64 - Did BAPCPA Cause the Foreclosure Crisis

ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano talks with Dr. Donald Morgan, Research Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, about the latter's research arguing that BAPCPA shifted risk from credit card lenders to mortgage lenders, partially helping to trigger the surge in home foreclosures. The conclusions of Morgan and his colleagues echo earlier findings that the new law's tougher requirements appear to have increased the number of people defaulting on their mortgages or walking away from their homes rather than seeking bankruptcy protection.

Podcast Date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009