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Fair Lending Comparative File Review

Identify the steps of a comparative file review and receive worksheets and a report format to make it easier.

Aug 16, 2018 02:00 PM   -­­  Aug 16, 2018 03:30 PM


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Type of Event
On Demand Webinar

Who Should Attend
  • On Demand
  • Webinars
  • Lenders
  • Compliance



As long as loans are being made, fair lending issues are here to stay. Although overt discrimination is infrequent, disparate treatment or disparate impact can occur inadvertently. Examiners expect financial institutions to conduct comparative file reviews to identify potential fair lending issues – which you want to find well before an examiner does! Awareness, monitoring, and periodic comparative file review can lessen the likelihood of adverse issues arising. This informative webinar will cover the steps of a comparative file review and provide worksheets and a report format to make it easier.

Learning Objectives

  • Types of discrimination, including overt, disparate treatment, disparate impact
  • Lending practices and standards, including pricing, underwriting, file documentation, and exception monitoring
  • Steps examiners take during fair lending exams
  • How and why to conduct a fair lending self-assessment (set your fair lending standards parameters)
  • Step-by-step guidance on how to conduct a fair lending comparative file review, from pulling a sample to a final report
  • Guidance on conducting an electronic comparison using loan data from your system


Ann Brode-Harner, Brode Consulting Services, Inc.



Live and recorded webinar, handouts, quiz with answer key and training log are included.