Compliance

CFPB Extends Remittance Rule’s Temporary Exception

November 01, 2014
Amendments extend the rule's temporary exception that permits insured depository institutions to provide estimated, instead of exact, disclosures. READ MORE

Know When to Report Suspicious Activity

October 28, 2014
Front-line staff is the first line of defense against illegal activities such as money laundering and terrorist funding. READ MORE

Manage HELOC End-of-Draw Risks

October 09, 2014
Address examiners' expectations for risk management. READ MORE

FinCEN Releases Customer Due Diligence Proposal

October 01, 2014
Agency published its long-awaited customer due diligence proposal in August. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Counteroffer/Adverse Action Notice

October 01, 2014
Does a combined counteroffer/adverse action notice have to be followed up by another adverse action notice if the member doesn’t accept the counteroffer? READ MORE

What CUs Need to Know About U.S. Sanctions on Russia

October 01, 2014
In July, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed a broad-based package of economic sanctions on entities in the financial services, energy, and arms or related sectors of Russia. READ MORE

CFPB Issues New HMDA Reporting Proposal

October 01, 2014
Agency seeks to expand information requirements and revise the reporting threshold. READ MORE

The 'CEO of Compliance'

September 30, 2014
'I try to approach compliance from a place of "yes."' READ MORE

Four Stages of a Compliance Audit

September 22, 2014
Customize your audit program based on your CU’s assets, products, and delivery methods. READ MORE

Audit for Compliance

September 02, 2014
A robust internal compliance audit program limits exposure to regulatory entanglements or costly litigation. 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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