As banks await an expansion of data they must give regulators to capture mortgage lending patterns, pressure is building on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to advance similar requirements for small-business lending.

The Dodd-Frank Act requires lenders to submit data on credit applications made by small as well as minority- and women-owned businesses. Just like similar reporting mandated under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, the new requirements are meant partly to assess whether lending patterns reflect fair and equitable treatment or possibly discriminatory practices.

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