12 CFR 25.25 - Community development test for wholesale or limited purpose banks.

§ 25.25 Community development test for wholesale or limited purpose banks.
(a) Scope of test. The OCC assesses a wholesale or limited purpose bank's record of helping to meet the credit needs of its assessment area(s) under the community development test through its community development lending, qualified investments, or community development services.
(b) Designation as a wholesale or limited purpose bank. In order to receive a designation as a wholesale or limited purpose bank, a bank shall file a request, in writing, with the OCC, at least three months prior to the proposed effective date of the designation. If the OCC approves the designation, it remains in effect until the bank requests revocation of the designation or until one year after the OCC notifies the bank that the OCC has revoked the designation on its own initiative.
(c) Performance criteria. The OCC evaluates the community development performance of a wholesale or limited purpose bank pursuant to the following criteria:
(1) The number and amount of community development loans (including originations and purchases of loans and other community development loan data provided by the bank, such as data on loans outstanding, commitments, and letters of credit), qualified investments, or community development services;
(2) The use of innovative or complex qualified investments, community development loans, or community development services and the extent to which the investments are not routinely provided by private investors; and
(3) The bank's responsiveness to credit and community development needs.
(d) Indirect activities. At a bank's option, the OCC will consider in its community development performance assessment:
(1) Qualified investments or community development services provided by an affiliate of the bank, if the investments or services are not claimed by any other institution; and
(2) Community development lending by affiliates, consortia and third parties, subject to the requirements and limitations in § 25.22(c) and (d).
(e) Benefit to assessment area(s)—(1) Benefit inside assessment area(s). The OCC considers all qualified investments, community development loans, and community development services that benefit areas within the bank's assessment area(s) or a broader statewide or regional area that includes the bank's assessment area(s).
(2) Benefit outside assessment area(s). The OCC considers the qualified investments, community development loans, and community development services that benefit areas outside the bank's assessment area(s), if the bank has adequately addressed the needs of its assessment area(s).
(f) Community development performance rating. The OCC rates a bank's community development performance as provided in appendix A of this part.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 12 - BANKS AND BANKING

§ 21 - Formation of national banking associations; incorporators; articles of association

§ 22 - Organization certificate

§ 26 - Comptroller to determine if association can commence business

§ 27 - Certificate of authority to commence banking

§ 30 - Change of name or location

§ 36 - Branch banks

§ 93a - Authority to prescribe rules and regulations

§ 161 - Reports to Comptroller of the Currency

§ 215 - Consolidation of banks within same State

§ 481 - Appointment of examiners; examination of member banks, State banks, and trust companies; reports

§ 1814 - Insured depository institutions

§ 1816 - Factors to be considered

§ 1828 - Regulations governing insured depository institutions

§ 1835a - Prohibition against deposit production offices

§ 2901 - Congressional findings and statement of purpose

§ 2902 - Definitions

§ 2903 - Financial institutions; evaluation

§ 2904 - Report to Congress

§ 2905 - Regulations

§ 2906 - Written evaluations

§ 2907 - Operation of branch facilities by minorities and women

§ 2908 - Small bank regulatory relief

§ 3101 - Definitions

§ 3102 - Establishment of Federal branches and agencies by foreign bank

§ 3103 - Interstate banking by foreign banks

§ 3104 - Insurance of deposits

§ 3105 - Authority of Federal Reserve System

§ 3106 - Nonbanking activities of foreign banks

§ 3106a - Compliance with State and Federal laws

§ 3107 - Representative offices

§ 3108 - Regulation and enforcement

§ 3109 - Cooperation with foreign supervisors

§ 3110 - Penalties

§ 3111 - Criminal penalty