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U.S. Bank Earns a “Outstanding” Score under the Community Reinvestment Act

U.S. Bank Earns a “Outstanding” Score under the Community Reinvestment Act

U.S. Bank announced today that it has received the highest rating, “Outstanding,” for its recent Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examination from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The examination period was from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2020. The company also received an “Outstanding” rating on individual CRA tests for Lending and Investment and a “High Satisfactory” rating for Service.

“I am extremely proud of all that our teams have accomplished to help U.S. Bank achieve these ‘Outstanding’ ratings,” said Andy Cecere, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of U.S. Bank. “By listening to and learning from community partners, we will continue to help close historic wealth gaps in our country for women, people of color, and low-income communities.”

These ratings do not include MUFG Union Bank as the exam was completed before the acquisition was finalized.

Overall performance highlights and activities

Some of the overall achievements during the exam period which led to the “Outstanding” rating include:

  • U.S. Bank made 2,385 community development loans totaling more than $7.8 billion in its assessment areas during the evaluation period.
  • U.S. Bank participated in much down payment assistance and special assistance programs across the country, which were utilized over 7,300 times during the evaluation period and provided approximately $47.7 million in assistance to borrowers, or approximately $6,500 per borrower on average.
  • U.S. Bank facilitated over 13,000 Small Business Administration (SBA) loans totaling $2.4 billion during the evaluation period. U.S. Bank is a Small Business Administration (SBA) preferred lender and continuously ranks among the top SBA lenders in the country.
  • U.S. Bank invested more than $7.9 billion in its assessment areas during the evaluation period, making extensive use of innovative and complex investments to support community development initiatives and respond to identified community needs.

Forward momentum

Although the most recent CRA rating covers an examination period ending December 31, 2020, U.S. Bank will continue its commitment to meeting the community needs of low- and moderate-income individuals and low- and moderate-income communities.

In 2022, U.S. Bank announced a five-year $100 billion community benefits plan (CBP) as part of the acquisition of MUFG Union Bank. The CBP will continue and expand the important work underway by both organizations to build and support equitable access to capital for the communities they serve. The CBP will begin to go into effect in the second quarter of 2023 once Union Bank customers have been converted to U.S. Bank.

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