It has been years since the federal bank regulatory agencies have overhauled the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. Right now, major revisions are unfolding, but in awkward manner.
- On December 12, 2019 the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) intended to increase bank activity in low- and moderate-income communities where there is significant need for credit, more responsible lending, greater access to banking services, and improvements to critical infrastructure.
- On May 20, 2020, the OCC approved a final rule to modernize the CRA regulations. The final rule is effective on October 1, 2020, but it will be several years before national banks have to fully implement the regulations.
- On September 21, 2020 the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that starts the process of revising the FRB’s Regulation BB, which implements the Community Reinvestment Act for state member banks.
- On May 18, 2021, the Office of the 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. This is a major step towards achieving uniform revised CRA regulations.
- At present the FDIC, the OCC and the Federal Reserve Board are united in the belief that major revisions to the CRA regulations are needed, but all three agencies are headed in different directions.
The CRA - Review and Update webinar has been approved for 2.5 CRCM credits. This statement is not an endorsement of this program or its sponsor. Credits are redeemable for Live attendance only. To receive a certificate, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Certification holders must report these credits at https://aba.csod.com.
Who should attend
The program is designed for loan officers, compliance officers, CRA officers, loan department staff, bank counsel and auditors. Whether new to the requirements of the CRA and its regulations or a seasoned veteran, this program provides a comprehensive review of the rapidly changing requirements of the CRA.
CRA - Review and Update has been approved for 2.5 CRCM credits. This statement is not an endorsement of this program or its sponsor. Credits are redeemable for Live attendance only. For questions on certificates, please email email@example.com. Certification holders must report these credits at https://aba.csod.com.