CRA Peer Group to Hold First Meeting October 19th

On October 19th, the Partnership for Financial Equity will hold its first-ever meeting for Community Reinvestment Act officers co-chaired by Vanessa Greene of Cape Cod 5, Tom Golden of Rockland Trust and Delisa Joseph of Needham Bank.

Our CRA Peer Group is simultaneously a network, resource and voice on CRA policy. Through ongoing dialogue with regulators, legislators and community groups, the group will provide CRA officers an opportunity to work with their peers to influence and respond to regulatory and legislative changes, share resources, elevate best practices, and facilitate partnerships with community-based organizations.

Sign up now for the meeting which will take place on October 19th at 10:30 via Zoom.

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CRA Peer Group to Hold Next Meeting December 7th

November 03, 2022

Are you responsible for Community Reinvestment Act compliance at your institution? How will CRA reform impact your compliance efforts? Wondering what the new small business lending reporting requirements will mean for your institution? We will continue building a strong and active CRA officer network with our next meeting on Wednesday, December 7th. Partnership for Financial […]

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MCBC Releases Report on 2020 Small Business Lending Patterns with UMass Donahue Institute

October 07, 2022

Boston, MA – Lending to small businesses in Massachusetts peaked in the first year of the pandemic but not to low- and moderate-income and majority persons of color census tracts, according to a report released today by the Massachusetts Community & Banking Council and the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. Overall, Community Reinvestment Act data […]

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MCBC Financial Equity Summit Coming on Oct 3-4

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Financial Equity Summit Registration in now open!

August 24, 2022

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MCBC’s 2022 Mortgage Lending Trends report is out

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MCBC Mortgage Report 2022 The report was prepared by UMass Donahue Institute’s Economic & Public Policy Research Group.

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MCBC’s Mortgage Lending Report Inspires Policy Innovation at MassHousing

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MCBC’s Small Business Lending Roundtable Roundup – Spring 2020

May 02, 2020

Leaders in Small Business Lending Discuss 2019 Accomplishments MCBC kicked off its 2020 Small Business Lending Roundtable series on January 23rd in Boston at Eastern Bank.   Leader Bank and Dorchester Bay Neighborhood Loan Fund highlighted accomplishments from 2019.   Leader Bank’s Patrick Daaboul (SBA Administrator) and Sandeep Jain (AVP- Commercial Loan Officer) discussed the institution’s role in […]

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From the Boston Fed: SBA Paycheck Protection Program Resources

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The second round of funding for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) opens on Monday April 27th. The second round of funding is expected to run out quickly. Therefore, the Boston Fed created a resource page for small businesses and nonprofits to aid them in applying to this program. The resource page includes: –        An info […]

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MCBC’s comment letter responds to Community Reinvestment Act reform

April 06, 2020

The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council, Inc. (MCBC) submitted a comment letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in response to the notice of proposed rule making to reform the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The proposed regulations are extensive and attempt to: clarify which […]

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April 2020: Lending Roundtables & COVID-19 Resources Roundup

April 01, 2020

As Massachusetts adjusts to the economic hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, many are asking: What can we do? How can we help?   MCBC suggests starting here: Lending Roundtables First, let’s navigate this difficult time and get through it together. Attend MCBC’s lending roundtables hosted via teleconference during the lunch hour. The Mass. Division of […]

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