WASHINGTON - Adding his voice to the growing chorus of regulators who have spoken out against predatory lending, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan on Wednesday announced that an interagency task force has been meeting to address the problem.

In a speech to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition here, Mr. Greenspan said the Fed is concerned about "abusive lending practices that target specific neighborhoods or vulnerable segments of the population and can result in unaffordable payments, equity stripping, and foreclosure.

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