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What Is Regulation C?

Regulation C implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) of 1975. It’s intended to provide the public with information on whether lending institutions—such as banks, savings associations, credit unions and other mortgage-lending institutions—are serving prospective buyers with the housing credit needed in the communities where the institutions are located.

HMDA and Regulation C came about in response to public concern over credit shortages in—and the subsequent decline of—certain geographic areas. The regulation is also intended to help public officials appropriately distribute public investments from the private sector to areas where funding is needed. And it’s also aimed at helping identify discriminatory lending activities.

Institutions providing mortgages that are government-backed must file disclosure reports on an annual basis that include the quantity and dollar amounts of all mortgages provided. Lending institutions with total assets that fall below $10 million are exempt from Regulation C.

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With nearly 50 years of global regulatory experience, and as one of the first companies to actively engage with the XBRL filing program, Merrill is uniquely qualified to help filers worldwide successfully navigate ever-changing global compliance requirements. With Merrill, you can manage regulatory disclosures with absolute security, precision and accuracy.

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