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OCC Proposed Rule Changes under EGRPRA to Reduce Regulatory Burden

On March 14, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) proposed a number of changes to its rules in order to reduce the regulatory burden for its supervised financial institutions. Such an effort is part of...more

US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Proposes Reducing Regulatory Burden

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would remove outdated or unnecessary provisions of certain OCC rules to reduce the regulatory burden on national banks and federal...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - March 2016 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

OCC to Host Credit and Compliance Risks Workshops

On March 22, the OCC will host a Credit Risk workshop for directors of national community banks and federal savings associations. The workshop will focus on credit risk within the loan portfolio, including identifying trends...more

CFTC Issues No-Action Relief From the Swap Clearing Requirements for Small Bank Holding Companies, Small Savings and Loan Holding...

On January 8, the Division of Clearing and Risk (Division) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued no-action relief from the swap clearing requirements of Section 2(h)(1)(A) of the Commodity Exchange Act to certain...more

Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies Release CRA Asset-Size Thresholds for Small and Intermediate Small Institutions

On December 22, 2015, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (collectively, Agencies) announced the annual adjustment to the...more

SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues Four Additional C&DIs on FAST Act

Since the adoption of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) on December 4, 2015, the Division of Corporation Finance (Division) of the Securities and Exchange Commission has issued six Compliance and...more

OCC Released Update to the Bank Accounting Advisory Series

On September 29, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released an update to the Bank Accounting Advisory Series (the “BAAS”). The goal of the BAAS is to promote consistent application of accounting standards among...more

CFPB and DOJ Fine Savings Association Over Alleged Mortgage Redlining Practices

On September 24, the CFPB and DOJ announced a joint enforcement action against a federally-chartered savings association, alleging that the lender excluded predominantly minority neighborhoods from its mortgage lending...more

Comptroller Discusses Efforts to Ease Regulatory Burden on Community Banks

On August 5, the Comptroller of the OCC addressed efforts to ease the burden of regulation on community national banks and federal savings associations....more

OCC Identifies Safety and Soundness Risks to National Banks and Federal Savings Associations and Supervisory Priorities

A new report issued by the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) identifies top safety and soundness risks to national banks and federal savings associations, as well as OCC supervisory priorities for the...more

OCC Releases Semiannual Report Highlighting Key Risks Facing National Banks and Federal Savings Associations

Recently, the OCC announced the release of its semiannual report, Semiannual Risk Perspective for Spring 2015, highlighting key risk areas affecting national banks and federal savings associations. Based on 2014 year-end...more

OCC Revises Residential Real Estate Lending Guidance in Comptroller’s Handbook

On June 15, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued the “Residential Real Estate Lending” booklet of the Comptroller’s Handbook. This revised booklet replaces the “Real Estate Loans” booklet issued in March...more

OCC Announces Improved Online Access to Corporate Application Information and Comments

On June 12, the OCC announced an improvement to the public’s ability to access information online concerning business combination corporate applications submitted by national banks and federal savings associations. The...more

OCC Issues Final Rule to Integrate Licensing Rules for National Banks and Federal Savings Institutions

On May 18, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) adopted a final rule to (1) integrate its rules relating to policies and procedures for corporate activities and transactions involving national banks and federal...more

OCC Issues Final Rule on Integration of Federal Savings Association - National Bank Licensing Rules

Title III of the Dodd-Frank Act transferred to the OCC all functions of the former Office of Thrift Supervision (“OTS”) and the Director of the OTS relating to federal savings associations. 12 U.S.C. § 5412(b)(2)(C). This...more

OCC Provides Workshops to National Community Bank Directors

On January 14, the OCC released its schedule of workshops for directors of national community banks and federal savings associations. The OCC examiner-led workshops provide practical training and guidance to directors of...more

OCC Specifies ‘Heightened Expectations’ for Board of Director Oversight Responsibilities for Large Banks

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, or OCC, has adopted guidelines, issued as an appendix to its safety and soundness standards regulations, establishing minimum standards for the design and implementation of a...more

OCC Increases Semiannual Assessment for Larger National Banks and Federal Savings Associations

On August 11, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a final rule that increases the OCC’s semiannual assessment on national banks and federal savings associations (banks) with more than $40 billion in...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 32

In this issue: - SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy Releases Alert on Identifying Fraudulent Private Placements - ICE Futures U.S. Issues Amendments to EFRP Rule and FAQs - Consumer Financial...more

OCC Issues Bulletin That Discusses the Characteristics of and Supervisory Considerations Concerning Mutual Federal Savings...

On July 22, 2014, the OCC issued a bulletin (OCC Bulletin 2014-35, the “Bulletin”) in which the OCC describes the special characteristics of mutual federal savings associations (“Mutual FSAs,” and, collectively with...more

FDIC Issues Guidance on Requests by Banks That Are S-Corporations for Dividend Exceptions to Capital Conservation Buffer

The FDIC issued guidance (the “Guidance”; FIL-40-2014) to banks and savings associations that have elected S-corporation tax treatment (collectively, “S-corporation Banks” and each an “S-corporation Bank”) concerning the...more

OCC Examines Risks Facing National Banks and Federal Savings Associations

On June 25, the OCC released a report presenting its findings on the risks facing national banks and federal savings associations. ...more

OCC Report Highlights Cybersecurity, BSA-AML, Indirect Auto Underwriting Concerns

On June 25, the OCC published its semiannual risk report, which provides an overview of the agency’s supervisory concerns for national banks and federal savings associations, including operational and compliance risks....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

ESMA Publishes Table Showing Compliance with its Guidelines Relating to Global Supervisory Co-Operation on AIFs - On June 20, ESMA published a table showing which competent authorities comply or intend to comply with...more

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