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Contact: Bryan Hubbard
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OCC Hosts Conference on Fair Lending in New Orleans, September 9-10

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will host a conference on statistical analysis and modeling for fair lending risk assessment at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans’ French Quarter, September 9-10.

During the conference, attendees will discuss current fair lending trends with regulators and industry experts, get an in-depth look at the OCC’s fair lending examination process, learn about credit scoring and pricing from a fair lending perspective, gain insights from bankers on their experiences with fair lending compliance, and explore current issues in the consumer protection arena with representatives of the government agencies responsible for fair lending supervision and enforcement.

"This conference provides a unique opportunity for financial services professionals to interact with OCC experts and others to better understand the latest thinking on these issues," said Senior Deputy Comptroller for Economics Mark Levonian.

The conference also includes a keynote address by Comptroller of the Currency John C. Dugan.

For details about the 2008 Fair Lending Conference or to register online, visit http://www.occfairlendingconference2008.occ.gov. Cost is $620 for academic and industry attendees and $560 for government attendees. Registration includes continental breakfast and luncheon each day as well as a reception following the conference events on September 9. Conference registration and hotel reservations at the Astor Crowne Plaza must be made by August 24, 2008.


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