Managing Fair Lending and CRA Risk


Fair Lending Performance/Program Review

Fair Lending Exam Assistance and Support

Non-Originated Loan Review and Analysis

Pricing Exception Tracking Analysis

Bringing you a strategy to satisfy your Fair Lending and CRA obligations and respond to your community’s needs.

We help you minimize your Fair Lending exposure with a formal, risk-based strategy.

Managing your Fair Lending requirements can carry immense risk because of the legal and ethical responsibilities associated with the regulations.

After all, your community looks to you to respond to its financial needs.

It's essential to understand your loan process and lending patterns within your market, given that regulators are signaling that they'll pay greater attention to fair lending and focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

If your team is stretched thin, we can help.

Our Fair Lending experts are skilled at understanding lending patterns, identifying areas of concern, and refocusing risk-based Fair Lending programs in advance of regulatory criticism and before consumers are harmed.

We examine your products, processes, and policies, along with your technology and training to identify weaknesses and provide insight on ways you may be underperforming based on your area’s demographics and peer group.

The thorough assessment helps you avoid common compliance dangers, whether they’re related to marketing and underwriting, your census tract, or consumer complaints.

As a result, you’re better equipped to develop a strategy appropriate to your bank’s risk and one that meets local needs and aligns with the nuances of your market area.

We also recommend best practices on adapting to the inevitable regulatory shifts that may affect your bank.

You can be confident that you have sound Fair Lending program and that you’re acting as a true partner with your community—doing your part to develop and revitalize it and improve the lives of its residents.

Managing your Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements also is risky, and we perform an analysis of your program performance alongside our Fair Lending assessment.

Our approach to conducting CRA exam is identical to the one that regulatory agencies take.

After a comprehensive review, we leave you with a realistic appraisal of your CRA performance and confirm the accuracy of your assessment areas to help you minimize your exposure.

TCA shows you A Better Way to limit your Fair Lending and CRA risks and effectively serve the financial needs of your community.

Key Deliverables Include:

  • Providing an accurate evaluation of your Fair Lending and CRA risks
  • Analyzing your lending patterns and community involvement.
  • Keeping management and executives abreast of the bank’s performance.
  • Identifying strategies that better address your community’s credit needs.
  • Providing training, so all employees, executives, and board members understand their responsibilities.


Fair Lending/CRA Insights

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Mitigate Risk: Understand Your Lending Patterns

By | April 5, 2024

Examiners are more carefully scrutinizing banks’ lending penetration in low- and moderate-income census tracts for CRA and in substantially minority census tracts for Fair Lending in banks’ designated assessment areas. Examiners also expect banks to demonstrate a thorough understanding of their lending patterns. For example, they analyze HMDA loan data and Small Business/Small Farm loan […]

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Stay on the Right Side of Fair Lending: 2023’s Top 5 FAQs

By | January 19, 2024

Fair Lending remains a hot topic with regulators and special interest groups. During 2023, our clients experienced heightened scrutiny around identifying patterns of disparity that could result in discrimination allegations and enforcement actions. Review the five key issues clients have faced and consider evaluating them at your institution. TCA provides A Better Way to help […]

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April 1st is Fast Approaching: Did You Update Your CRA Public File?

By | March 17, 2023

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 […]

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CRA Asset-size Thresholds Announced for 2023

By | January 13, 2023

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. […]

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FFIEC Releases 2020 CRA Public Data Tables

By | December 30, 2021

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 […]

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Everything Old is New Again- OCC Rescinds CRA Rules

By | December 16, 2021

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 […]

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