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.
Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contributions to defined contribution or hybrid plans.
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems.
Federal legislation should provide a minimum level of consumer protections. It should preserve states’ ability to provide additional protections to consumers.
Regulators should ensure robust consumer protections in the financial marketplace. They should provide effective oversight of the financial industry.
Consumers should have access to credit on fair and reasonable terms.
Policymakers should establish reasonable interest rate ceilings for all lenders. These rates should correspond to prevailing Treasury Bill rates.
Regulators should eliminate unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices in the AFS industry.