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The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced that the asset-size exemption threshold for depository institutions under Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure) has been increased from $31 million to $32 million.
Depository institutions with assets of $32 million or less as of December 31, 2001, are exempt from data collection in 2002. However, an institution's exemption from collecting data in 2002 does not affect its responsibility to report the data it was required to collect in 2001.
The revision to the exemption threshold is based on the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the twelve-month period ending in November 2001.
The adjustment is effective January 1, 2002.
The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) requires most depository institutions and certain for-profit, nondepository institutions to collect, report, and disclose data about applications for, and originations and purchases of, home mortgage loans, home improvement loans, and refinancings. Data reported include the type, purpose, and amount of the loan; the race or national origin, sex, and income of the loan applicant; and the location of the property. The purposes of HMDA include helping to determine whether financial institutions are serving the housing needs of their communities and assisting in fair lending enforcement.
The Board's notice is attached.
2001 Banking and consumer regulatory policy