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Can a lender or broker ask me about my race, color, religion, national origin, or sex?

A creditor such as a lender or broker cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. 

With respect to most mortgage transactions, a creditor such as a lender or broker may ask about your race, ethnicity, and sex to comply with anti-discrimination laws.

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