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CFPB updates HMDA Small Entity Compliance Guide

Agency Rule-Making & Guidance HMDA EGRRCPA Supervision Mortgages CFPB

Agency Rule-Making & Guidance

On January 24, the CFPB published the HMDA Small Entity Compliance Guide with updates to integrate the HMDA final rule issued in October. According to the guide, HMDA rule changes include (i) the types of institutions and transactions that are subject to Regulation C; (ii) the information that institutions must collect and report; and (iii) the process for reporting the information. As previously covered in InfoBytes, some institutions are exempt from the information collection and reporting requirements. Additionally, the guide notes that effective January 1, 2022, the rule “reduces the loan-volume threshold for covered open-end lines of credit to 100 covered open-end lines of credit in each of the two preceding calendar years” from the temporary threshold of 500 lines, previously covered here. It also clarifies and expands the categories of excluded transactions.