On August 8, 2022 in the Federal Register (and a correction on August 12) the FDIC reported they had renamed the Consumer Response Center to the “National Center for Consumer and Depositor Assistance”.
How does this impact your institution? Well, if are OCC or FRB regulated, it doesn’t. This affects the Equal Housing Lender (EHL) poster for FDIC regulated institutions. The renamed division is referenced in two places on that poster.
Old Poster Language:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Consumer Response Center, [Insert address for the Consumer Response Center stated on the FDIC’s website at www.fdic.gov]
New Poster Language:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Center for Consumer and Depositor Assistance, 1100 Walnut Street, Box #11 Kansas City, MO 64106 https://ask.fdic.gov/fdicinformationandsupportcenter.
As you can see, the updated Regulation added a website reference to the EHL poster:
https://ask.fdic.gov/fdicinformationandsupportcenter. There was no website referenced on the EHL poster in the regulation previously.
The August 2022 update to the Fair Housing regulation also removed the street address from the poster. On April 24, 2023 a technical correction was made to add the street address for the National Center for Consumer and Depositor Assistance back to the signage. We have corrected the language above to reflect the update. The effective date of the change is June 23, 2023.
The Consumer Protection in Sales of Insurance contains the information in Appendix A which describes the grievance process for insurance sales. If an institution includes the information on any disclosures or (and this is not required) publishes the grievance process for insurance sales, be sure to update the name and website from Appendix A of 12 CFR 343.
If you are one of the “quick to put things together people” you’ve also realized the ECOA notice on Regulation B Adverse Actions uses the same Division information. On March 17, 2023, the CFPB released a Final Rule which among other non-substantive changes, corrects and updates CFPB and other Federal agency contact information found at certain locations in Regulations B, E, F, J, V, X, Z, and DD. In addition to the recent FDIC name change, it also codified a name change for the OCC and NCUA.
The rule is effective April 19, 2023, however, the mandatory compliance date for the amendments to Regulations B, J and V is March 20, 2024.
Prior to the mandatory implementation date shown above, your Adverse Action addresses should read:
- CFPB: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552
- OCC: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Customer Assistance Group, P.O. Box 53570, Houston, TX 77052
- FDIC: Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, National Center for Consumer and Depositor Assistance, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 1100 Walnut Street, Box #11, Kansas City, MO 64106
- FRB: Federal Reserve Consumer Help Center, P.O. Box 1200, Minneapolis, MN 55480
- NCUA: National Credit Union Administration, Office of Consumer Financial Protection, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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