Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
|For Immediate Release||August 3 , 2005|
Federal Financial Institution Regulators Announce Availability of 2004
Four Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)1 agencies--the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Office of Thrift Supervision--today announced the availability of data on small business, small farm, and community development lending reported by certain commercial banks and savings institutions, pursuant to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
The FFIEC has prepared a disclosure statement from the reported 2004 CRA data, in electronic form, for each reporting commercial bank and savings institution. The FFIEC also has prepared aggregate disclosure statements of small business and small farm lending for each of the metropolitan statistical areas and each of the non-metropolitan counties in the United States and its territories, and has distributed these statements to central depositories throughout the nation where they are available for public inspection. The 2004 CRA data are available on the FFIEC web site (www.ffiec.gov/cra). An order form for CRA data and related items, with descriptions of the various reports and formats available, is attached to this release and is also available on the FFIEC web site. Central depository locations and an order form for other data available from the FFIEC (including data on home mortgage loans reported under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act) can be found on the FFIEC web site.
1. The FFIEC was established in March 1979 to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms and to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions. The Council has five member agencies: the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Office of Thrift Supervision. The Council's activities are supported by interagency task forces and by an advisory State Liaison Committee, comprised of five representatives of state agencies that supervise financial institutions.