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OCC UPDATES CRA, FAIR HOUSING AND ECOA POSTERS AND NOTICES

On August 5, 2021, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published OCC Bulletin 2021-35 which informs national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations of the appropriate names and addresses for notices required by the Community Reinvestment Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and for posters under the Fair Housing Act. Community Reinvestment Act—Public Notice by Banks 12 CFR 25.30 requires banks to provide the public […]

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 […]

FFIEC PUBLISHES LIST OF DISTRESSED OR UNDERSERVED GEOGRAPHIES

On June 25, 2021, the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) announced the availability of the 2021 list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies. These are geographic areas where revitalization or stabilization activities are eligible to receive Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration under the community development definition. As with past releases, the agencies apply a one-year lag period for geographies that were listed in 2020 but are no longer designated as distressed or underserved […]

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 […]