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Key definitions and disclaimers:
"Imploded" lenders. The "imploded" status is somewhat subjective and does not necessarily mean operations are ceased permanently: it can mean bankruptcy filing, temporary but open-ended halting of major operations, or a "firesale" acquisition. The Companies include all types
(prime, subprime, or a mix of both; retail or wholesale; subsidiaries and entire companies). Note: Companies listed here may still be operating in some capacity; check with them before making assumptions.
Ailing lenders haven't shut down, but they're significantly scaling back or are (or recently have been) in manifest financial, legal, or operational distress. Unfortunately, most of the industry now falls under this description, so we are forced to reserve this list for the more glaring cases or those which we happen to have more specific info about.
Note: Lending operations that were previously deemed "imploded" by us but which have returned in some form are shown in darker italics. They remain on the list for historical completeness.
Note 2: This site changes rapidly. You should always check other sources regarding information found here, and check with the companies themselves if you plan on doing business with them. And as always, please let us know if you have corrections, clarifications, or additions.