On March 31, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Modified Loan Application Register (LAR) data for 2020 were published on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s HMDA Platform for approximately 4,400 HMDA filers. The published data contain loan-level information filed by financial institutions, modified to protect privacy.
Annual loan-level LAR data for each HMDA filer are made available online by March 31. 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 Bureau’s 2015 HMDA rule required that the data be available electronically for all institutions.
The data are now made available through the FFIEC’s HMDA Platform.
Later this year, the 2020 HMDA data will be available in other forms to provide users insight into the data, including a nationwide loan-level dataset. That dataset will provide all publicly available data from all HMDA reporters, aggregate and disclosure reports with summary information by geography and lender, and the HMDA Data Browser to allow users to create custom datasets and reports. The CFPB will also publish a Data Point article highlighting key trends in the annual data.
The 2020 HMDA Loan Application Register data can be found at: https://ffiec.cfpb.gov/data-publication/modified-lar.