CRA

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.
  • November 8, 2017
    On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the OCC issued a bulletin on guidance to provide transparency regarding its framework for evaluating certain types of licensing applications when an applicant bank has an overall Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating of “Needs to Improve” or “Substantial Noncompliance” (together, less than satisfactory CRA performance rating) or a less than satisfactory CRA...
  • November 3, 2017
    On Friday, November 03, 2017, the FDIC issued its list of state nonmember banks recently evaluated for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act. The list covers evaluation ratings the FDIC assigned to institutions in August 2017. A consolidated list of all state nonmember banks whose evaluations have been made publicly available since July 1, 1990, including the rating for each bank, can be...
  • November 1, 2017
    On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, the OCC released a list of Community Reinvestment Act performance evaluations made public during the period of October 1, 2017 through October 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,...
  • October 20, 2017
    On Friday, October 20, 2017, the OCC issued a Bank Supervision Policies and Procedures Manual ( PPM 5000-43 ) on Impact of Evidence of Discriminatory or other Illegal Credit Practices on Community Reinvestment Act Ratings. The PPM addresses the considerations the OCC will take to address “compliance downgrades” on CRA performance evaluations in the future. The PPM sets forth two principles that...
  • October 20, 2017
    October 20, 2017 Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 400 7 th St. SW, Suite 3E-218 Washington, DC 20219 Via electronic submission Re: OCC Community Reinvestment Act Regulations (Docket ID OCC-2017-0008) To Whom It May Concern, The Consumer Bankers Association (“CBA”) [1] appreciates the opportunity to respond to the Office of the Comptroller of...
  • October 20, 2017
    Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) today submitted comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on proposed rulemaking to amend the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The proposal would require financial institutions to combine home equity lending data with home mortgage lending data when reporting...
  • October 20, 2017
    ​Cordray, Noreika Arbitration Spat Heats Up CFPB Director Richard Cordray and Acting OCC Comptroller Keith Noreika continue to publicly air their disagreements over the merits of the CFPB’s arbitration rule. Recently, both agency heads published dueling op-eds in The Hill challenging each other’s views of the rule. This week, the debate continued to escalate as both challenged the validity of the...
  • October 5, 2017
    On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the OCC released a list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations which became public during the period of September 1, 2017 through September 30, 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,...
  • October 5, 2017
    On Thursday, October 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 July 2017. A consolidated list of all state nonmember banks whose evaluations have been made publicly available since July 1, 1990, including the rating for each...
  • September 22, 2017
    On Friday, September 22, 2017, the OCC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and the FDIC (the Agencies) issued a press release seeking comment on a proposed rule that would revise their regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) (12 USC 2901 et seq.). The proposed rule would amend the CRA regulations’ definitions of “home mortgage loan” and “consumer loan” to conform...

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