CRA 2019 – Community Reinvestment Act Requirements

CRA 2019 – Community Reinvestment Act Requirements

CRA 2019 – Community Reinvestment Act Requirements, Modernization Efforts, and Prospective Changes 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern 

 

Federal regulators have voiced support to improve regulatory implementation and enforcement of the Community Reinvestment Act (12 U.S.C. §§2901-2908) (CRA). Enacted in 1977, the CRA applies to FDIC-insured depository institutions, such as national banks, savings associations, and state-chartered commercial and savings banks, and is implemented by Federal regulations at 12 CFR parts 25, 228, 345, and 195. The CRA and its regulations are intended to encourage banks to assist in meeting credit needs of communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and individuals.

While CRA regulations are updated periodically, the law itself has not been revised since the mid-1990s. As a result, Federal banking agencies are actively exploring a potential single metric to determine a bank’s lending and investment in relevant neighborhoods across the U.S.. Such metric would also consider sweeping changes to areas where banks are expected to lend. These prospective changes (and others) will modernize the CRA to enable banks with a larger digital presence and fewer branches to better meet regulatory expectations.

This CRA webinar covers key requirements of the CRA, recent regulatory updates, and prospective modifications to CRA implementation.

Topics Covered:

  • Technical tools to surviving (and improving) CRA examinations
  • Key criteria impacting CRA ratings and assessment areas
  • Relevant examples for “lending”, “investment” and “service” under the CRA
  • Essential elements of developing and maintaining a strong CRA program
  • Challenges in transitioning from a  “small” to an “intermediate small bank” (or large bank) status under the CRA and its regulations, and
  • Prospective modernization of the CRA and forthcoming regulatory changes

Who Should Attend?  

Bank executives, directors, and other senior officers,Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officers and other key personnel responsible for administering and monitoring a bank’s CRA program, Key personnel interfacing with regulatory examination staff

Speaker:

John Popeo, The Gallatin Group / Principal – Financial Services Regulations

John Popeo is a principal at The Gallatin Group, a consulting firm that advises financial institutions, investment companies and technology firms on a range of complex transactions and bank regulatory matters. Prior to joining Gallatin, Mr. Popeo was a senior associate in the financial institutions group (FIG) at Hogan Lovells US LLP. He spent a decade in various roles at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. At the FDIC, Mr. Popeo assisted in responding to the 2008 global financial crisis and represented the agency before various subcommittees of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). Mr. Popeo also drafted regulations to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Financial Litigation Unit of the United States Attorneys’ Office. Mr. Popeo also serves as a faculty member at the Financial Integrity Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Attendance verification for CE credits provided upon request.

Webinar Sponsored by BankersHUB

If you are having issues with registering online, please contact CBAO's Education & Training Coordinator, Lianne Simeone, (614) 610-1877

Registration Options
Live Webinar: Register for the live event and get five days access to the On Demand Playback. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation and be free to review the content for the next 5 (business) days Registration also includes links to presenter materials, handouts, and pdfs.
Additional Hookups: Registering another banker from a different location
 
When
7/16/2019

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