The following information is requested by the Federal Government for certain types of loans, in order to monitor the lender's compliance with equal credit opportunity. You are not required to furnish this information, but you are encouraged to do so. The law provides that a Lender may neither discriminate on the basis of this information, nor on whether you choose to furnish it. However, if you choose not to furnish it, under the Federal regulations this Lender is required to note race/ethnicity on the basis of visual observation or surname. If you do not wish to furnish the following information, select the 'Decline to State' option.