Highlighted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's settlement with the banking subsidiaries of Advanta Corp., the regulators are kicking up their regulatory prowess with regards to risk treatment of subprime lending banks, sources said.

The OCC asked that Advanta make a few significant changes, such as shortening delinquency advancing periods and tightening delinquency reporting procedures - though neither will impact the performance of Advanta's outstanding paper.

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