On December 22, 2020 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a final rule amending the official commentary that interprets the requirements of Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure Act) to reflect the asset-size exemption threshold for banks, savings associations, and credit unions based on the annual percentage change in the average of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).
For 2021, the exemption threshold is increased to $48 million from $47 million. The adjustment is based on the 1.3 percent increase in the average of the CPI-W for the 12-month period ending in November 2020. Therefore, banks, savings associations, and credit unions with assets of $48 million or less as of December 31, 2020, are exempt from collecting data in 2021.
All lending thresholds, revised for 2021, can be found in the “Resources” page of our website under Lending Thresholds.