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In the Fair Lending Crosshairs: Commercial Lending

Historically, business lending has not been the focus of fair lending reviews during bank examinations. The focus is usually on HMDA reportable applications since government monitoring information (GMI) is available and, therefore, protected and...

FDIC Releases Guidance on Redlining Risk and the Concept of REMA

Evaluating redlining risk can take a number of forms and methods. In a recent webinar by the FDIC, the agency reaffirmed and provided more detail about a bank’s “REMA”, or Reasonably Expected Market Area.

Competition for the Affluent Banking Market and Disparate Impact

Commercial banks are required under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to serve all segments of the communities in which they operate. This includes making loans to areas and individuals of all income levels, and particularly low and moderate...