Compliance

A Dangerous Intersection

August 14, 2013
All CUs should review their confidentiality policies for overbreadth, both in writing and in application. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Indirect Lending

August 09, 2013
Who's responsible for providing the risk-based pricing notice? READ MORE

What’s on the CFPB’s Agenda?

August 05, 2013
Agency moves full speed ahead on additional regulatory rulemaking. READ MORE

Skirting Around Dress Code Discrimination

August 01, 2013
During the summer, employers often are confronted with sticky situations involving the application and enforcement of workplace dress codes. READ MORE

Health-Care Reform Offers Opportunities

August 01, 2013
While health-care reform means new oversights, obligations, and work, it can create opportunities for credit unions prepared to harness them. READ MORE

Find Mortgage Rule Resources Online

August 01, 2013
The CFPB created a one-stop shop for all its 2013 mortgage rules and guidance materials. READ MORE

CFPB Releases First Round of New Mortgage Exam Procedures

August 01, 2013
The procedures address the agency’s new mortgage regulations on appraisals, escrow accounts, and compensation and qualifications for loan originators. READ MORE

Regulatory Compliance for Investments

July 31, 2013
CUNA expects NCUA to issue additional guidance on how to comply with its new investment rules. READ MORE

Agency Protects Stay-At-Home Spouses

July 24, 2013
Regulation Z amendment allows card issuers to consider a working spouse's income as that of the applicant's under certain conditions. READ MORE

When You Are—And Aren't—A Loan Originator

July 22, 2013
The loan originator compensation rule has a lot of moving parts that will require changes at most CUs. READ MORE

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#BSA #AML Examination Manuel Update released

On December 2nd the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released the much anticipated revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual. An update for this manual had not been released since 2010. The revisions clarify supervisory expectations and incorporate regulatory changes since the last update. Numerous revisions have been made throughout the manual. Sections […]

#FannieMae & #FreddieMac’s New Guidelines Aim to Make Mortgage Lending Easier

New guidelines from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took effect this Monday, with the intent of relaxing lending standards for borrowers.  The new guidelines provide clarification on when lenders can be penalized for making mistakes in mortgages they sell to Fannie and Freddie.  Prior to the update, lenders  cautious of making a mistake kept strict standards […]

Proposed Changes to Mortgage Servicing Rules

On November 20th the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) proposed to amend several mortgage servicing rules under both Regulation Z and Regulation X. The proposed rule is 492 pages long and to date has not been thoroughly vetted. However, let’s take a look at some of the highlights: Successors in Interest: A successor in interest […]
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