THRIFT LENDING: Proposal by the Office of Thrift Supervision to give savings institutions more flexibility in lending and investing. Published Jan. 17. Comments were due April 16.

MARKET RISK: Proposal by the Fed, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to "back-test" bank computer models used in setting capital standards. Will eventually be attached to a broader market-risk capital rule proposed in July 1995. Published March 7. Comments were due April 8.

TRUTH-IN-LENDING: Proposal by the Fed on whether current Truth-in- Lending Act disclosures for home equity loans protect consumers. Published Jan. 30. Comments were due April 1.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Proposal by NCUA to let some credit unions accept funds from institutional investors. Published Feb. 2. Comments were due April 1. Approved as an interim rule, effective Feb. 2.

FOREIGN BANKS: Proposal by the Fed to extend rules governing offshore offices to the U.S. branches of foreign banks. Published Feb. 23. Comments were due March 25.

EQUAL CREDIT: Proposal by the Fed to require banks to verify the accuracy of credit scoring programs. Published Dec. 22. Comments were due Feb. 28.

MANAGEMENT INTERLOCKS: Proposal to remove the restrictions preventing banks with less than $20 million of assets from sharing directors, trustees, or other top managers with larger banks within their metropolitan statistical areas. Published by the four regulatory agencies Dec. 29. Comments were due Feb. 27.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Proposal by the OCC to give national banks more leeway in meeting standards for investments in community development corporations. Published Dec. 28. Comments were due Feb. 25

INVESTMENT SECURITIES: Proposal by the OCC to simplify the calculation that determines a national bank's investment limits. Published Dec. 21. Comments were due Feb. 21.

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