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JOINT AGENCY EFFORT TO IMPROVE CRA

On July 20, 2021, the Federal Reserve Board (Board), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) jointly announced the agencies are committed to working together to strengthen and modernize regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The OCC separately announced it will propose rescinding the CRA final rule issued in May 2020 and is committed to working with the Board and the FDIC to put forward […]

PROPOSED INTERAGENCY GUIDANCE ON THIRD-PARTY RELATIONSHIPS

On July 15, 2021, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued an interagency proposed rule on managing risks associated with third-party relationships. The proposed guidance would: Offer a framework based on sound risk management principles for banking organizations to consider in developing risk management practices for all stages in the life cycle of third-party relationships […]

OCC RECONSIDERING THE 2020 CRA RULE

On May 18, 2021, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published OCC Bulletin 2021-2, which states that the OCC has determined that it will reconsider the final CRA Rule published on June 5, 2020. While this reconsideration is ongoing, the OCC: Will not object to the suspension of the development of systems for, or other implementation of, provisions with a compliance date of January 1, 2023, or January 1, 2024, under the […]

OCC Publishes Essential CRA Information

On June 5, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published a final rule revising its Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulation. The revised rule, which applies to national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches of foreign banking organizations that are subject to the OCC’s regulations under CRA, was effective on October 1, 2020. Since June, the industry has been waiting for additional information essential for implementing the final rule. On January […]

CRA Asset-Size Threshold

On December 17, 2020 the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced the annual adjustment to the asset-size thresholds used to define small bank and intermediate small bank under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. At this time the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has not released its updated CRA threshold. Annual adjustments to these asset-size thresholds are based on the change in the average […]