WASHINGTON — Better communication, technical assistance and more efficient information flow between bankers and examiners are not earth-shattering changes, but the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. believes they can have a significant impact in how community banks view their regulator.

The FDIC is set to release its first-year progress report on Tuesday on a broad initiative focusing on the community bank sector. While the report does not recommend changes to rules or guidance, it touts the steps the FDIC is taking around the edges to respond to specific banker concerns aired through roundtables held earlier this year.

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