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December 1, 2021 - Press Release
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today released one new section and updates to three sections of the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual.


November 10, 2021 - Announcement 2021-01
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today introduced “FFIEC Announcements,” an email notification providing relevant and timely information designed specifically for examiners and practitioners within the financial services sector.


August 11, 2021 - Press Release
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), on behalf of its members, today issued guidance that provides financial institutions with examples of effective authentication and access risk management principles and practices for customers, employees, and third parties accessing digital banking services and information systems.


June 30, 2021 - Press Release
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today issued a new booklet in the FFIEC Information Technology Examination Handbook series, titled “Architecture, Infrastructure, and Operations.” The booklet provides expanded guidance to help financial institution examiners assess the risk profile and adequacy of an entity’s information technology architecture, infrastructure, and operations. The new booklet replaces the “Operations” booklet issued in July 2004 and it provides examiners with fundamental examination expectations regarding architecture and infrastructure planning, governance and risk management, and operations of regulated entities.


June 25, 2021 - Press Release
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today announced the availability of the 2021 list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies.


June 21, 2021 - Press Release
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today released updates to four sections of the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual (Manual).


June 17, 2021 - Press Release
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on 2020 mortgage lending transactions at 4,475 U.S. financial institutions reported under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies.


May 3, 2021 - Press Release
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) today announced the election of Thomas Fite by the State Liaison Committee (SLC) as SLC Chairman and the reappointment of Fite to the FFIEC’s SLC for a second two-year term.


April 1, 2021 - Press Release
Todd M. Harper, Chairman, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), has been named Chairman of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).


April 1, 2021 - Press Release
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the appointment of Susannah Marshall to the FFIEC’s State Liaison Committee (SLC). Marshall was designated by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). The FFIEC also announced that the American Council of State Savings Supervisors (ACSSS) has reappointed Superintendent Kevin Allard, Ohio Division of Financial Institutions, to the SLC; and the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) has reappointed Senior Deputy Commissioner Stephen Pleger, Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, to the SLC.


February 25, 2021 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today released updates to four sections of the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual.