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- September 13, 2017On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, CBA submitted comments on the CFPB’s Request for Information about the small business lending market. Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which amends the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) to require financial institutions to compile, maintain, and report information concerning credit applications made by women-owned, minority-owned, and small businesses. Under...September 12, 2017On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the CFPB announced in their Supervisory Highlights that supervisory actions taken through June, 2017, have resulted in $14 million going to more than 104,000 consumers. Other issues covered in the Supervisory Highlights include information about checking account fees, overdraft coverage, pay-by-phone fees, vehicle repossession, and consumer communications...September 11, 2017On Monday, September 11, 2017, the OCC announced it will host a public meeting of the Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee (MDIAC) on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). The meeting will be held at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20219. Additional information regarding the public meeting and submitting written...September 7, 2017On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the OCC issued the “ Flood Disaster Protection Act ” booklet of the Comptroller’s Handbook. This revised booklet replaces a similarly titled booklet issued in May of 1999. The revised booklet provides information on changes to the flood insurance requirements resulting from recent amendments to the Flood Disaster Protection Act (FDPA) and the flood insurance...September 7, 2017On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the OCC issued the “ Foreword ” booklet of the Comptroller’s Handbook. The revised booklet replaces the booklet titled “Foreword” issued on May 6, 2013. This booklet describes the overall organization and format of the Comptroller’s Handbook and lists the booklet titles that compose the handbook. The list will change over time because the OCC periodically issues...September 6, 2017On September 6, 2017, the OCC, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, FDIC, and state bank regulators recognize the serious impact of Hurricane Irma on the customers and operations of many financial institutions and will provide regulatory assistance to affected institutions subject to their supervision. The agencies encourage institutions in the affected areas to meet the financial services...September 6, 2017On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the OCC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, and the National Credit Union Administration published additional frequently asked questions to assist financial institutions and examiners with the new accounting standard, Accounting Standards Update 2016-13, Topic 326, “Financial Instruments–Credit Losses,” issued by the Financial Accounting...September 6, 2017On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the CFPB took action against Zero Parallel , LLC, an online lead aggregator,claiming the company pushed consumers towards lenders who offered illegal or unlicensed loans often void in the customer’s state. The Bureau claims Zero Parallel sold consumers’ payday and installment loan applications to lenders it knew were likely to make void loans the lenders had no...September 5, 2017On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the FDIC issued its list of state nonmember banks recently evaluated for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The list covers evaluation ratings that the FDIC assigned to institutions in June 2017.September 5, 2017On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the OCC issued a proclamation allowing national banks and federal savings associations affected by Hurricane Irma to close. In issuing the proclamation, the OCC expects that only those bank offices directly affected by the extreme weather will close. Those offices should make every effort to reopen as quickly as possible to address the banking needs of their...