Raising the Bar for Banks' Third Party Risk Management
On Jan 24 2017 the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued Supplemental Examination Procedures for Third Party Relationships. These examination procedures are intended to supplement OCC Bulletin 2013-29, “Third-Party Relationships: Risk Management Guidance,” issued October 30, 2013. The supplemental procedures promote consistency when examining national banks and federal savings associations' (collectively, banks) risk management of third-party relationships. These procedures expand on the core assessment contained in the “Community Bank Supervision,” “Large Bank Supervision,” and “Federal Branches and Agencies Supervision” booklets of the Comptroller’s Handbook.