Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Governor Signs Predatory Lending Law
Governor Taft today signed into law a measure designed to prevent predatory lending. Taft signed the law at the Columbus home of Larry and Martha Clay who were victims of predatory lending.
The measure requires licensure of appraisers as well as national criminal background checks for mortgage brokers, loan officers and appraisers. The bill prohibits a mortgage broker from bribing or otherwise trying to influence an appraiser.
The new rules target sub-prime loans, which generally carry interest rates above eight percent and are designed for people who can’t qualify for traditional mortgages.
Those in the mortgage industry who fought the bill have warned it could drive up costs for consumers.
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