The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced that CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger became the Chairman of the FFIEC on April 1, 2019.  Ms. Kraninger is the first CFPB Director to serve as FFIEC Chairman.  Her two-year term runs until March 31, 2021.

The FFIEC chairmanship rotates among the FFIEC’s federal members for two-year terms in the following order: OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, CFPB, and NCUA.  As Chairman, Ms. Kraninger succeeds FDIC Director Jelena McWilliams.

The FFIEC is empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions by its constituent agencies and to make recommendations to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions.  The FFIEC is responsible for developing uniform reporting systems for federally supervised financial institutions, their holding companies, and the nonbank subsidiaries of such institutions and their holding companies.