Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Subject: CRA
Agency: OCC (The FDIC, which issued the proposed rule jointly with OCC, declined to finalize the rule with OCC “at this time.”)
Status: Final rule

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is adopting a final rule to strengthen and modernize the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) by clarifying and expanding the activities that qualify for CRA credit; updating where activities count for CRA credit; creating a more consistent and objective method for evaluating CRA performance; and providing for more timely and transparent CRA-related data collection, recordkeeping, and reporting.

FR Doc:

2020-11220 (OCC final rule); 2019-27940 (proposed rule), 2020-03766 (extension of comment period)

Date proposed: Dec. 12, 2019
Comments due date:

April 8, 2020 (extended from March 9, 2020)

Final rule effective date: Oct. 1, 2020 (banks must comply with the final amendments by Oct. 1, Jan. 1, 2023, or Jan. 1, 2024, as applicable; appendix C to part 25 expires Jan. 1, 2024)
Rule compliance date:
Agency release:

OCC Finalizes Rule to Strengthen and Modernize Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

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