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2018 Edits Finally Released by CFPB

Added on July 14, 2017

2018 Edits Finally Released by CFPB

The initial release of the validity and quality edits for HMDA 2018 reporting have been released by the CFPB. There are a total of 105 validity and 41 quality edits in the current documentation which can be found here:
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/data-research/hmda/static/for-filers/2018/2018-HMDA-FIG.pdf

We will incorporate these edits into Comply 17 which we expect to officially release in the middle of August.

 

Agencies release list of distressed or underserved geographies

Added on June 21, 2017

Agencies release list of distressed or underserved geographies

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced the availability of the 2017 list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies, where revitalization or stabilization activities are eligible to receive Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration under the community development definition. Distressed nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies and underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies are designated by the agencies in accordance with their CRA regulations. The criteria for designating these areas are available on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) website (http://www.ffiec.gov/cra). The designations continue…

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2018 HMDA Changes - What's the Word?

Added on May 8, 2017

2018 HMDA Changes - What's the Word?

Comply 2018 HMDA Changes, Progress and Schedule The implementation of the CFPB 2018 HMDA changes is now about a year and a half away. The new changes will more than double the number of reportable HMDA data fields that institutions must collect, edit and submit. In analyzing the new fields that were added to the HMDA requirement, we have identified 14 fields that presently exist within RATA Comply HMDA/CRA and 39 fields that will need to be created. The new fields to be added are for automated underwriting, expanded race and ethnicity as well as general loan and property data points. New Format The submission format for the 2016 data will be unchanged from the last few years. The 2017 submissions will contain the exact same data but they will be wanting to receive it in the new…

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RATA's Customer Care Campaign

Added on April 19, 2017

RATA's Customer Care Campaign

The RATA Comply Suite is currently the most robust compliance product on the market. Over the last few years we have been adding extensive amounts of functionality to help institutions streamline their processes. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve your RATA Comply experience with the products and services we provide, we have launched the RATA Customer Care Review campaign to make sure you are aware of the functionality you have and that you are using it to its full extent. By appointment we would like to have a web meeting with your entire team to discuss: Your current processes Review the Comply components that you currently have Discuss any issues or challenges you are having related to HMDA/CRA, Fair Lending or Peer Analysis Discuss any questions you have regarding the 2018…

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We are proposing changes to Regulation C to help industry comply and are looking for your feedback

Added on April 13, 2017

We are proposing changes to Regulation C to help industry comply and are looking for your feedback

Today we released a proposal to amend Regulation C to provide certain clarifications that would help companies comply with their data reporting requirements.   Regulation C implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) requires many financial institutions to maintain, report, and publicly disclose information about mortgages. HMDA was originally enacted by Congress in 1975. These public data are important because they help show whether lenders are serving the housing needs of their communities; they give public officials information that helps them make decisions and policies; and they shed light on lending patterns that could be discriminatory.  In October 2015, the Bureau issued the 2015 HMDA Final Rule, after a multi-year policy…

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