Advanta Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Advanta Corp., once one of the largest credit card lenders to small businesses, filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sunday night. The Spring House (Pa.) company’s main operation that issued credit cards, Advanta Bank Corp, is not part of the filing. But Advanta said that unit doesn’t have the capital required by regulators and may be taken over by the FDIC.

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