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AGENCIES PUBLISH ADDITIONAL CECL FAQS

The OCC, FRB, FDIC, and NCUA have published additional frequently asked questions (FAQs) to assist financial institutions and examiners with the new accounting standard, Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-13, Topic 326, “Financial Instruments–Credit Losses” (ASU 2016-13), issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on June 16, 2016. There are nine additional questions, updated responses to four existing questions, and a new appendix with links to relevant resources that are available to banks to assist […]

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PRIVATE FLOOD INSURANCE FINAL RULE ANNOUNCED

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Farm Credit Administration, National Credit Union Administration have issued a final rule amending their regulations regarding loans in areas having special flood hazards to implement the private flood insurance provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters Act). Prior to implementing this final rule, the agencies issued two proposed rules addressing private flood […]

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NCUA CIVIL PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS

On January 15, 2018 the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) published a notice that sets the annual adjustments to the maximum amount of each civil penalty applicable to Credit Unions within the NCUA’s jurisdiction. The adjustments, required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, serve to maintain the deterrent effect of civil penalties and to promote compliance with the law. The NCUA Civil Monetary Penalty Amount Table is available at: https://www.jackscomplianceresource.com/ncua-civil-penalty-inflation-adjustments/ A […]

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HMDA EXAMINER TRANSACTION TESTING GUIDELINES

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently issued FFIEC Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Examiner Transaction Testing Guidelines (guidelines). Examiners will use the guidelines to assess the accuracy of data that institutions collect and report under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The guidelines, which apply to data collected and reported beginning in 2018: Describe the data sampling process and explain how examination staff go about determining whether errors in each data field reviewed exceed […]

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AGENCIES PROPOSE PRIVATE FLOOD INSURANCE RULES

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) have issued a new proposal to amend their regulations regarding loans in areas having special flood hazards to implement the private flood insurance provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters Act). The proposed rule […]

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