FHFA: Additional Data Released on Enterprise Fair Lending and Housing Goals

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released several sets of demographic data related to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) fair lending and housing goals activities. The rate of homeownership for minority families in the United States continues to lag well behind the national average. Fair lending is […]

CFPB: New Proposed Rule Issued on Small Business Lending Data Collection Under Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B)

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is publishing for public comment a proposed rule amending Regulation B to implement changes to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) made by section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Consistent with section 1071, the Bureau […]

HUD and FHFA Collaboration to Advance Fair Housing and Fair Lending Enforcement Announced

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) (collectively, the Agencies) entered into a first-of-its-kind collaborative agreement regarding fair housing and fair lending coordination. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the two Agencies will focus on enhancing their enforcement of the […]

CFPB: Report Finds Mortgage Servicers’ Pandemic Response Varies Significantly

Supervisory data show some servicers struggled to assist borrowers The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today published a report detailing 16 large mortgage servicers’ COVID-19 pandemic response. The report’s data metrics include call handling and loan delinquency rates, and they highlight the industry’s widely varied response to the pandemic. For […]

OCC: Updated Contact Information Issued for Certain Notices and Posters Regarding CRA, Fair Housing Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act

Summary This bulletin informs national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations (collectively, banks) of the appropriate names and addresses for notices required by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and for posters under the Fair Housing Act. Banks should […]

FHFA: Policy Statement on Fair Lending Issued

FHFA also requiring the Enterprises to submit fair lending reports Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a Policy Statement on Fair Lending. The Policy Statement communicates FHFA’s commitment to comprehensive fair lending oversight of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), and the Federal Home Loan Banks (together, the regulated […]

CFPB: Report Issued Highlighting Supervisory Findings of Wide-Ranging Violations of Law in 2020

Examiners found violations in areas including consumer reporting accuracy, redlining, foreclosure, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a report highlighting legal violations identified by the Bureau’s examinations in 2020. The report also highlights prior CFPB supervisory findings that led to public enforcement actions […]

FFIEC: 2020 Data on Mortgage Lending Availability Announced

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today 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 HMDA data are the most comprehensive publicly […]

CFPB: Availability of 2020 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending Announced

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today 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 HMDA data are the most comprehensive publicly […]