The report will be released in the second half of 2014 and include statistics on the length of time taken to process applications and notices, the number of approvals, denials, and withdrawals, and the primary reasons for withdrawals.
When the Board receives an application--for example, a proposed acquisition or a request to establish a branch--it evaluates the application in light of statutory factors, including financial condition, performance under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), and managerial experience. If the Board approves the application, an announcement to the public is made.
However, if issues are identified that could result in staff recommending denial of a proposal to the
Also on Monday, the Board released guidance describing common issues identified by the Federal Reserve that have led to recent withdrawal of applications. Some of those issues include less-than-satisfactory supervisory rating(s) for safety and soundness, consumer compliance, or CRA; inadequate compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act; and concerns regarding the financial condition or management of the proposed organization.
For media inquiries, call 202-452-2955.
SR 14-2/CA 14-1: Enhancing Transparency in the Federal Reserve's Applications Process (http://www.federalreserve.gov/bankinforeg/srletters/sr1402.htm)
2014 Banking and Consumer Regulatory Policy (http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/bcreg/2014bcreg.htm)
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