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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 […]

FRB EXTENDS REGULATION O PPP EXCEPTION

On May 14, 2021, the Federal Reserve Board announced the third extension of a┬átemporary modification to Regulation O that allows certain bank directors and shareholders to apply to their banks for PPP loans for their small businesses. The rule extension, which is effective immediately, applies to PPP loans made from March 31 through June 30, 2021. The rule change will continue to apply if the PPP is extended, with the change ultimately sunsetting on March […]