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UNUSUAL OCC FAIR ACCESS PROPOSAL ON FAST TRACK

On November 20, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that ensures that larger national banks and Federal savings associations offer and provide fair access to financial services. This is a most unusual proposal What The NPRM: Is a response to campaigns by political advocates who seek to achieve policy objectives by pressuring banks to stop providing financial services to customers (engaged in a lawful […]

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NEXT PIECE OF OCC CRA RULES PUBLISHED

On November 24, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the Community Reinvestment Act’s (CRA) general performance standards. The OCC published a final rule on May 20, 2020, with an October 1, 2020 effective date, to strengthen and modernize the agency’s regulations under the CRA to encourage banks to engage in more activities to serve the needs of their communities, particularly low- and moderate-income and other […]

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$16M SETTLEMENT FOR OVERDRAFT FEES

On October 5, 2020, the Navy Federal Credit Union agreed to settle a class action suit for $16 million that will reimburse an estimated 700,000 current and former members who were charged two or three non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees on a single transaction by Navy Federal Credit Union between Jan. 28, 2014, and Oct. 27, 2020. An U.S. District Court judge in Virginia has issued a preliminary approval for the settlement in Lambert v. Navy Federal Credit Union, […]

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FHFA ANNOUNCES 2021 CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS

On November 24, 2020, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2021. Baseline Limit The Housing and Economic Recovery Act establishes the maximum loan limit in those areas as a multiple of the area median home value, while setting a “ceiling” on that limit of 150 percent of the baseline loan limit. Median home values generally increased in high-cost […]

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UPDATE TO THE 2021 HMDA FIG

On November 23, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published minor edits to the Filing Instructions Guide for HMDA Data Collected in 2021 (FIG). The 2021 version of the FIG was initially published in August 2020. Subsequent changes were made in: August 2020              Section 3.4, Table 2 – Updated Automated Underwriting System valid values; September 2020       Section 3.4, Table 2 – Added and updated Automated Underwriting System valid values; Section 4.2.2 – Corrected date listed […]

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