Federal Regulators Announce Joint CRA Overhaul

Federal banking regulators are planning a joint overhaul of rules governing the Community Reinvestment Act.

WASHINGTON, DC (July 21, 2021) – Three federal agencies, the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regulate the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a 1977 law that encourages federally-regulated banks and depository institutions to make loans and invest in the communities they serve including low and moderate-income neighborhoods. Federal regulators currently consider bank investments in SBICs and RBICs a “qualifying activity” for CRA credit. SBIA filed formal comments earlier this year in response to a request for stakeholder input.



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