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Compensation and Compliance Matters: Regulators’ Down Payment Disconnect Puts Strain on Homeownership

Amid the constant regulatory ambiguity that has become commonplace for lenders since 2011, they have also received two distinctly different messages relating to bond loans offered by down payment assistance programs.

On one hand, regulators and industry critics have encouraged lenders to participate in programs which benefit the very borrowers for whom the majority of the protections in the Dodd-Frank Act were intended to support.

 

Click here to read the entire article on National Mortgage News.

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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. Mr. Karen’s practice is diverse, representing clients on matters concerning banking regulations, Dodd Frank financial reform laws, contractual disputes, employment and labor statutes, wage-hour class actions, employment discrimination and fair lending matters, whistleblower complaints and non-competition claims, among others.

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