The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) said Thursday they are teaming up to create a first-of-its-kind mega-database of mortgages to track market trends and support policymaking research.

While multiple state and federal databases exist, there is no single database that contains all the information in one place, the agencies said. It's the first step in a broader strategy to help streamline data for research and policy analysis, and to ensure comprehensive information is more readily accessible for monitoring the market.

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