A Look Inside the FFIEC Mortgage Lending Data

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council recently released a treasure trove of data on mortgage lending transactions at U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act in 2014. The data include applications, originations, purchases and sales of loans, denials and other actions from more than 7,000 banks, savings associations, credit unions and mortgage […]

Redlining is Back: Keeping Steve and Patrice Away

“Redlining is making a comeback…” So said Steve Rosenbaum, chief of Housing and Civil Enforcement in the DOJ’s civil rights division, at a recent HUD hosted fair housing conference. The conference, attended by a number of DOJ, CFPB and HUD officials, highlighted the DOJ and CFPB’s cooperation in pursuing fair lending complaints. When an attendee […]

Insights into the August 2015 CFPB Complaint Snapshot

Since the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau was created as a part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2011, a key component of its work has been handling consumer complaints from across the country. Each month the CFPB releases a snapshot of these complaints (You can view the complete report here.). […]