Lenders face a family matter: maternity leave

Lenders face a family matter: maternity leave

Should being pregnant and taking maternity leave ever constitute reasons to be turned down for a home mortgage or having your loan closing postponed?

You might think not, but two new legal actions by federal fair-lending regulators suggest that the mortgage industry — and even federally run financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — may need to address the issue.

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