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CFPB RIN: 3170-AA09 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Business Lending Data (Regulation B) 

Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) amends the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) to require financial institutions to report information concerning credit applications made by women-owned, minority-owned, and small businesses. The amendments to ECOA made by the Dodd-Frank Act require that certain data be collected, maintained, and reported, including the number of the application and date the application was received; the type and purpose of the loan or credit applied for; the amount of credit applied for and approved; the type of action taken with regard to each application and the date of such action; the census tract of the principal place of business; the gross annual revenue of the business; and the race, sex, and ethnicity of the principal owners of the business. The Dodd-Frank Act also provides authority for the Bureau to require any additional data that the Bureau determines would aid in fulfilling the purposes of this section. The Bureau may adopt exceptions to any requirement of section 1071 and may exempt any financial institution from its requirements, as the Bureau deems necessary and appropriate to carry out section 1071's purposes.  The Bureau issued a Request for Information in 2017 seeking public comment on, among other things, the types of credit products offered and the types of data currently collected by lenders in this market, and the potential complexity, cost of, and privacy issues related to, small business data collection. The Bureau is hosting a symposium on small business data collection later this year. The information received in response to the Request for Information and the symposium will help the Bureau as it determines how to implement the rule efficiently while minimizing burdens on lenders.  After the symposium, the Bureau anticipates that its next step will be the release of materials in advance of convening a panel under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, in conjunction with representatives of small businesses that may be affected by the rulemaking.

Agency: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau(CFPB)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Independent agency 
CFR Citation: 12 CFR 1002   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1691c-2   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information  05/15/2017  82 FR 22318   
Request for Information Comment Period End  09/14/2017 
Pre-rule Activity  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Elena Grigera Babinecz
Office of Regulations
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Phone:202 435-7700