Yesterday, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry discussed the importance of minority depository institutions to the communities they serve during the National Bankers Association's conference in Atlanta. He discussed the agency's efforts to help these institutions raise capital, enabling them to be "a catalyst to ensure the vitality of low-income communities." In addition to facilitating partnerships between minority-owned and larger financial institutions, the agency also revised its Policy Statement on Minority National Banks and Federal Savings Association so that "a minority depository institution would not have to turn down equity investment capital from non-minority investors for fear that it would jeopardize their minority-owned status." For more, read the full remarks.