JPMorgan Chase promises $30 billion to address racial wealth gap

Some of the initiative is philanthropic, but most of it is lending with an expected return for the bank.
"We can do more and do better to break down systems that have propagated racism and widespread economic inequality, especially for Black and Latinx people," JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon said.
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The pandemic has surprisingly become a busy time for this mortgage broker.
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The housing market's a rare bright spot in a struggling economy

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Low mortgage rates and high demand are good news for homeowners.
A for-sale sign outside a house. Sales of existing homes jumped in June.
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Low mortgage rates spur many to refinance

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Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac says rates on 30-year fixed mortgages fell below 3% for the first time in 50 years.
Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac says rates on 30-year fixed mortgages fell below 3% this week. For some people, that's a chance to refinance.
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Black applicants are more likely to be denied mortgages, study finds

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And that's one reason for the persistent homeownership gap.
A house for sale in Seattle. Black homeownership rose slightly in 2019, but mortgage denial rates were still much higher — 16% for Black applicants compared to 7% for white borrowers.
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As unemployment skyrockets, so do mortgage loan delinquencies

May 21, 2020
April saw the biggest one-month jump in U.S. home loan delinquencies ever.
More than 3.8 million mortgage holders, 7.3% of all home loans, have already entered into forbearance plans as of April 30.
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A for-sale sign outside a house. Sales of existing homes jumped in June.
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