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Regulatory Capital Estimation Tool for Community Banks

Nov 19, 2013

The federal bank regulatory agencies today released an estimation tool to help community banks understand the potential effects of the recently revised regulatory capital framework on their capital ratios. The revised framework implements the Basel III regulatory capital reforms and certain changes required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The estimation tool is available at: www.fdic.gov/regulations/capital/Bank_Estimation_Tool.xlsm  Read more

OCC Newsletter Focuses on Financing Business Development and Expansion in Rural America

Nov 18, 2013

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published the latest edition of its Community Developments Investments electronic newsletter entitled "Financing Business Development and Expansion in Rural America."  Read more

OCC Discusses Bank Secrecy Act

Nov 18, 2013

Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry told a conference on money laundering enforcement that the Bank Secrecy Act is a key element in the fight against illegal drugs and terrorism, and said meeting the challenges of the future will require increased diligence on the part of the industry and government alike.  Read more

Agencies Release Final Revisions to Community Reinvestment Act

Nov 15, 2013

The federal bank regulatory agencies with responsibility for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rulemaking today published final revisions to "Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment." The Questions and Answers document provides additional guidance to financial institutions and the public on the agencies' CRA regulations.  Read more

OCC Newsletter Focuses on Public Welfare Investments in Wind Energy Projects

Nov 01, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published an online newsletter that provides information showing how national banks and federal savings associations can use public welfare investment authority to invest in wind energy projects. This Community Developments Investments newsletter, “Investing in Wind Energy Using the Public Welfare Investment Authority,” can be accessed on the OCC’s Web site at www.occ.gov.  Read more