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CFPB REPORT ON ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE

Recently the CFPB published a study entitled Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation: Issues and Trends. The key findings of the study indicate: SAR filings on elder financial exploitation quadrupled from 2013 to 2017. In 2017, elder financial exploitation (EFE) SARs totaled 63,500. Based on recent prevalence studies, these 2017 SARs likely represent a tiny fraction of actual incidents of elder financial exploitation. Money services businesses have filed an increasing share of EFE SARs. […]

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PREPAID ACCOUNTS – EXAMINATION PROCEDURES

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has released examination procedures for Prepaid Accounts to incorporate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) amendments to Regulation E and Regulation Z. The examination procedures may be helpful to financial institutions seeking to better understand how examiners will evaluate an institution’s compliance with the prepaid account rule.. On October 3, 2016, the CFPB published its Final Rule for Prepaid Accounts to create comprehensive consumer protections for prepaid accounts. Specifically, the […]

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RURAL REMINDERS

2019 list of rural and underserved counties The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published the 2019 list of rural and underserved counties and a separate 2019 list that includes only rural counties. The CFPB has also updated the Rural and Underserved Areas Tool (Tool) for 2019. The lists and the tool help creditors determine whether a property is located in a rural or underserved area for purposes of applying certain regulatory provisions related to mortgage loans. […]

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REVISED UNIFORM RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN APPLICATION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW

Revised Uniform Residential Mortgage Loan Application: What You Need to Know Now Every mortgage lender has to make some tough decisions in the coming months about how to handle the revised uniform residential mortgage loan application.  The following video provides some basic information about the revision process.   […]

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COMPLIANCE RISK – READING BUT NOT ACTING

In late 2017 the FDIC’s Dallas Region Quarterly Newsletter contained an article entitled Automated Overdraft Program and One-Time Debit and ATM Opt-In Procedure Considerations. The article described a situation observed in several examinations regarding overdraft programs and the interplay with Regulation E opt-in requirements. The well-written article concluded with the following admonition, “If you self-identify violations or potential issues described in this article, management should immediately modify procedures to prevent consumer harm, identify any customers […]

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