2014 NICRC: An Inside Look

So what does a T-Rex skeleton have to do with CRA and community development?  Not much, really.  Is it a captivating image that sums up my experience at the 2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference?  Absolutely.  Everything about this event was new and fascinating to me, while at the same […]

The Dreaded Downgrade

The two years since your last CRA examination have been great.  The bank’s lending is exceeding peer averages in your assessment area.  Financial contributions for community development purposes are the highest in the bank’s history.  Every employee volunteered or taught a financial literacy course.  A Satisfactory CRA rating is guaranteed […]

2014 NICRC: Gearing Up…

Just in time for the launch of findCRA.com, the 2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference was held in Chicago from March 31st to April 2nd.  For those involved with CRA and community development, this is THE event to attend.  Participants not only have the opportunity to network with the most advanced practitioners and agency professionals in […]