Agencies Issue Joint Proposal to Strengthen and Modernize Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

Federal bank regulatory agencies today jointly issued a proposal to strengthen and modernize regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to better achieve the purposes of the law. CRA is a landmark law enacted 45 years ago to encourage banks to help meet the credit needs of their local communities, […]

Federal Reserve: Six New Members of the Community Advisory Council Announced

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced six new members of its Community Advisory Council (CAC). The CAC is composed of a diverse group of experts and representatives of consumer, workforce, and community development organizations and interests. CAC members provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Board on relevant policy […]

Interagency Statment Released on Special Purpose Credit Programs Under ECOA and Regulation B

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of […]

Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies to Host the 2022 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

The three federal bank regulatory agencies and the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and San Francisco will host the 2022 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference on March 15-17. The biennial conference offers participants from around the country the opportunity to learn about the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA); participate in regulator-led […]

Federal Reserve: Household Survey Shows Sustained Rise in Reported and Expected Spending Growth

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data today released the December 2021 Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE) Household Spending Survey, which provides information on individuals’ experiences and expectations regarding household spending. The survey shows a continued rise in monthly household spending growth, with spending growth moving well […]

Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies Release 2020 Small Business, Small Farm and Community Development Lending Data

The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, members of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), today released data on small business, small farm, and community development lending during 2020. The Community Reinvestment Act regulations require the agencies to […]

Agencies Release Annual Asset-Size Thresholds Under CRA Regulations

The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today announced the 2022 updated asset-size thresholds used to define “small bank” and “intermediate small bank” under their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. Annual adjustments to these asset-size thresholds are based on the average change in the Consumer Price Index […]

Federal and State Financial Regulatory Agencies Issue Interagency Statement on Supervisory Practices Regarding Financial Institutions Affected by Tornadoes

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the state regulators, collectively the agencies, recognize the serious impact of tornadoes on the customers and operations of many financial institutions and will provide appropriate regulatory assistance to […]

Agencies Issue Joint Statement on Crypto-Asset Policy Initiative and Next Steps

Federal bank regulatory agencies today issued a statement summarizing their interagency “policy sprints” focused on crypto-assets and providing a roadmap of future work related to crypto-assets. In particular, the statement describes the focus of the preliminary work conducted through the sprints undertaken by the agencies. It summarizes the agencies’ plan […]