§ 25.14 Small and intermediate bank performance standards.  


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  • (a) Performance criteria—(1) Small banks. The OCC evaluates the record of a small bank of helping to meet the credit needs of its assessment area(s) pursuant to the criteria in paragraph (b) of this section.

    (2) Intermediate banks. The OCC evaluates the record of an intermediate bank of helping to meet the credit needs of its assessment area(s) pursuant to the criteria set forth in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section.

    (b) Lending test. A small bank's or intermediate bank's lending performance is evaluated pursuant to the following criteria:

    (1) The bank's loan-to-deposit ratio, adjusted for seasonal variation, and, as appropriate, other retail and community development lending-related activities, such as loan originations for sale to the secondary markets, community development loans, or community development investments;

    (2) The percentage of loans and, as appropriate, other retail and community development lending-related activities located in the bank's assessment area(s);

    (3) The bank's record of lending to and, as appropriate, engaging in other retail and community development lending-related activities for borrowers of different income levels and businesses and farms of different sizes;

    (4) The geographic distribution of the bank's loans; and

    (5) The bank's record of taking action, if warranted, in response to written complaints about its performance in helping to meet credit needs in its assessment area(s).

    (c) Community development test. An intermediate bank's community development performance also is evaluated pursuant to the following criteria:

    (1) The number and amount of community development loans;

    (2) The number and amount of community development investments;

    (3) The extent to which the bank provides community development services; and

    (4) The bank's responsiveness through such activities to community development lending, community development investment, and community development service needs.

    (d) Small bank and intermediate bank performance ratings. The OCC rates the performance of a small bank or intermediate bank evaluated under this section as provided in appendix A of this part.