JPMorgan helps expand loan program for minority business owners


The company on Monday also announced an initiative to boost economic opportunities for African-Americans that will focus on job training, career-leadership pathways and wealth building.


Otting hopes for joint CRA rule, but says OCC could go it alone


The comptroller of the currency also addressed, in his role as acting FHFA head, whether Congress or the Trump administration will spearhead GSE reform.


From ‘needs to improve’ to ‘outstanding’: One bank's CRA journey


After essentially failing its 2013 CRA exam, BBVA Compass embarked on an ambitious plan to achieve the highest possible CRA grade. Here’s how it succeeded.


Federal regulators should speak with one voice on CRA: Fed’s Brainard


Federal Reserve Board Gov. Lael Brainard said public comments demonstrate a desire among stakeholders for reforms to be implemented consistently across the Fed, OCC and CRA.


House diversity panel a doubled-edged sword for banks


A Financial Services subcommittee planned by Democrats to root out discrimination and expand financial inclusion could put banks on the hot seat, but it could also foster regulatory relief.


2019 could be the year CRA deadlock ends


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency advanced the ball last year by collecting public feedback on modernizing the law, but all three federal bank regulators will have to reach consensus on a formal proposal.


Outlook 2019: Can regulators finish what they started?


From stress tests to tailoring the Dodd-Frank Act to the Volcker Rule, the banking agencies have a number of important proposals to finalize in the coming year. But there are several potential obstacles that could throw those plans off track.


'Welcome to the dark side': Comments of the week


Readers respond to one fintech startup's tough talk, debate failed plans to change the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's name, weigh reforms to the Community Reinvestment Act and more.


Scrapping CRA is no solution


Any serious discussion of how best to update the Community Reinvestment Act for the 21st century must focus on strengthening the law, not eliminating it.


CRA strife, fintech charter, updating AML: Inside Otting's first year


More acquainted with the quick decision-making style of the banking world, the comptroller of the currency found a policymaking environment in D.C. that moves at a slower pace.