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HMDA and HPML Thresholds Bumped Up for 2019

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) amended the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (Regulation C) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z), adjusting the asset‐size exemption thresholds for banks, savings associations and credit unions. Like the CRA thresholds, the adjustments are due to the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.

  • Based on the adjustments, the HMDA asset‐size exemption for banks, savings associations and credit unions will go from $45 million to $46 million, which reflects the 2.6% increase in the CPI from 2018. As a result, these institutions with assets of $46 million or less as of December 31, 2018, are exempt from collecting HMDA data in 2018.
  • Based on the HPML escrow adjustments, the Regulation Z asset‐size exemption for banks, savings associations and credit unions will increase to $2.167 billion, from the $2.112 billion in place for 2018. The rule applies to whether a creditor is eligible for exemption from establishing an escrow account for HPML loans (§1026.35(b)(2)(iii)(C)) in 2019.
  • This threshold change also affects the small creditor and balloon payment Qualified Mortgage thresholds under §1026.43(e)(5).

The rules will be effective January 1, 2019.

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