The Bureau filed an amicus brief supporting a business entity’s ability to state an ECOA discrimination claim and arguing that regulations issued pursuant to ECOA reasonably interpret the term “applicant” to encompass guarantors.
Amicus briefs filed by the CFPB are available on this page, including amicus briefs concerning federal consumer financial protection law filed in the U.S. Supreme Court by the Office of the Solicitor General.
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The Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits a creditor from, among other things, discriminating against an applicant for a mortgage loan because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from public assistance income.
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) makes it unlawful for “any creditor to discriminate against any applicant, with respect to any aspect of a credit transaction,” on the basis of prohibited characteristics including sex and marital status. 15 U.S.C. 1691(a).