MORTGAGE PROGRAM: Proposal by the Finance Board to allow a mortgage pilot program run by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago to be implemented nationwide. Published Aug. 7. Comments were due Sept. 6.

CONSUMER DEBT: Proposal by the Exam Council to set a uniform 150-day chargeoff requirement for all consumer loans. Currently banks have up to 180 days to charge off credit cards but only 120 days to write off installment loans. Published July 6. Comments were due Sept. 4.

SECURITIES: Fed proposals to ease so-called section 23(a) restrictions on banks that buy securities from affiliated broker-dealers, and banks that extend credit to customers of an affiliated section 20 unit. Both proposals were published June 16. Comments were due July 21.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Exam Council proposal to modify the Uniform Interagency Rating System for Data Processing Operations. Under the plan, ratings of banks' information technology systems would conform to the Camels system. Published June 9. Comments were due Aug. 10.

SBA LENDING: Small Business Administration proposal to require banks selling the nonguaranteed portion of 7(a) loans to retain a percentage of the credit. Published May 18. Comments were due July 17.

LETTERS OF CREDIT: Finance Board proposal to make it easier for the 12 Home Loan banks to issue standby letters of credit for economic development projects. Published May 8. Comments were due Aug. 6.

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