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 and state laws should prohibit maximum hiring ages and mandatory retirement ages for all workers. This should include public-safety employees.
Businesses that bid on federal, state, and local contracts should be required to report any complaints and determinations of unlawful and unfair practices.
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.