The following information is requested by the Federal Government for certain types of loans in order to monitor the lender's compliance and equal credit opportunity. You are not required to provide this information, but are encouraged to do so. The law requires a lender may neither discriminate on the basis of this information nor whether you choose to provide it. However, if you choose not to provide it, under Federal regulations, lenders are required to note race/ethnicity on the basis of visual observation or surname. If you do not wish to provide this information, please check the box below.