Press Releases

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December 17, 1997
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issues guidance on Year 2000 business enterprise risk.

December 12, 1997
The Uniform Bank Performance Report (UBPR) by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). It is now being distributed to all insured commercial banks and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Insured Savings Banks (FDIC-ISB) and, is available for sale to the public.

October 22, 1997
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announces the locations and dates for its 1998 Risk Management Planning Seminars.

October 16, 1997
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced today it will hold a one-day conference to examine the current regulatory capital framework in today’s evolving financial services environment. The conference is scheduled for December 12, 1997, in Washington, D.C.

October 6, 1997
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced an update of "Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment," its comprehensive interpretive document on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

October 3, 1997
Today, federal depository institution regulatory agencies published for industry comment, proposed revisions to their supervisory guidelines for investment securities and end-user derivatives activities. The regulators, acting jointly through the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), are seeking comment on a set of sound practices that focus on the risk management of investment activities, with a particular emphasis on market risk (primarily interest rate risk).

September 30, 1997
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on small business, small farm, and community development lending reported by large commercial banks and savings associations (savings banks and savings and loan associations) subject to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

August 4, 1997
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the release of analyses of nationwide summary statistics regarding lending patterns on 1996 mortgage lending activity in metropolitan areas. The data reflect lending activity for more than 9,300 institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) that reported data to member agencies of the FFIEC.

July 03, 1997
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced today the availability of data on 1996 mortgage lending transactions at individual institutions in metropolitan areas throughout the nation. These data, in the form of disclosure statements, are available from the more than 9,300 lenders covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

May 15, 1997
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announces the location and date for its final 1997 Risk Management Planning Seminar.

May 5, 1997
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's Task Force on Supervision today issued an Interagency Statement for the banking industry and federal examiners, intended to focus their attention on the critical issues financial institutions need to address quickly to resolve Year 2000 computer problems and avoid major service disruptions.

1997 FDIC FIL CEO Bank Reports

1. (FIL-58-97) June 5, 1997
Revisions re interest rate risk-related to the Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report) for June 30, 1997

2. (FIL-68-97) July 14, 1997
Revised policy statement on corporate business resumption and contingency planning

3. July 21, 1997 -- letter prepared by OCC press office & sent to Chief Executive Officers re year 2000 issues and examinations