12 CFR 195.24 - Service test.

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§ 195.24 Service test.
(a) Scope of test. The service test evaluates a savings association's record of helping to meet the credit needs of its assessment area(s) by analyzing both the availability and effectiveness of a savings association's systems for delivering retail banking services and the extent and innovativeness of its community development services.
(b) Area(s) benefitted. Community development services must benefit a savings association's assessment area(s) or a broader statewide or regional area that includes the savings association's assessment area(s).
(c) Affiliate service. At a savings association's option, the appropriate Federal banking agency will consider, in its assessment of a savings association's service performance, a community development service provided by an affiliate of the savings association, if the community development service is not claimed by any other institution.
(d) Performance criteria—retail banking services. The appropriate Federal banking agency evaluates the availability and effectiveness of a savings association's systems for delivering retail banking services, pursuant to the following criteria:
(1) The current distribution of the savings association's branches among low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies;
(2) In the context of its current distribution of the savings association's branches, the savings association's record of opening and closing branches, particularly branches located in low- or moderate-income geographies or primarily serving low- or moderate-income individuals;
(3) The availability and effectiveness of alternative systems for delivering retail banking services (e.g., ATMs, ATMs not owned or operated by or exclusively for the savings association, banking by telephone or computer, loan production offices, and bank-at-work or bank-by-mail programs) in low- and moderate-income geographies and to low- and moderate-income individuals; and
(4) The range of services provided in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies and the degree to which the services are tailored to meet the needs of those geographies.
(e) Performance criteria—community development services. The appropriate Federal banking agency evaluates community development services pursuant to the following criteria:
(1) The extent to which the savings association provides community development services; and
(2) The innovativeness and responsiveness of community development services.
(f) Service performance rating. The appropriate Federal banking agency rates a savings association's service performance as provided in appendix A of this part.

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  • 2014-12-29; vol. 79 # 248 - Monday, December 29, 2014
    1. 79 FR 77852 - Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM, FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
      Joint final rule; technical amendment.
      Effective January 1, 2015.
      12 CFR Parts 25 and 195

Title 12 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 12 CFR 195 after this date.

  • 2014-12-29; vol. 79 # 248 - Monday, December 29, 2014
    1. 79 FR 77852 - Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM, FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
      Joint final rule; technical amendment.
      Effective January 1, 2015.
      12 CFR Parts 25 and 195