Compliance

Take a Holistic Approach to Compliance

November 21, 2012
Dividing compliance responsibilities among different departments leads to inconsistencies. READ MORE

Expect a ‘Wild Compliance Ride’ in 2013

November 20, 2012
Compliance often lacks black and white answers, so the ability to interpret rules and assess risk is essential. READ MORE

Compliance Management Programs

November 19, 2012
The CFPB has taken the Federal Reserve and Basel guidance and integrated it into its examination procedures READ MORE

The Six Must-Have Skills for Compliance Officers

November 18, 2012
'The role of the compliance officer is changing and finding staff with the right skills is a higher priority than ever before.' READ MORE

SCRA Compliance

November 11, 2012
The SCRA provides certain financial protections to active-duty military personnel. READ MORE

Lending Compliance Takes a Detour

November 01, 2012
CUs now can find the lending solution that is right for members. READ MORE

NMLS Annual Renewal Begins

November 01, 2012
Direct questions to the NMLS call center at 240-386-4444. It’s open during this renewal period from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Fair Credit Reporting Act

November 01, 2012
Members can receive a free copy of their credit reports from the nationwide consumer reporting companies. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Suspicious Activity Reports

November 01, 2012
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network recently clarified rules for financial institutions. READ MORE

‘If You’re Not at the Table You’re on the Menu’

October 26, 2012
CUs face “crisis of creeping complexity” in regulations. 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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