Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee today, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu said that the OCC has aggressive internal timelines for working with the Federal Reserve and FDIC to put forward a joint rulemaking that strengthens and modernizes the Community Reinvestment Act.
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Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu today announced that his agency will propose to rescind changes to the Community Reinvestment Act regulations that were finalized in May 2020, and signaled the OCC’s intent to work together with the Federal Reserve and the FDIC on a separate joint rulemaking to overhaul the CRA framework.
OCC is working to find nontraditional ways to establish a good credit history for those with no credit.
The OCC today said it will formally “reconsider” the agency’s June 2020 final rule revising the agency’s Community Reinvestment Act rules and that banks subject to the rule may pause efforts to comply with it.
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.
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.