Acronym Glossary

ABS Asset-Backed Securities
ACH Automated Clearing House
ANPR Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
BHC Bank Holding Company
Board Federal Reserve Board of Governors
CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
CFTC U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CRA Community Reinvestment Act
DFA Dodd-Frank Act (the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010)
EFTA Electronic Fund Transfer Act
ECOA Equal Credit Opportunity Act
FAS Financial Accounting Standards
FHC Financial Holding Company
FBO Foreign Banking Organization
FCRA Fair Credit Reporting Act
FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FFIEC Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
FHFA Federal Housing Finance Agency
FIRREA Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989
FIO Federal Insurance Office
FMU Financial Market Utility
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FRA Federal Reserve Act
FRS Federal Reserve System
FSOC Financial Stability Oversight Council
FTC Federal Trade Commission
GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office
GLBA Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
GSE Government-Sponsored Enterprise
HOEPA Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act
HMDA Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
HUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
IG Inspector General
ILC Industrial Loan Company
NCUA National Credit Union Administration
NPR Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
OCC Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
OEB Office of Employee Benefits
OFR Office of Financial Research
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OMWI Office of Minority and Women Inclusion
OTS Office of Thrift Supervision
PCA Prompt Corrective Action
PCS Payment, Clearing, and Settlement
QFC Qualified Financial Contract
QRM Qualified Residential Mortgage
RESPA Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
S.A.F.E. Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act
SBA U.S. Small Business Administration
SEC U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
SIFI Systemically Important Nonbank Financial Institution
SLHC Savings and Loan Holding Company
TAF Term Auction Facility
TILA Truth in Lending Act
Treasury U.S. Department of the Treasury
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Last Update: March 16, 2017