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CBA is an acknowledged industry leader in the areas of Community Reinvestment, affordable lending, and community and economic development. As an association, through the Community Reinvestment Committee, CBA has significant influence in the development of revisions to CRA and amendments to the CRA Q&A, which interprets the regulations. One of CBA’s priorities is to encourage the agencies to maintain CRA as a sustainable business of banking, reflecting the reality of community development.
- September 13, 2017On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, the federal bank regulatory agencies issued a joint notice of proposed rulemaking to amend their respective Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations primarily to conform to changes made by the CFPB to Regulation C, which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). In addition, the draft proposal contains technical revisions and would remove obsolete...September 5, 2017On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the FDIC issued its list of state nonmember banks recently evaluated for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The list covers evaluation ratings that the FDIC assigned to institutions in June 2017.September 1, 2017On Friday, September 1, 2017, the OCC released a list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that became public during the period of August 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017. The list contains only national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches of foreign banks that have received ratings. The possible ratings are outstanding, satisfactory, needs to...August 21, 2017On Monday, August 21, 2017, the OCC issued a bulletin providing guidance to spur community revitalization through prudent higher-loan-to-value mortgage lending in targeted areas. This bulletin provides guidance regarding the circumstances under which banks may establish a program to originate certain higher-LTV loans and the OCC’s supervisory considerations regarding such programs. “Banks and...August 4, 2017On Friday, August 4, 2017, the FDIC issued its list of state non-member banks recently evaluated for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The list covers evaluation ratings the FDIC assigned to institutions in May of 2017. The August 2017 list of banks examined for CRA compliance is available here and the Monthly List of Banks Examined for CRA compliance is available here . A...August 1, 2017On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, the OCC released a list of CRA performance evaluations that became public during the period of July 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017. The list contains only national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches of foreign banks that have received ratings. The possible ratings are outstanding, satisfactory, needs to improve, and substantial...July 27, 2017The House passed a resolution July 25 that would invalidate a recently adopted Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule to prohibit financial firms from steering consumers into mandatory arbitration to resolve disputes. H.J.Res. 111, sponsored by Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.), passed the chamber in a 231-190 vote. A similar resolution has been introduced in the Senate, where it can be passed under...July 27, 2017DINGING CFPB, NOT EASY AS 1-2-3 — The House voted along party lines Tuesday to strike down a landmark rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but the real fight begins in the Senate. The debate over the rule, which bars the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer contracts with financial firms, is the first real battle over CFPB in a Republican-controlled Congress, setting...July 27, 2017The House voted Tuesday to repeal a controversial new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that would have protected consumers’ rights to sue banks in class-action lawsuits. Lawmakers voted 231-190 to repeal the rule using the Congressional Review Act, a law that allows Congress to eliminate regulations within 60 days of their release and bars agencies from issuing similar...July 27, 2017Now it’s the Senate’s turn. The House approved resolution on Tuesday leveraging authority provided under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to stop the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final rule prohibiting the use of class action waivers in arbitration clauses. Despite all House Democrats and one Republican voting against H.J. Res 111, the resolution cleared the chamber by a vote of 231-...