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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.

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On Sept. 14, 2023, the CFPB updated the FAQs regarding the small business lending rule.

As a result of ongoing litigation, the deadlines for compliance with the small business lending rule currently are stayed for all covered financial institutions.

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.

Browse all FAQ topics


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