A Very Serious and Growing CRA Assessment Area Problem
In this podcast CRA expert, Len Suzio talks about the growing number of banks that fail to pass the Assessment Area ratio test and the negative implications for their entire CRA performance rating. More and more community banks are adopting regional and in some cases, national loan markets seriously diluting the ratio. Examiners' CRA manuals state that a bank cannot be rated "satisfactory" with less than 50% of their loans within their Assessment Areas. Learn about what this means and how to address the problem should your bank be pursuing a similar non-traditional marketing strategy.