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05/2019
Your monthly compliance news roundup CFPB Releases Supervisory Highlights Outlining Recent Examination Findings The CFPB Prepaid Accounts Rule Takes Effect White House Issues Guidance on Compliance with the Congressional Review Act New York Passes Student Loan Servicing Law CFPB Releases Supervisory Highlights Outlining Recent Examination Findings In March 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its Winter 2019 Supervisory Highlights report. Supervisory Highlights is a periodic publication of the CFPB created to share key findings from CFPB examinations to help...
05/2019
Your monthly compliance news roundup An Overview of Proposed BSA/AML Legislative Reforms FTC Proposes Changes to Privacy Regulations Private Education Loan Borrowers Find Relief in the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act FFIEC Issues Policy Statement on Examination Reports An Overview of Proposed BSA/AML Legislative Reforms The House Financial Services Committee is making a focused effort at reforming the United States’ Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulatory regime. In March, the committee released three proposed bills related to...
03/2019
Your monthly compliance news roundup Agencies Release Final Rule on Private Flood Insurance Policies EU Money Laundering Blacklist Evokes Strong Reaction CFPB Proposes to Rescind Provisions of Payday Lending Rule Agencies Release Final Rule on Private Flood Insurance Policies On January 25, 2019, the financial regulatory agencies released a final rule governing the acceptance of private flood insurance policies. This final rule, which will become effective on July 1, 2019, implements section 100239 of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert Waters Act), which...
02/2019
Your monthly compliance news roundup CFPB Seeks Clearly Defined Supervisory Authority Over the Military Lending Act United States Sanctions Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company FDIC Chairman Discusses Principles of Supervision CFPB Seeks Clearly Defined Supervisory Authority Over the Military Lending Act In January 2019, Kathleen Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), sent a letter to Congress seeking explicit authority to conduct supervisory examinations of financial institutions for compliance with the Military Lending Act (MLA). The letter included a...
01/2019
Your monthly compliance news roundup The Nexus Between the Digital Asset Ecosystem and Sanctions Risk CFPB Settles with Financial Institution on Fair Credit Reporting Practices Agencies Propose Amendments to Regulation CC Regarding Funds Availability FINRA Annual Report Regarding 2018 Examination Findings The Nexus Between the Digital Asset Ecosystem and Sanctions Risk Virtual currency has become a prominent component of the global financial system. Although the legal and regulatory obligations associated with this emerging technology are not entirely clear, 2018 was a significant year...
12/2018
Your monthly compliance news roundup UDAAP: Further Clarification Forthcoming on “Abusive” Acts and Practises Federal Banking Agencies Issue Frequently Asked Questions on the Appraisal Regulations The Benefit of Sharing BSA/AML Resources UDAAP: Further Clarification Forthcoming on “Abusive” Acts and Practises Since the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA), the financial services industry has raised concerns related to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s (BCFP, or Bureau) authority to take action against financial institutions engaging in unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or...
11/2018
Your monthly compliance news roundup Financial Regulators Clarify the Role of Supervisory Guidance EGRRCPA Amends FCRA to Include Security Freeze Provisions BCFP Takes Action on Provider of Pension Advance Products Financial Regulators Clarify the Role of Supervisory Guidance In September 2018, five federal agencies issued an interagency statement explaining the role of supervisory guidance for regulated financial institutions. The five agencies include the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union...
10/2018
Your monthly compliance news roundup BCFP Amends Regulation P Annual Privacy Notice Requirement Institutions Still Face Challenges to Identify Marijuana-Related Businesses as Customers BCFP Amends Regulation P Annual Privacy Notice Requirement On August 10, 2018, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the Bureau) issued a final rule amending Regulation P, which implements certain provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). The amendments originated from a statutory change in the GLBA resulting from the December 2015 enactment of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act...
09/2018
Your monthly compliance news roundup OCC Begins Offering Special-Purpose Bank Charters to Fintech Companies U.S. Department of the Treasury Issues Report on Non-bank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation The Sanctions Landscape Becomes More Complicated NY DFS Calls for Increased Regulation of Online Lending Agencies Issue Statements on Implementing S. 2155’s HMDA Reporting Exemptions Bureau Settles with Global Financial Institution over Failure to Comply with Regulation Z OCC Begins Offering Special-Purpose Bank Charters to Fintech Companies On July 31, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller...
08/2018
Your monthly compliance news roundup OCC Issues Guidance for Short-Term, Small-Dollar Consumer Installment Lending OCC Provides Insight into 2018 BSA/AML Priorities and Publishes Updates to BSA/AML Guidance in Comptroller’s Handbook Congress Restores Provisions of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act Bureau Issues TILA-RESPA “Know Before You Owe” Amendments OCC Issues Guidance for Short-Term, Small-Dollar Consumer Installment Lending  In May 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued new guidance for its supervised banks regarding short-term, small-dollar...