On March 29, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Modified Loan Application Registers (LARs). This data was published for about 5,400 financial institutions and is the first year in which the “expanded data fields” - required by the 2015 HMDA rule - are available for public viewing, though some data has been modified for public viewing for privacy purposes.
The modified LAR data is required by statute to be available by March 31 of each year. Prior to the implementation of the 2015 HMDA rule, financial institutions had to make their Modified LARs available to members of the public who requested them. The 2015 rule, which became effective on 1/1/2018, eliminated this requirement.