At the 1996 ABA Compliance Conference, the panel of regulators was asked what they considered to be "hot topics" in compliance for the coming year.
Under the new regulation and examination procedures, small banks are earning high CRA ratings. For example, FDIC has completed 670 "new" CRA examinations in 1996.
There is no word yet on the proposal to amend Regulation B to permit collection of information on gender and race for consumer loan applications.
The Department of Justice has agreed in principle that self-assessment for discriminatory practices should be subject to privilege.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a discrimination suit against First National Bank of Gordon, Nebraska.