Compliance

Compliance Q&A: Regulation E

September 01, 2014
Does Regulation E require any specific wording to appear on a change-in-terms notice? READ MORE

Federal Agencies Launch Cybersecurity Web Page

September 01, 2014
FFIEC aims to heighten awareness of the need to identify, assess, and mitigate these risks. READ MORE

CFPB Clarifies Successors-in-Interest Rule

September 01, 2014
Heir's name generally may be added to deceased's mortgage without triggering ATR rule. READ MORE

FinCEN Highlights Bitcoin Transactions

September 01, 2014
FinCEN observed a rise in the number of SARs flagging virtual currencies as a component of suspicious activity. READ MORE

Avoid the Compliance Pitfalls of Social Media Advertising

August 21, 2014
Using social media outlets for marketing and advertising can pose huge compliance risk. READ MORE

Mitigate Electronic Banking Compliance Risks

August 20, 2014
Guard against regulatory pitfalls before adopting the latest, greatest technology. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Remittance Transfer Rules

August 07, 2014
How long does a member have to cancel a remittance transfer and obtain a refund? READ MORE

Fight Off Cyber and DDoS Attacks

August 06, 2014
Agency outlines steps CUs should take to address these attacks and mitigate risks. READ MORE

CFPB Launches Inquiry Into Mobile Financial Services

August 01, 2014
Agency explores how mobile technologies affect unbanked consumers. READ MORE

NCUA Launches IRR Resources Web Page

August 01, 2014
Web page features videos, charts, links to NCUA regulations and letters to CUs, and more. 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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