In a positive sign, the FDIC has decided that it will begin looking at ways to ease the burden of Dodd-Frank on community and small banks, reports Housing Wire.

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Under a new acting director, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will begin reviewing its risk management and supervision practices of smaller community banks to make them more efficient and possibly less burdensome.

Sandra Thompson, the director of risk management supervision at the FDIC, said the agency’s new Acting Director Martin Gruenberg is maintaining vigilance on the community banks that have survived the financial crisis in the current period of regulatory turmoil.