§__.26(c)(3) Intermediate Small Institution Service Evaluation

§__.26(c)(3) – 1

Q: What will examiners consider when evaluating the provision of community development services by an intermediate small institution?

A1. In addition to the examples listed in Q&A § .12(i) – 3, examiners will consider retail banking services as community development services if they provide benefit to low- or moderate-income individuals. Examples include:

  • low-cost deposit accounts;
  • electronic benefit transfer accounts and point of sale terminal systems;
  • individual development accounts;
  • free or low-cost government, payroll, or other check cashing services; and
  • reasonably priced international remittance

In addition, providing services to low- and moderate-income individuals through branches and other facilities located in low- and moderate-income, designated disaster, or distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income areas is considered.

Generally, the presence of branches located in low- and moderate-income geographies will help to demonstrate the availability of banking services to low- and moderate-income individuals.


Source: Interagency Questions & Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment | July 2016

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