Compliance

Overcome Compliance Fatigue

September 15, 2010
The complexity and volume of new compliance changes—and the short time required to implement these changes—has created a condition called "compliance fatigue." READ MORE

Compliance Matters

September 01, 2010
The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, insurance limits, SAFE Act update, and more. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Disparate Impact

September 01, 2010
Could assigning a "phantom" expense have a disparate impact on a protected class? READ MORE

Comply or Die

August 27, 2010
Think you can put off data security compliance to stretch a limited operating budget? Think again. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Good Faith Estimate Clarifications

August 26, 2010
How should credit unions document estimated charges for settlement services? READ MORE

Minimizing the Impact Of Interchange Provisions

August 19, 2010
While small issuers won't be covered by the Fed's rule on interchange fees, they'll still be affected by it. READ MORE

Fed Approves Gift Card Rules

August 19, 2010

Comments on the interim final rule must be submitted within 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, which is expected shortly.

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Compliance Q&A: Online Credit Card Apps

August 02, 2010
Can a credit union take online and telephone credit card applications from applicants under age 21? READ MORE

Compliance Matters

August 01, 2010

Garnishments and federal benefits, and UIGEA exam guidelines, and more.

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Update on Identity Theft 'Red Flags'

July 19, 2010
Last year, identity theft was the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) No. 1 consumer complaint category. 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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