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November 12, 2010
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced today the appointment of David Cotney, Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts Division of Banks, to the Council's State Liaison Committee (SLC). David Cotney's nomination to the SLC, for the remainder of the two-year term through April 30, 2012, fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Sarah Bloom Raskin, upon her appointment to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
September 20, 2010
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on mortgage lending transactions at 8,124 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. The HMDA data made available today cover 2009 lending activity--applications, originations, denials (and other actions such as incomplete or withdrawn applications), and purchases of loans.
August 19, 2010
The four federal banking agency members of the FFIEC – 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– announced today 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).
August 16, 2010
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released guidance today on reverse mortgage products. The guidance, adopted by each of the financial regulators, emphasizes the consumer protection concerns raised by reverse mortgages and the importance of financial institutions mitigating the compliance and reputation risks associated with these products.
April 30, 2010
The State Liaison Committee (SLC) of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council announced today the re-election of John Munn as its Chairman for the period of May 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011.
April 29, 2010
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today released the revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual.
March 29, 2010
The federal banking agencies today announced improvements in the production and distribution of the Uniform Bank Performance Report (UBPR) by transitioning these processes to the interagency Central Data Repository (CDR). Beginning today, UBPR data and reports are available to the public through the CDR Public Data Distribution (PDD) Web site.
February 25, 2010
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today issued updated guidance for examiners, financial institutions, and technology service providers on the risks associated with retail payment systems. This Retail Payment Systems Booklet, which is part of the FFIEC Information Technology Examination Handbook series, is an update to the 2004 version that provided guidance on the risks and risk-management practices applicable to financial institutions’ retail payment systems activities, including checks, electronic payments related to credit cards and debit cards, and the automated clearing house (ACH). Appendices to this booklet include examination procedures and references to applicable laws, regulations, and guidance.
February 16, 2010
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), on behalf of its members, released an updated edition of its white paper today on mortgage fraud detection and deterrence. The primary objective is to help examiners understand, identify, and detect mortgage fraud schemes and elements. The white paper defines various types of fraud, gives examples of how individuals commit fraud, provides a list of red flags, and outlines best practices.
January 7, 2010
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released an advisory today reminding institutions of supervisory expectations for sound practices to manage interest rate risk (IRR). This advisory, adopted by each of the financial regulators, reiterates the importance of effective corporate governance, policies and procedures, risk measuring and monitoring systems, stress testing, and internal controls related to the IRR exposures of depository institutions. It also clarifies elements of existing guidance and describes some IRR management techniques used by effective risk managers.