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FFIEC UPDATES BSA MANUAL

On December 1, 2021, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released one new section and updates to three sections of the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual. Today’s updates affect the following sections: Introduction – Customers (new) Charities and Nonprofit Organizations Independent Automated Teller Machine Owners or Operators Politically Exposed Persons The updates should not be interpreted as new requirements or as a new or increased focus on certain areas. Rather, these sections provide […]

FFIEC PUBLISHES LIST OF DISTRESSED OR UNDERSERVED GEOGRAPHIES

On June 25, 2021, the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) announced the availability of the 2021 list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies. These are geographic areas where revitalization or stabilization activities are eligible to receive Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration under the community development definition. As with past releases, the agencies apply a one-year lag period for geographies that were listed in 2020 but are no longer designated as distressed or underserved […]

FFIEC STATEMENT ON ADDITIONAL LOAN ACCOMMODATIONS RELATED TO COVID-19

On August 3 the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued a statement setting forth prudent risk management and consumer protection principles for financial institutions to consider while working with borrowers as initial coronavirus-related loan accommodation periods come to an end and they consider additional accommodations. The COVID event has had a significant adverse impact on consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and the economy. To address some of these impacts, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security […]

FFIEC ANNOUNCES NEW APR AND APY COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS

On April 16, 2020 the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced the availability of FFIEC Federal Disclosure Computational Tools, including the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) Computational Tool and the Annual Percentage Yield (APY) Computational Tool. The FFIEC member agencies collaborated to develop the Federal Disclosure Computational Tools, which will assist financial institutions in their efforts to comply with the consumer protection laws and regulations. The APR Computational Tool is designed to streamline the process […]

2020 HMDA GUIDE

On February 12, 2020 the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) published its 2020 version of A Guide to HMDA Reporting – Getting It Right. The Guide, which has been published since 1998, provides a summary of responsibilities and requirements, directions for assembling the necessary tools, and instructions for reporting HMDA data. The 2020 version is updated to include information from the final rule published by the CFPB in October 2019. Primarily, the 2020 Guide […]