Normal Banks Are Helping Shadow Banks Grow a Lot

A new report shows that U.S. bank loans to nondepository financial companies have jumped more than 230 percent over the past three years

Shadow banking is growing.

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

It's no secret that financial companies without government-backed deposits—often dubbed shadow banks—have been growing as a result of post-financial crisis regulations imposed on actual banks.

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