Policies should be in place to avoid unnecessary foreclosures.
Policymakers should create or extend programs that would address reverse mortgage foreclosures.
Proceeds from reverse mortgages should not affect homeowners’ eligibility for public benefit programs.
Federal legislation should provide a minimum level of consumer protections.
Regulators should provide effective oversight of the financial industry and enhance consumer protection.
All depository institutions should be required to provide an adequate level of banking services to individuals, including customers with low incomes.
Policymakers should conduct robust oversight and enforcement related to scams and fraud.
Consumers should have access to credit on fair and reasonable terms.
Policymakers should establish reasonable interest rate ceilings for all lenders.
Regulators should eliminate unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices in the alternative financial services industry.