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also known as the Council. The Council is a formal interagency body empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRS), , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Office of Thrift Supervision*(OTS), and to make recommendations to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions. In 2006, the State Liaison Committee (SLC) was added to the Council as a voting member. The SLC includes representatives from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the American Council of State Savings Supervisors (ACSSS), and the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS).
The FFIEC was given additional statutory responsibilities by section 340 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980 to facilitate public access to data that depository institutions must disclose under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 (HMDA) and the aggregate of annual HMDA data, by census tract, for each metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
In 1988 and 1989, coverage was expanded to include nondepository institutions in the collection and reporting of HMDA. Independent mortgage companies (nondepository institutions) that are regulated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) were required to collect and report HMDA if they met the reporting criteria. (Even though data are collected from the independent mortgage companies, HUD is not a member agency of the Council).
* According to the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the Dodd-Frank Act) the OTS closed as of July 21, 2011. While most of its functions were transferred to the OCC, certain other authorities of the OTS were transferred to the FDIC and the FRS. Correspondingly, in accordance with the Dodd-Frank Act, the Director of the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau joins the membership of the Council.Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council - Cite This Source - This Definition
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