Ben Bernanke turned down for mortgage refinancing

Bernanke 'unsuccessful' in refinancing mortgage
Bernanke 'unsuccessful' in refinancing mortgage

Despite having served as one of the most central figures in the global economy, even Ben Bernanke has difficulty refinancing his mortgage.

Addressing a the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care conference in Chicago on Thursday, the former Federal Reserve chairman said that "I recently tried to refinance my mortgage and I was unsuccessful in doing so," Bloomberg reports.

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Bernanke—who was once accused of presiding over a "Mortgage-Refi Nation"—explained that lenders "may have gone a little bit too far on mortgage credit conditions," according to the Bloomberg report.