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How Commercial Bankers Discovered Consumer Credit: The Federal Housing Administration and Personal Loan Departments, 1934–1938

Louis Hyman

in Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on personal loan departments. On May 4, 1928, National City Bank opened the nation's first personal loan department. Curiously, despite the popularity of the department and ... More


Crash: Universal Banks Played Central Roles in the Stock Market Boom and Crash and the Onset of the Great Depression

Arthur E. Wilmarth Jr. Jr.

in Taming the Megabanks: Why We Need a New Glass-Steagall Act

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190260705
eISBN:
9780190260736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190260705.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The Great Crash on Wall Street in October 1929 undermined the U.S. economy and led to the Great Depression. National City Bank, Chase National Bank, and other U.S. universal banks eagerly promoted ... More


Wall Street Discovers Japan, Spring 1920

Simon James Bytheway and Mark Metzler

in Central Banks and Gold: How Tokyo, London, and New York Shaped the Modern World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704949
eISBN:
9781501705953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704949.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter recounts the spring of 1920, when three of Wall Street's top bankers—Thomas W. Lamont of J.P. Morgan & Company, Frank A. Vanderlip of National City Bank, and Benjamin Strong of the ... More


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