CFPB: Supervisory Guidance Updated to Target Unfair Discrimination in Consumer Finance

Discrimination or improper exclusion can trigger liability under ban on unfair acts and practices Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced changes to its supervisory operations to better protect families and communities from illegal discrimination, including in situations where fair lending laws may not apply. In the course of […]

Interagency Statment Released on Special Purpose Credit Programs Under ECOA and Regulation B

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of […]

OCC: Bulletin Issued on Revised Interagency Examination Procedures for HMDA

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today issued the revised interagency Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)1examination procedures for determining compliance with HMDA and its implementing regulations. Rescission This bulletin rescinds OCC Bulletin 2010-8, “Compliance Policy: Revised Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Examination Procedures.” OCC Bulletin 2019-19, “Home Mortgage […]

CFPB: Report Issued Highlighting Supervisory Findings of Wide-Ranging Violations of Law in 2021

Examiners found violations in areas including mortgage servicing, fair lending, payday, and remittances The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a Supervisory Highlights report, which shines a light on legal violations identified by the CFPB’s examinations in the first half of 2021. The report also highlights prior CFPB supervisory […]

CFPB: Input Requested on Detecting Discrimination in Mortgage Lending

Insights gathered will support a fairer mortgage market Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to seek input on rules implementing the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The CFPB plans to review recent changes to the rule and evaluate their effectiveness. This evaluation will […]

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 […]