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  • Wells Fargo fails fair lending test due to "discriminatory and illegal" credit practices

    Late last year, as the fallout from the fake account scandal at Wells Fargo was still in full force, rumors began to circulate that the bank could be facing another regulatory smackdown due to reportedly failing to meet its requirements under the Community Reinvestment Act. And Tuesday, the other shoe dropped, as the bank disclosed that it did indeed fail to meet its CRA requirements.

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Mortgage lending demand picks up as housing improves

In the boom time of housing, there were an abundance of lenders spreading funds to all sorts of borrowers.

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But with major mortgage lenders including BofA, Citigroup (C) and Morgan Stanley (MS) today burdened by MBS liability and tough mortgage memories, there may be a shortage of willing lenders, especially at the margin of borrower qualification.

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