CFPB Releases 2018 Lists of Rural, Underserved Counties

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today released the lists of rural counties and rural or underserved counties that entities can use in 2018 to determine whether they are exempt from certain regulatory requirements under the bureau’s Ability-to-Repay, escrow, HOEPA and appraisal rules. Lists are available for download as Excel, CSV or PDF files. In addition to the lists, the CFPB also provided a tool that can help bankers determine whether a property is located in a rural or underserved area.