Those who don’t have a generous pre-approval letter from a lender in their pocket might find themselves out of luck when they go house hunting. That’s why some of the biggest players in housing finance are making new efforts to open up housing options for low- and middle-income buyers.
Chase’s only DC office isn’t technically a branch, which allows it to dodge CRA regulations.
Memories of those difficult days seem to have faded from the public consciousness, as have the lessons we learned on how we got there in the first place.
This week, the U.S. Senate marked the anniversary of the Great Recession by pretending it never happened. Instead, it passed a hurtful plan to roll back consumer protections, including bank data reporting requirements put in place to prevent another financial collapse.
After the Senate passed its Dodd-Frank reform bill Wednesday night, sending it to the House to be voted on, experts began to voice their opinions of the bill – but no one agrees.
Community banks and consumer advocates are clashing over a provision in the Senate banking bill on mortgage data reporting, but there’s been little vetting of what the measure would actually do.
Bill would weaken the government’s ability to enforce fair lending requirements, making it harder to root out predatory lenders.
The eventual pick will likely encounter heavy scrutiny from senators and, if confirmed, would take the helm of an agency still defined by turmoil nearly seven years after its creation.
Regulators are working intently on a proposal to reform how they apply the Community Reinvestment Act after previous attempts to modernize CRA policy drew mixed reviews.
Banking, student loans, and more — all have been affected by the regulatory pullback.