Economic Capital and the Assessment of Capital Adequacy
An increasing number of banking organizations are using economic capital methodologies to quantify risk, manage operations based on risk-related performance measures, and allocate capital commensurate with the risk profile of their business activities. Regulatory agencies are incorporating these industry efforts into supervisory evaluations.
The Importance of a Loan Policy "Tune-Up"
All insured institutions should have a formal loan policy that reflects a bank's current lending strategies and procedures. This article provides guidance for keeping a policy effective and up to date.
From the Examiner’s Desk
Bank examiners play a key role in the regulation of the real estate appraisal function. What situations typically result in appraiser referrals by examiners, and how does the referral process work?
The number of insured institutions participating in Mortgage Partnership Finance programs offered by Federal Home Loan Banks continues to increase. This article describes accounting procedures for these programs.
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