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Small business lending collection and reporting requirements

Resources to help industry understand and comply with the small business lending rule, which implements section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

On May 17, 2024, the CFPB announced that, in light of court orders in ongoing litigation, it plans to issue an interim final rule to extend the compliance dates of the small business lending rule. Find more information.

Regulations and official interpretations

Browse 12 CFR 1002 on: Interactive Bureau Regulations | eCFR

Main small business lending rule provisions and official interpretations can be found in:

  • § 1002.102, Definitions
  • § 1002.103 - .106, Coverage
  • § 1002.107, Data points collected
  • § 1002.108, Firewall
  • § 1002.109, Reporting requirements
  • Supplement I to Part 1002 (including official interpretations for the above provisions)

Quick references

Executive summary of the small business lending rule

Small business lending rule compliance dates info sheet

Small business lending data points chart


Small entity compliance guide

Download the latest version, version 2.1


The Bureau provides a list of frequently asked questions and answers on particular topics to assist in understanding and complying with the small business lending rule.

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Downloadable versions of the sample form that was published in the small business lending rule.

Browse sample forms

Resources for filers

Get the Filing Instructions Guide and find other resources to help with filing small business lending data.

Additional resources

RegCast resources

Slide deck for the June 28, 2023 RegCast