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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 […]

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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 […]

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TEMPORARY ASSET THRESHOLDS

On December 2, 2020 the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively the Agencies) published an interim final regulation (IFR) to mitigate temporary transition costs on banking organizations related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID event), by issuing an interim final rule to permit national banks, savings associations, state banks, bank holding companies, savings and loan holding companies, and U.S. branches and […]

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INTERAGENCY STATEMENT – CEASE ORIGINATION OF LIBOR-BASED CONTRACTS

On November 30, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, the agencies) issued a statement to encourage banks to cease entering into new contracts that use USD LIBOR as a reference rate as soon as practicable and in any event by December 31, 2021, in order to facilitate an orderly—and safe and sound— LIBOR transition. […]

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