§ 25.17 Discriminatory and other illegal credit practices.  


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  • (a) Evidence of discriminatory or other illegal credit practices. A bank's CRA performance is adversely affected by evidence of discriminatory or other illegal credit practices. In assessing a bank's CRA performance, the OCC's evaluation will consider evidence of discriminatory or other illegal credit practices including but not limited to:

    (1) Discrimination against applicants on a prohibited basis in violation, for example, of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act or the Fair Housing Act;

    (2) Violations of the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act;

    (3) Violations of section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act;

    (4) Violations of section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act;

    (5) Violations of the Truth in Lending Act provisions regarding a consumer's right of rescission;

    (6) Violations of the Military Lending Act; and

    (7) Violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

    (b) Effect of evidence of discriminatory or other illegal credit practices. In determining the effect of evidence of practices described in paragraph (a) of this section on the bank's assigned rating, the OCC considers the nature, extent, and strength of the evidence of the practices; the policies and procedures that the bank has in place to prevent the practices; any corrective action that the bank has taken or has committed to take, including voluntary corrective action resulting from self-assessment; and any other relevant information.