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OBSERVATION REGARDING THE 2020 HMDA DATA

On June 17, 2021 the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) published 2020 HMDA data. The data is always a treasure trove. The following are a few quick observations about the data. For 2020, the number of reporting institutions declined by about 18.8 percent from the previous year to 4,475. One reason for the change is that, in 2020, the Bureau issued a final rule amending Regulation C to increase the threshold for collecting and […]

2020 HMDA DATA PUBLISHED

On June 17, 2021 the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced the availability of data on 2020 mortgage lending transactions at 4,475 U.S. financial institutions reported under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. The FFIEC also released several data products to serve a variety of data users. The HMDA Dynamic National Loan-Level Dataset is updated, on a weekly basis, to reflect late submissions and resubmissions. […]

UPDATE TO THE 2021 HMDA FIG

On November 23, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published minor edits to the Filing Instructions Guide for HMDA Data Collected in 2021 (FIG). The 2021 version of the FIG was initially published in August 2020. Subsequent changes were made in: August 2020              Section 3.4, Table 2 – Updated Automated Underwriting System valid values; September 2020       Section 3.4, Table 2 – Added and updated Automated Underwriting System valid values; Section 4.2.2 – Corrected date listed […]

2021 HMDA FILING INSTRUCTION GUIDES RELEASED

On August 21, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released the: The Filing Instructions Guide for HMDA Data Collected in 2021; and The Supplemental Guide for Quarterly Filers for 2021. The required data fields for the 2021 data have not changed from the 2020 data collection and reporting requirements. HMDA requires the quarterly reporting of data only for financial institutions that reported for the preceding calendar year at least 60,000 covered loans and applications, combined, […]

CFPB SPRING 2020 AGENDA

On June 30, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its Spring 2020 Agenda. The agenda lists the regulatory matters that the CFPB expects to focus on between May 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. Those matters include: A final rule amending the CFPB’s Remittance Rule to provide tailored exceptions that permit certain insured institutions to disclose estimates instead of exact amounts to consumers in certain circumstances. The final rule also increases (from 100 remittance […]