refusing credit solely because of the place of residence of the applicant
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    ... entire areas of the city, poor areas, humble areas were beyond the credit... the inhabitants of those districts were exiled from creditworthiness. That foul practice was called redlining. (M. Thomas, 1987)

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  • redlining — red·lin·ing / red ˌlī niŋ/ n 1: the illegal and discriminatory practice of refusing to lend to or insure people in a particular area (as a slum) 2: the practice of showing changes to a draft of a document by marking with red lines Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • redlining — red‧lin‧ing [ˈredˌlaɪnɪŋ] noun [uncountable] FINANCE PROPERTY the practice of refusing to give mortgage loans or insure properties in certain areas because of the race, social class etc of the people living there: • The Consumers Union sued the… …   Financial and business terms

  • redlining — ☆ redlining [red′līn΄iŋ ] n. [from the practice of outlining such areas in red on a map] the systematic refusal by some lending institutions or insurance companies to issue mortgage loans or insurance on property in certain neighborhoods regarded …   English World dictionary

  • Redlining — [ HOLC 1936 security map of Philadelphia showing redlining of lower income neighborhoods. [The HOLC maps are part of the records of the FHLBB (RG195) at the [ National Archives II] .] Households and businesses in …   Wikipedia

  • Redlining — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le redlining peut désigner: une Annotation (dessin technique) une pratique de discrimination raciale en aménagement urbain (voir redlining (en)) et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Redlining — Als Redlining wird die diskriminierende Praxis bezeichnet, Dienstleistungen den Bewohnern eines bestimmten Gebietes nicht oder nur verteuert anzubieten. Vom Redlining waren vor allem Wohnviertel von Schwarzen und ethnischen Minderheiten in den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Redlining — The unethical practice whereby financial institutions make it extremely difficult or impossible for residents of poor inner city neighborhoods to borrow money, gain approval for a mortgage, take out insurance or gain access to other financial… …   Investment dictionary

  • redlining — n. The practice of refusing to serve particular geographical areas because of the race or income of the area s residents. Example Citation: At first, the Federal Housing Administration, the arm of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department …   New words

  • redlining — /red luy ning/, n. a discriminatory practice by which banks, insurance companies, etc., refuse or limit loans, mortgages, insurance, etc., within specific geographic areas, esp. inner city neighborhoods. Also, red lining. [REDLINE + ING1, as if… …   Universalium

  • redlining — v. set limits, make restrictions, set rules which cannot be broken …   English contemporary dictionary

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