CFPB Releases 2016 Lists of Rural, Underserved Counties

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today released lists of rural counties and rural or underserved counties to use in 2016 in conjunction with the bureau’s Ability-to-Repay, escrow, HOEPA and appraisal rules. Rural counties were generally defined by using a U.S. Department of Agriculture classification system and underserved counties were defined by data collected under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, the CFPB said.

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Monica C. Meinert

Monica C. Meinert is deputy editor of the ABA Banking Journal and editorial director at the American Bankers Association, where she oversees ABA Daily Newsbytes.