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NCRC submits comment to the CFPB on Section 1071 Proposed Rule

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) submitted this week a detailed comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for its proposed rule on reporting and disseminating small business loan data required by Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

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mystery shopper tests show continuing racial discrimination in small business lending at banks, made worse by a dash of socioeconomic bias

To better understand the interconnectedness between race and SES within the small business lending arena, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), in conjunction with our academic partners – Dr. Sterling Bone (Utah State University), Dr. Maura Scott (Florida State University) and Dr. Glenn Chrisitinsan (Brigham Young University) – conducted matched-pair testing at financial institutions in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area between November and December 2020.