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Can a lender or broker ask me about my race, color, religion, national origin, or sex?

A creditor such as a lender or broker cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity).

With respect to most mortgage transactions, a creditor such as a lender or broker may ask about your race, ethnicity, and sex to comply with anti-discrimination laws.

Submit a complaint with the CFPB

If you believe a lender has discriminated against you for any reason, you can submit a complaint with the CFPB online or by calling (855) 411-CFPB (2372). You’ll need the dates, amounts, and other details about your complaint before submitting. We’ll provide you a way to monitor the status and progress of your complaint.

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