Compliance

Compliance Q&A: Currency Transaction Reports

March 01, 2014
Under what circumstances does my CU have to fill out a CTR? READ MORE

Consumer Booklets on Mortgage Lending Rules Available

March 01, 2014
The CFPB updated three publications in January to reflect the agency’s new mortgage lending rule. READ MORE

What to Expect from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this Year

March 01, 2014
Based on the agency’s semiannual rulemaking agenda, here's a snapshot of what to expect in months ahead. READ MORE

VIDEO: NCUA's Risk-Based Capital Proposal Misses the Mark

February 25, 2014
Proposal's would put undue pressure on CUs' bottom line. READ MORE

Integrated Mortgage Disclosures Improve Clarity

February 16, 2014
CFPB’s consolidated final rule streamlines TILA/RESPA requirements. READ MORE

Fear Your Members

February 05, 2014
Assess the risk of litigation in your business decisions and compliance efforts. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Regulation B Loan Approvals

February 01, 2014
Does Regulation B require loan approvals to be in writing? READ MORE

Agencies Exempt Subset of Higher-Priced Mortgages

February 01, 2014
The CPFB and NCUA exempt loans of $25,000 or less and certain “streamlined refinancings” from the appraisal requirements. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Reg Z Loan Originator Rule

January 23, 2014
What loan originator information must be included on mortgage documents under Reg Z? READ MORE

New Loan Originator Requirements Take Effect

January 14, 2014
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau amended Regulation Z to implement certain Dodd-Frank Act requirements. 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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