On October 24, the Federal Reserve Board (Fed), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, the agencies) finally issued their long-awaited final rule modernizing how they assess lenders’ compliance under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The CRA was enacted in 1977 to address systemic inequities in access to credit and encourages banks to meet the credit needs of the entire community, including low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities, consistent with safety and soundness principles. The last meaningful, comprehensive revision to the CRA regulations occurred in 1995.
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On April 12, at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Vice Chair Travis Hill opined that the following potential regulatory responses to the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and liquidation of Silvergate Bank should be considered.