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OCC: More Outstanding Banks!

Adam Rust's picture

Posted April 28, 2010

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has just released its latest CRA exam results. The news is hardly surprising - everyone passed!

In fact, of the 35 banks evaluated, 4 were given an "outstanding" and 31 were recognized as satisfactory. There were no "needs to improve" or "substantial noncompliance" ratings.

Grade inflation has run amok at the OCC for some time.

The OCC gave an outstanding rating to First National Bank of Audrain, located in Mexico, Missouri. This is in spite of the fact that FNB Audrain made no loans (zero) to low-income borrowers. There were plenty of low-income people in Mexico, Missouri. The OCC reports that it can characterize 16 percent of families in the area as low-income. FNB of Audrain made no loans in low or moderate income census

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