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FFIEC UPDATES LIST OF DISTRESSED OR UNDERSERVED GEOGRAPHIES

On July 1, 2022 the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced the availability of the 2022 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 pursuant to the definition of community development under the agencies’ regulations. Revitalization or stabilization activities in these geographies are eligible to […]

SMALL BUSINESS LENDING RULE DELAYED

On June 27, 2022, the Office of Management and Budget published the Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The Agenda breaks down rules from over 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions. In the list of actions from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is an announcement that the final rule for Small Business Lending Data Collection Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act is not expected until March 2023. The rule will […]

Day 2 – ABA RCC

Welcome from Orlando and day two of the annual ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference. It was a jammed packed day of listening and learning from boots on the ground peers. My focus today was on a variety of topics; from CRA modernization, Patty Joyner’s take on today’s hybrid work environments, UDAAP, and the evolution of risk framework. It was hard to choose what sessions to attend. There were so many great topics to choose from. However, […]

Day 1 – ABA RCC

Welcome from Orlando and the 2022 ABA Compliance Conference. It was a great first day of sessions.  All the sessions I attended today were informative and the speakers insightful. I wanted to take time to focus on the three key things I took away from the “Fair Banking/Fair Lending: Preparing for the 1071 Implementation” panel. The panel for this session included a great group: Kitty Ryan, Britt Faircloth, and Maureen Carollo.   Do not expect […]

INTERAGENCY CRA PROPOSAL PUBLISHED

On May 5, 2022, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the agencies) jointly issued a proposal to strengthen and modernize regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The 629-page proposal is intended to: Expand access to credit, investment, and basic banking services in low- and moderate-income communities. Under the proposal, the agencies would evaluate bank performance across the varied activities […]