Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched launched an improved survey of credit card issuers that can help consumers and families compare interest rates and other features when shopping for a new credit card. Americans pay $120 billion in credit card interest and fees each year, which contributes to the almost trillion dollars in nationwide household credit card debt. In the current high-rate environment, it is important for Americans to be able to be able to accurately compare products. Upgrades to the CFPB’s terms of credit card plans survey are designed to increase price competition in the credit card market by allowing people to comparison shop for the best prices and products. The survey will also help smaller credit card issuers, who often offer the lowest rates, reach comparison shoppers. Read more
The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Modified Loan Application Register (LAR) data for 2022 are now available on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) HMDA Platform for approximately 4,394 HMDA filers. The published data contain loan-level information filed by financial institutions and modified to protect consumer privacy.
To increase public accessibility, the annual loan-level LAR data for each HMDA filer are now available online. Previously, users could obtain LAR data only by making requests to specific institutions for their annual data. To allow for easier public access to all LAR data, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) 2015 HMDA rule made the data for each HMDA filer available electronically on the FFIEC’s HMDA Platform. This year, in addition to institution-specific modified LAR files, users can download one combined file that contains all institutions’ modified LAR data. Read more