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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
Date: 3/27/2012
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: 3/27/2012
ABSTRACT: 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 More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
Abstract: 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 More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
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
Date: 3/27/2012
Abstract: A dramatic rise in subprime foreclosures over the past several years has led to calls for restrictions of, or prohibitions against, a range of lending practices loosely termed “predatory.” Several cities and states have enacted legislation or regulations aimed at eliminating predatory More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
This paper studies residential mortgage loss given default using a large set of historical loan-level default and recovery data of high loan-to-value mortgages from several private mortgage insurance companies. We show that loss given default can largely be explained by various characteristics More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
Abstract: This paper uses Flow of Funds data on the level of net new credit extension to construct a bird’s-eye view of what the financial market landscape might look like once the turmoil subsides and the economy has begun to recover. The paper targets two related questions: (1) How much credit More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012
The Residential Finance Survey (RFS) was conducted in the year following the decennial census from 1951 – 2001. It is designed to provide data about the financing of nonfarm, privately owned, residential properties. The 2001 RFS was conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Department of More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Dataset
Date: 3/24/2012
Abstract: Testing for discrimination in mortgage lending requires classifying consumers into treatment groups and control groups. Although this may seem like a straightforward task, it is actually quite complicated. Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data, the primary source of data for these More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 3/27/2012