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1999 News Releases

Publish DateIdentifierTitle
12/23/1999  NR 1999-117, OCC Announces 33 New Enforcement Actions
12/23/1999  NR 1999-116, OCC Obtains $200,000 in Fines and $1 Million in Restitution Goes to Bank
12/21/1999  NR 1999-115, OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 52 National Banks
12/21/1999  NR 1999-114, OCC Adopts Final Changes to Public Welfare Investment Rule
12/20/1999  NR 1999-113, Jonathan L. Fiechter Will Join OCC in February; Former OTS Director to Oversee International Affairs and Economic Policy
12/13/1999  NR 1999-112, Agencies Issue Guidance on Asset Securitization Activities; Consider Regulatory Restrictions
12/08/1999  NR 1999-111, Notional Amount of Derivatives Hits Record $35.7 Trillion In Third Quarter as Derivatives Trading Revenue Remains Relatively Steady
12/03/1999  NR 1999-110, OCC Issues First Quarter 2000 CRA Examination Schedule
12/02/1999  NR 1999-109, OCC Announces Five New Enforcement Actions
12/02/1999  NR 1999-108, Comptroller Discusses Benefits for Consumers in Financial Modernization; Tells Consumer Conference "Privacy Has Become a Key Competitive Factor"
12/01/1999  NR 1999-107, Year 2000 Agreement with Global Payment Systems Lifted by Regulators
11/24/1999  NR 1999-106, OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 56 National Banks
11/17/1999  NR 1999-105, Comptroller Says Financial Modernization Law Will Strengthen Banking System
11/10/1999  NR 1999-104, Bank Regulators' Data Show Increase in Adversely Classified Syndicated Bank Loans
11/09/1999  NR 1999-103, Agencies Announce Results of Financial Institution Web Site Privacy Survey
11/08/1999  NR 1999-102, Comptroller Hawke Highlights Strong Commitment Community Banks Have Made to Risk Management
11/05/1999  NR 1999-101, OCC Supports Challenge to Ban on ATM Fees
11/03/1999  NR 1999-100, OCC Permits National Bank of Commerce Operating Subsidiary to Underwrite and Deal in Corporate Bonds and other Debt Securities
11/03/1999  NR 1999-99, OCC Rule Changes Ease Burdens on Community Banks
10/27/1999  NR 1999-98, OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 57 National Banks
10/22/1999  NR 1999-97, OCC Appoints Mark L. O'Dell to Head Core Policy Unit
10/21/1999  NR 1999-96, OCC Announces Five New Enforcement Actions
10/15/1999  NR 1999-95, Remarks by John D. Hawke, Jr. Before a Conference on Measuring Financial Risk in the 21st Century Sponsored by The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Washington, D.C.
10/14/1999  NR 1999-94, OCC Issues Examination Handbook On Internet Banking
10/12/1999  NR 1999-93, Federal Regulators Advise Banks and Thrifts About Risks In High Loan-to-Value Residential Real Estate Lending
10/08/1999  NR 1999-92, John D. Hawke, Jr. Confirmed by U.S. Senate for Full Term as Comptroller of the Currency
10/06/1999  NR 1999-91, OCC Chief Counsel Julie L. Williams Urges Banks To View Compliance Obligations as Part of Customer Relations Strategy
10/05/1999  NR 1999-90, OCC's Williams Warns of Credit Risk In the Banking System; Calls for Bankers to Scrutinize Loan Portfolios More Closely
10/05/1999  NR 1999-89, OCC Announces 13 New Enforcement Actions
10/01/1999  NR 1999-88, OCC/FED/EC Agree on Information Sharing Framework
09/30/1999  NR 1999-87, OCC Survey Finds Tightened Commercial Loan StandardsFor First Time In Five Years, But Credit Risk Remains High
09/28/1999  NR 1999-86, Joint Press Release
09/24/1999  NR 1999-85, OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 50 National Banks
09/24/1999  NR 1999-84, Comptroller of the Currency Addresses Bank Administration Institute
09/20/1999  NR 1999-83, OCC Risk Measurement Conference Set for Oct. 14-15
09/16/1999  NR 1999-82, OCC Encourages National Banks to Work with Customers Affected By Hurricane in Eastern U.S.
09/16/1999  NR 1999-81, Federal Regulators Report to Nation on Y2K Progress Made by Banks, Thrifts and Credit Unions
09/15/1999  NR 1999-80, OCC Reaches Agreement with Seven More State Insurance Departments
09/14/1999  NR 1999-79, Bank Trading Revenue Is $2.2 Billion in 2nd Quarter; Notional Amount of Derivatives Is Record $33 Trillion
09/10/1999  NR 1999-78, The OCC Closes Peoples National Bank of Commerce, Miami FDIC Approves the Assumption of All of the Bank's Deposits
09/05/1999  NR 1999-77, OCC Annouces Nine New Enforcement Actions
09/03/1999  NR 1999-76, Joint Press Release -- Federal Reserve Board
09/01/1999  NR 1999-75, FDIC Announces Receivership of First National Bank of Keystone, Keystone, West Virginia
08/31/1999  NR 1999-74, OCC Issues Fourth Quarter 1999 CRA Examination Schedule
08/26/1999  NR 1999-73, Federal Banking and Credit Union Agencies Announced Agreement with Global Payment Systems LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
08/25/1999  NR 1999-72, OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 56 National Banks
08/04/1999  NR 1999-71, Attention: Banking Reporters/Business Editors
07/29/1999  NR 1999-70, OCC Announces Seven New Enforcement Actions
07/27/1999  NR 1999-69, OCC Highlights Basel Credit Risk Guidance Papers
07/27/1999  NR 1999-68, OCC Appoints Deputy Chief Financial Officer to Manage Financial Systems
07/21/1999  NR 1999-67, Comptroller Urges Congress to Strengthen Consumer Privacy Protections
07/20/1999  NR 1999-66, OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 54 National Banks
07/12/1999  NR 1999-65, Joint Interagency Letter To Financial Institutions
07/09/1999  NR 1999-64, FDIC Approves the Assumption of All the Deposits of East Texas National Bank of Marshall, Marshall, Texas
07/02/1999  NR 1999-63, OCC Names Stuart Scherer Director of New Community Bank Activities Unit
06/28/1999  NR 1999-62, Comptroller Says OCC Will Continue to Expand Risk-Based Approach to Compliance Exams
06/25/1999  NR 1999-61, OCC Chief Counsel Julie L. Williams Underscores Importance Of Accurate Disclosure and Fair Treatment for Customers of Bank-Affiliated Brokers
06/24/1999  NR 1999-60, Bank Trading Revenue Increases 77% To Record $3.6 Billion For 1st Quarter
06/22/1999  NR 1999-59, OCC Chief Counsel Urges Industry to Act on Privacy Concerns
06/22/1999  NR 1999-58, OCC Announces Twenty-Four New Enforcement Actions
06/16/1999  NR 1999-57, OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 58 National Banks
06/16/1999  NR 1999-56, OCC Expresses Concern about Any Actions That Put Downward Pressure on Bank Reserves
06/14/1999  NR 1999-55, OCC Rule Proposals Would Ease Burdens on Community Banks
06/09/1999  NR 1999-54, OCC Proposal Will Encourage Continuing Public Welfare Investments by National Banks
06/08/1999  NR 1999-53, Comptroller Hawke Outlines Promising Approaches to International Capital Standards
06/07/1999  NR 1999-52, OCC Agreements with State Insurance Departments Will Benefit Consumers
06/07/1999  NR 1999-51, Comptroller Urges Industry to End Abusive Practices and Elevate Customer Service Standards
06/03/1999  NR 1999-50, OCC Highlights Basel Proposal for a Capital Framework
06/02/1999  NR 1999-49, OCC Appoints James A. Wilcox Its First Chief Economist
05/28/1999  NR 1999-48, OCC Issues Third Quarter 1999 CRA Examination Schedule
05/27/1999  NR 1999-47, OCC Announces Thirteen New Enforcement Actions
05/18/1999  NR 1999-46, OCC Names Ralph E. Sharpe New Community and Consumer Policy Chief
05/17/1999  NR 1999-45, OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 48 National Banks
05/12/1999  NR 1999-44, Comptroller Says Congress and Supervisory Agencies Can Do More to Reduce Regulatory Burden
05/11/1999  NR 1999-43, OCC Seeks Ways to Reduce Regulatory Burden for Community-sized National Banks
05/06/1999  NR 1999-42, OCC Issues Guidance on a National Bank Acting as a Certification Authority for Digital Signatures
05/05/1999  NR 1999-41, Comptroller Criticizes Subprime Lenders Who Fail to Report Borrower Payment Histories
05/04/1999  NR 1999-40, OCC Guidance Describes Effective Web Privacy Practices
05/04/1999  NR 1999-39, Comptroller Urges Banks to Improve Risk Management Practices
05/03/1999  NR 1999-38, OCC Issues Leveraged Lending Advisory
04/22/1999  NR 1999-37, OCC Announces Four New Enforcement Actions and Two Terminations of Existing Actions
04/19/1999  NR 1999-36, Comptroller Warns That Pending Financial Modernization Legislation Could "Do Violence" to Dual Banking System
04/15/1999  NR 1999-35, OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 75 National Banks
04/15/1999  NR 1999-34, Comptroller Urges Regulators, Financial Institutions to Improve Communication with Consumers on Year-2000 Issues
04/13/1999  NR 1999-33, Comptroller Addresses Y2K Issues in Congressional Testimony
04/05/1999  NR 1999-32, OCC Addresses Subprime Lending Risk Issues
03/30/1999  NR 1999-31, Financial Agencies, First Data Agree on Y2K Readiness Deadlines
03/29/1999  NR 1999-30, OCC Describes Effective Practices for Complying with Privacy Provisions in Fair Credit Reporting Act
03/25/1999  NR 1999-29, OCC Testifies on Impact of Technology on the Financial Service Industry
03/25/1999  NR 1999-28, OCC Reports Bank Trading Revenues Rebound to $2 Billion during Fourth Quarter
03/24/1999  NR 1999-27, OCC Announces Seven New Enforcement Actions and Two Terminations of Existing Actions
03/23/1999  NR 1999-26, Proposed "Know Your Customer" Rule -- Joint Statement
03/19/1999  NR 1999-25, Comptroller Says "Information and Education" Can Help Draw Unbanked into System
03/18/1999  NR 1999-24, OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 63 National Banks
03/18/1999  NR 1999-23, OCC Announces Settlement of Lending Discrimination Case
03/17/1999  NR 1999-22, Comptroller Unveils Proposals to Help Community Banks
03/12/1999  NR 1999-21, Jeanne K. Engel Chosen to Be New Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs
03/09/1999  NR 1999-20, Few Banks Offer Internet Banking Services but Numbers Growing Rapidly
03/05/1999  NR 1999-19, Comptroller Tells Congress That Agricultural Banks Must Remain Strong in Order to Serve Communities
03/05/1999  NR 1999-18, OCC Issues Guidance to Protect National Banks from Intrusions into Computer Systems
03/04/1999  NR 1999-17, Comptroller Says "Know-Your-Customer" Rule Should Be Rejected
03/01/1999  NR 1999-16, Comptroller Says Effective Supervision Needed to Manage International Crisis
02/26/1999  NR 1999-15, OCC Issues Second Quarter 1999 CRA Examination Schedule
02/24/1999  NR 1999-14, OCC Highlights Basle and IOSCO Consultative Paper on Trading and Derivatives Activities of Banks and Securities Firms
02/24/1999  NR 1999-13, Comptroller Warns That Senate Proposal Would Compromise Safety and Soundness of National Banking System
02/22/1999  NR 1999-12, Comptroller Cautions Community Banks About Shortcomings in Financial Modernization Legislation
02/18/1999  NR 1999-11, OCC Releases 41 CRA Evaluations for National Banks
02/12/1999  NR 1999-10, Comptroller Warns that H.R. 10 Would Undermine Safety of National Banking System
02/11/1999  NR 1999-9, OCC Announces Nine New Enforcement Actions, Two Amendments, and Two Terminations of Existing Actions
02/09/1999  NR 1999-8, Remarks by Julie L. Williams, Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency before the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders
01/28/1999  NR 1999-7, OCC National Bank Examinations of Agricultural Loan Portfolios Will Be Guided by OCC Handbook
01/28/1999  NR 1999-6, OCC Remarks by Julie L. Williams, Chief Counsel Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, before the Third Annual Race and Relations Conference
01/28/1999  NR 1999-5, OCC Highlights Basle Report on Highly Leveraged Institutions
01/25/1999  NR 1999-4, OCC Encourages National Banks to Work with Customers Affected by Storms in Arkansas and Tennessee
01/25/1999  NR 1999-3, OCC Issues New Derivatives Risk Management Guidance
01/21/1999  NR 1999-2, OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 53 National Banks
01/21/1999  NR 1999-1, OCC Announces 11 New Enforcement Actions and Three Terminations of Existing Actions