, home equity loans, or free checking. The $2.5 billion-asset bank recently hired Washington's former superintendent of banking, Anthony J. Romero, to spearhead the effort.

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