Here is the experts from the CNN Subprime crisis: A timeline ; mortgages crisiswhich began to surface less than 2 years ago.
- Feb. 7, 2007 – HSBC announces anticipated losses from rising defaults of subprime mortgages in the United States.
- April 2, 2007 – New Century Financial files for bankruptcy.
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