Do you know your local bank’s CRA rating or where to find it? Could you write a performance context for your bank’s next CRA exam? The San Francisco Fed is pleased to offer resources for those looking to expand their understanding and application of the CRA.
|CRA Ratings Search Tool The CRA Ratings Search Tool allows you to quickly and easily locate CRA evaluations for state member banks regulated by the San Francisco Fed. Beyond the ratings themselves, the performance evaluations (PE) contain valuable information about an institution’s CRA activities and assessment areas. The search tool allows you to filter by bank size and geography and directly links users to a bank’s two most recent PEs.|
|Community Development Data Guidebook The Community Development Data Guidebook is meant to serve as a “how to” for those interested in conducting more robust community development research. This type of community-based research, often termed performance context in the regulatory world, is critical to bankers looking to make impactful investments and loans pursuant to Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements.|
|Understanding Community Development Needs through the CRA Performance Context
This working paper attempts to demystify the performance context and establish its strategic value to the CRA process. The paper explores new opportunities for strengthening the performance context as a community development tool, from the perspective of both bankers and regulators.
For more, please visit our CRA page.