CRA

OCC chief says agency is close to proposing new CRA scoring benchmarks

10/26/20

The agency's May rule modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act had deferred action on establishing numeric metrics for meeting the law's requirements, but acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks said banks will soon get more clarity in a follow-up proposal.

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Should consumer protection failures play a bigger role in CRA grades?

10/21/20

USAA Federal Savings Bank’s downgrade shows how customer mistreatment stemming from flaws in internal controls can hurt Community Reinvestment Act scores. Some want consumer compliance to carry more weight in the CRA calculus.

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OCC undermines own CRA rule by putting key metric on hold

10/21/20

Delaying a proposed benchmark for grading banks' performance in Community Reinvestment Act exams to appease critics of its initial proposal will make it harder to gauge the final rule’s impact.

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Senate fails to overturn OCC's CRA revamp

10/20/20

House Democrats had already approved a measure blocking the regulation reforming the Community Reinvestment Act, but the resolution faced more resistance in the upper chamber.

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Don't stand in the way of CRA reform

10/19/20

Lawmakers’ attempt to stall the OCC’s final rule, preventing regulators from reforming a 1977 law meant to help underserved communities, does far greater harm than any changes that are raising objections, says the acting comptroller.

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USAA's OCC fine, Citi mum on risk rehab, no digital bank for PNC: Top stories of the week

10/16/20

USAA's regulatory troubles now include OCC fine, CRA downgrade; Citi CEO Michael Corbat and CFO Mark Mason dodged questions on cost of risk overhaul; PNC unlikely to buy a digital bank, CEO Demchak says; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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OCC's Brooks sees 'overlap' with Fed on CRA

10/01/20

While the two agencies have disagreed on key areas of reforming the Community Reinvestment Act, the acting comptroller of the currency said there is commonality between their two approaches and he has not given up on developing a joint plan.

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Fed CRA plan seen as bridging divide with OCC

10/01/20

The agencies are still at odds over how to reform the scoring system in Community Reinvestment Act exams, but experts say the central bank’s recent draft proposal suggests a deal could be struck.

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New PPP angst, forbearance balloon payments, Scharf backlash: Top stories of the week

09/25/20

Waiting for the SBA to sign off on PPP loan forgiveness; banks criticized for requiring balloon payments on loans in forbearance; how backlash over Scharf remarks affects Wells Fargo’s diversity push; and more from this week’s most-read stories.

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Fed plan to reform CRA at odds with OCC rule

09/21/20

The central bank's proposal to overhaul the Community Reinvestment Act differs markedly from the OCC's regulation in testing, data collection and other areas.

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