CFPB: Final Rule on Small Dollar Lending Issued

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today issued a final rule concerning small dollar lending in order to maintain consumer access to credit and competition in the marketplace. The final rule rescinds the mandatory underwriting provisions of the 2017 rule after re-evaluating the legal and evidentiary bases for these provisions and […]

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

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced the availability of the 2020 list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies. These are geographic areas where revitalization or stabilization activities are eligible to […]

FDIC: Final Rule Issued to Mitigate the Deposit Insurance Assessment Effect of Participation in the PPP, the PPP Liquidity Facility, and the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today approved a final rule that mitigates the deposit insurance assessment effects of participating in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (PPPLF) and Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF) established […]

OCC: Comments Requested on Proposed Rules to Update Activities and Operations and Digitial Activities

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released two issuances for public comment. The OCC published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) for public comment to update its rules for national bank and federal savings association activities and operations. The agency also released an Advance Notice of […]

OCC: Final Rule Issued to Strengthen and Modernize CRA Regulations

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released a final rule strengthening and modernizing the agency’s regulations under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The final rule will increase bank CRA-related lending, investment, and services in low- and moderate-income communities where there is significant need for credit, more […]

SBA: New Regulations Issued for Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration today published Women-Owned Small Business  Federal Contracting program regulations that will provide a free, online certification and eligibility application process for women-owned small businesses and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses. The timeline for implementation of changes to SBA’s WOSB program has been delayed to accommodate those affected by the current pandemic.    Starting […]

Federal Reserve: Rule Change Announced to Bolster the Effectiveness of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced a rule change to bolster the effectiveness of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The change will temporarily modify the Board’s rules so that certain bank directors and shareholders can apply for PPP loans for their small businesses. To prevent […]

CFPB: Final Rule Issued Raising Data Reporting Thresholds Under HMDA

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a final rule raising the loan-volume coverage thresholds for financial institutions reporting data under the Home Mortgage Reporting Act (HMDA). The final rule, amending Regulation C, increases the permanent threshold for collecting and reporting data about closed-end mortgage loans from 25 to 100 […]