Compliance

FFIEC Clarifies Interest-Rate Risk Advisory

July 01, 2012
The agency issued responses to frequently asked questions about its 2010 Advisory on Interest Rate Risk (IRR) Management. READ MORE

Mercer: Good Isn’t Good Enough

June 20, 2012
‘We can’t play at the same level by working harder using the same techniques.' READ MORE

Cheney: Look to the Future With a Common Purpose

June 19, 2012
Don’t let others define what CUs are and what they should be, CUNA's CEO urged ACUC attendees Monday. READ MORE

NCUA Responding to CU Exam Issues

June 13, 2012
The most efficient examinations are ones in which credit union officials and examiners treat each other as professionals and respect each other’s informed points of views. READ MORE

Prepare for Interest-Rate Risk Reg

June 13, 2012
Federally insured credit unions with more than $50 million in assets must comply with the IRR regulation, but federally insured credit unions with less than $10 million in assets are exempt. READ MORE

Know Before You Owe Mortgages: A Game-Changer

June 11, 2012
By proposing rules after soliciting feedback, CFPB has changed the rules of the rulemaking game—and spectators need to pay attention. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

June 01, 2012
Does the SCRA allow a servicemember to terminate an auto lease? READ MORE

Mortgage CUSOs Must Develop BSA-AML Program

June 01, 2012
Those that offer residential mortgage services must comply with the rule by Aug. 13, 2012. READ MORE

Fed Amends Regulation D

June 01, 2012
Change will create a common two-week maintenance period for all depository institutions. READ MORE

CFPB Details Mortgage Servicing Rules

June 01, 2012
The CFPB will work extensively with consumers and the financial services industry to develop the proposed mortgage servicing rules. 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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