IT'S OPEN SEASON on any mortgage lending institution whose HMDA data don't stand up to close scrutiny.

America's mortgage lenders would be well advised to pay careful attention to what their HMDA numbers tell about their lending practices. Otherwise, they may get an unexpected -- but not unpredictable -- visit from Attorney General Janet Reno's Raiders and their federal banking agency associates.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.