Compliance

It's Time for Spring Cleaning

April 11, 2011
Identify in your policies how long you'll keep certain documents. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: RESPA Protections

April 08, 2011
When does RESPA apply to manufactured homes? READ MORE

A Complex Appraisal Reg, In a Nutshell

April 01, 2011
What are the Dodd-Frank Act's new requirements for appraisal independence? READ MORE

More Mortgage Changes Are on the Way

March 25, 2011
A second interim rule amends Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act requirements. READ MORE

Five Suggestions for the New CFPB

March 22, 2011
The jury’s still out on what the CFPB will tackle first. READ MORE

Compliance Matters: SAFE Act Training

March 14, 2011
Registry open for mortgage originators. READ MORE

Compliance Trouble Spots Could be Behind You

March 08, 2011
If you don’t conduct a compliance review, you could quickly be out of compliance. READ MORE

Warren wants CUs, CFPB to work together

March 02, 2011
What are the top initiatives of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? READ MORE

10 Ways the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Will Affect CUs

March 01, 2011
The CFPB has a sweeping mandate and raises many questions. READ MORE

Matz Calls for Exemptions in Fed Interchange Rulemaking

February 17, 2011

NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz called upon the Federal Reserve to craft a debit card interchange rule that reflects Dodd-Frank Act language addressing small institution pricing issues.

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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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