Episode 80: CRA Tips: CRA Services Hours, Events, or Instances? What the What?!?

Episode 80: CRA Tips: CRA Services Hours, Events, or Instances? What the What?!?

In a recent CRA fundamentals office hours session, we discussed current practices around community development services. One bank professional asked why, at her last bank, they counted the number of hours of qualified community development services, but at her current bank, they count both the number of occurrences and hours.

Both of those banks were FDIC regulated. In the past, I was with an FDIC bank, and we counted services by hours. If you’re confused, you’re not alone. Here, I explain how to look at your bank’s performance evaluation and past exams for context. I also talk about how to think about instances, how to ask regulators for guidance, and how to proceed if you want to make changes in the future.

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