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Community Reinvestment: Does Your Bank Measure Up? describes how the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) affects the way banks and thrifts serve their communities' credit needs. The booklet outlines factors that regulators use to rate a bank's CRA performance and tells where to find information on a bank's rating.

Components of a Sound Credit Risk Management Program describes aspects of an effective risk management program, starting from the loan policy, which is the foundation of such a program, and including credit underwriting standards for commercial and consumer loans and a list of common lending mistakes. PDF icon

Crisis Preparedness: Reconnecting the Financial Lifeline is a DVD that covers crisis preparedness issues of interest to bankers and first responders.

Director's Guide to Credit helps directors assess credit proposals. Intended for use as a quick-reference tool, it explains common financial ratios, suggests credit memo considerations for various types of loans, and identifies some early warning signs of problem loans, among other topics. PDF icon

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Facing the Risk of Foreclosure provides answers to frequently asked questions on foreclosure prevention. Español PDF icon

Financial Update is an online publication that is updated continuously with articles of interest to the banking community, including state of the economy speeches, updates on services, research on banking trends, and changes in Federal Reserve regulations. Podcasts featuring interviews with subject matter experts accompany each quarterly issue. RSS Feed RSS | Podcast Financial Update Focus

A Guide for Specialized Credit Activities describes aspects of sound lending programs for consumer, commercial real estate, and asset-based lending. The brochure describes recommended components of loan policies for all three types of lending, risk controls for commercial real estate lending, and more. PDF icon

Highlights of the Supervisory Process for Community Banking Organizations describes the supervisory responsibilities of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Supervision and Regulation Division for its state member banks. PDF icon

Overview of the Components of an Effective Audit Function provides audit-related information to directors and managers responsible for internal audit programs. It includes supervisory expectations to consider when developing the audit policy and audit committee charter. PDF icon

Partners Update is an online newsletter addressing community and economic development trends, issues, and events. Updated continuously, it offers timely articles, research roundups, and links to podcasts created by the Atlanta Fed's Community and Economic Development group.

Partners in Community and Economic Development, a magazine on the latest community development issues and trends, ceased publication with Vol. 21, No. 1, 2011. Articles from 1995 through 2011 are available online.