The revised Community Reinvestment Act rules for small banks have been in effect for only a month, but bankers and regulators are satisfied with the new exams.

"We are done with it, and it was definitely less burdensome," said Marty Pressau, the CRA officer at First National Bank of Slippery Rock in Pennsylvania. "We had only one examiner from the Comptroller's New York office. She got here on a Wednesday at 1 p.m. and left the following day at noon."

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