Use information and data from the preceding December 31 date when determining whether you meet the reporting criteria. The following questions for a depository institution should be answered to determine if you should report CY 2005 HMDA data in 2006.
If a depository institution responds 'YES' to the above questions 1 through 4 and 'YES' to at least one question in 5, then HMDA applies to the institution's loan originations, purchases, and applications in the current calendar year. A negative response to any one of the first four questions or to all the questions in 5 would exempt the institution from filing HMDA.
For depository institutions, a branch office is an office approved as a branch by a supervisory agency (except that a branch office of a credit union is any office where member accounts are established or loans are made, whether or not the office has been approved as a branch by a federal or state agency). A branch office does not include offices of affiliates or other third parties such as loan brokers, or other offices where loan applications are merely taken; nor does it include ATMs or other electronic terminals.