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Agencies Issue Statement Reaffirming the Role of Supervisory Guidance

WASHINGTON—Five federal agencies today issued a joint statement explaining the role of supervisory guidance for regulated institutions.

The statement from the agencies—the Federal Reserve Board, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency—confirms that supervisory guidance does not have the force and effect of law, and the agencies do not take enforcement actions based on supervisory guidance. The joint statement explains that supervisory guidance can outline the agencies’ supervisory expectations or priorities and articulate the agencies’ general views regarding appropriate practices for a given subject area.


Attachment: Interagency Statement on the Role of Supervisory Guidance

AgencyContact Name​Phone
​BCFP​Samuel Gilford​202.435.7673
​FDIC​David Barr202.898.6992
​Federal Reserve​Darren Gersh
​NCUA​John Fairbanks703.518.6336
​OCC​Stephanie Collins202.649.6870


NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. At, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.


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9/20/2018 5:53 PM