Fort Davis State Bank

Small Bank Signs Intent Decree for Fair Lending Complaint

Fort Davis State Bank: Elements of a Small Bank Monitoring Program Recently Fort Davis State Bank (FDSB) of Fort Davis, Texas a $78 million three branch institution signed a consent decree with the Department of Justice. The DOJ complaint, based on an FDIC referral, alleged that FDSB charged Hispanic borrowers more for unsecured loans than […]

Community State Bank – Redlining

Community State Bank – Redlining Background Community State Bank is a $200 million institution in St. Charles, Mich., (near Saginaw and Flint) with eight branches.  Community consented to redlining allegations from the Department of Justice.  In the Complaint, DOJ alleged that Community had policies/practices to deny/discourage the residents of majority-minority neighborhoods from obtaining home loans.  […]

Ben Bernanke Weighs in on Fair Lending and Housing Discrimination

Ben Bernanke Weighs in on Housing Discrimination Yesterday Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a speech at the Operation HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta.  Bernanke’s remarks were among the most forceful comments about housing discrimination and fair lending that I can remember a Fed chairman making in my more than 20 years […]