CRA

Federal Reserve: New Paper Reexamines the Role of the CRA in Mortgage Supply and the U.S. Housing Boom

Abstract: Concerns have lingered since the 2007 subprime crisis that government housing policies promote risky mortgage lending. The first peer-reviewed evidence of a causal effect was published by the Review of Financial Studies in a paper (Saadi, 2020) linking the crisis to changes in the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) in 1995. A review of that…

ABA: Trade Associations Sue Regulators for Exceeding Statutory Authority in New Community Reinvestment Act Rules

Groups ask court to vacate new CRA rules and will seek preliminary injunction to block implementation until case is decided. The American Bankers Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Independent Community Bankers of America, Texas Bankers Association, Independent Bankers Association of Texas, Amarillo Chamber of Commerce and Longview Chamber of Commerce today filed a lawsuit in the…

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 November 2023. The CRA is a 1977 law intended to encourage insured banks and thrifts to meet local credit…

OCC: CRA Evaluations for 18 National Banks and Federal Savings Associations Released

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released a list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that became public during the period of January 1, 2024, through January 31, 2024.  The list contains only national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches of foreign banks that have received ratings.  The…

Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies Release Webinar on New CRA Regualtions

The federal bank regulatory agencies today jointly issued a pre-recorded webinar on the interagency final rule to strengthen and modernize regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).  The nearly one-hour video provides an overview of the new CRA rule issued on October 24, 2023, and its objectives.  Additional topics in the recording include assessment areas, community development, evaluation…

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 October 2023. The CRA is a 1977 law intended to encourage insured banks and thrifts to meet local credit…

OCC: CRA Evaluations for 25 National Banks and Federal Savings Associations Released

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released a list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that became public during the period of December 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023. The list contains only national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches of foreign banks that have received ratings. The…

Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies Release 2022 Small Business, Small Farm, and Community Development Lending Data

The federal bank regulatory agencies, as members of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), today released data on small business, small farm, and community development lending during 2022. The Community Reinvestment Act regulations require the agencies to annually disclose these data. The FFIEC also prepared aggregate disclosure statements of small business and small farm…

Agencies Release Annual Asset–Size Thresholds Under Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today announced the 2024 updated asset–size thresholds used to define “small bank” and “intermediate small bank” under their current Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. The CRA regulations establish the framework and criteria by which the relevant agencies assess a financial institution’s record of helping to…