Fed to suspend exams for banks under $100B

American Banker
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Federal Reserve will temporarily stop all examination activity for banks with less than $100 billion of assets as it shifts supervisory priorities due to the coronavirus pandemic, the central bank said Tuesday. The Fed is shifting its supervisory focus to monitoring and outreach to "help financial institutions of all sizes understand the challenges and risks of the current environment." The agency said it will be minimizing examination activities in order to do so, with the greatest reduction at smallest banks.  The temporary shift will last until at least the end of April, when the Fed will reassess whether conditions have changed.