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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Fed to crack down on shady lenders

December 15 2007
Central bank will propose rules on Tuesday to protect mortgage borrowers from banks and brokers. People taking out home mortgages may gain new protections soon against shady lending practices as the Federal Reserve seeks to back even the riskiest borrowers, already hit hardest by the housing and credit crunches. Rules expected to be proposed Tuesday would apply to loans made by all types of lenders, including banks and brokers. The plan from the Fed, which has regulatory powers over the nation's financial system, could be finalized next year. The effective date would be know then.

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