NOTE: On July 21, 2011, the Office of Thrift Supervision became part of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. See the OCC's Community Reinvestment Act page for current information.
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was enacted in 1977 to encourage financial institutions to help meet the credit needs of their communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound lending practices.
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Under the CRA, an institution may apply to its primary federal regulator to be designated a limited purpose or wholesale institution. Such institutions are evaluated for performance under standards in 12 CFR 563e, 12(n) and (x), and 563e.25.
The regulation offers these definitions:
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