Regulation B – Proposed Small Business Loan Data Collection and Reporting Rules

November 16, 2021

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Regulation B – Proposed Small Business Loan Data Collection and Reporting Rules has been submitted to ABA Professional Certifications for CE credit review and is pending approval. Once we receive notification of the credit approval, we will notify attendees.

WHAT?

On August 31, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a 918-page notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to implement Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act.  That section amends the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) to require financial institutions to collect and report certain data in connection with credit applications made by women- or minority-owned businesses and small businesses.

  • Comments on the NPRM will be due no later than 90 days after the date it is published in the Federal Register, which will be in early December.
  • Compliance with a final rule will be mandatory 18 months after publication, which likely extend into 2024.

Key aspects of the proposal include, but are not limited to:

  • Who is covered – The rule applies to financial institutions, however a proposed activity-based exemption would exempt financial institutions that originate less than 25 “covered credit transactions” to “small businesses” in each of the two preceding calendar years. It is estimated that the rule will apply to approximately 3,600 to 3,800 (70% to 73% of the total) banks and Savings Associations.
  • What is a “Small Business” – The CFPB is proposing to define a “small business” as one that had $5 million or less in gross annual revenue for its preceding fiscal year.
  • What is an “Application” – The NPRM proposes to adopt the Regulation B definition of an “application” but exclude:
    • Reevaluation requests, extension requests, or renewal requests on an existing business account, unless the request seeks additional credit; and
    • Inquiries and prequalification requests.
  • What is a “covered credit transaction” – The CFPB is proposing to define a “covered credit transaction” as one that meets the definition of business credit under Regulation B.  The term:
    • Includes loans, lines of credit, credit cards, and merchant cash advances.
    • Does not include trade credit, public utilities credit, securities credit, and incidental credit as defined in Regulation B.
  • What information is collected and reported – Financial institutions must collect 21 fields of data including the race, sex, and ethnicity of the principal owners of the business, the credit type, the amount applied for, action taken, pricing, census tract, gross annual income, the NAICS code, and much more. The sex of the applicant includes, “male”, “female”, “I do not wish to provide this information”, and “I prefer to self-identify as_____”.

WHY?

The proposed revisions to Regulation B represent one of the most significant new regulatory events in recent history. All financial institutions, except those that originate less than 25 “covered credit transactions” to “small businesses” in each of the two preceding calendar years, must implement a full compliance management system, including policies, procedures, training, and audit.

Participants receive a detailed manual that serves as a handbook long after the program is completed.

PROGRAM CONTENT

Upon completion of this program participants understand:

  • Who is covered by the new regulation;
  • The definition of “small business;”
  • The definition of “application;”
  • Which transactions are reportable and which are exempt from reporting;
  • The 21 data fields to be collected;
  • The data collection form;
  • The tolerances applied to the collected data;
  • The “firewall” concept;
  • The rules for reporting data to the CFPB;
  • What data gets published, when it gets published, and how it gets published;
  • The recordkeeping requirements;
  • The enforcement provisions;
  • The likely effective date of the rule; and
  • The steps to successful implementation of the new rules.

WHO?

The program is designed for the board of directors, senior management, loan officers, compliance officers, training staff, and auditors.

*This program will start at 11:00 AM EDT, 10:00 AM CDT, 9:00 AM MDT, or 8:00 AM PDT

**Recording Available

This webinar will be recorded and sent to all registrants.  You will receive links to the recording following the program.  These recordings have unlimited viewings and are available for up to one year.

Register by October 1st and take advantage of our Early Bird Pricing!

Presenters:

Jack Holzknecht

Jack Holzknecht is the CEO of Compliance Resource, LLC. He has been delivering the word on lending compliance for 45 years. In 40 years as a trainer over 150,000 bankers (and many examiners) have participated in Jack’s live seminars and webinars. Jack’s career began in 1976 as a federal bank examiner.  He later headed the product and education divisions of a regional consulting company. There he developed loan and deposit form systems and software. He also developed and presented training programs to bankers in 43 states. Jack has been an instructor at compliance schools presented by a number of state bankers associations. As a contractor he developed and delivered compliance training for the FDIC for ten years. He is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and a member of the National Speakers Association.

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