Some banks and other lenders have gotten away for too long with racial discrimination and bias in lending.
The CFPB’s request for information this week is a promising first step, but the agency should complete the work to implement the Congressionally-mandated requirements for a HMDA that will shed light on lending activity in all communities and with the robust data points that the public needs to investigate financial institutions for fair lending concerns.
Rohit Chopra’s prior experience as an Associate Director and Student Loan Ombudsman at the CFPB and most recently as a Federal Trade Commissioner demonstrates his strong commitment to the CFPB’s core mission to protect American consumers from unfair, abusive or deceptive financial practices and products.
implementing Section 1071, the portion of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank) that required the CFPB to collect and publish small business lending data.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a request for comment regarding its proposal to implement Section 1071, the portion of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank) that required the CFPB to collect and publish small business lending data.
A June 29, 2021, joint letter from NCRC, Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM), Lending Club (NYSE: LC), Oportun (NASDAQ: OPRT), PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL), Square (NYSE: SQ) and Varo Bank, asked the CFPB to update its guidance on disparate impact to reinforce the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that the principles from the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Bostock v. Clayton County that provide protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity also apply to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has been awarded $1 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support racial equity research and training for lenders to expand access to credit and capital for small businesses owned by people of color.
“Rohit Chopra will be a champion for fair lending and a renewed commitment to ending abusive practices in the financial market,” said NCRC CEO Jesse Van Tol.
The CFPB’s initial proposals for the small business lending data take some steps in the right direction such as including a broad range of institutions from banks to non-bank financial technology companies that would be required to report data. However, some proposals would keep lending activity in the dark such as the proposal to not report Merchant Cash Advances, a form of credit that is higher cost and has been subject to abuses.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released yesterday an outline of proposals under consideration to collect data on lending to small businesses and help identify and address discrimination.
(Download) Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) qualified mortgage (QM) proposed rule. Given CFPB’s decision to end the GSE patch, we believe that a price-based approach is an appropriate and effective method to determine QM status. However, additional safeguards are necessary to ensure that the final rule …
August 10, 2020 The Honorable Mark Calabria Director Federal Housing Finance Agency 400 7th Street, SW Washington, D.C. 20219 Hugh Frater CEO Fannie Mae Midtown Center 1100 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 David Brickman CEO Freddie Mac 1551 Park Run Drive Mclean, VA 22102 Dear Director Calabria, Executives Frater and Brickman: We are writing …
The research, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), sheds new light on the experience of several groups within the AAPI community that have long accused lenders of predatory practices and discrimination.