The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a report showing that nearly half of all borrowers did not comparison shop in connection with obtaining a mortgage. This conclusion somewhat undermines the premise that the financial crisis was wholly caused by unscrupulous lenders. Moreover, many of the regulations, disclosures and other requirements aimed at preventing deception in the marketplace appear to be less impactful given the fact that many would-be homeowners are not interested in comparing their options.
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Ari Karen is an experienced litigator and speaker who has focused his practice in representing financial institutions in both government investigations and litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide.
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