The Federal Reserve Board will issue long-awaited revisions to its Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act regulations in two weeks to address abusive lending practices, a Fed governor has testified.The proposed HOEPA rule will address prepayment penalties, failure to escrow taxes and insurance, stated-income and low-documentation lending, and ability to repay, Fed Governor Randall Kroszner told a congressional panel. The Fed will also propose changes to its Truth in Lending Act rules to require "earlier disclosures by lenders and to address concerns about misleading mortgage loan advertisements," he testified.

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