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Compliance Examination Manual

October 23, 1998


SUBJECT: Revision to the Division of Compliance and Consumer Affairs' Compliance Examination Manual

The FDIC's Division of Compliance and Consumer Affairs (DCA) is pleased to announce that the second revision to its Compliance Examination Manual, originally published on April 30, 1996, is now available. The revision, dated May 31, 1998, will be mailed to all current manual subscribers. The revision is in loose-leaf format and will easily insert into the Volume I and Volume II binders.

In addition to the loose-leaf version of the manual revision, each subscriber will receive a CD ROM version of the manual. In some instances, the CD ROM version will be forwarded separately. The material within the CD ROM version duplicates the loose-leaf version of the manual and also features search capabilities and links to specific areas of the manual. Beginning in 1999, the manual will be available in the CD ROM version only. All revisions to the manual will be distributed via CD ROM; distribution of the loose-leaf format will be discontinued.

The Compliance Examination Manual covers the consumer protection, fair lending, and community reinvestment examination activities performed by DCA. The manual is structured around the examination process, from pre-examination planning to report preparation. This reflects the logical flow of the examination process and the actual procedures performed by examiners.

The manual's sections and appendices have been updated to reflect policy and regulatory changes as of May 31, 1998. The manual includes two new sections: "Small Institution CRA Scoping" and "RESPA Escrow Program." The section "Small Institution CRA Scoping" should be inserted after the section "Small Institutions" (Part IV: CRA), and the RESPA Escrow Program Appendix should be inserted after the Appendix "Truth in Lending Reimbursement." Other new information contained in the revision includes the following:

  • Revised Interagency Questions and Answers for the Community Reinvestment Act,
  • Revised versions of the Bank of Anytown Report (full and summary report formats), and
  • Revised sampling procedures for compliance and CRA.

The fee for a subscription to the Compliance Examination Manual is $100 and includes all future updates. The manual also continues to be available on the Internet at:

Current subscribers to the Compliance Examination Manual will receive updates automatically and need not complete another form. To become a new subscriber, please complete the attached order form and fax or mail it according to the instructions provided.

For further information about the contents of the Compliance Examination Manual, please call our Consumer Call Center at 800-934-3342 or your DCA Regional Office at the telephone number provided on the attached list.

  Carmen J. Sullivan


Distribution: Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 09/17/2009

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