On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court in the case of Bostock v Clayton County declared that disparate treatment based on sexual orientation or gender identity is sex discrimination under federal law. It is the law of the land. On March 9, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interpretative rule to amend Regulation B to clarify that disparate treatment based on sexual orientation or gender identity is sex discrimination under […]

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, […]

1071 Preparation: What Should We Do Now?

  In the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) of 2010, Congress directed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to adopt regulations that will govern data collection for small business and agricultural lending. Section 1071 of Dodd-Frank amended the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA, Reg. B) to require financial institutions to collect and submit specific data to the CFPB. Congress enacted section 1071 for the purpose of: Facilitating enforcement of fair lending laws. […]


On August 8, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced live and virtual technical conversations about software used by financial institutions to facilitate compliance with the CFPB’s small business lending rulemaking (referred to as 1071). The CFPB 1071 technical team will share insights into how the CFPB generally builds regulatory compliance systems for the intake of submitted information from financial institutions, such as Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) reporting system. The team will also […]

CFPB Circular – Adverse Action Based on Credit Models

On May 26, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) confirmed that federal anti-discrimination law requires companies to explain to applicants the specific reasons for denying an application for credit or taking other adverse actions, even if the creditor is relying on credit models using complex algorithms. The CFPB published a Consumer Financial Protection Circular  (Circular 2022-3) to remind the public, including those responsible for enforcing federal consumer financial protection law, of creditors’ adverse action notice […]