"The Risk Management Examination and Your Community Bank" emphasizes the importance of open communication between regulators and community bankers to an effective supervisory process, provides an overview of the examination and application processes, and suggests ways to enhance communication between bankers and supervisors and help banks better navigate their examinations.
"Stress Testing Credit Risk at Community Banks" describes the credit-related stress-testing process, discusses its usefulness in managing risk, and provides simple examples of how community banks can conduct stress testing.
"Results from the FDIC's Credit and Consumer Products/Services Survey: Focus on Lending Trends" shares recent Survey results, including trends in underwriting, factors influencing banks' ability and willingness to lend, use of loan workouts, and loan growth patterns across the country.
"Accounting for Troubled Debt Restructurings" provides a summary of the accounting for troubled debt restructurings, including a discussion of regulatory reporting issues.
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