JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s push into California is a blessing or a curse, depending whom you ask, but it is definitely having a competitive impact.

Some community bankers say the New York financial giant's post-Washington Mutual expansion is fueling price wars, mostly in small to midsize business lending involving real estate, that could make it hard for them to survive.

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