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Joint Release

For Immediate Release
May 31, 2017

Financial Institution Regulatory Agencies Issue Advisory on Appraiser Availability

WASHINGTON—Responding to concerns over the limited availability of state-certified and -licensed appraisers, particularly in rural areas, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today issued an advisory that highlights two options to help insured depository institutions and bank holding companies facilitate the timely consideration of loan applications.

Financial industry representatives, during the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA) review process, raised concerns regarding the timeliness of appraisals, which they attributed to shortfalls in the availability of state-certified and -licensed appraisers, particularly in rural areas.

Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) requires appraisals for federally related transactions to be performed by individuals who meet certain state-certification or -licensing requirements. Today's advisory points to alternatives that may help in areas facing a shortage of appraisers:

Attachment: Advisory on Appraiser Availability

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Media Contacts:
FDIC Julianne Fisher Breitbeil (202) 898-6895
Federal Reserve Darren Gersh (202) 452-2955
NCUA Ben Hardaway (703) 518-6333
OCC William Grassano (202) 649-6870

FDIC: PR-42-2017

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