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2016 LENDING COMPLIANCE THRESHOLDS

Numerous regulatory requirements have thresholds that change annually. Following is a review of several of the lending thresholds that have changed recently. CRA – Small Bank and Intermediate Small Bank – Effective January 1, 2016 each federal financial institution regulatory agency defines the term “small bank” to mean a bank that, as of December 31 of either of the prior two calendar years, had assets of less than $1.216 billion. The term “intermediate small bank” means a small […]

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AMENDMENTS TO PRIVACY LAW

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requirement to provide an annual privacy notice has been amended by Title LXXV of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act or the FAST Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-94), enacted on December 4, 2015. The FAST Act amends Section 503 of the GLBA to create an exception to the annual privacy notice requirement for financial institutions that: Do not share nonpublic personal information in any way that requires an opt-in under […]

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CFPB RELEASES RURAL AND UNDERSERVED AREAS TOOL

This week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its Rural and Underserved Areas Tool linked here https://www.consumerfinance.gov/rural-or-underserved-tool/. The tool is designed to assist creditors in determining if properties are located in a rural or underserved area and eligible for certain exemptions from various requirements provided to certain small creditors under the CFPB’s mortgage rules. The Rural and Underserved Areas Tool is a the result of a final rule approved by the CFPB on September […]

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