OCC: Bulletin Issued on Interagency Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement the CRA

On May 5, 2022, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve Board), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the agencies) issued a joint notice of proposed rulemaking to strengthen and modernize the Community Reinvestment Act […]

OCC: Acting Comptroller’s Statement on Interagency Proposal to Modernize the CRA Issued

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu issued the following statement at today’s Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) board meeting to consider the interagency notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to strengthen and modernize the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Today marks an important milestone in our efforts to expand financial […]

Agencies Issue Joint Proposal to Strengthen and Modernize Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

Federal bank regulatory agencies today jointly issued a proposal to strengthen and modernize regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to better achieve the purposes of the law. CRA is a landmark law enacted 45 years ago to encourage banks to help meet the credit needs of their local communities, […]

CFPB: Statement of CFPB Director Chopra on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the CRA

Today, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is voting to seek public comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update the Community Reinvestment Act framework for certain state-chartered banks.1 I am voting in favor of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, particularly because of the potential […]

ABA: Statement on Joint Agency Community Reinvestment Act Proposal

“America’s banks are in the business of investing in the communities they serve and creating economic opportunity. In that spirit, we welcome today’s joint proposal by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve and the OCC to modernize regulations under the Community Reinvestment Act. We particularly appreciate that the agencies are trying […]

ABA: Report Finds Credit Card Market Recovery Continued in Fourth Quarter 2021

In a sign of continuing U.S. consumer strength, monthly credit card purchase volumes rose across risk tiers (prime, subprime, and super-prime) in last year’s fourth quarter, the third consecutive increase, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest quarterly Credit Card Market Monitor released today. The May 2022 Monitor, which reflects credit […]

HUD: Innovative “Faircloth-to-RAD” Initiative on Track to Create Nearly 1,850 Affordable Housing Units

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) unlocks the creation of deeply affordable housing in support of Administration objectives to increase rental housing supply for some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations This week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) commemorated the first anniversary of the creation of the “Faircloth-to-RAD” […]

FHFA: Mandatory Use of the Supplemental Consumer Information Form During Loan Application Process Announced

Data collected will help lenders facilitate communications with borrowers in their preferred language The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will require lenders to use the Supplemental Consumer Information Form (SCIF) as part of the application process for loans that will […]

FDIC: List of Banks Examined for CRA Compliance Issued

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today issued its list of state nonmember banks recently evaluated for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The list covers evaluation ratings that the FDIC assigned to institutions in February 2022. The CRA is a 1977 law intended to encourage insured banks and […]

FDIC: 2022 Bank Small Business Lending Survey Launched

Approximately 2,000 Banks Asked to Detail their Lending Practices Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Acting Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg and U.S. Census Bureau (Census) Director Robert L. Santos today formally invited approximately 2,000 U.S. banks to participate in a nationally representative online survey about their small business lending practices and […]