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Higher Loan-to-Value Lending Guidance Aims to Spur Community Revitalization
On Monday, August 21, 2017, the OCC issued a bulletin providing guidance to spur community revitalization through prudent higher-loan-to-value mortgage lending in targeted areas. This bulletin provides guidance regarding the circumstances under which banks may establish a program to originate certain higher-LTV loans and the OCC’s supervisory considerations regarding such programs.
“Banks and thrifts play a critical role in keeping communities vibrant and helping struggling communities recover,” said Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith A. Noreika. “Higher-LTV lending programs in communities targeted for revitalization can promote more healthy communities in a manner consistent with safe and sound lending practices.”