Agencies Release List of Distressed or Underserved Nonmetropolitan Middle-Income Geographies

Federal bank regulatory agencies today made available the 2022 list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies. These are geographic areas where revitalization or stabilization activities are eligible to receive Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration pursuant to the definition of community development under the agencies’ regulations. Visit the Federal Financial […]

FHFA: House Price Index Up 1.6 Percent in April 2022; Up 18.8 Percent from Last Year

House prices rose nationwide in April, up 1.6 percent from the previous month, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®). House prices rose 18.8 percent from April 2021 to April 2022. The previously reported 1.5 percent price change for March 2022 was revised upward to 1.6 percent. For […]

FHFA: First Quarter 2022 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report Released

Nearly 6.5 million troubled homeowners helped since conservatorship The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its first quarter 2022 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report​. The report shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 129,779 foreclosure prevention actions during the quarter, raising the total number of homeowners who […]

Agencies Issue Host State Loan-to-Deposit Ratios

Federal bank regulatory agencies today issued the host state loan-to-deposit ratios that are used to evaluate compliance with section 109 of the Riegle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act of 1994. These ratios replace those from June 2021. By law, a bank is generally prohibited from establishing or acquiring branches […]

OCC: Overall Mortgage Performance Improvement Reported in First Quarter 2022

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported that the performance of first-lien mortgages in the federal banking system improved during the first quarter of 2022. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, First Quarter 2022 showed that 96.9 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at the […]

OCC: Report Issued on Key Risks Facing Federal Banking System

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today reported the key issues facing the federal banking system in its Semiannual Risk Perspective for Spring 2022.  As banks continue to navigate the operational- and market-related impacts of the pandemic along with substantial government stimulus, current geopolitics have tightened financial conditions […]

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.5 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.5 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). Phase 3.5 includes new questions on timing of positive coronavirus test, use of coronavirus treatments, the experience of long-COVID symptoms, amount of monthly rent and changes in monthly rent, children’s mental health and difficulty […]

ABA: Farm Bank Lending Increased to $99.6 Billion in 2021

Farm banks held $14.6 billion in PPP loans, $43.8 billion in small and micro loans Agricultural lending by U.S. farm banks increased 5.5% in 2021 to $99.6 billion, according to the American Bankers Association’s annual Farm Bank Performance Report. The report attributed the change to a 7.5% increase in outstanding […]

CDFI Fund: Public Data on CDFI Program Recipients Through 2020 Released

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is releasing fiscal year (FY) 2020 data, which was reported in FY 2021 by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) via the CDFI Fund’s data collection system, known as the Annual Compliance and Performance Report (ACPR).  The release contains public Transaction Level Report […]