WASHINGTON — Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said Wednesday that regulators are contemplating more changes to guidelines implementing the Community Reinvestment Act, sparking hopes by community groups they may win support for some key revisions.

The federal regulators in November finalized guidance on treatment of banks' community development activities, part of an effort to update CRA implementation. The primary change was to give more CRA consideration for activities outside a bank's immediate market where it is assessed for compliance, but advocates have pushed regulators to take the more ambitious approach of expanding assessment areas.

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