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December 10, 1999
The September 30, 1999, Uniform Bank Performance Report (UBPR) 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. For the most part the formats for the commercial banks and the FDIC-ISB are identical, however, the FDIC-ISB have their own unique UBPR peer groupings.

November 19, 1999
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today issued an advisory to financial institutions concerning information security precautions during the century rollover period. Today's statement serves as a reminder of the FFIEC's previously issued guidance regarding the importance of maintaining an effective security program.

September 15, 1999
The June 30, 1999, Uniform Bank Performance Report (UBPR) 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. For the most part the formats for the commercial banks and the FDIC-ISBs are identical, however, the FDIC-ISB has their own unique UBPR peer groupings.

August 02, 1999
Federal bank, thrift, and credit union regulators announced today that 99% of federally insured financial institutions have completed testing of critical systems for Year 2000 readiness.

July 29, 1999
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data about 1998 mortgage lending activity in metropolitan areas and released analyses of nationwide summary statistics regarding lending patterns. The nationwide summary statistics are attached to this release; the following provides a general overview.

July 29, 1999
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on small business, small farm, and community development lending reported by commercial banks and savings associations (including savings banks and savings and loan associations) under the Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

July 16, 1999
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced today the availability of data on 1998 mortgage lending transactions at individual institutions in metropolitan areas throughout the nation. These data, in the form of disclosure statements, are available from the 7,837 lenders covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

July 15, 1999
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced today the release of a new CD-ROM software product, the 1999 FFIEC Census Data CD-ROM, designed to help banks and thrifts comply with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

July 6, 1999
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today issued guidance urging financial institutions to review their fraud prevention programs to ensure that they are protecting themselves and their customers from Year-2000 related fraud.

June 14, 1999
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announces the location and date for its 1999 Risk Management Planning seminar.

June 11, 1999
The March 31, 1999, Uniform Bank Performance Report (UBPR) 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. For the most part the formats for the commercial banks and the FDIC-ISBs are identical, however, the FDIC-ISB has their own unique UBPR peer groupings.

May 26, 1999
The State Liaison Committee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council has elected G. Edward Leary as its Chairman. Mr. Leary is the Commissioner of the Department of Financial Institutions for the State of Utah with supervisory responsibility over banks, credit unions, industrial loan corporations, savings & loans, trust companies, depository institution holding companies, money transmitters, loan production offices, independent escrow agents, residential mortgage lenders, brokers and servicers.

May 6, 1999
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today issued additional answers to three frequently asked questions on Year 2000 contingency planning. The FFIEC Q&A on Contingency Planning clarifies expectations concerning the completion of the validation phase of business resumption contingency planning by June 30, 1999, documentation requirements, and the role of "event planning" in the development of business resumption contingency plans.

May 3, 1999
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the release of "Interagency Community Reinvestment Act Questions and Answers." The document, which is published in today's Federal Register, is available on the FFIEC's web site at: http://www.ffiec.gov/cra/qnadoc.htm.

April 30, 1999
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council announced today the appointment by the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors of James E. Forney, Iowa Superintendent of Credit Unions, to the Council's State Liaison Committee. He will replace Idaho Director of Finance Gavin M. Gee, whose terms has expired. Director Gee has served continuously since 1993. The Council is also announcing that the American Council of State Savings Supervisors has re-appointed Texas Savings and Loan Commissioner James L. Pledger to a second two-year term.

March 19, 1999
The December 31, 1998, Uniform Bank Performance Report (UBPR) 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. For the most part the formats for the commercial banks and the FDIC-ISBs are identical, however, the FDIC-ISB has their own unique UBPR peer groupings.

February 17, 1999
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today issued guidance to assist financial institutions with customer communications on the Year 2000. The Year 2000 Customer Communications Outline attached to the press release addresses key elements that a financial institution may wish to incorporate into its customer communication statements.

February 10, 1999
Federal financial institution regulators today announced they have updated and expanded policies for classifying delinquent retail credits. The Uniform Retail Credit Classification and Account Management Policy published in today's Federal Register updates and expands the classification policy for retail credit loans that was issued in 1980.

January 5, 1999
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the release of core Interagency Fair Lending Examination Procedures (PDF) (with Appendix (PDF)) which establish a uniform set of procedures to be used by each of the FFIEC member agencies in their examinations for compliance with the broad, nondiscriminatory requirements of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act.

1999 FDIC FIL CEO Bank Reports

1. (FIL-4-99) January 21, 1999
Revisions to the Reports of Condition and Income (Call Reports) for 1999