Compliance

Forms Will Change With CFPB in Charge

April 01, 2012
Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) transferred rule-making authority for a number of consumer financial protection laws from seven federal agencies to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as of July 21, 2011.  READ MORE

Prepare for New Remittance Rules

April 01, 2012
In January 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) amended Regulation E and its official interpretation to provide new protections to consumers who send remittance transfers to other consumers or businesses in foreign countries.  READ MORE

Exam Time? Announce Your Presence with Authority

March 30, 2012
Develop a good working relationship with your examiner—but make it clear you have a well-thought-out business plan. READ MORE

Top 10 ‘Additional Triggers’

March 22, 2012
The recent GAO report regarding NCUA and failed CUs was an eye-opener. READ MORE

Navigating Dodd-Frank’s Murky Waters

March 22, 2012
Traversing the ever-changing regulatory environment of yesterday seems like child’s play compared with the “new normal” of today. READ MORE

The Interaction of SCRA and Reg Z

March 22, 2012
The first thought a CU has when it learns a member is in the military or is about to go on active  duty is that it will have to comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. READ MORE

Which Picture Will CUs Paint?

March 20, 2012
What will the CU movement look like in 2034—the centennial of the first federally chartered credit union? READ MORE

A Proactive Regulatory Approach

March 20, 2012
New approach by regulator isn't mean to cause undue burden on CUs. READ MORE

Cordray: Guide & Support Us

March 20, 2012
"We want all financial institutions—all of your competitors—to be held to the same kind of accountability that credit unions face every day." READ MORE

CFPB: Brace for Impact

March 01, 2012
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking very seriously its role as protector of consumers against abusive credit providers. READ MORE

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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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