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Subject: Community Reinvestment Act
Date: May 8, 2001
To: Chief Executive Officers and Compliance Officers of All National Banks, Department and Division Heads, and All Examining Personnel
Description: Availability of A Guide to CRA Data Collection and Reporting
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has made A Guide to CRA Data Collection and Reporting available on its Internet Web site < www.ffiec.gov/cra >. The FFIEC agencies developed the guide as a resource for financial institutions required to report Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) data. CRA data reports are due annually on March 1.
The CRA regulations generally require independent financial institutions with assets of $250 million or more to report annually data on small business, small farm, and community development lending. Financial institutions of any size are generally subject to the reporting requirements if they are owned by a holding company with total banking and thrift assets of
This guide can be used as a resource for information on CRA loan data collection, maintenance, and reporting, which are important aspects of large institutions’ CRA performance. The guide also provides other useful information about the CRA regulations.
For more information about the new guide, please call the CRA Assistance Line at (202) 872-7584, or contact your supervisory office or the Community and Consumer Policy Division at (202) 874-4428.
Ralph E. Sharpe