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U.S. cracks down on firms making predatory mortgages to veterans

The U.S. is taking steps to stamp out the practice of servicemembers and veterans being pressured into taking mortgages they don’t need, a move that officials say will lower consumer costs and could lead to financial penalties for lenders.

The actions, which were announced Thursday, stem from a probe by Ginnie Mae, a government-owned corporation that guarantees payment on $2 trillion-worth of mortgage-backed securities. Its bonds include loans made through the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as other federal programs meant for low-wealth or rural borrowers.

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