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    Government Consumer Mortgage Loan Proposals

    Panelists spoke about proposed mortgage and lending regulations. They also talked about the many reports of mortgage broker and lender abuses against borrowers which led Congressional…

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    Secretary Donovan Remarks on Financial Services Conference

    Shaun S. Donovan, Secretary U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, spoke on the housing mortgage crisis. A new task force was introduced to monitor lending companies. He also…

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    Financial Institutions Role in Promoting Consumer Savings

    Panelists Cutler Dawson and Erin Constantine talked about consumer attitudes toward automatic savings, innovative bank initiatives, and ways to create a virtuous cycle of consumer banking that benefits…

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    Government Role in Preventing Mortgage Foreclosures

    Participants spoke about mortgage foreclosure trends and estimates that eventually up to eight million families will lose their homes. Lenders and the federal government have created…

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    Role of Government in Home Ownership

    Barry Zigas moderated the third panel of the Consumer Federation of America annual conference on financial services, titled “Sustainable Homeownership: Future Role of Government.” Phillip Bracken,…

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    Conference on Financial Services

    The Consumer Federation of America held an annual conference on financial services to keep consumer advocates and educators informed about banking, insurance, investment, and real estate issues…

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    Consumer Financial Services

    Representative Barney Frank was the luncheon keynote speaker at the Consumer Federation of America annual conference on financial services to keep consumer advocates and educators informed…

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    Mortgage Forclosures

    Allen Fishbeing moderated a panel discussion with Frank Ford, Faith Schwartz, and Alys Cohen on mitigating the impact of mortgage foreclosures on consumers. Topics included outreach efforts, a…

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    Consumer Debt

    Representative Barney Frank, incoming chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, spoke about the financial services agenda for the 110th Congress. Several panelists then talked…

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    Nontraditional Mortgages

    Moderated by Mr. Fishbein, the panelists discussed nontraditional mortgages, such as interest-only and piggyback mortgages. Some of the participants said these are they too exotic for most homeowners.…

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    Securities and Exchange Commission Priorities

    Chairman Cox delivered the keynote speech. He talked about legislation affecting the Securities and Exchange Commission, investor protection, safe investments, company shareholders, and…

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    Issues Facing Consumers in 2005

    Mr. Harney talked about challenges facing consumers in 2005. Topics included credit cards, mortgages, and title insurance. He said that, because of legal loopholes, many lending…

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    High Cost of Consumer Credit

    Participants talked about consumer lending rates, the growth of personal debt, public spending habits, and banking industry practices. Following their remarks they answered questions from…

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    Rising Interest Rates

    As part of a forum on consumer and credit issues, experts talked about the rising consumer interest rates. Topics included mortgage lending, consumer credit, the large amount of family…

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    Credit Scoring

    Experts talked about credit scoring and new protections for consumers. A credit score is a decision-making tool for lenders that predicts future credit risk. Topics included consumer awareness of…

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    New Plastic Payment Products

    Participants talked about the use of debit and gift cards by retailers, restrictions placed on redeeming the cards, and consumer spending habits. Following their remarks they answered…

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    Consumers and Adjustable Rate Mortgages

    Mr. Brobeck discussed interest rates, lending behavior, and borrowing behavior. He noted that borrowers with the least education and market experience tend to choose variable rate…

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    Middle Income Americans

    Mr. Brobeck and Mr. Lewis talked about a report on wealth accumulation and related attitudes and behavior of middle income Americans. They also talked about a program to encourage those…

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    Consumer Credit Report

    Consumer advocates spoke to reporters about a report on credit ratings and the accuracy of companies that provide credit reporting services. Following their remarks they answered questions…

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    Consumers and Home Ownership

    Analysts talked about the financial services industry and lending for hone ownership. Among the topics they addressed were proposals to provide more affordable housing and changes in…

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