Preliminary Injunction Against New CRA Rules

Earlier this week, a federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction against banking regulators enforcing the new CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) rules. The lawsuit (brought by the American Bankers Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Independent Community Bankers of America, Texas Bankers Association, Independent Bankers Association of Texas, Amarillo Chamber of Commerce and Longview Chamber of Commerce) was originally filed on February 29th of this year and can be found here. In it, they […]

Applicability Date Extension for parts of CRA’s Final Rule

On March 21, 2024, the FDIC, FED, and OCC jointly issued an interim final rule that extends the applicability date of certain provisions in their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) final rule issued in October 2023. The agencies also requested comments on the extension. The agencies extended the applicability date of the facility-based assessment areas and public file provisions from April 1, 2024, to January 1, 2026. Therefore, banks will not have to make changes to […]

Highlights from CRA Modernization Final Ruling

Last week, the Federal Reserve, FDIC, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released the final rule for CRA Modernization. We are working hard behind the scenes to digest the nearly 1,500-page document, but while we’re working through that, here are a few highlights and elements of the law you should keep in mind as you begin to make a plan for compliance. Highlights of CRA Modernization CRA Modernization’s final ruling includes several […]

CRA Modernization Final Rule

Earlier today, The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), issued a final rule to strengthen and modernize regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The CRA is designed to ensure federally insured banks meet the credit needs of the communities in which they do business, especially low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities.  The press release announcing the CRA Modernization’s final rule emphasizes that […]

10 Things Every CEO Should Know About CRA Modernization

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is undergoing significant changes and the final interagency ruling on CRA Modernization is expected to come down sooner rather than later. As CEO, understanding these changes and their implications is crucial for your bank’s compliance success.  The Community Reinvestment Act has long played a vital role in promoting community development and fair lending, and the new regulations will reshape how your institution approaches its community commitments. Here are ten  things […]