In March, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued the “Deposit-Related Credit” booklet of the Comptroller’s Handbook. This booklet replaces and clarifies the “Deposit-Related Consumer Credit” booklet issued on February 11. The “Deposit-Related Credit” booklet references relevant supervisory guidance and includes examination procedures that OCC examiners use to assess a bank’s deposit-related credit products and services. This Comptroller’s Handbook booklet “is intended as a summary restatement of existing laws, regulations, and policies applicable to deposit-related credit products and services….[and n]othing in this booklet should be interpreted as changing existing OCC policy.”

The OCC’s “Deposit-Related Credit” booklet addresses:

check credit products and services; overdraft protection services; deposit advance products; and risk management of third-party relationships involving these products and services.

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