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Compliance Examination Manual

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The FDIC's Compliance Examination Manual (Manual) is revised on an on-going basis as rules, regulations, policies and procedures change. The most recent revision date for each section is indicated here on the website as well as in the footer of each page.

Please note that several sections have been recently updated.

All files are PDF format and less than 250 KB unless otherwise indicated.

  Last Updated
I Manual Introduction 11/2015
  I-1.1 Manual Introduction 06/2009
  I-2.1 Abbreviations 06/2009
II Compliance Examinations
  II-1.1 Overview of Compliance Examinations 06/2014
  II-2.1 Evaluating Consumer Harm 06/2014
  II-3.1 Compliance Management System 01/2014
  II-4.1 Pre-Exam Planning 06/2014
  II-5.1 Review and Analysis 06/2014
  II-6.1 Communicating Findings 06/2014
  II-7.1 Documenting the Examination 06/2014
  II-8.1 Investigations and Visitations 01/2014
  II-9.1 Enforcement Actions (310KB) 01/2014
  II-10.1 Truth in Lending (TIL) Restitution Verification 01/2014
  II-11.1 Appeals 01/2014
  II-12.1 Examination and Visitation Frequency 12/2013
  II-13.1 Consumer Compliance Rating System 06/2006
  II-14.1 SOURCE Violation Codes (1.49 MB) 02/2015
III Examination Templates
  III-1.1 Pre-Examination Information Packet 06/2014
  III-2.1 Bank of Anytown (PDF 1MB) (ZIP of Word documents 289 KB) 11/2015
IV Fair Lending Laws and Regulations
  IV-1.1 Fair Lending Laws and Regulations (999 KB) 01/2014
  IV-2.1 Appendices 12/2012
  IV-3.1 Fair Lending Scope and Conclusions Memorandum (PDF 898 KB) (Word) 06/2014
  IV-4.1 References 01/2014
V Compliance Lending Issues
  V-1.1 Truth in Lending Act (1.6 MB) 05/2015
  V-2.1 Determining Whether TIL Restitution is Required 01/2014
  V-3.1 Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)(943 KB) 05/2015
  V-4.1 Homeownership Counseling Act 01/2014
  V-5.1 Homeowners Protection Act 01/2014
  V-6.1 Flood Insurance (1MB) 01/2014
  V-7.1 Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) Regulation 01/2014
  V-8.1 Fair Housing Act (FHAct) 01/2014
  V-9.1 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act 01/2014
  V-10.1 Consumer Leasing 01/2014
  V-11.1 Servicemembers Civil Relief Act 06/2009
  V-12.1 Talent Amendment 01/2014
  V-13.1 Overdraft Payment Programs 01/2014
  V-14.1 Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act 01/2014
VI Compliance Depository Issues
  VI-1.1 Expedited Funds Availability Act (1.4 MB) 01/2014
  VI-2.1 Electronic Fund Transfer Act (1 MB) 02/2014
  VI-3.1 Truth in Savings Act (834k) 01/2014
  VI-4.1 Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefits 01/2014
VII Unfair and Deceptive Practices
  VII-1.1 Federal Trade Commission Act, Section 5 Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices 06/2014
  VII-2.1 FTC Rule - Preservation of Claims and Defenses 05/2014
  VII-3.1 Fair Debt Collection Practices 01/2014
  VII-4.1 Third Party Risk 01/2014
VIII Privacy and Consumer Information
  VIII-1.1 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (Privacy of Consumer Financial Information) (377k) 01/2014
  VIII-2.1 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) 01/2014
  VIII-3.1 Right to Financial Privacy Act 06/2006
  VIII-4.1 Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 01/2014
  VIII-5.1 Telephone Consumer Protection Act 01/2014
  VIII-6.1 Fair Credit Reporting Act 01/2014
IX Retail Sales
  IX-1.1 Retail Investment Sales 01/2014
  IX-2.1 Retail Insurance Sales 01/2014
X Other Compliance Issues
  X-1.1 Advertisement of Membership-Part 328 of FDIC Rules and Regulations 01/2014
  X-2.1 Section 42 of the Federal Deposit Insurance (FDI) Act-Branch Closings 06/2013
  X-3.1 The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act) 01/2014
  X-4.1 Prohibition Against Use of Interstate Branches Primarily for Deposit Production 01/2014
  X-5.1 Bank Subsidiaries and Affiliates 01/2014
XI Community Reinvestment Act
  XI-1.1 Community Reinvestment Act (837 KB) 01/2014
  XI-2.1 Small Bank 01/2014
  XI-3.1 Intermediate Small Bank 04/2014
  XI-4.1 Large Bank 06/2006
  XI-5.1 Wholesale/Limited Purpose Institution 06/2006
  XI-6.1 Institutions with Strategic Plans 06/2006
  XI-7.1 CRA Ratings System 01/2014
  XI-8.1 CRA Sunshine - Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements 06/2006
  XI-9.1 Community Contacts 06/2006
  XI-10.1 Sampling Guidelines CRA 05/2014
  XI-11.1 Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment 01/2014
  XI-12.1 Supplemental Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment 05/2015
  XI-13.1 CRA References 01/2014
XII Community Reinvestment Act Performance Evaluation Templates
  XII-1.1 Small Institution 06/2006
  XII-2.1 Intermediate Small Institution, Intrastate 06/2006
  XII-3.1 Intermediate Small Institution, Interstate 06/2006
  XII-4.1 Large Institution 06/2006
  XII-5.1 Strategic Plan 06/2006
  XII-6.1 Wholesale and Limited Purpose 06/2006


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