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Senate Banking Bill Could Make Mortgages Easier to Get From Your Local Bank

Friday, March 9, 2018
Sarah O'brien | CNBC
Yana Miles

"This opens up a window for the return of some of the reckless financial practices that caused the crisis," said Yana Miles, senior legislative counsel for the Center for Responsible Lending.

Part of the problem with the mortgage crisis, however, was that some lenders sold mortgages with little or no effort to ensure the borrower could actually afford the loan. And once that loan was resold on the secondary market to investors, the originator no longer retained the risk.