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November 30, 2005
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 agencies), and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors are encouraging insured depository institutions to consider all reasonable and prudent actions that could help meet the critical financial needs of their customers and their communities affected by Hurricane Katrina.

October 12, 2005
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today released updated guidance on the risks and risk management controls necessary to authenticate the identity of customers accessing Internet-based financial services. The guidance, Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment, was issued to reflect the many significant legal and technological changes with respect to the protection of customer information, increasing incidents of identity theft and fraud, and the introduction of improved authentication technologies and other risk mitigation strategies.

October 6, 2005
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) member agencies today announced the availability of additional supervisory guidance on regulatory and reporting issues related to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.

September 19, 2005
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) is announcing the formation of an interagency working group to enhance the agencies' coordination and communication on, and supervisory responses to, issues facing the industry in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

September 13, 2005
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data for the year 2004 regarding mortgage lending transactions at 8,853 financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) in metropolitan statistical areas throughout the nation. The HMDA data made available today include disclosure statements for each financial institution, aggregate data for each metropolitan statistical area (MSA), nationwide summary statistics regarding lending patterns, and the Loan Application Register (LAR) submitted by each institution to its supervisory agency on March 1, 2005, modified for borrower privacy.

August 8, 2005
The federal banking and thrift agencies, along with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), today announced registration details for a live webcast of the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual outreach event in New York on August 22.

August 03, 2005
Four Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) 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).

July 28, 2005
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the release of its Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Examination InfoBase (InfoBase), an automated tool for examiners and industry that provides information on the FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual (Manual) released on June 30, 2005.

June 30, 2005
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today released the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual (FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual). The manual's release marks an important step forward in the effort to ensure the consistent application of the Bank Secrecy Act and related anti-money laundering regulations.

May 10, 2005
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today requested comments on proposed guidance on the unsafe and unsound use of limitation of liability provisions and certain alternative dispute resolution provisions in external audit engagement letters.

March 9, 2005
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) is pleased to announce that Steven L. Antonakes was appointed as a member of the State Liaison Committee to replace Helen Howell, former Commissioner of Banks for Washington State.