|For Immediate Release||April 16, 2020|
FFIEC Announces Federal Disclosure Computational Tools
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), on behalf of its member agencies, today announced the availability of FFIEC Federal Disclosure Computational Tools, including the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) Computational Tool and the Annual Percentage Yield (APY) Computational Tool. The FFIEC member agencies collaborated to develop the Federal Disclosure Computational Tools, which will assist financial institutions in their efforts to comply with the consumer protection laws and regulations.
The APR Computational Tool is designed to streamline the process by which examiners and financial institutions can verify finance charges and annual percentage rates included on consumer loan disclosures subject to the Truth in Lending Act and its implementing regulation, Regulation Z. This web-based tool supports the verification of disclosed APR calculations related to unsecured and secured installment and construction loans, including real estate-secured loans. The APR Computational Tool also supports verification of compliance with the Military Annual Percentage Rate (MAPR) limits under the Military Lending Act.
The APY Computational Tool supports verification of APYs on consumer deposit account disclosures subject to the Truth in Savings Act, including advertisements and periodic statements.
The FFIEC Federal Disclosure Computational Tools are available at https://www.ffiec.gov/calculators.htm.
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 six voting members: the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the National Credit Union Administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the State Liaison Committee. The Councilís 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.