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.
Congress should mandate the use of the Supplemental Poverty Meas
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.
Policymakers should limit refinancing of consumer loans. They should eliminate rollovers, including taking a new loan out shortly after paying off a prior loan.