It’s Not In Banks’ Best Interest To Look Too Closely At New Flood Plain Maps

It’s Not In Banks’ Best Interest To Look Too Closely At New Flood Plain Maps

For the last few years, the folks at the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been issuing more accurate flood plain maps at the same time as the government has made a renewed push for mortgage lenders to help make sure homeowners who need flood insurance are actually purchasing it. But even though these new maps should be making it more clear to everyone whether or not one’s home is in a flood plain, the banks appear to be playing fast and loose with the rules in order to force customers into more expensive insurance policies. [More]