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    Community Reinvestment Act

    Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
    $249.00
    Upon completion of this webinar, participants will understand: What the purpose of the CRA is; Why proper assessment are delineation is important; The various performance tests employed by examiners; What data must be collected and reported; and, What you public file must contain.

    When you register for this webinar you will receive a complimentary three-part Toolkit, which includes:

    1. CRA Quick Compliance Guide;
    2. Community Development Worksheet and
    3. Sample Data Collection Worksheet

    Overview

    While the Community Reinvestment Act is the only banking regulation that you cannot violate, it is not without teeth. A poor CRA examination can prevent you from opening a new branch or hold up that planned merger. Additionally, the CRA data is public. A poor exam can subject a bank to reputation risk or draw the unwanted attention of community activists. In this 90-minute presentation, Jon Tavares will explain the CRA’s technical requirements including assessment areas, performance tests, data collection and reporting, and public file requirements. 

    Covered Topics

    • The historical context and purpose of the Community Reinvestment Act
    • Delineation of assessment areas
    • Performance tests for large banks, intermediate-small banks, small banks, and wholesale or limited purpose banks
    • What are strategic plans and how they can replace performance tests;
    • Data collection and reporting requirements;
    • Public file and notice requirements

    Who Should Attend?

    This informative session is designed for:

    • Compliance officers;
    • Auditors;
    • Community Reinvestment Act Officers
    • All lending staff, including loan officers, loan operations, loan processors, and loan clerks;
    • Branch managers; and
    • In-house and outside legal counsel
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    When you register for this webinar you will receive a complimentary three-part Toolkit, which includes:

    1. CRA Quick Compliance Guide;
    2. Community Development Worksheet and
    3. Sample Data Collection Worksheet

    Overview

    While the Community Reinvestment Act is the only banking regulation that you cannot violate, it is not without teeth. A poor CRA examination can prevent you from opening a new branch or hold up that planned merger. Additionally, the CRA data is public. A poor exam can subject a bank to reputation risk or draw the unwanted attention of community activists. In this 90-minute presentation, Jon Tavares will explain the CRA’s technical requirements including assessment areas, performance tests, data collection and reporting, and public file requirements. 

    Covered Topics

    • The historical context and purpose of the Community Reinvestment Act
    • Delineation of assessment areas
    • Performance tests for large banks, intermediate-small banks, small banks, and wholesale or limited purpose banks
    • What are strategic plans and how they can replace performance tests;
    • Data collection and reporting requirements;
    • Public file and notice requirements

    Who Should Attend?

    This informative session is designed for:

    • Compliance officers;
    • Auditors;
    • Community Reinvestment Act Officers
    • All lending staff, including loan officers, loan operations, loan processors, and loan clerks;
    • Branch managers; and
    • In-house and outside legal counsel
    Presenter:

    Jon Tavares

    Jon Tavares, Esq., CRCM, NCCO, is an experienced compliance consultant and trainer. Having served as Corporate Counsel for a community bank, Compliance Officer at a regional bank, and Regulatory Change Manager at a large bank, Jon brings varied and wide-ranging experience. Jon is knowledgeable in all aspects of banking compliance with an emphasis on advertising, military lending, mortgage, and privacy rules. Jon has a Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University and Master of Laws and Juris Doctor degrees from The University of Alabama School of Law and is a ABA Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer.