EDA: Over $21 Million in CARES Act Funding Invested to Support Recovery from Coronavirus Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development (EDA) administration has awarded over $10 Million in CARES Act Funding to support economic development and economic recovery in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Investments include: $4.4 million to help West Virginia $400,000 to help the Eastern Panhandle Region of Virginia $400,000 to […]

OCC: Agency Highlights Key Risks for Federal Banking System

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today reported the key issues facing the federal banking system and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the federal banking industry in its Semiannual Risk Perspective for Spring 2020. Banks entered the national health emergency related to COVID-19 in sound condition […]

CFPB: Tech Sprints Will Empower Consumers, Reduce Regulatory Burden

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today announced its first-ever Tech Sprints to reduce regulatory burden and improve consumer understanding of financial services. The Bureau’s Tech Sprints program will bring together regulators, technologists, software providers, consumer groups, and financial institutions to develop technological solutions to shared compliance challenges. The first […]

CFPB: FFIEC Announces Availability of 2019 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on 2019 mortgage lending transactions at 5,508 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. The HMDA data are the most comprehensive publicly […]

FHFA: First Quarter Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report Released for the Enterprises

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its first quarter 2020 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report. The report shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 26,910 foreclosure prevention actions in the first quarter of 2020, bringing to 4.4 million the number of troubled homeowners who have […]

Regulatory Agencies Issue Examiner Guidance for Assessing Safety and Soundness Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic

The four federal agencies in conjunction with the state bank and credit union regulators today issued examiner guidance to promote consistency and flexibility in the supervision and examination of financial institutions affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  No action on the part of supervised institutions is required. Stresses caused by the […]

CFPB: Interpretive Rule Issued on Method for Determining Underserved Areas

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today issued an interpretive rule to provide guidance to creditors and other persons involved in the mortgage origination process about the way in which the Bureau determines which counties qualify as “underserved” for a given calendar year. The Bureau’s annual list of rural and […]

CFPB: Interim Final Rule Issued on Loss Mitigation Options for Homeowners Recovering from Pandemic-Related Financial Hardships

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued today an interim final rule (IFR) that will make it easier for consumers to transition out of financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and easier for mortgage servicers to assist those consumers. The CARES Act provides forbearance relief for consumers with federally-backed […]

FDIC: Final Rule Issued to Mitigate the Deposit Insurance Assessment Effect of Participation in the PPP, the PPP Liquidity Facility, and the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today approved a final rule that mitigates the deposit insurance assessment effects of participating in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (PPPLF) and Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF) established […]

EDA: $800,000 Invested to Establish Revolving Loan Fund to Support Business Recovery Near Opporunity Zone in South Dakota

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding an $800,000 grant to the South Eastern Development Foundation, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that will provide gap financing to businesses in a six-county region impacted by 2019 floods and storms. The […]