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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Are you one of the 1,700 new HMDA reporting institutions? Here’s where to start.

On December 6, 2022, the CFPB issued a Notice rescinding its 2020 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Final Rule changing the loan volume reporting threshold for closed-end mortgage loans.  This was in response to a ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, in September of this year which stated that the CFPB did not have the authority to change the original reporting threshold from 25 to 100. In the notice the CFPB […]