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OCC BULLETIN 2001-25
To: Chief Executive Officers and Compliance Officers of All National Banks, Department and Division Heads, and All Examining Personnel

Description: Availability of A Guide to CRA Data Collection and Reporting

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has made A Guide to CRA Data Collection and Reporting available on its Internet Web site < www.ffiec.gov/cra >. The FFIEC agencies developed the guide as a resource for financial institutions required to report Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) data.  CRA data reports are due annually on  March 1.

The CRA regulations generally require independent financial institutions with assets of $250 million or more to report annually data on small business, small farm, and community development lending.  Financial institutions of any size are generally subject to the reporting requirements if they are owned by a holding company with total banking and thrift assets of 
$1 billion or more.

This guide can be used as a resource for information on CRA loan data collection, maintenance, and reporting, which are important aspects of large institutions’ CRA performance.  The guide also provides other useful information about the CRA regulations.

For further information, contact Compliance Policy (202) 649-5470.

Ralph E. Sharpe
Deputy Comptroller for Community
and Consumer Policy