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FL – Retailers – Florida gun maker told to find new bank, CEO claims

AMERICAN BANKER.COM October 9, 2018 – A Florida gun manufacturer is shopping for a new lender after being told by Fifth Third that its accounts would not be renewed. Cole Leleux, the CEO of Spike’s Tactical in Apopka, Fla., also said Tuesday that a bank official also told him last week that Fifth Third intends to “quietly exit the gun industry” — a claim the Cincinnati bank has denied. Fifth Third declined to address its relationship with Spike’s Tactical, citing privacy concerns.  [full article]

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