The American Bankers Association and nine other financial trade groups called for the OCC to formally withdraw or delay its June 2020 Community Reinvestment Act rule, following speculation that the OCC will likely pursue a different CRA modernization course under a new comptroller.
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As the Federal Reserve contemplates updates to its Community Reinvestment Act regulations, the American Bankers Association emphasized the importance of working closely with the FDIC and OCC to “craft a modern regulatory framework that can be adopted by all three agencies.”
The FDIC would like to see a consistent interagency approach to Community Reinvestment Act rules, FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams said today during ABA’s Unconventional Convention.
Speaking to the National Bankers Association, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard today highlighted four new provisions specific to minority depository institutions in the Fed’s recent Community Reinvestment Act modernization proposal.
The OCC expects to propose the benchmarking framework it will use to assess Community Reinvestment Act performance within the next four to six weeks, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks said in keynote remarks at ABA’s Risk and Compliance Virtual Conference today.
Provisions of OCC final rule will make CRA examination more consistent and predictable and have enjoyed widespread support. Other portions of the rule have been met with skepticism, and much work remains for all agencies.
As reported by several media outlets earlier this week, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting today announced that he would step down from office on May 29.
The OCC today issued its long-awaited final rule making significant changes to the regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act—the first overhaul of the CRA framework in more than three decades.
Now that the OCC and FDIC have formally issued their proposal to modernize Community Reinvestment Act rules, the OCC is requesting public input and bank-specific data to help determine how the proposal might be revised to achieve CRA’s purpose.
Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard, the agency’s point person for the Community Reinvestment Act modernization process, today outlined the Fed’s approach to revising CRA rules and explained why the Fed did not join the notice of proposed rulemaking issued last month by the OCC and the FDIC.