CRC Fact Sheet: Joseph Otting’s Track Record at OneWest Bank

(July 2017) This fact sheet outlines the many “legacy problems” at OneWest Bank that occurred during Joseph Otting’s tenure.

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CRC Fact Sheet: CIT Group’s Financial Freedom is Responsible for nearly 40% of HECM Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures.

(2015) Using a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (and a lawsuit over an improperly denied fee waiver), CRC obtained data on Financial Freedom’s foreclosure track record on reverse mortgages- and it is ugly. Despite only servicing an estimated 14 to…

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REO to Rental in California: Wall Street Investments, Big Bank Financing, and Neighborhood Displacement.

(June 2015) A survey of 80 community based nonprofit organizations finds Wall Street’s latest profit scheme of buying and renting foreclosed homes (REO to Rental) is hurting neighborhoods throughout California. The report, based on a survey of 80 community-based nonprofits, finds long-term tenants are being displaced, first time homebuyers…

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How Banks Sell Overdraft

(July 2014) Results of Overdraft Mystery Shopping in Four Key States. Overdraft, sometimes referred to as “courtesy overdraft,” can be a debt trap that causes great financial hardship for lower income customers, and pushes many out of the banking system.  

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Chasm between Words and Deeds vol.10

(May 2014) How Ongoing Mortgage Servicing Problems Hurt California Homeowners and Hardest-Hit Communities

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The $19 Million ATM Fee

(March 2014) How Better Banking Services Would Protect Our Public Investment in Families

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