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RATA ZOOM Geocoder Changes

Added on December 3, 2019

The RATA ZOOM Geocoder has been a huge help to RATA customers trying to obtain the correct geocodes or trying verify hard-to-geocode addresses. When originally programmed, we were able to take advantage of cutting-edge technology that was provided by Google. One of those tools was called Google Fusion Tables which are used for generating and visualizing the Census Tracts and ZIP Code layers on top of the map. The Fusion Tables help store large amounts of data that could be accessed on the fly with Google Maps. Unfortunately, as of today (December 3, 2019), Google has officially discontinued and shut down the Fusion Tables tool. This has led us to develop a different methodology for layering the Census Tract boundaries and labels so that we could maintain the same functionality and…

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Comply 19 Has Been Released - November 15, 2019

Added on November 15, 2019

We are happy to announce that Comply 19 is now available on our support site for download. This version of Comply contains all of the latest edit changes needed to submit your 2019 HMDA and CRA data. It also contains the new 2020 reporting year so you can start to collect and prepare for the 2020 submissions as well. For the RATA customers that did more than 60,000 applications this year and have quarterly submission requirements, you will be happy to know that the Comply system is ready for that task as well. The article below has more details regarding some of the other more notable changes in this version. A document listing all of the changes for this version will be released and put in the Comply Resource tab over the next day or two. Please feel free to download and install the…

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2018 Peer Data (Classic format) Is Ready for Download from Support Site

Added on September 6, 2019

The much anticipated 2018 HMDA Peer data was finally released by the CFPB last Friday. We have finished converting the data and retro-fitting it back to the older peer format which should satisfy 98% of your Peer Analysis needs. We would have had it done yesterday, but there was a pesky storm named Dorian knocking on our door earlier this week. Anyway, you can download the peer data file (PEERHMDA18.RZ) to be used in Comply from our support site (support.rataassociates.com). Once downloaded you can import the data into Comply using the Import System Data option on the Data Manager ribbon. Once the data is imported, if you want to use it in DataMine you will need to Sync Data before running any Excel Pivot tables. You will also want to create new Peer groups and possibly Peer Reporting…

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Update on Hurricane Dorian

Added on September 4, 2019

As we are sure you have all seen on the news, hurricane Dorian gave Florida quite a scare but in the end turned just in the nick of time. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.  Because the storm stayed off shore and the impacts of the wind were negligible we have been able to come into the office pretty much as usual over the last two days.  The storm has passed us and central Florida is now officially out of danger of the storm.  RATA Associates is now back to full business as usual.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.   The forecast track for major Hurricane Dorian is showing that the eye will pass very close, if not directly over, the RATA facility in Longwood, FL. While our building is built to hurricane standards and we have a robust…

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2018 Peer Update

Added on August 30, 2019

The CFPB/FFIEC has just released the 2018 National HMDA data set and transmittal info we were all waiting for at 3:00pm EST 8/30/2019. As mentioned in the earlier Start Page article below, the data will be converted and released in two flavors. The first and most useful to all clients will be the Peer (classic) format which will basically take the 2018 data and create the older 2017 format and data fields. Since the data will be exactly the same as years past, it will work with your current Comply versions with no changes as well as the peer website. Since this data will take a little massaging to get into that format and because of the pending hurricane bearing down on Central Florida, we are hoping to release the data by next Thursday, Sept. 5th. For those needing or wanting to look at…

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