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Failed Californian mortgage lender IndyMac is reportedly being probed by US officials over suspected fraud.
Media reports say the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) inquiry involves the bank's practice of giving home loans to risky borrowers.
The FBI would not name IndyMac, but said it had widened its investigation of the US sub-prime mortgage industry to 21 firms, up from 19.
IndyMac was seized by US regulators amid fears it was running out of cash.
Senior US and European bankers will appear before US lawmakers later to defend themselves against claims that they helped to promote tax fraud.
The hearings come after a report from a US Senate sub-committee criticising overseas banks for allowing rich Americans to avoid paying taxes.
Swiss bank UBS and Liechtenstein bank LGT, owned by the principality's royal family, were singled out.
The report claims that secrecy laws cost the US $100bn (£50bn) a year.