World Savings Bank took top honors in a recent ranking of mortgage loans made to low-income minorities by California banks and thrifts.

A Dec. 28 Greenlining Institute report found that the Oakland-based thrift made about 39 loans to low-income minority borrowers per billion dollars of assets. The community group's report, which ranked the 15 largest California banks and thrifts, was based on 1994 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data.

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