Interagency Requirements for Third-Party Management Are Finalized

On June 6, 2023, final interagency guidance was issued on managing risks associated with third-party relationships. The guidance provides sound principles that supports a risk-based approach to third-party risk management. It is important that financial institutions include these practices when developing and implementing risk management practices for all stages in the life cycle of third-party relationships. Key Components: Promotes consistency in the agencies’ supervisory approach to third-party risk management. The guidance replaces the Agencies’ existing, […]


The federal bank regulatory agencies are announcing the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) revised “A Guide to HMDA Reporting: Getting It Right!” (2023 guide). The 2023 guide provides resources to help banks1 comply with the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) and Regulation C, its implementing regulation (12 CFR 1003). The 2023 guide reflects a technical amendment to the 2020 HMDA rule to adjust the loan volume thresholds effective January 1, 2023,2 for reporting HMDA data on […]


On February 14, 2023, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Credit Union Administration, Federal Reserve Board, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (the “agencies”) sent a joint letter to The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) expressing concerns with the Fourth Exposure Draft of Proposed Changes for the 2023 Edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice […]


On December 19, 2022, the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced the 2023 updated asset-size thresholds used to define “small bank” and “intermediate small bank” under their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. Annual adjustments to these asset-size thresholds are based on the average change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which is a measure of inflation. As a result of the 8.60 percent increase […]


Last month, the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) announced a $9,524,000 fine to be imposed on EagleBank, of Bethesda, Maryland for violations of Regulation O. The bank improperly extended credit to entities owned or controlled by its then-CEO and Chairman, Ronald D. Paul. The FRB: Found that EagleBank had deficient internal controls over insider lending practices between 2015 and 2018: Which allowed the bank to extend credit totaling $99 million to entities that Paul owned or controlled, including certain […]