HMDA Changes Are Coming…What Does it Mean?

On April 16, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a final rule amending Regulation C. This final rule adjusts Regulation C’s institutional and transactional coverage thresholds for closed-end mortgage loans and open-end lines of credit. Effective July 1, 2020, the final rule permanently raises the closed-end coverage threshold from 25 to 100 closed end mortgage loans in each of the two preceding calendar years. Effective January 1, 2022, when the temporary threshold of 500 open-end lines of credit expires, the final rule sets the permanent open-end threshold at 200 open-end lines of credit in each of the two preceding calendar years.

Closed-End Coverage Threshold Facts

The final rule permanently raises the closed-end coverage threshold from 25 to 100 closed-end mortgage loans in each of the two preceding calendar years, effective July 1, 2020. This threshold applies to both depository and non-depository institutions.  If you are newly impacted, read the June Compliance Newsletter to find out what the changes may mean for you.