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    Predatory lending usually occurs when financial institutions take unfair advantage of consumer’s financial needs by extending credit with terms that compensate them over and beyond the credit risk. Predatory lending comes in different forms, but always involve the consumer paying high interest rates and exorbitant fees. Some predatory lending practices include: • Equity Stripping: The lender makes a loan based upon the equity in the debtor’s home. If the debtor cannot repay the loan, the home goes

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    Legislation and Predatory Lending in the Mortgage Industry The American Dream has been one of this nation's most enduring ideals of the past half-century. Presumably, every young couple, low-income family, and incoming immigrant hopes to one day produce 1.7 kids, obtain 1.3 cars, and of course purchase the house with the white picket fence. But fulfilling these goals costs money; and the aforementioned groups are among the least financially stable in the country. These people's need for

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    Predatory Lending in the Housing Industry

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    The Ethics of Predatory Lending in the Housing Industry The real estate industry is thriving with approximately sixty-eight percent of all Americans being homeowners. With low interest rates, 1st time home buyer down payment assistance programs, and government funded educational opportunities (i.e. the Home Ownership Center of Greater Cincinnati), the real estate and mortgage lending industries will continue to flourish. However, there are some unethical lending practices that are threatening the

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    Predatory Business Practices

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    described various predatory practices by businesses. Using scholarly resources, describe some specific examples of predatory practices. Should the debtor or borrower bear some responsibility, at least in some instances? Explain why or why not? Predatory business practice is an unethical, predatory approach that a business undertakes to control the market or maximize profit. There are several predatory practices in play today like predatory lending, predatory mortgage servicing, predatory borrowing, predatory

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    ...e jailed. The federal government will define and legislate predatory lending, predatory loans and predatory institutions. Additionally, all assets these predatory and unscrupulous lenders own, should be liquidated and applied against the current, outstanding mortgage payments. d) The lending institutions who are choosing to stifle the current foreclosure modification process, should be fined $1 million per quarter. Lending institutions process paper work continuously. It is unacceptable

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    We must first understand certain terms; such as red lining and predatory lending. Banks and lending institutions have certain areas that they will not give loans to; this is called red lining. As a result lending institutions with less stringent requirements will make loans to communities that are less desirable then others and often place high demands on the person or persons obtaining the loans; this is called predatory lending. There are many laws on the books which prevent such activities;

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    Report of Predatory Lending Practices Directed at Members of the Armed Forces and their Dependents.” This study explored the pitfalls and the ramifications of exorbitant high interest payday loans directed at service members and their families. The study also found that at least 13 to 19 percent of service members that borrow money on pay day loans are paying Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) starting from 350 percent to 800 percent. Instead of charging interest, lenders use nominal fees for lending money

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    are being forced onto the streets with some living in tent cities. Could this have been avoided? Not without change. Predatory lending practices have corrupted the American dream while greedy lenders have taken advantage of the ill informed. I fell that an independently assigned agency paid for by our tax dollars should and could act as an advocate for every mortgage lending transaction in our country. Every lender should have no verbal or written communication with the assigned real estate appraiser

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    my case, however, the foreclosure crisis was personal and real. In 2003, in the midst of closing my failing African American bookstore in Denver, I defaulted on my home mortgage – finding myself the target of a foreclosure process, but also of predatory lenders and investors prowling my inner-city, gentrifying neighborhood. I avoided foreclosure by agreeing to a modification plan with my bank. Soon after in 2005, however, while working for the Denver Clerk and Recorder/Public Trustee’s office, I

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    must be a reform of lending laws that fall under the pejoratively termed “predatory lending”. The lending practices that especially require reform are payday loans, unjustified risk-based pricing, single premium credit insurance, and finally adjustable rate mortgages or ARMs. In all of these lending practices, the financial safety of the borrower is sacrificed for the financial gain of the lender. Given the above information, there must also be strident reforms to prevent “predatory borrowing”, as those

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