Monthly Archives: February 2021

Aligning Fair Lending Testing with Why Consumers Withdraw their Mortgage Applications

Download This Article Withdrawn applications reflect an increasing proportion of non-approved first-lien mortgage applications as denials have become relatively less numerous. A decade ago, based on 2009 HMDA data, denials comprised just over one-half (53 percent) of non-approved first-lien applications. Denials fell to less than one-third (31 percent) of non-approvals a decade later. Over the [...]

February 18th, 2021|

Aligning Fair Lending Testing with Why Consumers Withdraw their Mortgage Applications

Banks and non-depository mortgage companies engage ADI to evaluate Fair Lending risk relative to consumer outcomes from their underwriting activities. We endeavor to align our solutions with the reasons consumers withdraw prior to an approval/denial decision based on the merits.   In the past several years, the proportion of non-approved HMDA-reported applications that were denied based on review of an applicant’s credit [...]

February 9th, 2021|

NYDFS Calls For Nonbank Community Lending Requirements, Cites Hunt Mortgage

On February 4th, State financial regulators cited Buffalo-based Hunt Mortgage Corp. (Hunt) for weakness in lending to minorities and minority neighborhoods, as they released a report finding an overall lack of lending by nonbank mortgage companies in Buffalo, despite laws banning the practice of redlining. Hunt is a subsidiary of Hunt Real Estate Corp., the [...]

February 8th, 2021|

AML Act of 2020 – 5 Key Takeaways

On January 1, 2021, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),  addressing a variety of defense and national security matters, including the most substantial and sweeping legislative reforms to US anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CFT) laws since the USA Patriot Act of 2001. The NDAA introduces these AML/CFT amendments and enhancements in [...]

February 3rd, 2021|