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Dodd Frank Abbreviations


Dodd Frank Abbreviations Index

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APassociated personas defined in Section 1a(4) of the Commodity Exchange Act
Advisers ActInvestment Advisers Act of 1940
AGAttorney General
ANPR (CFTC) advanced notice of proposed rulemaking


BCFPBureau of Consumer Financial Protection
BHCBank Holding Company
BHCABank Holding Company Act


CABConsumer Advisory Board
CDFICommunity Development Financial Institution
CDScredit default swapCredit Default Swaps
CEACommodity Exchange Act
CFPAct Consumer Financial Protection Act
CFTCCommodities Futures Trading Commission
ComptrollerComptroller of the Currency
CRACommunity Reinvestment Act
CRABCredit Rating Agency Board


DCIO(CFTC) Division of Compliance and Intermediary Oversight
DCMDesignated Contract Marketused in the CFTC Rules.
DCODerivatives Clearing Organizationdefined in Section 1a(15) of the Commodity Exchange Act and the CFTC Rules.
DFMUDesignated Financial Market Utilities
DIFDeposit Insurance Fund


ECOAEqual Credit Opportunity Act
ECP“eligible contract participant”as defined in Section 1a(18) of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC Rule [1.3(qqq)] other than as provided in Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(III).
EESAEmergency Economic Stabilization Act
EFTAElectronic Funds Transfer Act
Exchange ActSecurities Exchange Act of 1934


FCMFutures Commission Merchantssubject to regulation under the Commodity Exchange Act.
FCRAFair Credit Reporting Act
FCUAFederal Credit Union Act
FDIAFederal Deposit Insurance Act
FDICFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FHCFinancial Holding Company
FHFAFederal Housing Finance Agency
FHLBFederal Home Loan Bank
FINRAFinancial Industry Regulatory Authority
FIOFederal Insurance Office
FIRREAFinancial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989
FMUFinancial Market Utility
FNFCForeign Nonbank Financial Companies
FRAFederal Reserve Act
FRBFederal Reserve Board
FSOCFinancial Stability Oversight Council
FTCFederal Trade Commission


GAOGovernment Accountability Office
GASBGovernment Accounting Standards Board
GDPGross Domestic Product
GLBAGramm-Leach-Bliley Act
GSEGovernment Sponsored Enterprises


HACHouse Committee on Agriculture
HAMPHome Affordable Modification Program
HERAHousing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008
HFSCHouse Financial Services Committee
HJCHouse Committee on the Judiciary
HMDAHome Mortgage Disclosure Act
HOLAHome Owners’ Loan Act
HouseUnited States House of Representatives
HUDDepartment of Housing and Urban Development
HVCCHome Valuation Code of Conduct


IBAInternational Banking Act of 1978
IBHCInterconnected Bank Holding Company
ICAInvestment Company Act of 1940
ILCIndustrial Loan Company
IMFInternational Monetary Fund


Mortgage Reform ActMortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
MSBSP“Major Security-Based Swap Participant”an entity registered with the SEC as defined in Section 3a(67) of the Securities Exchange Act and Rule [3a67-1] thereunder.
MSPMajor Swap Participantan entity registered with the CFTC and as defined in Section 1a(33) of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC Rule [1.3(qqq)]
MSRBMunicipal Securities Rulemaking Board


NAICNational Association of Insurance Commissioners
NARRANon-Admitted Reinsurance and Reform Act of 2010
NBANational Bank Act
NBFCNonbank Financial Company
NCUANational Credit Union Administration
NRSRONationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization


OCCOffice of the Comptroller of the Currency
OCIEOffice of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
OFROffice of Financial Research
OIAOffice of the Investor Advocate
OLA Orderly Liquidation Authority
OMBOffice of Management and Budget
OTSOffice of Thrift Supervision


PBGCPension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
PCAPrompt Corrective Action
PCAOBPublic Company Accounting Oversight Board
PUHCAPublic Utility Holding Company Act of 1935


QFCQualified Financial Contract
QTLQualified Thrift Lender


RESPAReal Estate Settlement Procedures Act


SACSenate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
SAFEAct Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008
SBASmall Business Administration
SBCSenate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
SBIASmall Business Investment Act of 1958
SBICSmall Business Investment Company
SBSD“Security-Based Swap Dealer”an entity registered with the SEC as defined in Section 3(a)(71) of the Securities Exchange Act and Rule [3a71-1] thereunder.
SDSwap Dealersan entity registered with the CFTC as a “swap dealer” as defined in Section 1a(49) of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC Rule [1.3(ppp)].
SDRSwap Data Repositoryas defined in Section 1a(48) of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC Rules.
SECSecurities and Exchange Commission
SEFSwap Execution Facilityas defined in Section 1a(50) of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC Rules.
Securities ActSecurities Act of 1933
SenateUnited States Senate
SIPASecurities Investor Protection Act
SIPCSecurities Investor Protection Corporation
SJCSenate Committee on the Judiciary
SLHCSavings and Loan Holding Company
SROSelf-Regulatory Organizations


TAGTransaction Account Guarantee
TALFTerm Asset Backed Securities Loan Facility
TARPTroubled Asset Relief Program
TILATruth in Lending Act
TRIATerrorism Risk Insurance Act
TreasuryDepartment of the Treasury


USTRUnited States Trade Representative


VADepartment of Veterans Affairs


YSPYield Spread Premium


Last updated April 2012


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