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CFPB EXPANDS HMDA FAQS

On March 6, 2020 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau added a new question and answer to its Home Mortgage Disclosure Act FAQs. The new Question 7. appears under the heading Ethnicity, Race, and Sex and § 1003.4(a)(10)(i) Question:  If a natural person applicant submits a mail, internet, or telephone application under Regulation C but does not provide race, ethnicity, or sex information, what should the financial institution report regarding whether this information was collected on […]

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2020 HMDA GUIDE

On February 12, 2020 the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) published its 2020 version of A Guide to HMDA Reporting – Getting It Right. The Guide, which has been published since 1998, provides a summary of responsibilities and requirements, directions for assembling the necessary tools, and instructions for reporting HMDA data. The 2020 version is updated to include information from the final rule published by the CFPB in October 2019. Primarily, the 2020 Guide […]

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CFPB REGULATORY STATUS CHECK

On February 6, 2020 Kathleen Kraninger presented the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) Fall 2019 Semi-Annual Report to Congress, covering the period from .April 1, 2019, to September 30, 2019. The Report provides updates on a number of current regulatory efforts including, but not limited to: Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment loans In February 2019, the CFPB released Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the 2017 Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment […]

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2020 HOME MORTGAGE DISCLOSURE ACT THRESHOLD INCREASE

On December 20, 2019 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 2020 the exemption is increased to $47 million from $46 million. […]

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