Items Tagged with 'Office of the Comptroller of the Currency'

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  • Citibank to pay $25 million for violating the Fair Housing Act

    OCC fines bank $25 million as Citi shells out $24 million in reparation to customers
    Citibank will pay a fine of $25 million for violating the Fair Housing Act, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced Tuesday. According to the OCC, an investigation showed that Citibank did not equally offer certain mortgage discounts to all Citi customers, thereby "adversely" affecting some customers based on their "race, color, national origin, or sex."
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  • Appraisers accuse federal regulators of recreating housing crisis conditions

    Appraisal Institute blasts proposal to eliminate appraisal requirement on certain home sales
    As one might expect, appraisers are none too pleased about the FDIC, the OCC, and the Federal Reserve proposing to eliminate the appraisal requirement on certain home sales of $400,000 and below. According to Appraisal Institute President James Murrett, the newly proposed rules would add significantly more danger to the lending environment and harken back to the way things were just before the financial crisis.
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  • Regulators propose ending appraisal requirement on some home sales of $400,000 and below

    FDIC, OCC, Fed propose raising appraisal threshold for first time since 1994
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Reserve released a proposal Tuesday that would increase the appraisal requirement from $250,000 to $400,000, meaning that certain home sales of $400,000 and below would no longer require an appraisal.
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  • More trouble for Wells Fargo? Top execs take “leave of absence” amid ongoing investigations

    Chief administrative officer, chief auditor removed from bank’s operating committee
    Wells Fargo’s troubles appear to be far from over. The once-impenetrable megabank announced Wednesday that two of its top executives are taking “leaves of absence” for an unspecified length of time and will no longer serve on the company’s operating committee. According to the bank, their leaves of absence are related to “previously disclosed ongoing reviews by regulatory agencies in connection with historical retail banking sales practices.”
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  • Trump administration considering changes to Community Reinvestment Act

    OCC invites comments on how to “modernize” CRA regulations
    The Trump administration is considering making changes to the Community Reinvestment Act, the federal law that requires banks to meet the credit needs of all communities they serve, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced Tuesday that it is looking to “modernize” the CRA and wants public comments on how best to do so.
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  • OCC to begin offering bank charters to nonbank fintech companies

    Move already angering state regulators
    Tuesday was a big day for fintech companies. In addition to the Department of the Treasury rolling out a series of proposals that could alter the playing field for fintech companies, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency also announced Tuesday that it will begin offering bank charters to nonbank fintech companies.
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  • Report: Fed regulators to fine Wells Fargo $1 billion

    Penalty for megabank’s misbehavior in auto and mortgage markets
    A new report from the Washington Post says that both the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency are preparing to fine Wells Fargo about $1 billion for misbehavior in the automotive and mortgage markets. Citing two people familiar with the negotiations, the Washington Post reported that the settlement could be announced as soon as Friday.
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  • Wells Fargo facing $1 billion fine for mortgage and auto insurance issues

    Bank confirms it is facing a fine from CFPB and OCC
    Earlier this week, reports emerged that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was seeking a “record fine” against Wells Fargo for mortgage and auto insurance issues. Wells Fargo confirmed Friday that it is indeed facing a fine of $1 billion over mortgage lending and auto insurance abuses.
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