Regulators closed three banks Friday, including the largest bank subsidiary of bankrupt Advanta Corp., to bring the year's failure toll to 33.

The failure of $1.6 billion-asset Advanta Bank Corp. was anticipated following the November collapse of its parent, which specialized in small-business credit cards. The failure occurred as another subsidiary of the company, $10 million-asset Advanta Bank in Delaware, is embroiled in a court fight with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. over agency attempts to hit it with an enforcement order.

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