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Merkley, Klobuchar Amendment Banning Liar Loans Approved

This afternoon, an amendment protecting mortgage consumers from predatory lending practices made it into Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform

Alberto Thompson
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | May 13, 2010

This afternoon, an amendment protecting mortgage consumers from predatory lending practices made it into Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform bill. The Senate approved the amendment by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) 63 to 36.

The new language prohibits mortgage lenders from receiving hidden payments when they sell high-cost loans and prohibits companies from giving loan officers higher pay for selling riskier or higher-fee loans. It also bolsters underwriting standards, making sure that homeowners can really afford their mortgages and precluding lenders from offering “liar loans” and “no-doc” loans.

“Deceptive mortgage practices like hidden steering payments directly led to the Wall Street meltdown and resulted in millions of families losing their homes,” Merkley said in a statement. “We took a huge stride forward today in the fight to restore fairness for homeowners and strengthen the financial foundations of our families.”

Alberto Thompson | I live in Vancouver, Canada, and work as a web developer and graphic designer. Back end programming (PHP, Django/Python, Ruby on Rails) to front end engineering (HTML, CSS, and jQuery/Javascript), digital usability, user interface, and graphic design are all areas of web development where I spend my days. I'm a huge fan of web creation and design in all of its forms, as well as assisting small businesses and artisans with their online presence.

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