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The OCC recognizes the challenges and concerns unique to minority-owned national banks and minority communities. Our External Outreach and Minority Affairs (EOMA) staff works to inform

  • OCC and the financial services industry about minority-owned bank issues
  • Minority communities about our role in helping to ensure that bank customers receive fair access and fair treatment.

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  • On February 6, 2013, the OCC released News Bulletin OCC 2013-5 - Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, entitled Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Final Rule for Reporting Thresholds
  • The OCC released a bulletin entitled: Dollar Thresholds for Exempt Consumer Credit and Lease Transactions.
  • February 7, 2013 News Release: OCC Newsletter Highlights State Small Business Credit Initiative
  • On February 4, 2013, the CDFI Fund issued the "CDFI Fund Releases Mandatory Recertification Guidelines for CDFIs".
  • 01/25/2013 NR 2013-16, OCC Renews Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee, Will Host Inaugural Meeting on March 5 - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today has renewed the charter for the Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee (MDIAC) and will host its first meeting Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
  • 01/07/2013 NR 2013-4 Statement from Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry on the IFR Settlement - The OCC released the following statement by Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry regarding the settlement with 10 mortgage servicers subject to enforcement actions for deficient practices in mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing.
  • 01/07/2013 NR 2013-3 Independent Foreclosure Review to Provide $3.3 Billion in Payments, $5.2 Billion in Mortgage Assistance - Ten mortgage servicing companies subject to enforcement actions for deficient practices in mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing have reached an agreement in principle with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve Board to pay more than $8.5 billion in cash payments and other assistance to help borrowers.
  • OCC Highlights – is a semi-annual e-newsletter for minority financial institutions, consumers, and organizations.
  • 2011 Interagency Minority Depository Institutions National Conference
  • Bankers Education – Register for effective workshops focused on bank directors’ roles and responsibilities.
  • National BankNet – Log on to this secure Web site created exclusively for national bank members for secure e-mail, financial services industry news, tools and reports, a calendar of upcoming events, and more.


Minority-Owned National Banks
Get a current list of minority-owned banks that includes contact and other information.

Minority Depository Institutions
Get a current list of minority-owned depository banks from the FDIC.

Información para el Consumidor

Part 24: Common Questions
See common situations related to 12 CFR 24 (Community Development Corporations, Community Development Projects, and Other Public Welfare Investments)

Minority Bank Deposit Program
Get details on this voluntary program that encourages using program participants as depositaries and financial agents.

Native American Banking Resource Directory
Get descriptions and contact information for organizations that provide resources to banks interested in lending, investing, or providing retail financial services to members of the Indian nation banking industry.

Bank Appeals Process
See how to file an appeal when informal discussion does not resolve disagreements arising from OCC’s supervisory process.

Minbanc Foundation, Inc.
Learn about scholarships for minority and women-owned bank employees.

Minority Bank Deposit Program
Become certified under this Treasury program, which encourages both the public and private sectors to use participants as depositaries and financial agents.
Find information and services to provide capital to minority and underserved communities.

National Bankers Association
Get information from the trade association for the nation's minority and women-owned banks since 1927.

Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee
The MDIAC offers insights to the OCC's bank supervision workforce on providing technical assistance, encouraging formation of new minority depository institutions, and safeguarding the minority character of these institutions during mergers or acquisitions.


09/19/2008OCC Policy Statement on Minority-Owned National Banks

Studies, Papers, and Publications

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