September 28, 2021

New Data Set: FFIEC Announces Availability of 2017 Data on Mortgage Lending

From the CFPB Website:

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) [recently] announced the availability of data on mortgage lending transactions at 5,852 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. Released today are loan-level HMDA data that cover 2017 lending activity submitted by financial institutions on or before April 18, 2018.

The data include:

  • Applications, originations, purchases of loans, sales of loans, denials, and other actions related to applications
  • Loan amounts
  • Loan types (conventional, Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Veterans Administration (VA), Rural Housing Service (RHS), or Farm Service Agency (FSA))
  • Purposes (home purchase, home improvement, or refinancing)
  • Property types (1–4 family, multifamily, or manufactured housing)
  • Owner occupancy
  • Preapprovals (home purchase loans only)
  • Property locations (metropolitan statistical area (MSA), state, county, and census tract)
  • Applicant and co-applicant characteristics (race, ethnicity, sex, and income)
  • Pricing-related data
  • Type of purchasers
  • Whether a particular loan is subject to the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA)
  • Whether a particular loan is secured by a first or a subordinate lien, or is unsecured

Unlike in past years, the HMDA loan-level data made available to the public will not remain static, but will be updated, on an ongoing basis, to reflect late submissions and resubmissions.

Accordingly, loan-level data downloaded from the FFIEC HMDA Platform at a later date will include any such updated data. An April 18, 2018, static dataset used to develop the observations in this statement about the 2017 data is available.

In addition, beginning in late March 2018, Loan/Application Registers (LARs) for each HMDA filer of 2017 data, modified to protect borrower privacy, were made available.

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