Compliance

FinCEN Reports a Decline in Mortgage Fraud SAR Filings

October 14, 2013
SAR filings grew every year between 2001 and 2011. READ MORE

Mortgage Servicing Rule: A Moving Target

October 01, 2013
The CFPB revisions to the mortgage servicing rule demonstrate the agency’s attentiveness to lenders’ concerns. READ MORE

CFPB Clarifies Ability-to-Repay and Mortgage Servicing Rules

September 26, 2013
These changes become effective Jan. 10, 2014, along with the rest of ATR and mortgage servicing rules. READ MORE

CFPB Publishes Mortgage Rules Readiness Guide

September 19, 2013
Updated periodically, the guide is designed for use by institutions of all sizes. READ MORE

Get Your Whole House in Order

September 16, 2013
Two areas warrant the particular attention of CU staff: fair lending policies and HMDA accuracy. READ MORE

Get Ready for CFPB’s Ability-To-Repay Rule

September 08, 2013
This final rule expands the ATR requirements to include most closed-end mortgages—with a few exceptions. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Record Keeping Requirements for Prescreened Credit Offers

September 01, 2013
Anyone who makes a prescreened credit offer must maintain specific records for three years, per the Fair Credit Reporting Act. READ MORE

NCUA Loan Participation Rule Effective Sept. 23

September 01, 2013
The NCUA Board approved a final rule in June to revise its loan participation rules READ MORE

Overdraft Report Raises Consumer Concerns

August 19, 2013
Despite the report, the CFPB isn’t expected to issue a rule to regulate overdraft practices this year. READ MORE

CFPB’s Exam Procedures Are Valuable Tools

August 18, 2013
Review them to survive the tidal wave of new regulations and bolster your compliance efforts. 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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