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UPDATED RESPA AND TILA EXAMINATION PROCEDURES

On April 19, 2018 the Federal Reserve Board published a Consumer Affairs Letter (CA 18-3) regarding Revised Interagency Examination Procedures for Regulation X and Regulation Z. The Task Force on Consumer Compliance of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council recently developed the interagency examination procedures for the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The revised examination procedures supersede the examination procedures transmitted with CA Letter 15-6. The procedures […]

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APPRAISAL REVISIONS TAKE EFFECT

On April 9, 2018 the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC); Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published a final rule to amend the agencies’ regulations requiring appraisals of real estate for certain transactions. The final rule increases the threshold level at or below which appraisals are not required for commercial real estate transactions from $250,000 to $500,000 and makes other changes. The final […]

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MORE TALK OF CRA REVISIONS

On April 3, 2018 the U.S. Department of the Treasury released recommendations to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The recommendations were issued to the primary CRA regulators, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  Treasury’s objective in developing these recommendations is to better align CRA activity with the needs of the communities that banks serve, while being conducted in a manner consistent with […]

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FINCEN RELEASES LONG AWAITED CDD FAQS

The wait is finally over as FinCEN released Frequently Asked Questions to the CDD requirements published on May 11, 2016.  In the nearly two years since being published, we have also seen amendments to the requirements on September 29, 2017 ahead of the May 11, 2018 mandatory compliance date. The 24-page document includes 37 questions ranging from thresholds; identification and verification steps; collection and retention of beneficial ownership information; as well as exclusions and CTR […]

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