Wall Street Has Found Its Latest Dangerous Financial Product, Activists Warn

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The activists said they are particularly concerned about the growing number of companies looking to issue bonds backed by rental properties — bonds that a coalition of groups described as “eerily like” those mortgage-backed securities that helped fuel the last housing bubble.

“We are poised to experience another crisis if federal regulators fail to recognize and take corrective action to address red flags that are all too familiar,” more than 75 housing and consumer groups wrote in a letter Tuesday to federal bank and housing regulators…Please click here to read Ben Hallman and  Jillian Berman’s story in Huff Post Business.

A related story, “Here’s What Happens When Wall Street Builds A Rental Empire,” can be be found here.

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