Equal Credit Opportunity Act

Law:

15 U.S.C. §§ 1691-1691f

This Act (Title VII of the Consumer Credit Protection Act) prohibits discrimination on the  basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, receipt of public assistance, or good faith exercise of any rights under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The Act also requires creditors to provide applicants, upon request, with the reasons underlying decisions to deny credit.  The Dodd-Frank Act added, among other things, a requirement that creditors provide to applicants a copy of all appraisals and other written valuations used in connection with the applicant’s application for first lien loans secured by a dwelling.