Category: Commercial Lending

Commercial Lending

Uncharted Waters: 4 Challenges Facing Small Business Lenders Under the Proposed CFPB Rule

Overview Earlier this month, there was a major development that could prove to be very significant in regard to fair lending. On September 1st, the CFPB released its proposed rule regarding small business lending data collection. The rule, mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act, and, if finalized and implemented, will require lenders to collect and report […]

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CFPB Annual Fair Lending Report Addresses Small Business Lending

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection issued its seventh Fair Lending Report to Congress.  The report, released June 28, 2019, describes the Bureau’s fair lending activities in prioritization, supervision, enforcement, rulemaking, interagency coordination, and outreach for calendar year 2018.

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In the Fair Lending Crosshairs: Commercial Lending

Historically, business lending has not been the focus of fair lending reviews during bank examinations. The focus is usually on HMDA reportable applications since government monitoring information (GMI) is available and, therefore, protected and non-protected classes status is readily identifiable. How is that changing today?

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Two Problems With Fair Lending and Commercial Loans

There are two major problems with fair lending and commercial loans, but lenders should still be prepared for an increase in scrutiny. The CFPB signaled in December of 2016 that small business lending was one of their priorities for 2017.

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