CFPB: Agencies Propose Regulation on the Role of Supervisory Guidance

Five federal financial regulatory agencies today invited comment on a proposal outlining and confirming the agencies’ use of supervisory guidance for regulated institutions. The proposal would codify the statement, as amended, that was issued in September 2018 by the agencies that clarified the differences between regulations and guidance. Unlike a […]

Federal Reserve: Speech by Governor Brainard on Modernizing and Strengthening CRA Regulations

At the National Housing Conference National Advisory Council Meeting I want to thank David Dworkin for inviting me to participate in this discussion. I am pleased to be with you to talk about Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) modernization and how this process can help address the housing challenges facing minority […]

Federal Reserve: Speech by Governor Brainard on Strengthening CRA Provisions Related to Minority Depository Institutions

I want to thank Kim Saunders and Kenneth Kelly for inviting me to join members of the National Bankers Association (NBA) for a conversation today.1 As mission-driven financial institutions with a focus on serving minority households and businesses, you see the significant racial disparities in our economy every day. Going […]

Federal Reserve: Speech by Governor Brainard on Modernizing and Strengthening CRA Regulations

Thank you for inviting me here today to take part in your Fall Leadership Meeting.1 We recognize that community banks play a vital role in the communities you serve. Your insights into local conditions and your long-standing customer relationships afford you a deep understanding of the needs and characteristics of […]

Federal Reserve: Several Measures Extended Another Quarter to Ensure High Level of Capital Resilience

Due to the continued economic uncertainty from the coronavirus response, the Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced it will extend for an additional quarter several measures to ensure that large banks maintain a high level of capital resilience. For the fourth quarter of this year, large banks—those with more than […]

Federal Reserve: ANPR Issued on Approach to Modernize CRA Regulations

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that invites public comment on an approach to modernize the regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) by strengthening, clarifying, and tailoring them to reflect the current banking landscape and better meet the core purpose […]

OCC: Acting Comptroller’s Statement on the Federal Reserve’s Action to Modernize the CRA

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian P. Brooks today released the following statement in appreciation of the Federal Reserve Board’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), which solicits stakeholder comment on how to improve Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations for state-chartered banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. […]

ABA: Statement on the Federal Reserve’s ANPR to Modernize CRA Rules

“Today’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is an important step toward modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act in a manner that benefits communities and provides banks with regulatory clarity going forward. While we are still reviewing the ANPR with our members, we appreciate the Fed’s measured, research-based approach to formulating this […]

Federal Reserve: Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households Issued

Data collected to supplement the Federal Reserve Board’s seventh annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking showed that U.S. families were faring better financially in July than in April, but many still faced uncertainty regarding layoffs and prospects for returning to work. Recognizing the unprecedented financial disruptions caused by the […]

Federal Reserve: FAQs Updated to Clarify Board and Treasury’s Expectations Regarding Lending Underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) to clarify the Board and Department of Treasury’s expectations regarding lender underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program. The revised FAQs emphasize that lender underwriting should look back to the borrower’s pre-pandemic condition and forward to their post-pandemic […]