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CFPB Proposes Amendments to Clarify HMDA Rule

Mon, Apr 24, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a proposed rule to help financial institutions comply with the 2015 HMDA Final Rule by clarifying the information they will be required to collect and report about their mortgage lending. The proposed rule contains a number of clarifications, technical corrections, and minor changes to the HMDA regulation. These include clarifying certain key terms, such as "temporary financing" and "automated underwriting system." The proposal would also, for example, establish transition rules for reporting certain loans purchased by financial institutions. Another proposed change would facilitate reporting the census tract of a property, using a new geocoding tool the CFPB plans to provide online. Comments on the proposal will be accepted for 30 days after its publication in the Federal Register.