Housing Market Roundup: May 20, 2022

Catching you up on housing and economic reports that came across the MBA NewsLink desk this week during and after the MBA National Secondary and Capital Markets Conference & Expo in New York:

CFPB: ECOA Protects Borrowers After Applying for, Receiving Credit

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday published an advisory opinion affirming the Equal Credit Opportunity Act—a federal civil rights law protecting individuals and businesses against discrimination in accessing and using credit—bars lenders from discriminating against customers after they have received a loan, not just during the application process.

CFPB Analysis Criticizes Consumer Reporting Companies on Complaint Response

A new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau analysis sharply criticized the three major nationwide consumer reporting companies, alleging changes in complaint responses provided by Equifax, Experian and TransUnion resulted in fewer meaningful responses and less consumer relief.