CFPB urged to take more active role in coronavirus response


The agency has relaxed some reporting requirements and joined other regulators in encouraging banks to help borrowers, but pressure is building on the bureau to do more to aid consumers suffering financial hardship.


CFPB postpones quarterly HMDA reporting


The reprieve from mortgage data collection was among several changes to the agency’s supervisory and enforcement procedures to help firms responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.


CFPB forced to complete small-business lending rule


After dragging its feet, the agency has agreed to a court-supervised process for writing a Dodd-Frank-mandated rule aimed at stamping out discrimination.


'Enough of this nonsense': Comments of the week


Readers cast doubts on regulatory attempts to jointly revamp the Community Reinvestment Act, react to Democrats berating the CFPB head, an upcoming House hearing with Facebook's CEO and more.


CFPB extends temporary HMDA relief for small institutions


Institutions that offer fewer than 500 open-end lines of credit will get another two-year exemption from reporting requirements under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.


Don’t let AI trigger a fair-lending violation


Banks need to mitigate potential bias in algorithmic predictive models using artificial intelligence, as regulators are weighing how to oversee the emerging technology.


CFPB extends comment period for HMDA proposal


The CFPB is giving trade groups and consumer advocates another three months to comment on its proposal to change what data is collected under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.


CFPB fines Freedom Mortgage $1.75M for HMDA violations


The company intentionally submitted inaccurate borrower information overstating the number of white applicants, the consumer bureau alleges in a consent order.


Duo on House banking panel say GSE reform should top agenda


With the Trump administration appearing willing to shake up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac without Congress, Reps. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., and Sean Duffy, R-Wis., said legislative action should be a priority.


CFPB turns its reg relief focus to HMDA


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed steps to ease Home Mortgage Disclosure Act requirements, just days after announcing it was retiring a platform to let users analyze raw mortgage data.