U.S. District Court Grants Stay on Section 1071 Compliance Dates

On July 31st, a U.S. District Court in Texas granted a stay on the compliance dates for members of the American Bankers Association (ABA) and Texas Bankers Association (TBA) with respect to the CFPB’s Section 1071 rule that was released earlier this year. The stay will remain in effect until the Supreme Court makes a final decision on the constitutionality of the CFPB’s funding structure. This review is scheduled for October of this year, but […]

8 Steps to Prepare Your Frontline Staff for Section 1071

The frontline staff at financial institutions are often referred to as “the face” of the organization. They interact most with clients and are largely responsible for fostering positive relationships with your customers.  But as a compliance professional, you’re well aware of the impact frontline staff can have on your institution’s ability to pass regulatory muster. Your institution/compliance department has likely already begun taking steps to prepare for the new Small Business Data Collection requirements of […]

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, […]