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NCRC Fact Sheet: Three Bills Would Significantly Weaken Section 1071 Small Business Loan Disclosures

The philosophy behind Section 1071 is similar to that of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data: the public release of data will identify which lenders are making good faith efforts to serve small businesses and which lenders lag their peers, encouraging the laggards through public accountability to increase their lending to traditionally underserved businesses. We expect a similar benefit from Section 1071 in narrowing the significant racial and gender disparities present in small business lending.