Rooting out your HMDA compliance gaps and preparing you for a successful exam.
We perform exhaustive reviews to confirm that your HMDA data are complete and accurate and conform to examiners’ expectations.
Gathering the accurate and complete HMDA data regulators require can haunt banks come exam time.
You worry about human and systematic errors, gaps in your lending areas, including your commercial lending practices, and whether you've interpreted HMDA requirements correctly.
In many ways, it takes a village to ensure that you're meeting regulators' expectations and that staff across your business lines collect, record, and present all HMDA-required data consistently, effectively, and accurately.
TCA can be part of your village. Our team members, all former bankers, know where banks get tripped up by HMDA.
As such, banks have relied on us for HMDA reviews for decades. We reduce the stress associated with anticipating and preparing for HMDA exams and we give you the confidence that you’ll be ready when an examiner steps through the door.
Through our discovery, we shed light on whether your policies or approaches are missing key regulatory requirements. In addition, our consultants study the latest regulatory changes and understand what they mean to your bank.
Some of the services you can expect:
- A review of your LAR to assess whether your data collection and reporting are accurate and adhere to HMDA requirements
- A deeper dive through custom samples to identify HMDA trouble spots
- Advice on HMDA data validations to ensure you have trust in the integrity of your data
- An analysis of procedures and workflow
We also look for common mistakes we've encountered:
- Inaccurate loan amounts.
- Geocoding and Census Tract changes that aren't reflected in the files.
- Lending transaction bank fees that are missing from the file.
- Missing documentation related to income and credit decision dates.
TCA shows you A Better Way to overcome your HMDA compliance struggles.
Key deliverables include:
- Outlining how to develop an ongoing monitoring strategy to avoid compliance gaps
- Updating your team on the newest HMDA reporting requirements
- Identifying staff training deficiencies
- Advising on HMDA policies and procedures and measures to enhance data collection
Additional Compliance Topics
On December 28, 2022, 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 pegged to the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price …
Based on the 8.9% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) in effect on June 1, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a number of new thresholds which go into effect on January 1, 2023. They include: Additionally, these changes affected the HOEPA threshold amounts found under 1026.32 based on the 8.3% increase …
On April 16, 2020, the CFPB released a final rule affecting the thresholds for HMDA reporting. Effective July 1, 2020 the number of closed-end loans originated to be considered a “financial institution” was increased from 25 to 100 for each of the two preceding years for both depository and non-depository institutions. On September 23, 2022, …
Below is a link to the Regulatory Updates as of the end of Q3. TCA provides A Better Way for you to track Compliance updates and keep your organization on track. You can download the updates in a PDF form here. As always, TCA is here to help with A Better Way to answer all …
It’s time for a trip into the Way-Back Machine, all the way back to April 16, 2020, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule amending Regulation C. This amendment permanently raised the closed-end coverage threshold from 25 to 100 closed-end mortgage loans in each of the two preceding calendar years. The …
One of the consequences of shrinking interest rates and interest margins is that financial institutions’ reliance on non-interest income has significantly increased over the last decade. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an initiative on January 26, 2022 stating its intention to research the impact of fees on American consumers. The press release specifically …