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NEW CUSTOMER DUE DILIGENCE AND BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP EXAMINATION PROCEDURES

On May 11, 2018, the effective date of the Beneficial Ownership requirements, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued new examination procedures on the final rule, “Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions,” issued by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) on May 11, 2016. The examination procedures apply to banks, savings and loan associations, savings associations, credit unions, and branches, agencies, and representative offices of foreign banks. The new examination procedures replace those […]

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HMDA GETTING IT RIGHT IS BACK

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has released an updated and expanded version of the publication A Guide to HMDA Reporting – Getting it Right (aka the HMDA bible). The publication had not been updated since 2013. The 327-page 2018 Guide is updated for the revisions to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Regulation C, which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) that were effective January 1, 2018. The Guide includes the  revised […]

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CONSUMER COMPLIANCE RATING SYSTEM REVISIONS – WE’RE FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU!

On November 7th, the FFIEC finalized the issuance of its updated Interagency Consumer Compliance Rating System (“CCRS”).  The press release that accompanied the revision stated that the document was intended to “more fully align the rating system with the FFIEC agencies current risk-focused, tailored examination approaches” and that “the rating system’s adoption will represent no additional regulatory burden for financial institutions”.  Or does it? So, far so good as we’ve all long known, through various […]

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CFPB STANDS IN WAY OF SOLUTION TO HMDA REPORTING PROBLEM

Collection of 2017 HMDA data begins in less than two months. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced last summer in its 2017 Filing Instructions Guide (FIG) that beginning with the HMDA data collected in 2017, filers will submit their HMDA data to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) using a web interface referred to as the HMDA Platform. The HMDA Platform has not been released. That puts the industry in the awkward position of collecting 2017 […]

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HMDA FIG PUBLISHED

The much anticipated Filing Instructions Guide (FIG) has been published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Actually the CFPB has published two FIGs – one for data collected in 2017 and one for data collected in 2018 or later. The 2017 FIG is 47 pages in length. The 2018 Guide is 78 pages in length. Both are dated July 2016.   The CFPB has also published a Technology Review and Frequently Asked Questions documents, […]

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