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Anne DeSimone founded Bankers Advisory in 1986, a mortgage compliance audit and consulting firm based in Lexington, Massachusetts. She led a staff of attorneys and industry experts in the compliance audits of over half a million mortgages, representing lenders from all regions of the country. DeSimone has authored more than 40 best-practice guides and 600 articles for industry professionals on the topic of fair lending, consumer compliance, and mortgage best practices, as well as numerous books and educational resources.

Multicultural Markets and Mortgage Application Fallout

The 2018 overall rate of denial for all applications was 9.8%. Minorities, however, are being denied more frequently. What causes them to be denied, and what can lenders do to help these borrowers? Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the November issue of MReport.

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