On November 3, the CFPB announced the beta release of the new HMDA Platform. The beta version enables financial institutions to become familiar with the platform and permits entities to establish test log-in credentials, upload sample files and validate data, receive edit reports, and confirm test their test submissions. Entities can test and retest throughout the beta period, and any test data will be removed from the system when the 2017 filing period opens on January 1, 2018.

As previously covered by InfoBytes, in November 2016 the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced that it was discontinuing its HMDA Data Entry Software and instead requiring that financial institutions file HMDA data through a new web-based interface. In August, the CFPB issued the final rule amending the 2015 HMDA Rule, with most of the revisions taking effect January 1, 2018 (see InfoBytes coverage here).

The CFPB is requesting feedback on the platform and test experiences during the beta period time.