On March 22nd, federal and state bank supervisors announced an increase in the number of required loan data fields in the Interagency Loan Data Request ("ILDR"). The ILDR is a voluntary, standardized data request that banks can use to electronically submit loan information for safety and soundness examinations. While participation in the ILDR is voluntary, certain data fields are mandatory for those who choose to electronically submit the information. The federal agencies and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors are now increasing the number of required fields from five to 30 to facilitate greater consistency in the data submission process. There are 82 fields in total. Joint Press Release.