Compliance

Apprise Your Appraisals

May 19, 2013
CFPB amended Reg B to implement a Dodd-Frank Act amendment to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. READ MORE

NCUA is Looking at Fair Lending Practices

May 13, 2013
Agency will focus on the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, and Fair Housing Act. READ MORE

Free Appraisals Must Be Provided to Applicants

May 01, 2013
The Regulation B amendment stems from Dodd-Frank Act alterations to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act concerning appraisals and other valuations. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: FCRA

May 01, 2013
The law doesn't require CUs to provide written adverse action notices. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Debit Card Disputes

April 25, 2013
The Official Staff Commentary to Regulation E [Comment 1005.6(b)-2] states... READ MORE

More Mortgage Changes on the Horizon

April 15, 2013
The new rules already dominate compliance planning for the next year, but CUs must save capacity for potential disclosure changes. READ MORE

HUD Formalizes Discriminatory Effects Standard

April 14, 2013
The rule went into effect on March 18, 2013. READ MORE

Build on a Solid Foundation

April 14, 2013
To implement these rules, credit unions must amend policies and forms, train staff, and adopt new procedures. READ MORE

Collaboration Eases Compliance Burden for Wisconsin CUs

April 04, 2013
The concept rotates six compliance specialists employed by the League Services Corp. through 23 of the state's CUs. READ MORE

Compliance Specialist Program has ‘Truly Been a Godsend’

April 03, 2013
Program saves CUs money while providing much-needed stability. 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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