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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues No Action Letter to Facilitate the Use of Artificial Intelligence for Pricing and Underwriting Loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) granted a no-action letter (NAL) to Upstart Network, Inc. (Upstart), regarding its automated model for underwriting and pricing applicants for unsecured, closed-end loans.

Issued under the updated NAL Policy from last year, NALs provide increased regulatory certainty that the Bureau will not bring a supervisory or enforcement action against a company for providing a product or service under certain facts and circumstances.

A copy of Upstart’s NAL application can be found here: https://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/cfpb_upstart-network-inc_no-action-letter-application_2020-11.pdf

A copy of the NAL issued to Upstart can be found here: https://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/cfpb_upstart-network-inc_no-action-letter_2020-11.pdf

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