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Can you spell i-r-o-n-y?

We would have accepted either C-I-T or A-D-V-A-N-T-A as a correct answer

As reported all over the Web, including this story by CNN, credit card overlord and perennial heavy-handed creditor Advanta filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection a few days ago – just one week after CIT Group, a top secured lender to small business, did the same. Both lenders experienced (ha!) a sharp rise in defaults. Welcome to the world of the consumer. Personally I hope that their creditors show them no mercy. If the Bankruptcy System is to work then it must be an equal handicap for large and small. If Advanta or CIT are reconstituted through Chapter 11 I can only hope that this time the intention is to help small business and business owners – not to hound them to death as both creditors are famous for.

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