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Q: What is meant by “as appropriate” when referring to the fact that lending-related activities will be considered, “as appropriate,” under the various small institutions performance criteria?
A2. “As appropriate” means that lending-related activities will be considered when it is necessary to determine whether an institution meets or exceeds the standards for a satisfactory rating. Examiners will also consider other lending-related activities at an institution’s request, provided they have not also been considered under the community development test applicable to intermediate small institutions.
Source: Interagency Questions & Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment | July 2016