Compliance

Regulatory ‘Pendulum’ Will Continue to Swing

July 27, 2012
Both regulated and regulator agree the right balance can be difficult to find. READ MORE

It’s Time for an Auto Lending Compliance Tune-up

July 27, 2012
Compliance requirements differ for direct and indirect loans. READ MORE

NCUA to Create Office of National Examinations and Supervision

July 26, 2012
Office will oversee CUs with more than $10 billion in assets and corporate CUs. READ MORE

Three Additional Rules From CFPB

July 20, 2012
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau addresses mortgage originator standards, high-cost mortgages, and escrow accounts. READ MORE

Care About the Rule-Making Process

July 02, 2012
Proposed rules are important to follow in this compliance environment. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act

July 01, 2012
Compliance questions and answers about the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and Electronic Fund Transfers. READ MORE

NLRB Notice On Hold

July 01, 2012
The notice is similar to the one already required by the Labor Department for federal contractors. READ MORE

Prepare to Report Deposit Interest Paid to Nonresident Aliens

July 01, 2012
The IRS issued a regulation that will impact credit unions, banks, and other institutions. READ MORE

BSA E-Filing Now in Effect

July 01, 2012
CUs using the e-filing system may choose to electronically file either the legacy or new reports until March 31. READ MORE

CFPB Considers Mortgage Origination Rules

July 01, 2012
The CFPB plans to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking this summer, and a formal comment period will follow. Expect final rules by January 2013. 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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