Compliance

Review Foreign Sanctions Evaders List

April 07, 2014
OFAC publishes a list of foreign individuals and entities determined to have violated U.S. sanctions on Syria or Iran. READ MORE

Consider the Risks Before Serving Marijuana Businesses

April 01, 2014
But it’s up to each institution to decide whether it’s worth the risk. READ MORE

Can CUs Serve the Budding Marijuana Industry?

April 01, 2014
Until marijuana-related businesses are legal at the federal level, CUs may be taking a great risk by serving them. READ MORE

Stay Current With Leg/Reg Updates

March 25, 2014
CUNA's weekly Legislative Update and Regulatory Advocacy Report keep you informed. READ MORE

Agency Offers Guidance on Social Media Compliance

March 24, 2014
FFIEC highlights potential legal, reputational, and operational risks. READ MORE

Boards Take the Lead with ERM

March 21, 2014
What's the board's role in risk management? READ MORE

A Road Map for Social Media Compliance

March 14, 2014
Your should implement risk management programs that allow you to identify, measure, monitor, and control the following risks related to social media READ MORE

NCUA Issues Mortgage Regulatory Alerts

March 07, 2014
NCUA in January issued a series of regulatory alerts on the CFPB’s mortgage lending rules READ MORE

Examining Risk

March 01, 2014
Risk is the four-letter word first and foremost in every regulator’s mind. READ MORE

Complying With Ability-to-Repay and QM Rule

March 01, 2014
NCUA examiners to take into account a CU’s good-faith effort to comply. 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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