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Consumer Affairs Letters

CA 13-7

Statement on Deposit Advance Products

April 25, 2013

Seal of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
OF THE
FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
WASHINGTON, D. C.  20551
DIVISION OF CONSUMER
AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
CA 13-7
April 25, 2013
TO THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF SUPERVISION AT EACH FEDERAL RESERVE BANK AND TO STATE MEMBER BANKS
SUBJECT:   Statement on Deposit Advance Products
Applicability to Community Banking Organizations: This guidance applies to all state member banks, including those with $10 billion or less in consolidated assets.

The Federal Reserve is issuing the attached policy statement, Statement on Deposit Advance Products, to emphasize to state member banks the significant consumer risks associated with deposit advance products in light of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureauís April 24, 2013 white paper entitled "Payday Loans and Deposit Advance Products: A White Paper of Initial Data Findings."1 State member banks are expected to consider the risks associated with deposit advance products, including potential consumer harm and the potential for elevated compliance risk, when designing and offering such products.

Federal Reserve Banks are asked to distribute this letter and the accompanying guidance to state member banks, as well as to supervisory and examination staff.  Questions on the attached guidance should be directed to Carol Evans, Assistant Director, at (202) 452-2051; or Amy Henderson, Managing Counsel, at (202) 452- 3140.  In addition, questions may be sent via the Boardís public website.2

signed by
Sandra F. Braunstein
Director
Division of Consumer and Community Affairs


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