In a joint press release issued today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced they are amending their respective Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to adjust the asset-size thresholds used to define “small bank” or “small savings association” and “intermediate small bank” or “intermediate small savings association.” The text of this joint press release is set out below: “The federal bank regulatory agencies today announced the annual adjustment to the asset-size thresholds used to define small bank, small savings association, intermediate small bank, and intermediate small savings association under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. The annual adjustments are required by the CRA rules. Financial institutions are evaluated under different CRA examinations procedures based upon their asset-size classification. Those meeting the small and intermediate small asset-size threshold are not subjected to the reporting requirements applicable to large banks. Annual adjustments to these asset-size thresholds are based on the change in the average of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for urban wage earners and clerical workers, not seasonally adjusted, for each 12-month period ending in November, with rounding to the nearest million.

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