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Showing posts with label #federalreserve. Show all posts

Saturday, November 25, 2023

🏦IMSPARK: How CRA Modernization Can Benefit Indigenous Communities🏦

🏦Imagine... How CRA Modernization Can Benefit Indigenous Communities🏦



💡 Imagined Endstate:

A more inclusive and responsive Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) that recognizes the unique challenges and opportunities of banking in Indian Country.

🔗 Link:

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📚 Source:

Center for Indian Country Development. (2022, January 11). CRA modernization and Indian Country: Banking agencies seek feedback on new rulemaking proposal. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. 

💥 What's the Big Deal: 

The CRA is a federal law that encourages banks to meet the credit needs of low- and moderate-income communities.🙋‍♂️ However, the current CRA framework does not adequately reflect the realities of banking in Indian Country, where many areas lack access to basic financial services. 💼 The proposed rulemaking aims to address this gap by clarifying how banks can earn CRA credit for activities in Indian Country, such as lending, investing, and providing financial education.  🏹This could potentially increase the availability and affordability of capital for Native communities and businesses, as well as foster stronger relationships between banks and tribal governments.


 #federalreserve,#CRA,#capacitybuilding,#rulemaking,#EconomicDevelopment,#IMSPARK,









Wednesday, November 22, 2023

🎯IMSPARK: Strengthening and Modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act: A Joint Regulatory Initiative🎯

 🎯Imagine... Strengthening and Modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act: A Joint Regulatory Initiative🎯

💡Imagined Endstate:  

Encouraging financial institutions to actively contribute to the growth and well-being of their communities, particularly in low- and moderate-income areas, through expanded access to credit, investment, and banking services. 

📚 Source:

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. (2023, October 24). Strengthening and Modernizing Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

🔗Link:

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 💥 What's the Big Deal: 

The final rule sets forth several key objectives, including fostering financial inclusion, adapting to technological advancements in banking,🚀 enhancing clarity and consistency in CRA regulations, and tailoring evaluations to the size and type of banks.📜 By promoting engagement with underserved communities and aligning regulations with the digital age, the rule endeavors to make the CRA a potent instrument in addressing disparities in access to financial services. Implementation is staged, with most requirements taking effect on January 1, 2026, and full applicability by January 1, 2027.🌐 This initiative represents a commitment to the enduring mission of the CRA in an evolving financial landscape. 🌈By adapting to the changing landscape of the banking industry, embracing digital banking, and providing clarity in regulations, the rule aspires to create a more inclusive and equitable financial environment.

#CRA,#federalreserve,#WealthEquity,#FDIC,#CommunityEmpowerment,#banking,#IMSPARK 


🦤 IMSPARK: Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦤

 🦤 Imagine... Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦤  💡 Imagined Endstate:  In the next 3-5 years, the Pacific region will...