• 08.10.20

    FFIEC Guidance Continues to Encourage Prudent Credit Accommodations

    On August 3, 2020, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued a new joint statement of principles for banks to consider while working with their loan customers as the end of COVID-19 initial loan accommodation periods wind down.

  • 06.25.20

    Safety and Soundness in the Age of COVID-19

    Manatt shares insight on the recently issued examiner guidance outlining supervisory principles for assessing safety and soundness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 06.02.20

    OCC Moves Forward Alone, Issues Final Community Reinvestment Act Rule

    On May 20, the OCC issued its final rule intended to modernize and clarify the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

  • 05.13.20

    California Bill Would Require Mortgage, Auto and PACE Forbearances and Restrict Payday Lending

    Through an amendment to Assembly Bill 2501, California Assembly Banking and Finance Chair Monique Limon has introduced sweeping forbearance legislation that would impact single-family and multifamily mortgages, auto-secured financing, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, and payday ...

  • 04.21.20

    Preparing for Post-COVID-19 Regulatory Exams: What Banks Need to Do Now

    While we are still immersed in the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, banks must look ahead to a post-COVID-19 world and, in particular, the next 12-to-24-month regulatory exam cycle, when federal and state banking regulators will have the opportunity to take their first very close look at ...

  • 03.25.20

    Feds, States Offer Guidance on Loan Modifications

    Aiming to encourage financial institutions to accommodate borrowers affected by COVID-19, federal and state regulators issued an interagency statement on loan modifications.

  • 03.24.20

    California Agencies Release Guidance for Banks, Lenders

    The California Department of Business Oversight and the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency released two new guidance documents—one for financial institutions and a second for escrow agents, finance lenders and services, student loan servicers, residential mortgage lenders and ...

  • 03.11.20

    FDIC Offers De Novo Guidance for Nontraditional Applicants

    In an attempt to help non-banks and fintechs understand the de novo application process, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released new materials, including a supplement to its Deposit Insurance Application Procedures Manual (the Supplement) that describes special considerations and ...

  • 02.27.20

    Fair Lending: CFPB Agrees to Restart Women- and Minority-Owned Business Data Collection

    In a settlement with a consumer advocacy group on a significant fair lending issue, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has agreed to restart long-stalled efforts to gather statutorily mandated data on lending to women- and minority-owned businesses.     

  • 02.13.20

    CSBS Reports On Progress in Implementing Vision 2020

    What progress has the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) made in implementing the 2019 recommendations of the Fintech Industry Advisory Panel (the “Advisory Panel”) related to Vision 2020, its bold approach to modernizing and streamlining the state licensing and supervision of ...



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