Compliance

FinCEN Issues SAR Confidentiality Advisory

May 22, 2012
There are consequences for failing to maintain SAR confidentiality. READ MORE

CFPB Will Keep CUs Busy

May 21, 2012
Agency puts priority on consolidated mortgage disclosures. READ MORE

CFPB Issues New Remittance Transfer Rule

May 14, 2012
Understand the basics before the February 2013 compliance date. READ MORE

Think You’re Not Affected by CFPB’s Remittance Transfer Rule? Think Again

May 12, 2012
Your CU may be affected by CFPB’s new rule if it engages in international wire transfers or electronic bill pay. READ MORE

Know When to Pull a Credit Report

May 01, 2012
CUs must have a ‘permissible purpose’ to obtain credit reports under the FCRA. READ MORE

Attend NCUA Listening Sessions

May 01, 2012
Registration for sessions in all regions of the country will be free online.  READ MORE

BSA E-Filing Required by July 1

May 01, 2012
A limited number of temporary exemptions granted for some institutions. READ MORE

CFPB Extends Reg Streamlining Deadline

May 01, 2012
Interested parties have until June 4 to provide comments on the bureau's regulatory streamlining project. READ MORE

Self-Audit With Care

April 16, 2012
During the past two years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has shifted its focus from individual undocumented workers to those who hire them. READ MORE

Three Top Compliance Challenges

April 14, 2012
Increased emphasis on these issues will require CUs to re-examine their processes, disclosures, and training. 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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