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December 12, 2007
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued guidance today for use by financial institutions in identifying the continuity planning that should be in place to minimize the potential adverse effects of a pandemic. This guidance expands upon the contents of the Interagency Advisory on Influenza Pandemic Preparedness issued in March 2006.

September 12, 2007
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of 2006 data on mortgage lending transactions at 8,886 financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) in metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) throughout the nation.  Covered institutions include, but are not limited to, banks, savings associations, credit unions, and independent mortgage companies.  The HMDA data made available today cover lending activity--applications for loans, loan originations, and purchases of loans--from 2006.

August 24, 2007
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today released the revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual.

August 13, 2007

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) agencies would like to invite financial institutions to participate in the U.S Treasury Department sponsored industry-wide business continuity exercise for members of the financial services sector.

July 26, 2007
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 banks and savings institutions, pursuant to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

May 8, 2007
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council announced today two new appointments to its State Liaison Committee.

February 5, 2007
Reminder of supervisory guidance for financial institutions affected by Hurricane Katrina. Financial institutions serving the U.S. Gulf Coast region have demonstrated significant flexibility in responding to the changing needs of their customers by offering relief when appropriate to the customer's circumstances.