The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), working in consultation with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), has developed updated information regarding the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) key data fields that Federal Reserve examiners use in connection with validating the accuracy of HMDA data collected since January 1, 2018 pursuant to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s (Bureau) October 15,... Read More
Dec 07, 2018
The FDIC has updated the Affordable Mortgage Lending Guide, Part I: Federal Agencies and Government Sponsored Enterprises to reflect the most up-to-date information available about the mortgage products offered through federal housing programs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
1. The Affordable Mortgage Lending Guide, Part I: Federal Agencies and Government Sponsored Enterprises is designed as a resource for community banks to gain an overview of a variety of products, compare diffe... Read More
Dec 06, 2018
The FDIC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the Agencies) are jointly issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking titled Real Estate Appraisals (Appraisal NPR), which will be published in the Federal Register for a 60-day comment period. The Appraisal NPR proposes to increase the threshold for residential real estate transactions requiring an appraisal from $250,000 to $400,000. Evaluations would be required for transactions exem... Read More
Nov 21, 2018
OCC Bulletin 2018-41
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued today its Policies and Procedures Manual (PPM) for enforcement actions against institution-affiliated parties (IAP) of national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banks (collectively, banks). This PPM generally sets forth the OCC’s existing policies and procedures for taking enforcement actions against a current or former IAP in response to violations of laws, regulations, final agency ord... Read More
Nov 13, 2018
The Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (referred to as the 'agencies') are issuing the attached Frequently Asked Questions on the Appraisal Regulations and the Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines to clarify certain aspects of the agencies' appraisal regulations and to consolidate some of the interagency frequently asked questions (FAQs) from a previous release issued in 2005.
In response to questions receiv... Read More
Oct 16, 2018
OCC Bulletin 2018-39
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, the agencies) are publishing answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) concerning appraisals and evaluations for real estate transactions that are covered by the interagency appraisal rules (12 CFR 34, subpart C). These FAQs clarify existing regulatory requirements and guidance provided in the 2010 Interagency Appraisal and Eval... Read More
Oct 16, 2018
The federal banking agencies (the Agencies) are issuing the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on appraisal and evaluation functions. This document was developed in response to recent questions about the agencies' real estate appraisal regulations and guidelines and replaces previous FAQs on the appraisal regulations issued in 2005.
- The Agencies are issuing these FAQs in response to questions raised regarding the Agencies' appraisal regulations and guidance.
- Thes... Read More
Oct 16, 2018
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection released an interpretive and procedural rule to implement and clarify amendments to HMDA made by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. The rule provides further guidance from the Bureau on implementation of the partial exemptions available to qualifying institutions pursuant to the Act.
- On August 31, 2018, the Bureau issued an interpretive and procedural rule to implement and clarify HMDA amendments ma... Read More
Oct 10, 2018
OCC Bulletin 2018-34
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the agencies) are seeking comment on a proposed rule that would, in accordance with section 214 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA), revise the capital rules to make the definition of high volatility commercial real estate (HVCRE) exposure consistent with the new statutory ... Read More
Sep 28, 2018
OCC Bulletin 2018-31
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued today the 'Truth in Lending Act' (TILA) booklet of the Comptroller's Handbook. This updated booklet replaces a similarly titled booklet issued in December 2014.
This booklet provides updated guidance and procedures to examiners in connection with changes made to Regulation Z (12 CFR 1026), which implements TILA. The updated OCC booklet includes procedures implementing the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s rule: the Integrate... Read More
Sep 26, 2018