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OCC releases bank supervision operating plan for FY 2022

Federal Issues OCC Supervision Bank Regulatory Third-Party Third-Party Risk Management Risk Management Bank Secrecy Act Anti-Money Laundering Fair Lending CRA Fintech Climate-Related Financial Risks

Federal Issues

On October 15, the OCC’s Committee on Bank Supervision released its bank supervision operating plan for fiscal year 2022. The plan outlines the agency’s supervision priorities and highlights several supervisory focus areas including: (i) strategic and operational planning; (ii) credit risk management, including allowances for loan and lease losses and credit losses; (iii) cybersecurity and operational resiliency; (iv) third-party oversight; (v) Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering compliance; (vi) consumer compliance management systems and fair lending risk assessments; (vii) Community Reinvestment Act performance; (viii) LIBOR phase-out preparations; (ix) payment systems products and services; (x) fintech partnerships involving potential cryptocurrency-related activities and other services; and (xi) climate-change risk management. The plan will be used by OCC staff members to guide the development of supervisory strategies for individual national banks, federal savings associations, federal branches, federal agencies, and technology service providers.

The OCC will provide updates about these priorities in its Semiannual Risk Perspective, as InfoBytes has previously covered.

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