April brings many special events – baseball’s home opener, spring showers to bring May flowers, and let’s not forget the CRA Public File update. Section 43(e) of your bank’s CRA regulation states the Public File should be current as of April 1st each year. To help you, we’ve included some handy information to ensure your […]
The annual CRA asset-size thresholds for covered financial institutions were announced December 19, 2022 by the FDIC and FRB and on December 28 by the OCC applicable for 2023. The cutoff adjustments are based on the change in the CPI (Consumer Price Index) for each 12-month period ending in November, rounded to the nearest million.
On December 21, 2021, the FFIEC released the public disclosures for CRA data submitted for calendar year 2020. Note: If your institution does not report CRA small business, small farm or community development lending data, then this Special Release would not apply to you. Even if your institution is not a CRA reporter, a review
The OCC issued News Release 2021-133 on December 14, 2021, announcing the final rescinding of their June 2020 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Rule. The Final Rule will become effective as of January 1, 2022 and will apply to all national banks as well as to both federal and state savings associations. Financial institutions regulated by
Is there any new fair lending risk that a financial institution should make sure is included in the Fair Lending Risk Assessment?
Answer: Yes. A new CFPB initiative has been developed known as PAVE – Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity. It is an Interagency Task Force to address inequity in home appraisals. Examiners will be looking to see how financial institutions ensure there is no appraisal bias in minority neighborhoods or minority homes by monitoring the financial
Are there fair lending concerns when a financial Institution utilizes a third-party vendor that provides data for marketing or assists in the development of a credit underwriting model containing digital algorithms?
Answer: Yes. The Financial Institution needs to be aware of what makes up the data that is obtained and how the data is applied. These algorithms may be filtered by zip codes, level of education or purchasing behaviors. The Financial Institution needs to ensure the algorithms used do not cause disparate impact by eliminating protected
Are there fair lending concerns when a financial Institution utilizes a third-party vendor that provides data for marketing or assists in the development of a credit underwriting model containing digital algorithms? Read More »
If you are not regulated by the OCC, then you can skip to the end of this Special Release. If you are regulated by the OCC, then you need to know the OCC issued Bulletin 2021-35 on August 5, 2021 updating addresses used for the Equal Housing Lender lobby posters, CRA lobby notices for the
For those of you regulated by the OCC and trying to plan the implementation of the June 2020 final CRA rule – Look Out! In OCC Bulletin 2021-24, issued May 18, 2021, the OCC stated that it will “Reconsider” the CRA Final Rule. Yes, you read that correctly. As many financial institutions and software vendors
April 1st is known as April Fools’ day and a time to play tricks and pranks. But did you know on April 1, 1748, the Ruins of Pompeii were rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre? Guess it is time to rediscover the CRA Public File and make sure nothing ancient is inside! By now
The annual CRA asset-size thresholds for covered financial institutions were announced December 17, 2020 applicable for 2021. The cutoff adjustments are based on the change in the CPI (Consumer Price Index) for each 12-month period ending in November, rounded to the nearest million. As a result of the 1.29% increase in the CPI, the levels