ABA: Report Shows Consumer Delinquencies Fell in First Quarter 2021

Consumer credit delinquencies fell in the first quarter of 2021 as the economy rebounded strongly, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s latest Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. Overall, delinquencies fell in seven of the 11 loan categories tracked by ABA. The composite ratio, which tracks delinquencies in eight closed-end […]

OCC: First Anniversary of Project REACh Celebrated

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu today marked the first anniversary of Project REACh by hosting participants to celebrate the project’s accomplishments and to challenge them to set their sights even higher over the next two years. “Project REACh has generated a great deal of excitement and made […]

Agencies Request Comment on Proposed Risk Management Guidance for Third-Party Relationships

The federal bank regulatory agencies today requested public comment on proposed guidance designed to help banking organizations manage risks associated with third-party relationships, including relationships with financial technology-focused entities. The proposed guidance is intended to assist banking organizations in identifying and addressing the risks associated with third-party relationships and responds […]

ABA: Statement on Bank On Account Milestone

“We are thrilled to learn that more than 100 financial institutions, including a growing number of America’s banks, now offer low-cost Bank On certified accounts. We congratulate the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, which created the Bank On standards, for this important achievement and for the CFE Fund’s ongoing efforts […]

FDIC: FDITECH Tech Sprint to Reach More Unbanked People Launched

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today announced a ‘tech sprint’ designed to explore new technologies and techniques that would help expand the capabilities of banks to meet the needs of unbanked individuals and households.  The FDIC‘s tech lab, FDITECH, is launching a first-of-its-kind tech sprint by challenging participants to identify better […]

FDIC: New Policy Statement on Minority Depository Institutions Approved by FDIC Board

The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today approved a final Statement of Policy to enhance the agency’s efforts to preserve and promote Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs). The FDIC’s revised policy statement reflects public comment received in response to a proposal issued in August 2020 and […]

FDIC: 2021 Summary of Deposits Survey Begins

The Summary of Deposits (SOD) is the annual survey of branch office deposits as of June 30 for all FDIC-insured institutions, including insured U.S. branches of foreign banks. All institutions with branch offices are required to submit the survey; institutions with only a main office are exempt. All survey responses […]

ABA: Report Shows Addressing Unbanked & Underbanked Challenges Requires Multifaceted Approach

Enhancing existing programs, highlighting no- and low-cost bank account offerings, improving financial education, expanding broadband internet access, and encouraging the opening of bank accounts during government benefit program enrollment will help address the unbanked/underbanked challenge in the United States. A new report, Delivering Financial Products and Services to the Unbanked and […]

FDIC: 2021 Risk Review Published

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today published its 2021 Risk Review, a comprehensive summary of emerging risks in the U.S. banking system. The FDIC began reporting key banking sector risks in its Risk Review publication in 2019, and this year’s report expands coverage of key risks during a time of […]