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BUREAU RELEASES UPDATED HMDA FIG FOR 2019

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has released the Filing Instructions Guide, or FIG, for Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data collected in 2019 and reported in 2020. There are no significant changes to the submission process for data collected in 2019 and reported in 2020 and, therefore, no significant changes to the FIG. However, updates were made and financial institutions will need to be aware of the changes to the FIG for data collected in 2019. A […]

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BUREAU RELEASES COMPLAINT SNAPSHOT

On October 23, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the Bureau) released its Complaint Snapshot: 50 State Report. According to the Bureau, the report “…provides a high-level overview of trends in consumer complaints and supplements the Consumer Response Annual Report with more recent information on complaints about consumer financial products and services by state.” From July 2011, when the Bureau began receiving complaints, through June 30, 2018, the Bureau had received approximately 1,578,700 complaints. The […]

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BCFP PUTS BRAKES ON PAYDAY LOANS

On October 26, 2018 the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection announced that it expects to issue proposed rules in January 2019 that will reconsider its rule regarding Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans and address the rule’s compliance date. The Bureau will make final decisions regarding the scope of the proposal closer to the issuance of the proposed rules. However, the Bureau is currently planning to propose revisiting only the ability-to-repay provisions and not the payments […]

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CRA SMALL BUSINESS, SMALL FARM AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DATA RELEASED

On October 25, 2018 the federal banking agency members of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) with Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) responsibilities today announced the availability of data on small business, small farm, and community development lending reported by certain commercial banks and savings associations, pursuant to the CRA. The agencies releasing the data are the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the […]

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SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD DETERMINATION FORM EXPIRES OCTOBER 31

The current version of the Special Flood Hazard Determination Form (SFHDF), FEMA Form 086-0-32 published on June 1, 2016, is set to expire on October 31, 2018. The SFHDF is required for all federally backed loans and is used by lenders to determine the flood risk for their building loans. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) oversees the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and is responsible for updates to the SFHDF. As we near the expiration […]

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