Compliance

Compliance Q&A: Are CUs Required to Provide Overdraft Notices?

June 01, 2014
Most financial institutions do so as an industry practice, but does the law mandate it? READ MORE

Find Guidance on Integrated Disclosures

June 01, 2014
The CFPB released a Small Entity Compliance Guide on the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule. READ MORE

NCUA to Host Summer Listening Sessions

May 14, 2014
Top agency personnel will speak in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Virginia. READ MORE

Agency Expands HMDA Requirements

May 03, 2014
CFPB expands HMDA to help spot discriminatory or other negative mortgage lending trends. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Home Equity Line of Credit

May 01, 2014
Are credit unions permitted to include mandatory arbitration clauses in their home equity line of credit (HELOC) agreements? READ MORE

CFO 2.0

May 01, 2014
These executives must also deal with public relations and stakeholder management. READ MORE

Congress Amends 2012 Flood Reform Law

May 01, 2014
The new law reinstates lower insurance rates for grandfathered properties and extends the effective date of the pending flood insurance escrow rules to Jan. 1, 2016. READ MORE

NCUA's Derivatives Ruling and CU Eligibility

May 01, 2014
It granted this authority after gathering responses to its proposed ruling. READ MORE

Risk-Based Capital Proposal Raises Red Flags

April 30, 2014
CUNA urges CUs to voice their concerns before the comment period closes May 28. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Regulation B

April 21, 2014
Does Regulation B permit creditors to charge members a fee for photocopies of appraisals? 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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