Subprime lending


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Subprime lending

Lending to individuals who have a bad credit history or relatively low income. A higher interest rate is charged for such loans because risk to the lender is higher. Excessive subprime lending is often pointed to as one of the major causes of the financial crisis of 2008-2009.
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Hildreth said the order seeks to ensure consistent regulation of the mortgage market and will be an important tool for his agency in protecting consumers in the subprime lending market.
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He also founded Drive Financial Services (now Santander Consumer USA) which became one of the nation's largest privately held subprime lending companies.
Bourque used a cartoon to illustrate the problem with subprime lending.
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A new section identifies subprime lending as the extension of credit to borrowers who exhibit characteristics indicating a significantly higher risk of default than traditional bank lending customers.
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The Board took into account changes in the home mortgage market, including growth in areas such as subprime lending and loan preapproval programs.