We’re Overwhelmed with Questions about the Section 1071 Final Rule

Compliance officers from around the country have overwhelmed us with questions about the final Small Business Data Collection and Reporting requirements from Section 1071 of Dodd-Frank. Since March 30th we’ve been fielding these questions, researching answers, and providing them to our training clients and Compliance Masters Group subscribers. We thought our blog subscribers might also find this helpful and would like to share with you a free, on-demand Q & A session answering 10 of […]

TBA Files Suit to Block Section 1071

Last week, the Texas Bankers Association filed a suit to block the CFPB’s implementation of Section 1071’s final rule. The lawsuit was joined by TBA member, Rio Bank out of McAllen Texas. As you know, Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires the collection and submission of data relating to credit applications by women-owned, minority-owned, and small businesses. TBA President and CEO Chris Furlow said, “CFPB has taken 3 pages of legislation requiring 13 data […]

Update: Make that 19 Days and Counting! Section 1071 Final Ruling to be Announced This Month

Last week, we started a countdown for the impending final rule implementing the small business data requirements of Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act.  Well, the CFPB released it’s Fall 2022 Semi-Annual Agenda and it indicates the final rule will be released this month. That means the runway to prepare for the most significant regulatory update in decades just got a lot shorter. With that in mind and in order to help you get ready, […]

85 Days and Counting! Section 1071 Data Collection

In July of 2022, the CFPB had agreed to a March 31, 2023, deadline for issuing a final rule implementing the small business data requirements of Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Section 1071 amended the ECOA, to require financial institutions to collect and report certain data in connection with credit applications made by small businesses, including women- or minority-owned small businesses. The CFPB issued a NPRM in September 2021 and the comment period ended on January […]


Section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires a consumer financial services provider to make available to a consumer information in the control or possession of the provider concerning the consumer financial product or service that the consumer obtained from the provider. On October 22, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to solicit comments and information to assist the agency in developing […]