Compliance

Servicemember Foreclosure Protections Expand in 2013

January 07, 2013
The SCRA provides a wide range of protections for those entering the military, called to active duty, or already deployed. READ MORE

Fair Lending Will Heat Up Again in 2013

January 01, 2013
Here’s why you can expect fair lending compliance to heat up this year. READ MORE

New Rules for Open-End Lending

December 31, 2012
Review policies and procedures to ensure conformance with NCUA’s updated guidance. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Risk-based Pricing Notice

December 26, 2012
Get compliance details on Regulation E remittance transfer rule and Bank Secrecy Act. READ MORE

Nonresident Alien Reporting

December 21, 2012
The rule goes into effect just weeks from now, on Jan. 1, 2013. READ MORE

‘Want Some Basel in Your Soup?’

December 18, 2012
When I first heard of Basel III, I thought it was a genetic mutation of a plant I often put on homemade pizza. READ MORE

Gearing Up for Remittance Transfers Reg

December 17, 2012
The agency released a guide for small businesses—International Fund Transfers: Small Entity Compliance Guide. READ MORE

My First Year: The Good, Bad, and Downright Ugly

December 05, 2012
CUs focus too little energy on compliance. That must change. READ MORE

Update Forms to Reference CFPB

November 30, 2012
Dodd-Frank transferred rule-making authority for a number of consumer financial protection laws to the CFPB. READ MORE

FEMA Flood Determination Form

November 27, 2012
The form is available at floodsmart.gov. 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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