OCC: Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day Promoted

To make more eligible working families aware of the benefits of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is promoting EITC Awareness Day on January 27. The EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low- to moderate-income households. “The Earned Income Tax Credit […]

OCC: Registration for OCC Symposium on Bank Mergers Opened

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced registration is open for its symposium on bank mergers February 10, 2023, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The symposium will include panel discussions among thought leaders, academics, community groups, and the banking industry on bank mergers and is […]

OCC: Revisions to Fair Lending Booklet Issued

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today issued a revised version of the “Fair Lending” booklet of the Comptroller’s Handbook. The “Fair Lending” booklet provides information and examination procedures to assist OCC examiners in assessing fair lending risk and evaluating compliance with the Fair Housing Act, the Equal […]

OCC: CRA Evaluations for 22 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 September 1, 2022, through November 30, 2022. The list contains only national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches of foreign banks […]

OCC: Annual Report for 2022 Released

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published its 2022 Annual Report. The OCC Annual Report provides Congress with an overview of the condition of the federal banking system, discusses the OCC’s strategic priorities and initiatives, and shares the agency’s financial management and condition. The report specifically […]

Agencies Issue Joint Statement on Crypto-Asset Risks to Banking Organizations

Federal bank regulatory agencies today issued a statement highlighting key risks for banking organizations associated with crypto-assets and the crypto-asset sector and describing the agencies’ approaches to supervision in this area. In particular, the statement describes several key risks associated with crypto-assets and the crypto-asset sector, as demonstrated by the […]

FFIEC: Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies Release 2021 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 2021. The Community Reinvestment Act regulations require the agencies to annually disclose these data. The FFIEC also prepared aggregate disclosure statements of […]

OCC: New Report Shows Improvement in Overall Mortgage Performance During Third Quarter 2022

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported that the performance of first-lien mortgages in the federal banking system improved during the third quarter of 2022. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, Third Quarter 2022 showed that 97.2 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at the […]

OCC: New Report Highlights Key Risks Facing Federal Banking System

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today reported the key issues facing the federal banking system in its Semiannual Risk Perspective for Fall 2022. Economic growth slowed sharply in 2022, while high employment rates supported consumer spending and overall bank performance. Banks, in aggregate, remain well capitalized and […]