2023 Modified HMDA LARs Released

Earlier this week, the CFPB Released the 2023 Modified HMDA loan/application registers (LARs). The HMDA modified LARs are now available for each institution that filed HMDA data collected in 2023. Institutions can find the data on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) HMDA Platform for approximately 5,089 HMDA filers. The published data contains mortgage loan-level information for 2023 as modified to protect applicant and borrower privacy in accordance with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s […]

RESPA Section 8 Enforcement Actions for Freedom Mortgage From the CFPB

2023 does not appear to be Freedom Mortgage Corporation’s year.  Yesterday, they received another enforcement action from the CFPB alleging they provided false information to Federal Regulators.  This follows the August penalty for illegal kickbacks. In August, the CFPB took action against Freedom for violating the most basic requirements of RESPA Section 8.   They were found to be providing illegal incentives to real estate brokers and agents in exchange for mortgage loan referrals. Freedom provided […]


The federal bank regulatory agencies are announcing the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) revised “A Guide to HMDA Reporting: Getting It Right!” (2023 guide). The 2023 guide provides resources to help banks1 comply with the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) and Regulation C, its implementing regulation (12 CFR 1003). The 2023 guide reflects a technical amendment to the 2020 HMDA rule to adjust the loan volume thresholds effective January 1, 2023,2 for reporting HMDA data on […]


Modified Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data for 2022 submissions from 4,394 filers are now available on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) website. A downloadable modified (to protect consumer privacy) LAR file is available for every financial institution that has completed a HMDA data submission for 2022. The data is typically used to: Verify the data you submitted a few weeks ago is properly presented. Compare your institution’s data to the data from […]


I bet you thought that you were all wrapped up on your compliance news for 2022, huh? Well…not so fast! On December 28, 2022, The CFPB released the final HMDA threshold and the remaining Regulation Z thresholds. The HMDA threshold was increased from $50 million in 2022 to $54 million in 2023. The HPML Small Creditor Threshold was increased from $2.336 billion to $2.537 billion in 2023. The HPML Intermediate Creditor Threshold was increased from […]