Responding to industry feedback, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has promised to improve examination consistency and reduce on-site exam times by 25%.

Last May the FDIC asked 784 institutions about the exam process. Overall, 72% said they were satisfied with their exams, despite some gripes. Half of the 460 banks responding said exams took too long, and more than one-third said they were not given enough advance notice of reviews.

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