U. of Utah study raises ‘red flag’ over treatment of Latino mortgage applicants

A new study suggests Hispanics who seek mortgages in Salt Lake County are turned down twice as often as whites and many who do get loans are charged higher interest rates. But because the University of Utah analysis did not consider some factors that could contribute to different outcomes for aspiring Latinohome buyers, the study stopped short of alleging that lenders knowingly discriminate against non-white mortgage applicants. And a sampling of lenders and Latinos didn’t turn up corroborating...

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