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This article highlights the results of an FDIC study of the effectiveness of the Money Smart financial education program. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article
Date: 7/26/2013
This webpage features a collection of success stories on the implementation of the Money Smart financial education program, including potentially promising or model approaches. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 7/26/2013
In consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and President Bush's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation commissioned the first national study of the financial capability of American adults in 2009. The overarching research objectives of the More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 6/5/2013
This document summarizes the proceedings of the 2008 Research Seminar on Financial Education, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and provides links to presentations made by leading scholars of financial literacy. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education
Date: 3/7/2013
The exact cause of the massive defaults and foreclosures in the U.S. subprime mortgage market is still unclear. This paper investigates whether a particular aspect of borrowers' financial literacy—their numerical ability—may have played a role. We measure several aspects of financial literacy and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Financial literacy, Financial education, Subprime lending
Date: 3/7/2013
We evaluate laws designed to protect borrowers from foreclosure. We find that these laws delay but do not prevent foreclosures. We first compare states that require lenders to seek judicial permission to foreclose with states that do not. Borrowers in judicial states are no more likely to cure and More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Foreclosures, defaults
Date: 3/7/2013
This report summarizes the proceedings of a Forum on "Financial Access in the 21st Century", sponsored by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on February 11, 1997. Participants at the forum discussed the unserved/underserved population, barriers to service and ways in which technology More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Conference Proceedings
Date: 3/7/2013
Rapid growth in subprime lending over the past decade has led to rising concerns about abusive practices by subprime lenders. By early 2004, those concerns prompted Georgia and more than 30 other states to pass laws designed to eliminate abusive or predatory lending practices by the financial More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Predatory Lending
Date: 3/7/2013
A manual review of applications is an important component of statistically modeled fair lending exams. How files to review are identified affect both resource allocation and reliability of conclusions. This study uses Monte Carlo simulation to compare how six outlier identification strategies More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Fair Lending practices
Date: 3/7/2013
This paper tests for the presence of age and gender discrimination in the loan underwriting process. We modify the tools used during the past exams to test for racial discrimination and apply them here to test for the presence of disparate treatment on the basis of age and gender. Using HMDA data More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Tags: Fair Lending practices
Date: 3/7/2013