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In Home Loans, Subprime Fades as a Dirty Word

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Shaila Dewan | The New York Times
Nikitra Bailey

And it is doing just what many economists and consumer groups have urged: making credit more widely available. “Not all subprime lending is abusive. It just happened that all of the abuses happened in the subprime space,” said Nikitra Bailey, an executive vice president of the Center for Responsible Lending. “The regulators now have to be really vigilant to make sure people are getting appropriate loans and they don’t allow the subprime market to get back out of hand.”