Mortgage data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) allows researchers and advocates to examine trends in the mortgage and housing market and, more importantly, detect patterns of discrimination.

A troubling new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) suggests that many of the problems in the subprime mortgage market that precipitated the housing crisis may be occurring with private student loans as well.

Today, the Department of Defense released a proposed rule updating the Military Lending Act, which protects military servicemembers from predatory lending practices. The proposed rule closes several key loopholes that previously allowed lenders to trap servicemembers in a high-cost cycle of debt.

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