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PHASE II OF THE HMDA REVISIONS

Implementing revised HMDA rules is a monumental task by any measure. The first phase is to determine scope and coverage, collect the data, and submit it to the CFPB. The second phase involves analyzing the data and determining the story told by that data. The scope of institutions covered by the revised rules has changed. The types of loans that are HMDA-reportable under the revised rules has changed. The list of information that must be […]

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IMPACT OF THE ELECTION

Following this week’s election we all need to evaluate the impact on our lives, families, and our businesses. Change is definitely coming, but will not happen overnight. If you have a positive view of the future I hope your vision comes true. If you are fearful of the future I hope your fears are unfounded. We need to closely watch the actions of Congress and the White House over the next few years to judge […]

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CFPB STANDS IN WAY OF SOLUTION TO HMDA REPORTING PROBLEM

Collection of 2017 HMDA data begins in less than two months. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced last summer in its 2017 Filing Instructions Guide (FIG) that beginning with the HMDA data collected in 2017, filers will submit their HMDA data to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) using a web interface referred to as the HMDA Platform. The HMDA Platform has not been released. That puts the industry in the awkward position of collecting 2017 […]

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AGENCIES PROPOSE PRIVATE FLOOD INSURANCE RULES

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) have issued a new proposal to amend their regulations regarding loans in areas having special flood hazards to implement the private flood insurance provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters Act). The proposed rule […]

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