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The lack of a FDIC charter isn't slowing down retailers from stepping up their push into...
The lack of a FDIC charter isn't slowing down retailers from stepping up their push into financial services. Wal-Mart (WMT -0.2%) continues to expand options for users of its reloadable Bluebird cards while shoppers at Home Depot (HD +0.6%) can sign up for a $40K home improvement loan on the fly. What to watch: Look for more retailers to try to get into the mix with partnerships with payments companies and financial firms - while banks look to stop the rush by pushing Congress for increased regulation.