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Loans made, insured, or guaranteed under any program authorized by the Higher Education Act. Loan funds are used by the borrower for education purposes.
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Apple Valley Bank & Trust Company operates three offices in Cheshire, Southington and Wallingford, Connecticut. The bank was founded in 2001 and offers personal and commercial banking services. Apple Valley Bank offers local staff to help with an assortment of banking needs. Bank products and services range from car loans and commercial construction loans to
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In the publication, the standards are reviewed for what constitutes a deceptive or unfair business
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