Banks freezing out payday lenders Tony Zerucha +Tony Zerucha Apr. 12, 2014, 10:05 am 135 views Facing increasing pressure from federal regulators, banks are letting that pressure flow further downstream by in turn threatening to sever ties with payday loan providers. Danielle Douglas takes a look at the payday lenders, the banks and the federal influence on this issue. Get Daily DigestNo spam guarantee. About Tony Zerucha Tony Zerucha is managing editor of Bankless Times. "The evolution of the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending scenes is absolutely fascinating to chronicle. It is a joy to be around people with such passion and vision." Leave A Comment Click here to cancel reply. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.