Watchdog calls for coordinated mortgage complaint database

State Division of Banking offices examine the soundness and lending practices of licensed mortgage companies and are designed to prevent unscrupulous lenders and brokers from taking advantage of consumers. Watchdog organization Household – HSBC Watch called for a national database that would enable all states to coordinate data and perform trend analysis. “If an examiner sends a problem to a state Attorney General the AG’s office should be able to immediately see if the problem exists in the other 50 states” said the group.